Black and White

Bird flying by

Bird flying by A gull flies off after an inconsiderate photographer runs after it to shoot it. Beats having the kids do the running eh? They might fall! This was taken in San Francisco, and that’s The Golden Gate Bridge in the background. I went through my shots from my August trip a few days […]

The black and white boat

The black and white boat A small boat lies upside down on the grass. Isn’t black and white great?

Lady at the lights

Lady at the lights If looks could kill! I don’t know who she was looking at but she doesn’t look happy! Pictured on the corner of Washington Street and Grand Parade a few days ago while we waited for the traffic lights to change. Finn’s Corner, a sports clothes shop, has been on that corner […]

Pog Mo Thoin san Daingean

Pog Mo Thoin san Daingean “Kiss my ass!” That’s what “póg mo thóin” means. This is from a shop display in Dingle, Co. Kerry. The town, also known by it’s Irish name, An Daingean, is in an Irish speaking part of the country collectively known as An Gaeltacht. If you’re interested, you’d probably pronounce “póg […]

Points to relief

Points to relief A sign points the way to the public toilets, or restroom, at Inch Strand, Co. Kerry. This sign can be a much sought after sight on a long journey! “Are we there yet? Are we there yet?” “Mom! I need to go!” “I can’t hold it any more!” Everyone rushes to the […]

Girls Talking

Girls Talking Girls seated on the side of the pavement and on the road deep in conversation at the Ceili Mor in Cork a few weeks ago. Despite the noise of people dancing, an announcer and music playing I think a meaningful discussion was had! Looks like I’ve made it. One of my photos was […]

Happy child in the water

Happy child in the water A very happy boy runs through the incoming tide at Inch Strand, Co. Kerry. The tide came in suddenly forcing all the adults back but it brought a big smile to this youngster’s face! Originally shot in colour with the sun behind the boy, I had to brighten the image […]

The Sexy New County Hall

The Sexy New County Hall Grabs your attention doesn’t it? Exciting design isn’t it? Wonderful work of engineering eh? Well, ok, it’s only the Cork County Hall but it is the tallest storeyed building in the Republic of Ireland at 67m so that must count for something? No? The County Hall has been renovated over […]

Keep a lookout

Keep a lookout A father and two sons on St. Patrick’s Street, Cork. I presume they’re waiting for someone from what I heard of the dad talking on his phone as I passed. Blown out details are on purpose to give it a slightly edgier effect. Hope you like it!

No climbing the poles

No climbing the poles A sign that points upwards? It either forbids drivers from driving down a road, discourages people from climbing up a light pole or local government don’t want people to look up. Your guess is as good as mine. I’m stumped!

Balloon Boy

Balloon Boy A boy is dragged by his mother up St. Patrick’s Street at the Ceili Mor. He was playing with a balloon by punching it continually. I saw him approach and as luck would have it, err, I mean, I quickly composed this shot. I love the expression on his face and I’m very […]

The road to Ceili

The road to Ceili People stroll along the closed off St. Patrick’s Street to the Ceili Mor. Technique: I had to rotate the photo and crop it a small bit to get a straighter horizon, then some dodge/burn to bring out the contrast, and fired off the GIMP lomo plugin that creates two layers – […]

ESB – Broadband – Eircom

ESB – Broadband – Eircom Power, Internet, Telephone. The combination of critical services that keeps my job going. When they work we don’t care but failure in even one is disastrous. Pictured on St. Patrick’s Street while I was kneeling down and preparing to change lens. Anyone know which shop this was taken in front […]

Looking out for the kids

Looking out for the kids A wary father carries his son on his shoulder at the Ceili Mor as his photo is taken on St. Patrick’s Street last weekend. Looks like his passenger is enjoying the festival! I like this: State of Emergency – pictures from Vogue of models and Police. They’re scanned from Vogue […]

Girls dancing on the street

Girls dancing on the street People of all ages joined in the fun dancing on St. Patrick’s Street last weekend at the Ceili Mor, but there was a noticeable lack of male participation. Any man out there had his pick of the women! Are guys too shy, or are women better dancers? Me? I was […]