Candid

Denis Murphy, Castle Street

Denis Murphy, Castle Street There’s something fascinating for me about old buildings. Perhaps it’s the history they have seen and the memories they hold. Some of the old buildings on Castle Street, Cork are really interesting. I noticed this small building nestled in between it’s larger brethern and when I saw some people walking by […]

Staring at me

Staring at me Am I feeling conspicuous or what? I tried shooting from the hip yesterday with the strap of my camera over my shoulder and my camera in a horizontal position instead of being wrapped around my hand in a vertical orientation. It proved useful, but I found that: More of my shots were […]

The Brown Line to Kimball

The Brown Line to Kimball Aboard one of the trains of the Chicago L, the elevated and underground train network in Chicago. I think this was taken near the south end of the Loop, possibly around the corner from the library. The last time I was in Chicago I took the L for nostalgic reasons […]

Honest Smoothies

Honest Smoothies We bought smoothies in Honest, a small shop in Dublin. They were having problems with their machines and gave us one of the smoothies free but they didn’t taste all that great unfortunately.

Child Asleep

Child Asleep A child sleeps while the rest of his family mill about. Taken in the same market as yesterday’s music posters in Dublin.

Music Posters

Music Posters Music posters for sale in a market in Dublin a few weeks ago.

Strange on the street

Strange on the street A woman caught in an awkward step by my camera on Oliver Plunkett Street, Cork.

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!

Running Child

Running Child Shortly after my previous shot a little girl ran past me. She had a lovely smile and was obviously enjoying the sun! Her mother brought up the rear at a more sedate pace.

Begging

Begging Children pass a Romanian woman begging in Cork. She is part of a growing group of gypsies who have come to Ireland as refugees. Unfortunately many of them have realised that Ireland is a land of rich pickings while their application for asylum is processed. New laws have changed matters but Ireland is still […]

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 […]

Skibbereen or Hospital

Skibereen or Hospital A sign in the foreground of the main square in Bantry, Co. Cork. We went to Ahakista eventually! This is made from one exposure but I had this great looking sky and underexposed buildings and ground detail. To get an even exposure I split the photo using two layers and adjusted the […]

Moynihan’s Poultry

Moynihan’s Poultry A long exposure shot in the English Market in the vicinity of one of the many chicken meat shops. The camera was set to f/8.0 and placed on top of a wall. In this semi-dark passage the exposure was 1/4 second blurring the passing people nicely but capturing the relatively motionless shop keepers.

Kay O’Connell

Kay O’Connell Kay O’Connell’s is probably the biggest of the fishmongers in the English Market, Cork.

Handing it over

Handing it over I expect there are three generations of one family here: grandmother, mother and child. A moment in time captured on Paul Street, Cork.