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Buildings in the sky

Buildings in the sky I live in a city where the tallest building is one that will be 17 floors high so when I travel to far off lands it’s always great to see tall skyscrapers looming over the streets. This might bear a striking resemblance to a previous image but it is a different […]

First Draft: Ready to go!

John asked what did he original Ready to go! look like and I’ll oblige now. Showing what the original photo looks like is akin to showing what the first draft of a written essay or post reads like. Sometimes the image comes out perfectly in the camera but that’s rarely the case. At the very […]

Parking for the Guinness

Parking for the Guinness Look up for unusual perspectives on ordinary scenes. I was quite happy with this image of a lamppost in Parnell Place, Cork when I took it. The signs are clearly visible and the upside-down Guinness logo catches the eye! You have to wonder, what’s more important, Guinness or parking?

White and Red

White and Red Tourists in the town of Dingle walk along a street in late September. I love the contrast between white and red and yet the two houses mirror each other in other ways. This was another entry in the Mallow Camera Club’s Patterns Around Us competition.

Yellow Boxes

Yellow Boxes Yellow boxes on the junction of Bridge Street and Patrick’s Bridge in Cork. It’s illegal to enter a yellow box if you can’t exit as has happened with a few cars here. This image was entered in the Patterns Around Us competition along with my Autumn Leaf but this was my favourite one […]

Seaside Bubbles

Seaside Bubbles Bubbles in the incoming tide break on the sandy beach at Garretstown about a month ago. I turned this black and white because I love the abstract feel to the bubbles and it makes the grain of the sand beneath more visible. I had to jump up to avoid getting splashed moments later […]

California, San Francisco CA

California, San Francisco CA California, a street in San Francisco near where we were staying last August. This was taken after a great lunch in a nearby restaurant with some of the WordPress guys in a Burmese restaurant – Mark Jaquith, Markr (the support guy formally known as Podz), Andy and of course Matt. Excellent […]

Joyce and the Spire

Joyce and the Spire James Joyce, forever forced to look upon the Spire on O’Connell Street Dublin. Here’s a humorous look at the names of the statues and monuments in Dublin. I had heard that the Spire was nicknamed the “Stiletto in the Ghetto”, but I hadn’t heard it called, “North Pole”! Overhead wires destroy […]

Love messages

Love messages Messages of love scrawled on a wall in Dublin. Buy This Image

Purple Sky

Purple Sky (print) After shooting the Tenacious I looked behind me and smiled as I saw a great reflection of the beautiful sky on this car. Wisps of cloud filtered the sun momentarily as I captured this image and a bit of post-processing helped to make the reflection stand out!

Surreal in the market

Surreal in the market A woman walking in the English Market is the perfect subject for a bit of surreal experimentation with the GIMP!

Run for the bus!

Run for the bus! A bit of an experiment this one. As I walked along Merchant’s Quay this woman and her husband barrelled past. The picture of her husband is simply a blur but I like what I got of her. The streaky lines are caused by an excessive dodge/burn tool but I like the […]

Luigi Malones

Luigi Malones A long exposure shot in Luigi Malones Restaurant in Cork catches some of the hectic activity during lunch hour.

Rock Landscape

Rock Landscape Limpits cling tightly to a rock in Church Bay.

Press the button

Press the button A doorbell on a building on the seafront in Cobh. I can’t remember which building exactly but it was down in the direction of the train station. It’s scorchio in Ireland now and it’s great! We adopted Oscar yesterday and the poor dog was upset last night until we brought him for […]