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False dawn of the city

False dawn of the city

As you may have already guessed, that’s not the dawn. It’s the lights of Cork City (and Blarney) shining and into the sky in a long exposure shot I made last August. I had meant to mention this sooner but 2 weeks ago I was shocked to hear about the death of Debbie Metrustry (@debbiemet), […]

It's wheely grass

It’s wheely grass

One of the wheels of a boat trailer in Baltimore, County Cork. Aperture ƒ/5.6 Camera Canon EOS 40D Focal length 10mm ISO 100 Shutter speed 1/80s

All wrapped up

All wrapped up

Petrol pumps sit idle at the same derelict station I shot this flo gas photo. One of my photos will be auctioned off today as part of Bid For Haiti in the Metropole Hotel in Cork. Paul O’Mahony is organising it but my brother Donal is helping to get prints together. Check out #bidforhaiti on […]

Reach for the sky

Reach For The Sky

Bare trees reach for the sky by the Atlantic Pond and Marina in Blackrock, Cork. Shot in April 2008. woof woof woof woof woof woof woof woof woof…. Aperture ƒ/10 Camera Canon EOS 20D Focal length 10mm ISO 100 Shutter speed 1/250s

The Jedward Angel

The Jedward Angel

Bishop Lucey Park in Cork City was the location of a wonderful display of angel statues. They were decorated in all sorts of ways and even had one dedicated to Jedward! Adam had a great time running around them, and had loads of fun playing with another boy named Nathaniel. They went crazy chasing around […]

Walsh BSC

Walsh BSC

A small boat in Baltimore, County Cork. The Galleries on Mallow Camera Club are back in operation! The site used to use a modified fGallery to allow members to upload photos but there’s an exploit for the last version of that plugin, it doesn’t work in WP 2.9.x and the author has abandoned the project […]

Blackrock Terrace

Blackrock Terrace

The Blackrock end of Pairc Ui Chaoimh in Cork. Michael Jackson, U2 and err, not sure who else have played in this stadium as well as the obvious GAA matches! Aperture ƒ/5.6 Camera Canon EOS 20D Focal length 10mm ISO 100 Shutter speed 1/80s

An Bhlarna

An Bhlarna

The sign points the way to Blarney or Blarna in Irish. If you’re interested, that’s pronounced “blawrnah” “Secrets”, an adult store, occupies the building at the centre of this photo. Aperture ƒ/8 Camera Canon EOS 20D Focal length 10mm ISO 100 Shutter speed 1/160s

The half finished Opera Lane

The half finished Opera Lane

The new Opera Lane in Cork City separates the gleaming buildings of the new development that was built right in the heart of the city and completed this year. Back in July it was a rugged dirty construction site, and this photo is a fitting end to 2009, and the Noughties. Not much construction work […]

The chains that bind

The chains that bind

A disused chain lies forgotten on the ground near the lighthouse on Mizen Head, County Cork. Aperture ƒ/8 Camera Canon EOS 20D Focal length 10mm ISO 100 Shutter speed 1/160s

Stuck in the middle with you

Stuck in the middle with you

A construction platform of some type sits in the River Lee, Cork in this photo shot in April 2008. I’m sure I have a photo of it up by Sullivan’s Quay too. Aperture ƒ/10 Camera Canon EOS 20D Focal length 14mm ISO 100 Shutter speed 1/200s

More naked

More Naked

Look up and see naked branches cover the sky with their evil and treacherous appendages, and then walk straight into some dog sh*t that an uncaring owner neglected to clean up. Aperture ƒ/10 Camera Canon EOS 20D Focal length 10mm ISO 100 Shutter speed 1/250s

Yellow Spots

Yellow Spots

Yellow spots mark the parking spaces while the Elysian looms overhead! Aperture ƒ/8 Camera Canon EOS 20D Focal length 10mm ISO 100 Shutter speed 1/200s

Elysian Under Cover

Elysian Under Cover

The Elysian, as it was in March 2008, still under construction while the Irish Economy economy fell apart around it. Aperture ƒ/9 Camera Canon EOS 20D Focal length 10mm ISO 100 Shutter speed 1/200s

Bare Trees Budding Trees

Bare Trees, Budding Trees

Bare naked trees are all you’ll see along the Marina in Blackrock at this time of year but in April the leaves are budding and life is returning. Aperture ƒ/10 Camera Canon EOS 20D Focal length 14mm ISO 100 Shutter speed 1/200s