Cork Photos

Children at play

Children at play A sign in Fermoy, Co. Cork warns motorists to watch out for kids playing on the road. I’ve seen so many people speed through built up areas these signs mean absolutely nothing to them. Technique: 1. Original image was flat and plain. Background sky was monotonous so I ran it through auto-levels […]

Light trails on Oliver Plunkett Street

Light trails on Oliver Plunkett Street Light trails from a passing car leave their mark on this long exposure shot of Oliver Plunkett Street in Cork. Can you see pink lights on the vertical poles standing at the edge of the pavement? On my Linux box they’re clear as day but I can’t see them […]

The curious dog

The curious dog While wandering about on St. Patrick’s Day this year I spotted this adorable little dog. I got a few snaps and his owner didn’t seem to mind. The doggy was more than happy at the attention and sniffed eagerly at my lens!

Royal purple cider

Royal purple cider After a particularly grueling few hours traipsing around the shops in Cork I was on my way to Vibes and Scribes in Bridge Street when I spotted an empty can of Bulmers in front of the purple doors of an old building on Camden Place. In fact it’s the front door of […]

Square tiles and doorway

Square tiles and doorway A man leaves Larry Tompkins Pub on Lavitt’s Quay, Cork. This was taken on St. Patrick’s Day this year!

Adam and his baby soother

Adam and his baby soother Adam is 5 weeks old today! Last Wednesday we saw his first smile, or perhaps it was trapped wind because he was just after feeding but it was a beautiful sight to behold. He has smiled since too, and was especially cheerful this morning! Adam loves his baby soother though. […]

Cars speed past

Cars speed past Cars speed past as people wait for the traffic lights to change. I shot this by placing the camera on the railing of the bridge behind me.

Pedestrian Zone

Pedestrian Zone Many of the side streets off St. Patrick’s Street in Cork are now pedestrian zones. In fact, Oliver Plunkett Street is closed off to traffic on Saturdays too which is great for shoppers. Check out Donal’s latest photos from his trip to Lesotho. The second group portrait is particularly good!

MEH! No Parking!

MEH! No Parking! Ah graffiti! That most visible of teenage expression on our streets and walls. Anyway, I can’t remember where I took this. It could be one of the side streets off St. Patrick’s Street, but that’s about as vague as “somewhere in Cork” to be honest. Typical Heineken banner flying in the background […]

King of beers

King of beers Crossing the street on St. Patrick’s Quay, Cork.

Guinness

Guinness Guinness, world famous stout brewed in Dublin, Ireland. It’s also the tipple every tourist to the country samples but I prefer beer myself! This is a sign on a pub on Bridge Street. It’s the one on the corner near Vibes and Scribes. What’s it called?

On dad’s shoulders

On dad’s shoulders A boy grins with delight after the St. Patrick’s Day Parade in Cork this year. And why wouldn’t he? He’s sitting tall over everyone else! Larry Tompkins bar is in the background. It was packed with the day’s crowd. PS. The May issue of Digital Journalist has been out for a few […]

Heatons Awaken Your Senses

Heatons Awaken Your Senses I jumped at the chance to make this photo when I saw the colour of the Heatons bag and the Super Valu advert on the bus shelter. Only later did I notice just how well the red or wine colours match! Is there a subtle marketing ploy at play here?

Barratts on Patrick’s Street

Barratts on Patrick’s Street A young man enjoying the sun on a warm September afternoon on Cork’s main thoroughfare, St. Patrick’s Street, or Panna as it’s sometimes known locally. That’s probably an iPod he’s listening to isn’t it? Barratts shoe shop is in the background. The side of that shop is visible in Walk This […]

Boy all alone

Boy all alone A little boy sits on the ground near some bikes while all around people talk and enjoy the day. This was taken at the Midleton Food and Drink Festival last year. In the last 3 weeks I’ve worked on perhaps 3 photos, but luckily I had another 50 prepared to tide me […]