Water

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

Under the Boardwalk

Under the Boardwalk

Under the boardwalk? Well, not really but I couldn’t resist the title. This is under the quay in Monkstown, Co Cork a few weeks ago. Aperture ƒ/7.1 Camera Canon EOS 40D Focal length 18mm ISO 400 Shutter speed 1/125s

Harry the Westi

Harry the Westi

Harry, a west highland terrier, ran through the waves at Dunworley Beach yesterday. We met his owners, John and Julie, on the beach and our dog Oscar and Harry had a great time playing together! John and Julie are also run Dillon’s Restaurant in Timoleague. Hopefully next time we’re down that direction we can pop […]

blue lagoon

The Blue Lagoon

The Blue Lagoon, Iceland. The water is lovely warm, even quite hot in places and is full of silica and sulphur. There’s usually a smell of bad eggs in the air from the sulphur but when we visited it was definitely bacon we smelled. Really weird. A great experience except when hailstone started to fall. […]

football on the beach

Football on the beach

3 boys playing with a football on Garretstown Beach. The tide was coming in and I watched them kick the ball out into the water. The day was freezing though with a strong offshore wind. Brrrr. Aperture ƒ/6.3 Camera Canon EOS 40D Focal length 144mm ISO 100 Shutter speed 1/125s

boats in drake's pool

Boats in Drake’s Pool

There are always boats moored in the section of the Owenabue River called “Drake’s Pool”. This was a shot I took last weekend while out walking with my family there. Quite frosty but many people out walking the light from the setting sun was amazing. Yes, this location is associated with Sir Francis Drake: The […]

River Nore, Kilkenny

River Nore, Kilkenny

The River Nore runs through the city of Kilkenny where we spent a weekend earlier this month at WordCamp Ireland. In the photo you can see the Rivercourt Hotel where I stayed with my family on the opposite bank the famous Kilkenny Castle. Beautiful city, well worth a visit. Aperture ƒ/4 Camera Canon EOS 40D […]

CELTIC FIShER

The Celtic Fisher, out of Tralee, was docked in Dingle Harbour in early November.

Reflections of a fence

Reflections of a fence

That same fence again, this time against the setting sun and reflected in a pool of water from the recent rains. Loved taking this shot and others at the time, they turned out almost as good as I imagined they would! My sister-in-law’s husband Ed has published a short story and is using one of […]

Springer at Fountainstown

Springer at Fountainstown

I always have a soft spot for Springer Spaniels. The beaches at Myrtleville and Fountainstown seem to be a favourite haunt of them if our experiences are anything to go by. Here’s a Springer that played with my son Adam at the beach in Fountainstown. They had a great time together! Almost recovered. Stomach is […]

Tipping Over

Tipping Over

I thought I had posted this photo of waves crashing down at Couminole Beach before but no, I have posted several shots of waves at that exposed Atlantic beach but not this one! I rarely mention WordPress stuff here but if you haven’t upgraded your site to 2.8.4, read this post by Matt. Please upgrade, […]

sheeps-head-cliffs

Sheep’s Head Cliffs

The cliffs of Sheep’s Head in West Cork are forever battered by the Atlantic. Aperture ƒ/10 Camera Canon EOS 40D Focal length 10mm ISO 100 Shutter speed 1/250s

windswept-daisies

Windswept Daisies

Daisies cling to the sparse earth at the water’s edge in Fountainstown, Co Cork. This was taken just a few metres from my previous Fountainstown picture and was mocking me for over 2 years, sitting in my “Work in Progress” folder, defying my attempts to capture the feeling of that cold October day in 2006. […]

the-tide-is-out-at-fountainstown

The tide is out at Fountainstown

The tide was out on this evening when we visited Fountainstown in Co Cork in 2006. This photo of a boat was taken across those mud flats on a later visit so there’s plenty of opportunity for photographers there. Aperture ƒ/8 Camera Canon EOS 20D Focal length 10mm ISO 200 Shutter speed 1/125s

reflections-on-kinsale

Reflections on Kinsale

If you walk along the quay in Kinsale, Co Cork and glance across the harbour you’ll see the houses above. I’ve always wondered who lives over there and what do they think of the busy tourist town across the water. Aperture ƒ/11 Camera Canon EOS 20D Focal length 59mm ISO 100 Shutter speed 1/80s