Canon 40D

churchill

Churchill

Girl reading a book on Winston Churchill on the Underground in London.

we love lucy

We Love Lucy

Lucy Kennedy, on a bus stop poster in Patrick’s Street Cork. Aperture ƒ/3.5 Camera Canon EOS 40D Focal length 18mm ISO 400 Shutter speed 1/200s

193 steps to covent garden

193 steps to Covent Garden

193 steps, but they’re all going up. We arrived in the Underground station at Covent Garden in the middle of the day when queues for the elevators up were *sooo* long. Actually, I didn’t know this at all. I had dawdled behind taking a few photos and recognised a few faces darting down a side […]

opel

Opel

The badge of the rented car we had while the wipers of our car were being repaired a few weeks back. It snowed too Aperture ƒ/5.6 Camera Canon EOS 40D Focal length 10mm ISO 100 Shutter speed 1/60s

Build 'em up and knock 'em down

Build ‘em up and knock ‘em down

We build them up and then knock them down. It’s expected that demolition of empty houses and residential housing estates will be a boon for the construction industry before too long. This is the junction in front of Emmett Place in Cork. Visible are the Cork Opera House and the cranes in the distance. WordPress […]

wild woodbine

Wild Woodbine

Wild Woodbine, an advert in Cronins Pub, sits under the counter. The pub is full of memorabilia which adds atmosphere but I suppose they were probably bought in a dusty warehouse full of such things for the tourists. Very nice pub though. Aperture ƒ/14 Camera Canon EOS 40D Focal length 18mm ISO 100 Shutter speed […]

Father Mathew's yoyo

Father Mathew’s Yoyo

The statue of Father Mathew, the “Apostle of Temperance”, is a prominent landmark in Cork City. It’s at one end of St. Patrick Street looking north to the river. Some joker gave him a yoyo to pass the time.. More on Wikipedia. Aperture ƒ/5.6 Camera Canon EOS 40D Focal length 88mm ISO 640 Shutter speed […]

good food causes cancer

Good food causes cancer

If accompanied by a cigarette, any kind of good food isn’t going to help your increased risk of getting cancer from smoking. Shot on Carey’s Lane a few weeks ago. The girl who left the cigarettes came back a moment after I took this shot. Have you noticed that more women smoke than men? Is […]

Turning Circle of the QE2

Turning Circle of the QE2

The Queen Elizabeth 2 took several minutes to turn in the harbour outside Cobh in Co Cork. Plenty of spectators watching from boats as the sun started to sink behind the horizon. Aperture ƒ/7.1 Camera Canon EOS 40D Focal length 40mm ISO 100 Shutter speed 1/80s

cold morning sunrise

Cold Morning Sunrise

The sun had risen about an hour before this shot, taken 2 days ago in Blarney. Actually, across the road from my home. It was a beautiful morning with snow in many places, but the ground was slippy so I had to be careful. Nothing like as bad as this morning when rain and cold […]

snowy rooftops

Snowy Rooftops

This morning we woke up to the sight of snow falling. As it was still only 6am and dark outside the floodlight in the back garden picked out the falling snow beautifully. As it was still only 6am I was too tired/half asleep to go back upstairs to get my camera. Luckily it snowed later […]

Dan Lowrey's Tavern

Dan Lowrey’s Tavern

Dan Lowrey’s Tavern on Mc Curtain Street, scene of our brush with car trouble yesterday. It was a stroke of luck we found parking just outside this pub! I’d write more, but my head is stuffy, my sinuses are blocked and I’m feeling under the weather. Hope my car is repaired tomorrow! Aperture ƒ/4.5 Camera […]

Waiting for the AA

Waiting for the AA

I’m glad my wife Jacinta insisted we join AA Ireland. I’ve had over 15 years of almost trouble free driving (ok, the electrics in my Alfa 147 died once, but stopping and starting the engine fixed that, and it’s an Alfa Romeo, what do you expect?) but this morning as we drove into town and […]

Push the Car!

Push the Car!

A modified car is pushed down Pana by the driver’s friends and a helpful passerby. When the engine finally coughed into life the oversize exhaust pipe emitted a very loud roar and his friends jumped in and sped off. My wife Jacinta passed her driving test today. She drove us to the test center in […]

racist fools

Racist Fools

A sticker on a lamp post on Parliament Bridge in Cork encourages racists fools to follow their leader, with an image of Hitler blowing his brains out. Shot almost a month ago. Aperture ƒ/4 Camera Canon EOS 40D Focal length 21mm ISO 400 Shutter speed 1/30s