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Yellow and Fenced In

Yellow and Fenced In

A flower or weed? A weed is only a flower in the wrong place, or so I’ve heard. This was taken at Seaside in Florida during the Automattic meetup there in 2010. Beautiful beach there, horrible humidity in September! This will probably be my last post of the year here so happy new year and […]

Clontarf Bridge

Clontarf Bridge

Clontarf Bridge in Cork is a bridge across the River Lee, opened in 1912 and still very much in use. Originally built to link two railways it’s now used for road traffic! This Cokipedia page has lots more info on the bridge and this page mentions that the bridge, “could be lifted to allow the […]

The Old Rocking Chair

The Old Rocking Chair

Old? Probably not. A quite new rocking chair outside a shop in Killrush, Co Clare back in April 2009. Photographed while we were on holiday and we were lucky to have a beautiful day. Unfortunately not every day was good but we made the best of it! Aperture ƒ/5.6 Camera Canon EOS 40D Focal length […]

One Eye Oscar

One Eye Oscar!

Shih Tzu dogs need a lot of grooming and Oscar is no exception. This is him in the snow on Christmas Day last year. Good thing he had all that fur as it was freezing! Aperture ƒ/10 Camera Canon EOS 40D Focal length 88mm ISO 400 Shutter speed 1/320s

Ice cream in Kinsale

Ice Cream in Kinsale

A man enjoying his ice cream in Kinsale on a very sunny July day last year. Aperture ƒ/8 Camera Canon EOS 20D Focal length 200mm ISO 100 Shutter speed 1/320s

Bags of Fun

Bags of Fun

Bags of fun to be had at Pipers in Crosshaven, Co Cork. Aperture ƒ/4.5 Camera Canon EOS 40D Focal length 33mm ISO 400 Shutter speed 1/1600s

Walk and Talk

Walk and Talk

Kinsale, on a very hot day in 2008. Aperture ƒ/8 Camera Canon EOS 20D Focal length 200mm ISO 100 Shutter speed 1/250s

No Parents Left

No Parents Left

All the parents are gone. The park is quiet. The swings and slides lie dormant and unused. An empty buggy .. Fitzgerald Park on a quiet day. Aperture ƒ/5.6 Camera Canon EOS 40D Focal length 162mm ISO 100 Shutter speed 1/160s

Weird World

Weird World

Sometimes your world is just a little off kilter and not completely level. Photo of St. Patrick’s Street, Cork taken back in January this year. You know that a photo is of an often photographed subject when WordPress has all the tags required for it in the “most used tags” section of the Write screen… […]

No Boards No Blades

No Boards No Blades

Seaside, Florida USA. Aperture ƒ/5.6 Camera Canon EOS 40D Focal length 18mm ISO 100 Shutter speed 1/80s

The Truman House

The Truman House

The Truman Show was filmed in the town of Seaside in Florida way back in 1998. Feeling old now? This is the house where they filmed interior shots of Truman’s home. You’ll recognise scenes from the film if you visit the town, but trees and bushes are a bit more overgrown now. Anyway, Automattic went […]

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St. Patrick’s Day Parade in Blarney

I took part in the St. Patrick’s Day Parade here in Blarney today along with my son and wife. We walked with the Community Preschool group and I am utterly amazed at the stamina of young kids! Little 3 and 4 year olds walked around Blarney and still had energy left to play with bubbles […]

View on Camden Quay

View on Camden Quay

Camden Quay in Cork City with the north side of the City behind it. St. Anne’s (or Shandon Bells) and the Catholic North Cathedral in the background. Loved the light when I saw this scene. The setting sun cast shadows on the buildings and reflected off the church steeples. Aperture ƒ/5.6 Camera Canon EOS 40D […]

Snowing in Blarney

Snowing in Blarney

It snowed in Blarney today. First snow of the season fell 2 days ago but was barely a few flakes that fell overnight. Today’s snow covered the area in a blank of white, but thankfully didn’t last too long! Roads are still affected and unfortunately there’s a steep hill coming into my estate. Aperture ƒ/6.3 […]

Saint Finbarres Sunset

Saint Finbarre’s Sunset

St Finbarre’s Cathedral silhouetted against the sunset in Cork yesterday. It was freezing cold but the skies were mostly clear and snow hasn’t fallen in the City or here in Blarney either yet. The country is going through a recession but you wouldn’t know it. After driving around Parnell Place twice I parked in Merchant’s […]