Cork Photos

Innards of the Building

Innards of the Building

The old Dunnes Stores building on Patrick’s Street in Cork is keeping it’s old style and attractive front facade. Phew. I still think it’s odd how a building site juts out behind it though. PS. The nominations form for the Irish Blog Awards is now open. If you feel it deserves it, I’d be very […]

smiles-all-around

Smiles all around

The smiling attractive face of a model appeared on the hoarding surrounding the building site that is Dunnes Stores in Cork several months ago. It hasn’t had much of an effect on all however. Aperture ƒ/5 Camera Canon EOS 40D Focal length 10mm ISO 100 Shutter speed 1/60s

Gavin

Gavin

Dunnes Stores in the centre of Cork City is being rebuilt as part of a major development. This is the first in a series of photos I’ll publish over the next few days. This was taken very close to this photo shot about 10 months before! Aperture ƒ/8 Camera Canon EOS 40D Focal length 10mm […]

sheeps-head-cliffs

Sheep’s Head Cliffs

The cliffs of Sheep’s Head in West Cork are forever battered by the Atlantic. Aperture ƒ/10 Camera Canon EOS 40D Focal length 10mm ISO 100 Shutter speed 1/250s

murphys

Murphy’s

A Murphy’s Stout glass sits on a wall on the island of Cape Clear. That’s not Murphy’s in it obviously. That’d be a strange looking stout! Happy new year everyone! Aperture ƒ/16 Camera Canon EOS 40D Focal length 18mm ISO 400 Shutter speed 1/640s

singing

Singing

One of the carol singers featured a few days ago singing her heart out on Patrick’s Street, Cork. Aperture ƒ/5.6 Camera Canon EOS 40D Focal length 162mm ISO 800 Shutter speed 1/125s

always asking

Always Asking

Castle Street, Cork. Aperture ƒ/4.5 Camera Canon EOS 40D Focal length 11mm ISO 400 Shutter speed 1/200s

Idle Machinery

Idle Machinery

Cranes towering over Cork City sit idle as the sun sets on a late October day in 2008. I suspect this scene will become more rare as the recession bites. Aperture ƒ/11 Camera Canon EOS 40D Focal length 10mm ISO 400 Shutter speed 1/320s

fuchsia

Fuchsia

Fuchsia flowers are really difficult to photograph. You need a macro lens because the flower is so small and a regular lens has trouble focusing so close. The flowers hang down and catch the wind so easily it’s quite a challenge to get a steady shot. Here’s one I shot earlier in Fountainstown, Co Cork […]

apt 14

Apt 14

Reserved spaces for the apartments in Blackpool Shopping Center sit idle. Some are always used but I wonder how many they sold The location is great, but it must be very noisy to live there. Aperture ƒ/5 Camera Canon EOS 40D Focal length 18mm ISO 400 Shutter speed 1/60s

Nollaig Shona Dhaoibh Go Leir

Nollaig Shona Dhaoibh Go Leir

My neighbours decorate their houses with lights and decorations at Christmas time each year. Here’s a few snapshots of their efforts. Happy Christmas! Have a great day today!

beamish-irish-stout

Beamish Irish Stout

Beamish Irish Stout is still on sale in Cork pubs but soon it’ll be brewed by Heineken so if you want the traditional taste, make sure to sample it before the North Main Street South Main Street brewery closes. Shot in the Mutton Lane Inn last weekend. Hopefully you’re either out enjoying yourself or shopping. […]

pentax

Pentax

Camera straps say so much about you. Mine says “Canon”. What does your strap say? Nikon? Sony? My dad used to shoot with a Pentax SLR for years so I have fond memories of the brand. I’m curious about their DSLRs. Anyone have one? Aperture ƒ/4 Camera Canon EOS 40D Focal length 21mm ISO 1600 […]

flower burst

Flower Burst

Some times you just have to post a cliche like a pretty flower, especially in the dead of winter. I’m giving away a free print to two visitors to my blog. Leave a comment on my Carol Singers post to be in with a chance to win! Aperture ƒ/5.6 Camera Canon EOS 20D Focal length […]

carol singers

Carol Singers

Carol singers on Patrick’s Street yesterday. It’s nice to see carollers again. It seems they haven’t been out much in previous years but this year I spotted 3 groups dotted around the city streets singing their hearts out. So, yesterday I said that Pat Phelan’s generosity giving away a phone, a 20″ LCD screen and […]