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The Collins Bookshop

The Collins Bookshop If you walk past this area now, the Amacas Restaurant is in this building on Paul Street, Cork. At the time the building was empty, having been vacated by the Gingerbread House a few weeks previously. This sign is now gone too, but Collins Bookshop on Carey’s Lane is still there, I […]

Paparazzi wait for Flatley at hospital

Paparazzi wait for Flatley at hospital Film crews and photographers wait outside Cork University Maternity Hospital yesterday for a shot of Michael Flatley. His wife Niamh gave birth to a bouncing baby boy that morning in the hospital. Apparently Flatley gave a 5 figure donation to the hospital. Nurses I spoke to wondered where it […]

San Francisco Tram

San Francisco Tram A tram waits for tourists a few blocks from Union Square in San Francisco. It’s a popular attraction. There was a long line of people waiting to board just behind me! Technique – I used a blurred layer with a layer mask and circular gradients to create the blurred background. Black and […]

The Atlantic Manor Hotel Demolished

The Atlantic Manor Hotel Demolished The Atlantic Manor Hotel stood for many a year at Garrettstown in Co. Cork and is even still listed on a travel website but it is gone now. Ryan visited there a while back and took some great interior shots of the decaying ruins before they disappeared. A JCB operator […]

Stop for four

Stop for four The light says stop so we stop. A junction in downtown San Francisco as we walked about town. I just realised the vehicle in the picture is parked awfully close to the corner. There isn’t any driver staring madly at the camera. Hope he didn’t get a ticket. That’s Banana Republic across […]

No Entry to Tuckey Street

No Entry to Tucky Street Tuckey Street is a one way street that joins The Grand Parade with South Main Street in Cork. In typical Irish fashion, the one-way has been reversed over the last few years and anyway, the road works on The Grand Parade make getting onto the street a bit more difficult […]

The Color Kids

The Color Kids Two kids running along Cornmarket Street last August had a great time. I don’t think they were being chased by anyone so it was pure innocent fun! Heading into the hospital again shortly. In between taking care of Adam with Jacinta I watched Kill Bill 2 on the Macbook which has become […]

Scared Child

Scared Child A girl looked up at me from her buggy as I took her photo with the wide angle lens of my camera. This was taken just after the St. Patrick’s Day Parade this year and the place was black with people, especially outside the The Larry Tompkins pub so no wonder she was […]

It’s a boy!

It’s a boy! Please welcome the newest member of the O Caoimh clann! Adam was born this morning at 5:51am and we couldn’t be happier! Now I’m off to bed, I’ve had 4 hours sleep in the last 2 days.

The Art of Negotiation

The Art of Negotiation A group of boys discuss the day’s market in Midleton at the Food and Drink Fair there last September. I’m off to the hospital again. I came home for a few hours sleep. Strong coffee day today methinks and no sign of baby just yet. Don’t even contemplate ringing me unless […]

Mother and baby on the street

Mother and baby on the street A mother and her baby stroll along St. Patrick’s Street Cork. This was taken last September in beautiful Autumn weather. This morning started with a bang when Jacinta woke me at 5am because an ear infection was bothering her so much. We went to South Doc who were absolutely […]

Popular Photo now blogging

Cool, Popphoto are blogging! They announced it today but there’s already a few posts up including: When Being Obessive Pays Off Tip of the Day: Don’t Hold Your Breath – the photo is misleading, but it’s a good tip for holding a camera steady! Tip of the Day: Sunrise, Sunset.. suggests how you can use […]

Expectation

Expectation Car drivers rev their engines in anticipation of the lights changing at a busy junction. This is the junction of Bridge Street, Patrick’s Quay, and Patrick’s Bridge in Cork. This photo was taken from the far left of Yellow Boxes. Patrick’s Hill is visible in background as you follow the road up the incline. […]

Co. Cork Cemetery

Co. Cork Cemetery A graveyard in Co. Cork attracted my attention last summer while walking with Oscar down a small road. I didn’t go in but I got a few nice shots from over the cemetery gate. This is a the result of sandwiching two versions of this image together. One is overexposed and the […]

Kilbrittain 6 miles

Kilbrittain 6 miles A sign points to Kilbrittain in Co. Cork near the beach at Garrettstown. Has it been 2 years already Ryan? My Flickr account expires in February 2008 so I have a bit more time on my hands. It’s been well worth it however!