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45 on the Golden Gate

45 on the Golden Gate The posted speed limit for the Golden Gate Bridge, San Francisco is 45mph but good luck to anyone who managed to reach that speed! Traffic crawled the day we were there and I suspect that’s the norm. Shot from the car as we drove along. Thanks Andy for driving that […]

Watching the fish underwater in Lanzarote

Watching the fish underwater in Lanzarote A young boy watches fish swim past on a boat off the coast of Lanzarote in the Canary Islands. The boat’s staff threw food overboard for the fish while the passengers went below decks to watch from the observation windows. As it was the start of the season in […]

A motorbike’s shadow

A motorbike’s shadow A motorbike sits half in shadow creating an almost monochrome image. It was parked on a hill in San Francisco last year. This is actually a moped, and I found much more on the subject on the Wikipedia page on Mopeds.

Looking up at Union Square

Looking up at Union Square A festival or competition was being held on the beautiful August day we wandered through Union Square, San Francisco. It provided ample inspiration for photos although we didn’t linger long because we wanted to see more of the city. The statue pictured is in the center of the Square and, […]

San Francisco Tourists

San Francisco Tourists Tourists stopped on the sidewalk off Union Square in San Francisco last summer. Despite the city’s reputation for fog the day was sunny and clear. I had a great time doing some street photography of course!

Tips for photographing your baby

There’s only a few days left to go before the due date so this post by Michelle Jones is timely. She points at this 3 part series on baby photography by Amber Holritz. Here’s part 2 and part 3. An image of a child can and should serve the following purposes: 1. Appropriate likeness of […]

Blue skies contrail and clouds

Blue skies contrail and clouds A wall of the Beamish and Crawford Brewery blocks the sun in this shot taken on South Main Street, Cork. Blue skies are great for sun worshippers but photographers don’t like them. It’s always better to have some cloud or interest in the sky. The fluffier and more solid the […]

Daisies in the ruins

Daisies in the ruins Boarded up windows, grey walls, overgrown vegetation. It can only be an Irish hospital right? This is the final picture in my Old Hospital series. Beautiful – Lough Gill, 2

Letters only

Letters only The post box at Garretstown, Co. Cork pictured last year but in pretty much the same condition yesterday when we drove past on the way home. I love the worn texture of the paint! I like this: Headphoneland

Daisy drops of rain

Daisy drops of rain Rain drops show on the white petals of a daisy that struggles amid the ruins of an old hospital building. I wonder if that building is still there? I’ll have to go look someday.

Doorway into the gloom

Doorway into the gloom Taken almost a year ago, this doorway leads into an old building on the grounds of a hospital in Cork. A cherry blossom can be seen blooming outside contrasting with the gloom and ruin of the interior. While on the hospital theme, I wrote up our experiences at the new Cork […]

Father and son in the square

Father and son in the square A father and his offspring walk about after the parade on St. Patrick’s Day in Cork this year. Normally this is a busy junction but it was closed off for a few hours to make way for the festivities. Patrick’s Street can be seen in the background with the […]

Feline eyes stare at me

Feline eyes stare at me I love cats. There’s nothing quite as relaxing as rubbing a cat’s soft fur while he basks in the heat of the sun. Some people hate cats however and I’m non-plussed. Perhaps it’s a primal instinct in them? This is a friend’s cat as he was eating from a bowl. […]

Easy self portraits with the Quik Pod

This is interesting. One of the benefits of a really wide angle lens is that taking self portraits with my wife Jacinta is rather easy. One of the down sides of having the camera at arm’s length is the distortion of the lens isn’t the most flattering thing in the world. Into the fray comes […]

Girls on the street

Girls on the street St. Patrick’s Day brought out a huge crowd onto the streets and here’s a group of girls we bumped into on Patrick’s Street. We were on our way to a cafe for refreshment when I spotted a bicycle chained to a pole, but it had fallen down. As is my way […]