Black and White

Laneway fence

Laneway fence An old fence follows the road off into the distance at Wine Strand in the Dingle Peninsular, Co. Kerry. Lines, lines everywhere, I love lines!

Windswept grass and fence

Windswept grass and fence The tough grass by a beach in Kerry grows thick on this hill, bounded by a wire fence to keep curious people like myself at bay! This is an experiment for me. I thought the b/w treatment would work well as the image is full of texture, lines and shadow. What […]

Denis MacSweeney

Denis MacSweeney One of the few photography shops left in Cork City center, Denis MacSweeney’s shop in Merchant’s Quay is a simple photo development outfit. O’Leary’s Camera World and MacSweeney’s on Oliver Plunkett St. will sell you cameras and all sorts of other photography bits. Unfortunately both shops were out of 77mm filters the last […]

Cork Film Festival

Cork Film Festival Cork Film Festival starts on the 14th of October this year and will run until the 21st. They’ve obviously spent quite a bit on advertising as these banners are visible all the way up Patrick Street. Still, I’ve never been to a film during the festival. Others take time off work and […]

The Evening Echo seller

The Evening Echo seller This man has been selling the Evening Echo on Cork’s Patrick’s Street for years. Here’s a photo of him back in August 2005!

Sun peaking out in SF

Sun peaking out in SF The sun is hidden by a tall building in San Francisco while mother and daughter wait for the lights to change.

Ramones Fan

Ramones Fan A Ramones fan walks down Patrick’s Street. I love the eyes of the poster looking out ..

Energy is trouble and useful

Energy is trouble and useful An ESB van passes a pole with a Rossport Shell-to-sea campaign flyer on it. Shell want to bring oil to land at Rossport in Co. Mayo, and the ESB are massive consumers of oil, gas and coal in their electricity generation business.

The odd look

The odd look A couple walking along Winthrop Street in Cork have very expressive faces.

Berwick Fountain

Berwick Fountain The Berwick Fountain was originally built in 1860 but was taken down and removed while construction went on in the Grand Parade, Cork. Here it is almost ready, although I’d swear they moved it a few feet .. Cross over the Grand Parade for the last time passing the Berwick Fountain (1860), which […]

Grand Parade mooring post

Grand Parade mooring post Believe it or not this may have been a mooring post for boats in the 1700s. At the time the River Lee ran through the Grand Parade and boats were tied to this on the quayside. Now it’s a busy street. It is reputed that this post was a cannon used […]

The Elysian Building Site

The Elysian Building Site A look through the closed gate at the construction site of the new Elysian tower block in Cork. It’s a far cry from what the building site looked like in 2005!

I’ll see you later!

I’ll see you later! Business men near Union Square in San Francisco. Having a good time!

Overcast in Cork

Overcast in Cork An overcast and dull day in Cork a while back.

San Francisco Streets

San Francisco Streets A cyclist races across across an almost empty junction in San Francisco. I just love the sign on top of the building. Totally out of place amid the beautiful architecture and detail of it’s resting place.