Houses

Gateway to old homes

Gateway to old homes If you walk along the Mardyke in Cork you’re sure to have spotted this green area nestled in off the main road. Does anyone know anything about it? PS. Here is where this is. Google Maps don’t have it on their map, but you can make out the green area in […]

Grand Parade on the Lee

Grand Parade on the Lee This is the Grand Parade in Cork, from across the River Lee on Sullivan’s Quay. It was the graffiti on the river wall, “Tek”, that prompted me to shoot this image and I like how it came out. It does lose something in this resized version because of the distant […]

Clouds over Dingle

Clouds over Dingle Clouds floated by on a glorious September afternoon in Dingle, Co. Kerry. Tourists relaxed on seating on the waterfront. I just love clouds and wide angle shots!

No Entry to Tuckey Street

No Entry to Tucky Street Tuckey Street is a one way street that joins The Grand Parade with South Main Street in Cork. In typical Irish fashion, the one-way has been reversed over the last few years and anyway, the road works on The Grand Parade make getting onto the street a bit more difficult […]

Expectation

Expectation Car drivers rev their engines in anticipation of the lights changing at a busy junction. This is the junction of Bridge Street, Patrick’s Quay, and Patrick’s Bridge in Cork. This photo was taken from the far left of Yellow Boxes. Patrick’s Hill is visible in background as you follow the road up the incline. […]

The broom at 187

The broom at 187 Walking through the urban environment the seemingly normal assortment of rubbish or objects can make an image that bit more interesting. This was taken in August, but guess who forgot to bring in the Christmas lights? Oh yes, a small tip if you’re adding noise to an image. You’ll need to […]

Corrugated Prison Roof

Corrugated Prison Roof Visitors to Alcatraz Island walk about on the broad path up to the main prison building. Some of the buildings on the island are in a bad state of repair, lacking everything but the brick walls that stand like a whitewashed skeletons. This building is about halfway up the hill and in […]

Cobh at sunset

Cobh at sunset The tide is out in Cobh, Co. Cork while the sun sets in the west casting an orange glow over the water and boats in the harbour. Method This required some work to expose properly. The sky is bright while the harbour, houses and landscape are in shadow. Out with the layers, […]

The little red door

The little red door A small house is stuck between two larger buildings in Dingle, Co. Kerry. I’m not sure what caught my eye in the first place but I think it was the red door. Shot on a wet morning that brightened up after an hour of intense rain.

White and Red

White and Red Tourists in the town of Dingle walk along a street in late September. I love the contrast between white and red and yet the two houses mirror each other in other ways. This was another entry in the Mallow Camera Club’s Patterns Around Us competition.

The lone daisy

The lone daisy A solitary daisy grows in front of a small house in Fountainstown. This was an interesting photo for me to take. I spotted the daisy while walking out the road but I didn’t stop to shoot it until returning. I’m glad I remembered it! I’m really happy with the way this came […]

Steps down to the river

Steps down to the river Steps lead down to the River Lee in Cork City. Railing stops people going down them but in times past fishermen and other boat users hauled goods up these steps onto the quays. This was taken a few yards up the quay from a previous shot. Technique: To increase the […]

The Mills Inn

The Mills Inn The Mills Inn, just outside Baile Bhuirne in the Gaeltacht of Mhúscraí, Co. Cork. We stopped here for a meal on the way to Dingle and I must say, it was great! Their website has a lot more to say about what they offer and information about the beautiful surrounding countryside. Baile […]

Tourquoise Doors

Tourquoise Doors Turquoise doors in Courtmacsherry, Co. Cork, Ireland. The owners made some effort to grow plants in their front yard and I really love the doors! Later .. Jacinta and I went to see the Midleton Food and Drink Festival and besides buying a few cakes and lovely hotdogs I went to see the […]

Selection of Gardening Equipment

Selection of Gardening Equipment Side view of a hardware and tool shop on the corner of North Main Street and Kyle Street.