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Nollaig Shona Dhaoibh Go Leir

Nollaig Shona Dhaoibh Go Leir

My neighbours decorate their houses with lights and decorations at Christmas time each year. Here’s a few snapshots of their efforts. Happy Christmas! Have a great day today!

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Beamish Irish Stout

Beamish Irish Stout is still on sale in Cork pubs but soon it’ll be brewed by Heineken so if you want the traditional taste, make sure to sample it before the North Main Street South Main Street brewery closes. Shot in the Mutton Lane Inn last weekend. Hopefully you’re either out enjoying yourself or shopping. […]

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Pentax

Camera straps say so much about you. Mine says “Canon”. What does your strap say? Nikon? Sony? My dad used to shoot with a Pentax SLR for years so I have fond memories of the brand. I’m curious about their DSLRs. Anyone have one? Aperture ƒ/4 Camera Canon EOS 40D Focal length 21mm ISO 1600 […]

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Carol Singers

Carol singers on Patrick’s Street yesterday. It’s nice to see carollers again. It seems they haven’t been out much in previous years but this year I spotted 3 groups dotted around the city streets singing their hearts out. So, yesterday I said that Pat Phelan’s generosity giving away a phone, a 20″ LCD screen and […]

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Change Your Life

Change your life, or else! Please. Aperture ƒ/7.1 Camera Canon EOS 40D Focal length 179mm ISO 400 Shutter speed 1/200s

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Happy and smiley

Patrick’s Street Cork a few weeks ago. Aperture ƒ/4.5 Camera Canon EOS 40D Focal length 10mm ISO 100 Shutter speed 1/50s

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Looking in from outside

A woman looks into the Mc Donald’s on Daunt Square in Cork. Aperture ƒ/4 Camera Canon EOS 40D Focal length 10mm ISO 400 Shutter speed 1/2500s

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Construction in Chicago

Construction work on the Trump Tower in 2005. Aperture ƒ/8 Camera Canon EOS 20D Focal length 18mm ISO 100 Shutter speed 1/200s

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Lisbon Treaty Referendum 2

So, it’s confirmed. The Irish didn’t vote the way the Government or the EU wanted and we have to vote again. I wonder if there will be a third referendum if we dare to vote No again? Aperture ƒ/9 Camera Canon EOS 20D Focal length 72mm ISO 100 Shutter speed 1/160s

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Doorstep

A doorstep next to the Bodega on Cornmarket Street Cork. Does anyone remember what building was here? It’s always been empty as long as I remember! Aperture ƒ/3.5 Camera Canon EOS 20D Focal length 18mm ISO 200 Shutter speed 1/640s

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How to shoot a self portrait

How do you shoot a self portrait? Find the nearest Christmas tree. Look for a nice reflective ball. Shoot! Shot in “The Wilton Bar” this afternoon. Aperture ƒ/4 Camera Canon EOS 40D Focal length 10mm ISO 400 Shutter speed 1/30s

No Refunds on Costumes

No Refunds on Costumes

No refunds on costumes in this shop on North Main Street. Silly them, of course there are refunds if the product turns out to be faulty. Signs like those don’t change your consumer rights. I hate posting the daily photo last thing at night. zzzz Aperture ƒ/4.5 Camera Canon EOS 40D Focal length 11mm ISO […]

Madagascar 2

Madagascar 2

An empty Mc Donald’s promotional meal box sits inside the window of Mc Donald’s in Daunt Square in Cork. Check out newborn.ie, Claire Wilson’s new photography business! Good luck Claire. Lovely photos! Aperture ƒ/4 Camera Canon EOS 40D Focal length 10mm ISO 400 Shutter speed 1/2000s

Look up at Marina City

Look up at Marina City

Marina City, the round shaped buildings in Chicago that sit on the river make an imposing sight when viewed up close. Good thing there’s valet parking, you certainly wouldn’t want to be scared of heights driving around inside them! Aperture ƒ/6.3 Camera Canon EOS 20D Focal length 18mm ISO 100 Shutter speed 1/125s

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Shoe Shopper Heaven

I’m reliably informed that many women enjoy the occasional trip to shoe shops and other establishments were garments and other finery may be purchased. Thankfully my wife isn’t one of them and hates shopping almost as much as I do. Nevertheless we found ourselves inside this shoe shop in Chicago so I decided to make […]