Urban

Man and pipe at the FM Store

Man and pipe at the FM Store Outside the FM Store, St. Patrick Street Cork. I was walking past when I spotted this scene unfold. I didn’t even see the pipe in the old man’s hand until later, but I was very happy with what came out. If only that girl had turned around. The […]

Never mind the bollocks

Never mind the bollocks A Sex Pistols fan on his bike last April. This was taken on Washington Street, Cork while waiting for the street lights to change. I was walking, not in a car! PS. Mallow Camera Club did really well yesterday at the SACC competition! The club won the event outright and also […]

A kiss at Finn’s Corner

A kiss at O’Neills Corner A kissing couple outside Finn’s clothing store on the corner of Grand Parade and Washington Street, Cork. This was way back in August last year when temperatures were a little higher than they are now. Psychedelic colouring comes from the “soft light” plasma layer I plastered on top of the […]

Cupid’s Arrow and the birds

Cupid’s Arrow and the birds Cupid’s Arrow in San Francisco provides an interesting silhouette against the evening sky. If you’ve payed close attention to my photos in the past you might think this is a duplicate of another shot but it’s from a slightly different angle and wider, and I feel stronger because of the […]

The broom at 187

The broom at 187 Walking through the urban environment the seemingly normal assortment of rubbish or objects can make an image that bit more interesting. This was taken in August, but guess who forgot to bring in the Christmas lights? Oh yes, a small tip if you’re adding noise to an image. You’ll need to […]

The red and white man

The red and white man A street entertainer on stilts entertained the crowd at the Midleton Food and Drink Festival last September. I took photos of him in Cork too and I think he recognised me and my wife as he made a beeline for us and stopped to chat. This was shot from below […]

San Francisco DPT on the job

San Francisco DPT on the job The San Francisco Department of Parking and Traffic (DPT) have painted the kerb of the sidewalk in the city to designate different parking areas in the city. Wandering around the city I was struck by the startling paint job on the ground, especially the “warning” colours used. It didn’t […]

The lonely swan

The lonely swan A solitary swan swims on the calm waters of The Lough as the sun disappears at the end of the day. Believe it or not, this is a 10 second exposure that turned out much better than I could have hoped! I balanced my camera on the edge of the Lough, set […]

Where’s the water?

Where’s the water? The water is just underneath the pavement in this image made in Blarney last month. What do the initials SV stand for? I don’t know, it’s too early on a Monday morning to figure that one out.

Water Drops in Cobh

Water Drops in Cobh Water drops from a railing in Cobh after a particularly heavy rain early in the day. That day’s shooting in Cobh was quite successful and by the evening there was a beautiful glow from the setting sun. I took these firework photos from a spot on the right of this image. […]

Tourists on the tram

Tourists on the tram Tourists on a tram in Chinatown, San Francisco. I got lots of smiles and waves from the passengers when they saw my camera pointed at them!

The couch on the street

The couch on the street A couch rests against a pole on a street junction in San Francisco. That’s a novel way of getting rid of unwanted furniture but I wonder who’ll pick it up? For all I know, it could still be there with a family of squirrels living in it. The same happens […]

Bay Bridge Reflections

Bay Bridge Reflections Light from the Bay Bridge in San Francsico shimmers in the waters of the harbour. To the left one of the fire fighting boats of the SF Fire Department can be seen. Posting this landmark of San Francisco today as most of the rest of Automattic make their way to Mexico. Here’s […]

The BMW Mini – NCT 5

The BMW Mini – NCT 5 A white mini parked on the sidewalk in suburban San Francisco.

SF Weekly

SF Weekly San Francisco Weekly is only one of a number of free publications available in that city. Not sure what day it’s out though. Doh! My photos went down reasonably well at Photography Ireland yesterday. There’s a good street photography forum there. It’s worth a visit if you’re looking for inspiration or critiques or […]