Vehicles

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Volkswagen Beetle

A Volkswagen Beetle in Blarney reminds me that not everyone has bought a shiny new car. It even has the old style number plates. Does anyone know what year and county “WFI” relates to? I love how this image is framed by the old fence. B&W works particularly well because of the timeless nature of […]

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What happens after the oil runs out?

A car lies wrecked, burned out and upside down on the beach near the cemetery in Iniscarra where I shot a few “infra red” photos back in 2004. Is this what faces the world when the oil runs out? Abandoned cars and other vehicles left to rot and ruin scenic areas? I drove past a […]

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Fancy ass public transport

OK, so it’s not quite a bus, but it’s a stretch limo. I saw it again today cruising up and down Patrick’s Street with the rear window open a crack. I’d hate to see that try to navigate a tight bend! Aperture ƒ/5 Camera Canon EOS 20D Focal length 12mm ISO 400 Shutter speed 1/250s

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The birds of Schull

Two seagulls wander into the water on the slip that serves the Bere Ferry in Schull Harbour. Jacinta was the first to notice that actually, the Bere Ferry does not go from Schull. It lands at Castletownbere! Oops! Aperture ƒ/9 Camera Canon EOS 20D Focal length 22mm ISO 100 Shutter speed 1/125s

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Black and White Tractor

A farmer ploughing his field caught my attention while out driving with Adam (trying to get him to sleep, it worked!) The farmer saw me and asked the usual “why are you photographing me?” question but was friendly enough. Plenty of work to be done anyway as he was only halfway through the field! When […]

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EI-128 at rest on the beach

Glider EI-128 sitting on the sand at Inch Strand, Co. Kerry in 2006. I’ve posted a few photos of this glider in the past and I can safely say this is the last one unless I happen to see it again! Aperture ƒ/8 Camera Canon EOS 20D Focal length 10mm ISO 100 Shutter speed 1/400s

Old rope and boats

Old rope and boats Old rope on the quayside in Bantry Harbour, Co. Cork. I love the different textures in this image, and I knew I’d be happy with it in b/w!

I can hardly see myself

I can hardly see myself As I said previously, thick fog was rolling across the Conor Pass. It was frightening how fast it moved and the light and scene changed utterly. Here’s it’s obscuring the road down the Pass, making the too-narrow road even more treacherous. I think by the time we left, even this […]

Face in the machine

Face in the machine A cement mixer on Patrick Street coming out of Drawbridge Street stopped and I spotted the two faces in the poster.

Honda 70

Honda 70 At first glance I thought this was a Honda 50 but closer inspection of the sticker reveals a “70″. There is more text that could be COB but if the Wikipedia page on the bike is right, it was probaby “CD” on it before it was ripped. Shot on the Grand Parade, right […]

Snow on the runway

Snow on the runway On the way back from Arizona I flew via Chicago’s O’Hare Airport. I had a long wait but I have a laptop, a spare battery, DVD and Mame to keep me amused. I took a few photos too but I discovered shortly after taking this that photography in most parts of […]

Looks like rain in Ballycotton

Looks like rain in Ballycotton Threatening clouds over Ballycotton Harbour in Co. Cork. This was taken way back in 2006 on a nice September afternoon. Lots done to this image, including overlay layers, and layer masks and other fun.

Emerald House B&B

Emerald House B&B At the corner of the main green in Blarney sits Emerald House B&B. I’ve never stayed there but they have a great location, right next to Blarney Castle.

Mr Whirly the ice cream man

Mr Whirly the ice cream man An ice cream van in December? Yes, Mr Whirly was in Kinsale. Obviously someone isn’t bothered by the cold!

BMW in the evening

BMW in the evening A BMW parked in Blarney. I like the colour, I think it’s the urban acid thing all over again!