Black and White

Look up at the roof

The ceiling of the Sanctuaire de Sainte-Anne-de-Beaupré in Quebec is quite a sight. In a low light situation you can’t get a more stable support than the floor at your feet, lucky me. A wide angle lens meant I had to run for cover lest the camera capture me in the image. The 2 second […]

Steps to Montmorency Falls

Steps to Montmorency Falls

If you’re adventurous or just have strong legs you can climb the many steps to the top of the hill overlooking the Montmorency Falls. I climbed the steps with a few of the other Automattic guys and took in the breathtaking view over the St. Lawrence River up to Quebec City. Add to that the […]

Montmorency Falls

Montmorency Falls

You’ll find Montmorency Falls just outside Quebec City in Canada. They’re an imposing sight, visible from the highway and by foot you can almost reach the base of the falls. Bring a coat and protect your camera because you’ll be soaked by spray! Remember that Balloon Boy story last week? People have been searching for […]

County Hall and the Chimney

County Hall and the Chimney

Cork County Hall, as seen from a nearby hill in Sunday’s Well. Argh! I hate coming up with blog post titles. Aperture ƒ/11 Camera Canon EOS 40D Focal length 59mm ISO 400 Shutter speed 1/250s

Old House on Oilean Chleire

Old House on Oilean Chleire

Just up the hill from the North Harbour on OIlean Chleire off the County Cork coast. Aperture ƒ/10 Camera Canon EOS 40D Focal length 18mm ISO 400 Shutter speed 1/250s

Gangsters

Gangsters

Gangster’s Barbers, somewhere in London. I couldn’t tell you where. Matt was driving. Aperture ƒ/8 Camera Canon EOS 40D Focal length 22mm ISO 400 Shutter speed 1/100s

Wind Power

Wind Power

Wind turbines dot the landscape here and there. Shot in West Cork last year. Aperture ƒ/8 Camera Canon EOS 20D Focal length 125mm ISO 100 Shutter speed 1/1000s

Around by St. Lukes

Around by St. Luke’s

A white van rounds the corner at St. Luke’s Church at St Luke’s Cross in Cork. Taken on the photowalk a few weeks back. Aperture ƒ/5.6 Camera Canon EOS 40D Focal length 10mm ISO 100 Shutter speed 1/60s

Corned Brisket

One of the many butchers in The English Market. I’ve had brisket a few times, but only ever in the USA. Doesn’t seem to be a popular cut of meat here. Taken on the World Wide Photowalk on July 18th.

South Mall

Parked Cars on South Mall

Cars parked on South Mall, Cork. The financial district of the city. Aperture ƒ/5.6 Camera Canon EOS 40D Focal length 18mm ISO 100 Shutter speed 1/80s

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Cobh in Black and White

A dump of the b/w images I shot in Cobh over the weekend. It was a strictly “stroll around and do nothing” day (so sorry Conor for not calling in!) as Adam was being minded by my sister. As I said a few days ago, I shot everything in black and white and I’m pleased […]

Hedges and Fields

The view from a friend’s new bungalow near Kinsale in County Cork.

Soiree

–noun an evening party or social gathering, esp. one held for a particular purpose: a musical soiree. (source) The first time I heard anyone use the word “soiree” was when my wife’s friend spoke about organising a party at her home. My wife uses it too. Must be posh, I married well! Today I decided […]

On the Boardwalk

On the Boardwalk

Phew! What a day! Today we had a great photowalk in Cork. I hesitate to say this, but I think it was probably the most enjoyable photowalk I’ve ever been on. We started out in the Montenotte Hotel, with tea and scones and a chat. After refreshments we headed up on the roof for a […]

Anything but Guinness

Anything but Guinness

So, today is Arthur’s Day, a celebration of 250 years of Guinness. Well, sorry, but I don’t like Guinness and this is obviously a cheap marketing ploy by a large multi-national to drive sales of a declining beverage. Seems to have worked. Me? I may just open that bottle of Leffe. Yum. Aperture ƒ/3.5 Camera […]