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Early Morning in Blarney

Early morning in Blarney, Co Cork. Including a tent erected in the green area in the middle of the village. Nobody tell Charles!

Blarney Post Office

Blarney Post Office

Blarney Post Office through the windscreen of my car. More rain.

Public Display of Affection

Public Display of Affection

St Patrick’s Street, Cork during the Street Performance World Championships yesterday. Does anyone know who this performer is? I can’t really comment on any of the performers unfortunately as I was only there for an hour with a bored six year old who had a fixation on buying an Angry Birds hat and balloon animals. […]

Buena Vista Social Club Trio

Buena Vista Social Club Trio

From left to right: Barbarito Torres, Omara Portuondo and Papi Oviedo. On Monday night I went to see Buena Vista Social Club in Cork Opera House with my wife Jacinta. We had a blast there and the crowd loved them, even if they did drag out the musician solos a bit too much. There’s only […]

Shaky Bridge on the Lee

Shaky Bridge on the Lee

The Shaky Bridge, Or Daly’s Bridge, spans the River Lee near Fitzgerald Park in Cork City.

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Family Fun Day in Blarney

Today was Family Fun Day in Blarney oraganised by Gaelscoil Mhuscrai. It threatened to rain several times but besides a few drops it stayed dry and everyone had fun!

Hands full with the kids

Hands full with the kids

A trip into town is always complicated when you have kids with you. Shot on Emmett Place, Cork last weekend.

Together Forever

Together Forever

Graffiti on a St Patrick Street, Cork. A couple embraces and kisses forever lost in each other. First time shooting on the street with the Canon 6D. I set up C1, one of the custom settings with the following: 1. Enable auto ISO and limit it to 100-128000. 2. Set the minimum shutter speed to […]

Focus on Flowers

Focus on Flowers

Flowers in the gardens of Blarney Castle. Never once in my wildest nightmares did I ever imagine that I’d post a camera phone image as a single post but here it is. Taken with my Samsung Galaxy S4. There’s obvious JPEG artefacts when you view the original at 100% but this 800×600 pixel image is […]

Commercial Property for Sale

Commercial Property for Sale

Commercial property for sale, right in the centre of Bantry, Co Cork. Perfect location. Property may need modernising. Aperture ƒ/11 Camera Canon EOS 40D Focal length 40mm ISO 100 Shutter speed 1/250s

Reflections of Oxford

Reflections of Oxford

Buildings nestled on the banks of a canal in Oxford, England. Aperture ƒ/9 Camera Canon EOS 40D Focal length 10mm ISO 400 Shutter speed 1/160s

Paul Street in Lights

Paul Street in Lights

Another one of those shots I took on the photowalk last week in Cork City. This is the shopping centre in Paul Street. Tesco is obviously the main tenant! Aperture ƒ/14 Camera Canon EOS 40D Focal length 10mm ISO 100 Shutter speed 8s

Cork This Evening

Cork This Evening

Cork City and the River Lee as it was a few hours ago. For once it stopped raining. Aperture ƒ/13 Camera Canon EOS 40D Focal length 24mm ISO 400 Shutter speed 1/250s

Boats in Cobh

Boats in Cobh

Some of the boats that have taken up semi-permanent residence in Cobh pictured in 2006. I think some of those boats are still there! That was a beautiful but cold January evening. Aperture ƒ/4 Camera Canon EOS 20D Focal length 18mm ISO 400 Shutter speed 1/500s

Cherry Blossom under the Castle

Cherry Blossom under the Castle

Cherry blossom trees never fail to make my wife Jacinta gasp as they’re so beautiful. This one is in the grounds of Blarney Castle and I don’t think she knows (or she’s forgotten) it’s there! Many years ago I posted another photo of cherry blossom on the day of our wedding. It’s not quite that […]