Black and White

Running around Eighteen Turns

Running around Eighteen Turns We went down to Fota House a few weeks ago to see Eighteen Turns created by Daniel Libeskind. We weren’t as lucky as Ryan as there were parents with kids running and screaming around the piece all afternoon. What better way to remember the day than the photo above eh?

Boole woz ‘ere

Boole woz ‘ere George Boole, the inventor of boolean algebra lived in the last house on the right of this photo from 1849 to 1855. I’m certain that most Cork people pass this house daily and haven’t a clue as to it’s previous occupant’s contribution to the world we live in today.

Capitol Cinema, gone

Capitol Cinema, gone The Capitol Cinema in Cork closed it’s door to audiences yesterday. Ryan has photos from last night too. According to what he read in the Examiner, the building will now be used for apartments and retail purposes. I can’t complain, this particular cinema has been in a bad state of repair for […]

Working

Working When you travel to Cork by train you’ll pass underneath the north side of the city through a railway tunnel. We had to switch trains on the way back from Dublin the other day and finished our journey in one of Iarnrod Eireann’s old stock. They didn’t even turn the lights on as we […]

Q Here

Q Here I’m going to Dublin on Wednesday and wanted to buy my train tickets in plenty of time. Here’s a shot of the queue outside the ticket office in Kent Railway Station, Cork. Tickets are expensive at 56 Euro for a return ticket to Dublin. A 160 mile journey that takes almost 3 hours!

Winter Trees

Winter Trees

Hazel O’Connor live in An Cruiscin Lan, Cork

Hazel O’Connor live in An Cruiscin Lan, Cork Cormac De Barra accompanying Hazel O’Connor Hazel O’Connor performed in An Cruiscin Lan last night. She has a great voice, and her songs are very emotionally charged and from the heart. I loved how she told a short story about each song. It really brought it home […]

Man in the hat

Man in the hat While in Wilton Shopping Center after having my eye looked at I spotted the man in the hat talking to an elderly woman. I only had my Panasonic FZ5 with me but it’s got a good zoom and a great image stabilizer! He broke out into a big grin moments after […]

Black & White Recipes

Here’s a long list of channel mixer settings to emulate various black & white films. I used the high contrast setting for the photo below but the different types of film create interesting effects. It’s worth checking them out, but don’t get hung up on them – one setting will suit one particular type of […]

Bird Feeding

Bird Feeding

Happy Family

Happy Family

Guy and company

Guy and company. Here’s a picture from the front of that building!