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Naomh Ciaran II

Naomh Ciaran II, the Cape Clear Ferry for many a year is still going strong. Here she is tied up at the pier in Baltimore, Co Cork, Ireland. The last time I boarded her (probably 15 years ago) and travelled to Oilean Cleire she was painted green and white, but it seems she has had […]

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Mulroy Bay II

Mulroy Bay II, one of two trawlers abandoned in the waters near Baltimore town in Co Cork, Ireland. Shot from Tullagh Cemetery. PS. Calvin took a few nights shots of the Mulroy Bay II a few days ago when local artist Sheelagh Broderick and others lit up the vessel with high powered lanterns. Aperture ƒ/40 […]

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Blarney Half Marathon 2008

The annual Blarney Half Marathon ran through the village and surrounding countryside yesterday. Here’s a gallery of shots I took while walking the dog. A light drizzle of rain soaked everyone, and hurried my steps home and back to the warmth. The weather was much nicer last year! Aperture ƒ/8 Camera Canon EOS 40D Focal […]

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The Curves Tool

The curves tool is a very basic tool that can be used to improve photos with a few clicks of the mouse. It is used to change the brightness and contrast of an image. It can also modify the separate Red, Green and Blue channels of an image too. The Curves Tool has a histogram […]

Tullagh Cemetery at Sunset

Tullagh Cemetery at Sunset

Tullagh Cemetery in Baltimore, Co Cork, Ireland is just a field away from the excellent Casey’s Hotel where we spent the last week. I went down there one evening to shoot a couple of half capsized trawlers in the bay when I turned around and saw some of the headstones silhouetted against the setting sun. […]

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Burned out car

A burned out car lies upside down next to the river in Inniscarra, Co Cork. I wonder if it’s still there? Aperture ƒ/5 Camera Canon EOS 20D Focal length 10mm ISO 100 Shutter speed 1/60s

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Car bits in the water

Bits of a car that lay abandoned and burned out in Inniscarra next to the river. Aperture ƒ/5.6 Camera Canon EOS 20D Focal length 10mm ISO 100 Shutter speed 1/80s

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Eddie Rocket’s

Eddie Rocket’s in Blackpool, Cork. I haven’t eaten here. The last time I did was in Galway at a Linux thing, probably in the late 90′s when all I remember was that it was overpriced. Still the same? Aperture ƒ/9 Camera Canon EOS 20D Focal length 125mm ISO 400 Shutter speed 1/320s

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Sorry, No Vacancies

A small sign in the window of a small B&B in Kinsale a few weeks ago. Business must be good, despite the downturn. Aperture ƒ/7.1 Camera Canon EOS 20D Focal length 88mm ISO 100 Shutter speed 1/125s

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McCarthy’s Bar

Pete McCarthy wrote a great book called, McCarthy’s Bar: A Journey of Discovery In Ireland which I and my wife have both read through and enjoyed immensely. Unfortunately Pete died in 2004 after being diagnosed with cancer but this book and his second are well worth reading. I just noticed the discrepancy between the spelling […]

Tour of Ireland Crowds

Tour of Ireland Crowds

Some of the crowds who gathered for the Tour of Ireland as it passed through Blarney in Co. Cork. Aperture ƒ/8 Camera Canon EOS 40D Focal length 88mm ISO 100 Shutter speed 1/160s

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Tour of Ireland Stragglers

Some of the final riders who passed through Blarney during the Tour of Ireland race last week. Aperture ƒ/8 Camera Canon EOS 40D Focal length 33mm ISO 100 Shutter speed 1/100s

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Biosphere 2 desert and sky

Biosphere 2 in Arizona, from the outside with clouds. Aperture ƒ/10 Camera Canon EOS 20D Focal length 10mm ISO 100 Shutter speed 1/250s

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Behind the Houses

Behind some houses in Bantry, Co. Cork. PS. Thanks Michele for the nice write up on coolsites.ie! Aperture ƒ/5.6 Camera Canon EOS 20D Focal length 10mm ISO 100 Shutter speed 1/100s

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And the rain keeps pouring

Rain has been pouring out of the heavens all day with little break. Here’s my neighbour’s car shot through the windscreen of my car this evening. Just back from acupuncture, need to shoot something not sharp to counter the needles I watched being put into my feet and hands, never mind the ones I didn’t […]