Canon 20D

Fun at the crib

Fun at the crib Fr James McSweeney’s live crib in Ballyvolane was busy with animals and human visitors all through last week but I managed to get some shots the night when we visited. As I mentioned already, there were all sorts of animals there, from sheep and donkeys to chickens, calves and puppies. Donations […]

An Fear Marbh

An Fear Marbh An Fear Marbh, an island off the coast of Co. Kerry, Ireland, with the setting sun lighting up the cloud over the Atlantic. “An Fear Marbh” translates as “the dead man” and is so named because of the obvious shape of the island – that of a man lying on his back. […]

Christmas Street Lights

Christmas Street Lights The Christmas lights in Mallow, Co. Cork illuminate the streets with a lovely cheerful glow. A passing car provides another source of light in this long exposure shot on the main street of the town.

Chistmas Tree Lights

Chistmas Tree Lights St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Mallow is lit up by the lights of the Christmas tree in the church grounds. The camera club social night was in Mallow last night and after a great meal myself and Jacinta left the rest to prop up the bar! I had my camera with me […]

The Girls of Cork City

The Girls of Cork City Two girls standing at the edge of a crowd on Patrick’s Street, Cork. A quick search for irish cork girls hoops earrings led me to the answers.com page on scanger. Judging by the definition of both male and female clothing, there are plenty of them about! Stereotypical Appearance * Very […]

Clontarf Bridge at night

Clontarf Bridge at night Clontarf Bridge in Cork City joins Lapps Quay to Albert Quay where the City Hall is situated. The construction cranes in the background are those at the site of the Elysian pictured previously. This picture was taken on Monday night when several members of Mallow Camera Club walked the streets of […]

Late Autumn Leaves

Late Autumn Leaves The browns and yellows of Autumn grow darker as the rain soaks in and leaves disintegrate on the ground. A bench stands tall in the distance at Doneraile Park, Co. Cork.

Girl and the bear

Girl and the bear A young girl greets a bear on Patrick’s Street, Cork. Shopping is in full swing but it’s the small things like the smile of a child that bring light to the world.

I look good!

I look good! A street performer from Cork Circus, a street theatre company, poses for a photo on Patrick’s Street, Cork. That reminds me, I must email him the URL of this blog as he was interested in photos!

Shopping Expressions

Shopping Expressions Worried looks accompany the average male during the Christmas shopping season. While this was taken at the end of October I bet that young man is still walking around with the same harried look. My quest for a graphics tablet is complete. The Wacom Graphire4 arrived yesterday from Pixmania. As I promised to […]

Oh those lines!

Oh those lines! Pedestrians gather at the traffic lights on Grand Parade and wait to cross a busy city-center street. Yes I got a few funny looks as I crouched down with my camera but I’m used to it by now! This was a construction site a few months ago but work is progressing well […]

Port of Cork

Port of Cork The Port of Cork seen from the hills on the north side of the city. Looks carefully and you can see several landmarks: The Elysian building site R&H Hall Cork Bonded Warehouses Holy Trinity Church And many more sights! I entered Little Communion Girl into the Photo Friday “Fresh” competition this morning. […]

The Stars and Stripes on Alcatraz

The Stars and Stripes on Alcatraz The flag of the United States flies over Alcatraz Island on a windy August day. This was originally a portrait shot but I squared it off to emphasize the vertical and horizontal leading lines. The hydrant is much more prominent in the foreground too. The red rusty texture beloved […]

Up up and away

Up up and away Yesterday the Elysian’s tower reached the 18th floor, 72m above sea level and one of the tallest buildings in the country. Apparently St Finbarre’s Cathedral is 75m to it’s central spire but there won’t be a 2400sq ft penthouse at the top of that! While we Irish congratulate ourselves on building […]

Post no bills

Post no bills Post no bills on the wooden boards surrounding the building site on Cornmarket Street. The red brick wall is the front of the old Guy and Company building. It looks like the builders are going to incorporate that into their new building which is great – mixing old with new. See map […]