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Sparkling Flowing Christmas Lights

Sparkling Flowing Christmas Lights Blue glowing and sparkling Christmas lights flow down from the roof of Benetton on Oliver Plunkett St. in Cork. I loved the reflection in the car and had to take this shot. It was hand held and I’m quite sure I pumped up the ISO quite a bit to get a […]

A busy moment

A busy moment Freeze what you’re doing. Right now. The world has stopped. A busy moment on Patrick’s Street, Cork captured forever. I liked this image because of the solitary motorcycle rider, but then I noticed all the activity: the people walking, cars *all over* the frame, the parked security truck with the driver leaning […]

Mini skips flying high

Mini skips flying high A skip or large rubbish bin is manoeuvred into place on a building site off Paul Street, Cork. Those tall cranes are practically a part of city life now …

Stolichnaya Russian Vodka

Stolichnaya Russian Vodka A huge advertisement for Stolichnaya Russian Vodka on the side of a building near Union Square in San Francisco. It proudly stats, “Choose Authenticity”. This is the sight that greeted me on my first night in the city!

School girls sing the carols

School girls sing the carols A group of girls from a local school sang Christmas carols in Blackpool Shopping Centre earlier today. They were brilliant! I wasn’t much in the mood for listening but they lifted my spirits. They were full of life, happy, joyful and really seemed to be enjoying the experience. Unfortunately we […]

Starlight Christmas Lights

Starlight Christmas Lights The Christmas lights on Carey’s Lane shine brightly in this long exposure shot. The exposure is so long that crowds of people walked past, some apologising, without evening showing up on the final image! The only person visible is a homeless guy sitting in a doorway. I love how the Christmas lights […]

Turquoise Acid

Turquoise Acid A water main on the street in San Francisco while Automattic waited to go into a restaurant. I think that’s Matt in the background, but it might have been Alex too. Urban Acid applied to this image

Evening sky over Cork City

Evening sky over Cork City Darkness descends on the City of Cork and the lights of the Grand Parade spill from the windows. In the background is St. Finbarr’s Cathedral and the rest of the urban environment heading out west. This image is quite similar to another Grand Parade shot from about a month ago. […]

Cork Landmarks

Cork Landmarks In this one single image are pictured several landmark buildings in Cork City: The bell tower of St. Anne’s Church, or Shandon Bells as it’s commonly known as. The North Cathedral can be glimpsed in the background. Part of SS Peter & Paul’s Church off Patrick Street in the foreground, and the distinctive […]

Brilliant Winter Leaves

Brilliant Winter Leaves Just over a month ago, some of the trees around here still had leaves. I took the camera with me one evening when we went for a walk around the park. The leaves were a lovely bright and vibrant colour, but obviously this has been a little touched up in the GIMP […]

Gorbys Nightclub

Gorbys Nightclub This alley should be familiar to almost everyone in Cork. The entrance to Gorbys nightclub is halfway down there. Many a Saturday night was spent queuing up to get in!

Flickr Pro Stats

If you have a Flick Pro account, check out the new Flickr stats. You have to activate it first but it only takes 10 minutes or so for it to generate your stats. What surprised me was that my Pink Flowers photo was the most viewed image yesterday. It’s a nice photo but by digging […]

The lights at Finn’s Corner

The lights at Finn’s Corner A long exposure at f/22 creates the beautiful star like pinpoints of light and enough time to capture the light trail from passing cars. No tripod, so I used street furniture to balance the camera!

Penneys from Drawbridge Street

Pennys from Drawbridge Street Look carefully. The grey building in the background is Pennys on Patrick Street. This was taken on Drawbridge Street near Aroma. Once construction work commences in this view will be obscured forever. This is the same site as yesterday’s shot of Dunnes Stores and the JCB, from a different angle.

A JCB in Dunnes Stores

A JCB in Dunnes Stores Dunnes Stores on Patrick Street, Cork is no more. This is the back of the front of that building which has featured a number of times on my blog. The whole block is now gone!