Canon 40D

Dick Copithorne

Dick Copithorne

The late Dick Copithorne was Belgooly Athletic club president until his sudden death in 2003 and just outside the village is a public bench with this plague on it in his memory. December 20th: Christmas Road Races …. On Sunday (St Stephens Day) the Belgooly 4 mile Road Race will be held. This is a […]

Cock a doodle do!

Cock a doodle do!

A cock in Bunratty Folk Village struts around protecting his patch of ground from a nosy photographer. Don’t think I’ve ever heard the nursery rhyme of the same phrase. Cock a doodle do! My dame has lost her shoe, My master’s lost his fiddlestick, And knows not what to do. Aperture ƒ/5.6 Camera Canon EOS […]

Diverging Lines at Allihies

Diverging Lines near Allihies

I love lines in images so I had to take this shot. It was taken at the same spot as this Allihies photo. What a beautiful day that was! Aperture ƒ/8 Camera Canon EOS 20D Focal length 10mm ISO 100 Shutter speed 1/200s

End of the Celtic Tiger

End of the Celtic Tiger

Construction. Ireland is too dependent on it but that’s old news now, but unspeakable just a year (or two) ago. Anyway, it’s the end of the boom, construction work has flatlined. The End is Nigh (and booted out the backdoor while we weren’t looking). Shot in Youghal a few months back. Aperture ƒ/5.6 Camera Canon […]

Frozen Water

Frozen Water

Waves crashing on the beach at Couminole on Slea Head in County Kerry. Not all frozen water is cold. Aperture ƒ/4.5 Camera Canon EOS 20D Focal length 33mm ISO 100 Shutter speed 1/1600s

Where you'll find Fianna Fail

Where you’ll find Fianna Fail

In years to come they’ll talk about the Fianna Fail posters of 2009. This was the year when many party members chose to hide the name “Fianna Fail” on their posters. You’d have to go right up to them to see that damned name. One suspects they’re probably embarrassed by their association with Fianna Fail, […]

hillside chains

Hillside Chains

Rusted chains lie on the ground near the walkway to the Mizen Head Lighthouse. Just saw Star Trek. In my head it was the best thing since sliced bread but it was still a great film. Loved the little nods to the original series. Definitely worth going to see! Aperture ƒ/7.1 Camera Canon EOS 20D […]

thatched roof

Thatched Roof in Bunratty

A thatched roof on one of the cottages in Bunratty Folk Park, County Clare. There’s one ugly open mine right next door but it’s well hidden. I had no idea it was there until I checked Google Maps a minute ago! Aperture ƒ/4 Camera Canon EOS 40D Focal length 10mm ISO 100 Shutter speed 1/250s

MINI Awards

MINI Awards

An original MINI, with awards and plaques on it’s grill at Charles Fort near Kinsale last March. Aperture ƒ/11 Camera Canon EOS 40D Focal length 72mm ISO 100 Shutter speed 1/250s

nature invades

Nature invades our spaces

Nature starts to reclaim the works of man as soon as he turns his back. It’s inevitable as this photo of the steps up to a house in Sunday’s Well shows. My own garden is the picture of neat and tidy lawn without a single blade of grass out of place. I wish! Aperture ƒ/5.6 […]

honeymoon cabaret

Honeymoon Cabaret

Yesterday we had lunch in Ammicus, in Douglas while outside the stalls of a market sold all sorts of foods and produce. The road was closed off to traffic for street performers to entertain the crowds. Unfortunately rain probably dampened the spirits of all involved. The showers were really bad! Here’s Marc and Svetlana Buttersworth, […]

Steps to the Sea

Steps lead down to an observation point and small light at the tip of Mizen Head, County Cork.

Dark Doorway

Dark Doorway

A dark doorway holds many secrets. Aperture ƒ/4.5 Camera Canon EOS 40D Focal length 18mm ISO 400 Shutter speed 1/50s

Slate in Black and White

Slate in Black and White

The roof of a house on Sunday’s Well from behind the house. The building in the background is the new one being built on the Western Road, where the greyhound track used to be. Taken shortly after the wedding car shot a few days ago. I just love the texture of the slate roof. When […]

The Devil's Strongbow

The Devil’s Strongbow

A bottle of cider on Marlboro Street. Aperture ƒ/3.5 Camera Canon EOS 40D Focal length 18mm ISO 400 Shutter speed 1/60s