Canon 40D

mini pussy

Mini & the pussy

An (ancient?) Mini, one of the older British design, not the new fangled BMW ones that are as big as a Yaris, and of course a pussy cat watching me carefully. This was shot near Shandon Bells after we braved the heights of the tower to shoot the City of Cork. Now take your minds […]

yellow pipes

Yellow Pipes

When you’re stuck for time state the obvious. Yellow piping found on a back road beyond Crosshaven in Co Cork 9 days ago. That pink bike at the end of the frame was a nice bonus. Hadn’t noticed that when I took the photo! Pancakes have been cooked, flipped and eaten by all and we’re […]

shandon bells

Shandon Bells

The clock tower of St. Anne’s Church in Shandon is more well known as “Shandon Bells” after the bells that ring out there through out the day. We were so lucky with the weather on Saturday on our little photowalk. Wasn’t it Aidan‘s idea to head up to Shandon? Inspired! Everyone had a great time. […]

North Cathedral, Cork

North Cathedral, Cork

The Cathedral of St. Mary & St. Anne, or the North Cathedral as it’s known in Cork sits right in the middle of this photo. It’s the city’s Catholic cathedral. A large portion of the north side of Cork City surrounds it. Blackpool is immediately behind it, and you can see the Heineken Brewery on […]

bird's eye view

Bird’s Eye View

Bird’s eye view from the top of Shandon Bells on the north side of Cork City. If you look carefully you’ll see a few photobloggers sitting on the steps of the church. Scary taking this photo. I held the camera over empty space while holding the strap! See you all later at the Irish Blog […]

Baltimore Harbour

Baltimore Harbour

A small boat sits in Baltimore Harbour in Co Cork. Taken last September from the pier where the ferry for Cape Clear lands. If you’re in Cork tomorrow, there’s a pre-Blog Awards photowalk at noon. Everyone’s meeting at The Old Oak on Oliver Plunkett Street. See you there and at the Blog Awards tomorrow night! […]

Piper's Funfair Crosshaven

Piper’s Funfair Crosshaven

A bright and colourful poster advertises Piper’s Funfair in Crosshaven! In other news, this blog is a finalist in the Irish Blog Awards on Saturday next in the Cork International Airport Hotel. Here are all the finalists. I’m honoured to make it this far as some amazing photoblogs were nominated. Best Photo Blog – Sponsored […]

Waltzer

Waltzer

A truck in Piper’s Amusements, Crosshaven, bears the logo “Waltzer”. Not quite as much fun as the Waltzers funfair ride but there was no sign of them yesterday! Aperture ƒ/8 Camera Canon EOS 40D Focal length 106mm ISO 400 Shutter speed 1/200s

Jack Bergin, Crosshaven Hero

Jack Bergin, Crosshaven Hero

We spent a pleasant afternoon in Crosshaven today. It was mild enough to actually enjoy a walk up towards the fort on the hill. As I walked past the merries I spotted this plaque. It must have been hidden every other time as I don’t remember it ever being there. The inscription reads: OUR GRATITUDE […]

inside an siopa beag

Inside An Siopa Beag

Step into An Siopa Beag on Oilean Chleire and you’ll see a small restaurant as well as confectionery and a till at the entrance. There are tables outside too of course, I posted a photo of them a while back. It’s one of the first businesses visitors to Cape Clear see, good location! Aperture ƒ/3.5 […]

Signs 343918

Signs 343918

A sign in Blackpool is signed by the author. Must be ancient as Cork phone numbers now have 7 digits! Aperture ƒ/7.1 Camera Canon EOS 40D Focal length 24mm ISO 100 Shutter speed 1/100s

The difference is we’re Irish

The difference is we’re Irish

Dunnes Stores, Blackpool in Cork City. Recent Dunnes Stores adverts finish with the byline, “The difference is we’re Irish”. It stinks of desperation as everyone north of Dublin heads up to Northern Ireland to shop! Aperture ƒ/14 Camera Canon EOS 40D Focal length 24mm ISO 100 Shutter speed 1/400s

Just an Old Car

Just an Old Car

One of the old cars on Cape Clear Island. Aperture ƒ/8 Camera Canon EOS 40D Focal length 88mm ISO 100 Shutter speed 1/200s

Light Streaks of City Traffic

Light Streaks of City Traffic

A long exposure shot of traffic as it heads into Cork City from the direction of Blackpool. This was very difficult to take and the original shows quite a bit of shake even though I had the camera balanced on a pedestrian traffic light button thingy. Love the streaks though. Aperture ƒ/22 Camera Canon EOS […]

Digging in my bag

Digging in my bag

A woman digs into her bag in Covent Garden, London. We had a small, tasty lunch in the restaurant behind. Aperture ƒ/4.5 Camera Canon EOS 40D Focal length 11mm ISO 100 Shutter speed 1/15s