Towering over the Little People

towering over the little people

Wherever you look on the north side of Cork City you’re bound to see a massive tower bristling with antennas. It’s an Eircom building AFAIK but I’ve never stopped outside it to look so it could be the secret offices of PROC for all I know! :)

Shot from Shandon Bells last Saturday.

Aperture ƒ/8
Camera Canon EOS 40D
Focal length 125mm
ISO 100
Shutter speed 1/200s

Shandon Bells

shandon bells

The clock tower of St. Anne’s Church in Shandon is more well known as “Shandon Bells” after the bells that ring out there through out the day.

We were so lucky with the weather on Saturday on our little photowalk. Wasn’t it Aidan‘s idea to head up to Shandon? Inspired! Everyone had a great time. Next photowalk we’re heading up there again!

Aperture ƒ/10
Camera Canon EOS 40D
Focal length 18mm
ISO 100
Shutter speed 1/200s

North Cathedral, Cork

North Cathedral, Cork

The Cathedral of St. Mary & St. Anne, or the North Cathedral as it’s known in Cork sits right in the middle of this photo. It’s the city’s Catholic cathedral. A large portion of the north side of Cork City surrounds it. Blackpool is immediately behind it, and you can see the Heineken Brewery on the right where Murphy’s Stout and soon Beamish will be brewed.

This shot was taken yesterday from the tower of St. Anne’s Church, or “Shandon Bells”. You can see the huge shadow it casts on the green park and nearby houses! I will post photos from the Irish Blog Awards tomorrow. I’ve hardly had time to sit down today.

Aperture ƒ/10
Camera Canon EOS 40D
Focal length 10mm
ISO 100
Shutter speed 1/200s

Eccles Hotel

eccles hotel

Eccles Hotel on the outskirts of Glengarriff in Co Cork is an imposing hotel from the outside. I never went in so I don’t know what it’s like inside. My wife Jacinta checked out the menu while I stayed in the car with the baby and got the camera out of course!

It’s a beautiful building, in nice surroundings. Water laps against the road behind me as far as I remember and it’s very peaceful (in the off season, I’m sure the carpark is full in the summer!)

PS. Just wanted to point out Fake Chuck Westfall. A blog satirising a senior Canon exec. Canon didn’t like it and tried to have it taken down. Thankfully they didn’t succeed. My boss Toni Schneider responded to Canon’s request and you can see the response above.
In fact Fake Chuck got a HUGE traffic boost from all the attention. Should have just ignored it!

Aperture ƒ/9
Camera Canon EOS 20D
Focal length 10mm
ISO 100
Shutter speed 1/200s

Church Steps in Castletownbere

church steps in castletownbere

Steps to a church in Castletownbere, Co Cork.

I tried finding out more about this church but any attempt to find info on it returns this church I blogged a while back. Anyone know it’s name?

Aperture ƒ/7.1
Camera Canon EOS 20D
Focal length 10mm
ISO 100
Shutter speed 1/125s

Inside An Siopa Beag

inside an siopa beag

Step into An Siopa Beag on Oilean Chleire and you’ll see a small restaurant as well as confectionery and a till at the entrance. There are tables outside too of course, I posted a photo of them a while back. It’s one of the first businesses visitors to Cape Clear see, good location!

Aperture ƒ/3.5
Camera Canon EOS 40D
Focal length 18mm
ISO 400
Shutter speed 1/30s