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The irony is lost on Paul

It’s about time I posted this. Months ago this photo on Flickr was spammed by a company selling “all of categories for industries and life”. I’m sure he never looked closely at the title of the image or translated it in to his local language.. Flickr Support promptly removed this individual’s comment and replied, Dear […]

county hall sunset

County Hall Sunset

The sun sets behind the County Hall in Cork. Taken from near Fitzgerald’s Park a few weeks ago on a glorious weekend evening. PS. My first photo from the parade last week was published on outsidein on Saturday! Aperture ƒ/11 Camera Canon EOS 40D Focal length 88mm ISO 400 Shutter speed 1/320s

blackrock boat

Blackrock Boat

A rowing boat lies just below the waterline in Blackrock village, Cork. Tide’s out so it’s not going anywhere! Aperture ƒ/13 Camera Canon EOS 40D Focal length 72mm ISO 400 Shutter speed 1/320s

blackrock market

Blackrock Farmer’s Market

Last weekend we went down to Blackrock Village, Cork to visit the farmer’s market and go for a walk along the Marina. It was our first time there in quite a while and it was a lovely surprise to see my cousin’s wife Louise at one of the stalls. She sells beautiful jewelery so if […]

patricks day crowds

Patrick’s Day Crowds

Enthusiastic crowds gather on South Mall in Cork for the St Patrick’s Day parade this year. As you can imagine it was pretty awful trying to see the parade with such a large crowd. The hands at the bottom of the frame are those of a tall man who stood right in front of me. […]

tricolour boy

Tricolour Boy

A young boy sits on his dad’s shoulders to get a bird’s eye view of the St. Patrick’s Day Parade in Cork this year. This image reminds me of a photo I shot of a girl last year. She was standing on a wall or something and up high too! Aperture ƒ/8 Camera Canon EOS […]

patricks day spectator

Patrick’s Day Spectator

A spectator watching the St Patrick’s Day Parade in Cork yesterday climbed up on the National Monument on the Grand Parade to get a better view. Lucky him. As I said yesterday, it was easier and more enjoyable photographing the parade spectators than the parade! Aperture ƒ/6.3 Camera Canon EOS 40D Focal length 200mm ISO […]

La Fheile Phadraig i gCorcaigh

La Fheile Phadraig i gCorcaigh

‘Se seo Lá Fhéile Phadraig inniu. Chuaigh me isteach sa chathair (gan an chlann) chun féachaint ar an paráid ach ni fhacha me moran de. Bhi an meid sin daoine ann. Ni raibh paisti in ann aon rud a fheisceant in aon chor. Bhi sé nios éasca agus bhain me nios mo taineamh as pictuiri […]

saor patrol

Saor Patrol play in Cork

A member of Saor Patrol who played in Cork last year. Unfortunately it was sponsored by a Scientology front-group, but the music was great. Aperture ƒ/5.6 Camera Canon EOS 20D Focal length 162mm ISO 100 Shutter speed 1/200s

Old Couches and Mattresses

Old Couches and Mattresses

Old couches and mattresses lie in the building site that used to be Philip’s building on Cornmarket Street. Remember that big Philip’s sign on the roof of that building? I wonder if I have photos of that sign .. Aperture ƒ/13 Camera Canon EOS 40D Focal length 18mm ISO 400 Shutter speed 1/400s

slam shut

Slam Shut

This one’s for Richard. He told me there was a sign on Maylor Street I should shoot so here it is. Aperture ƒ/5 Camera Canon EOS 40D Focal length 10mm ISO 100 Shutter speed 1/50s

the big m

The Big M

McDonald’s on Daunt Square. The golden arches are recognised world wide. Aperture ƒ/5 Camera Canon EOS 40D Focal length 59mm ISO 400 Shutter speed 1/5000s

The wires that ring Shandon Bells

The wires that ring Shandon Bells

Next time you’re in Cork and you have a spare hour to burn head up to Shandon and into St. Anne’s Church where you can ring the Shandon Bells. They’re heard for quite some distance and any tune can be played. Check out the music in the photo above: “Don’t Cry For Me Argentina”, “Final […]

hot tasty sausages

Hot Tasty Sausages

While out photowalking a hot sausages in a bun with a dab of mustard is just the thing to keep the hunger at bay. I bought the sausage in the bun being prepared above and totally enjoyed it, even if it was €4. Shot on Cornmarket Street at the Crepe Man stall during the pre-Irish […]

Daffodil, snow and water droplets

Daffodil, snow and water droplets

A lonely daffodil bent down by the cold and snow a week ago in Blarney. Taken very close to the Daffodils in the Snow shot I posted that morning. Love the tiny water droplets on the stem of the flower. It was a toss up between this image and the one I posted previously for […]