Water

A Golden Glow over Cobh

A Golden Glow over Cobh Last night we went down to Cobh to walk around and lucky for us the rain disappeared as we approached the town! It was strange. There was lots of localised rain yesterday. Blarney was mostly dry, the roads were dry as we drove down but as soon as we crossed […]

Swan and Young

A mother swan and her young offspring. There was a lovely sunset causing a deep red reflection in the water. The mother swan was very protective and aggressive and reared up and spat at me a moment after I took this shot! Edit: This photo is hosted on Zoomr! Thomas Hawk is appealing to the […]

Chain Link

Chain Link A huge link in a mostly submerged chain. If you looks carefully you’ll notice the trapped bottle of mineral water visible between the rusted metal! This was shot only a few feet from the boats in the previous shot.

The Swan Gang

The Swan Gang Tough looking swans gather for bread at the Lough in Cork for bread. The problem with shooting dangerous wildlife with a wideangle lens is that unless you stick the camera in their faces nobody will believe you were risking life and limb by leaning down right next to them when shooting. Well, […]

Clinging Flowers

Clinging Flowers Flowers cling to the rocks in Church Bay, Co. Cork. Post processing: curves, channel mixer, blurred layer and layer mask, lomo and unsharp mask.

Old Rope

Old Rope Old rope tied to a rusty old screw embedded in weather beaten mortar at Church Bay near Crosshaven. I used to dive off this rock about 10 years ago, mind you the tide was in whenever I did!

Smoke Over Cork City

Smoke Over Cork City Smoke Over Cork City A long trail of smoke was visible over Cork City and surrounding countryside this evening as a fire raged in the scrap metal yard in Dublin Hill. Jacinta and I had been down in Monkstown at her sister’s house where we enjoyed a great bbq cooked by […]

Wet Cobbles

Wet Cobbles Wet cobblestones leading into the harbour at Cobh.

Cobh Boats

Cobh Boats I would hazard a guess that these boats are a semi-permanent feature of the Cobh seafront as they’re berthed there each time I have visited! I love the cobbles of the slipway, and the way the water catches theevening light. Looks like I’m not the only photoblogger to visit Lanzarote recently!

Water falls in Blarney

Water falls in Blarney A river runs near my home in Blarney and a small stream feeds it as it meanders through a nice wooded area on my doorstep. I froze the water in this image as it fell into the river while we were out for a walk there a few weeks back. It […]

The Groins of Youghal

The Groins of Youghal Final photograph of the groins in Youghal. For the time being. Thanks to Collin and Stuart who told me what they’re called!

Ruby on the beach

Ruby on the beach Ruby, a Springer Spaniel we met last year in Bunnyconnellan, is still down in Myrtleville! Her owner must be living down there somewhere. We threw a stick for her a few times and then walked over to Fennell’s Bay and she followed us with her tail wagging! It was a pleasure […]

The Heron and the bars

The Heron and the bars Last in the series of Heron shots. I took over 100 shots of this bird so I’d be certain of getting a good photo and this is my favourite despite the ugly vertical bars! He was walking towards the bridge and I crouched down and focused on him through the […]

Heron on the river and pipe

Heron on the river and pipe A Heron pictured on the River Lee through the bars of the Christy Ring Bridge, Cork. He waded through the water looking for food in the river bed but except for the occasional rock didn’t have much luck in finding his dinner. This is the second of three photos […]

Heron on the river and trolley

Heron on the river and trolley A Heron pictured on the River Lee through the bars of the Christy Ring Bridge, Cork. Moments before I got close enough, two other herons flew away down the river. Despite the rubbish and trolleys in the river it’s a great sign to see wild life again. This is […]