Ireland

The Old Rocking Chair

The Old Rocking Chair

Old? Probably not. A quite new rocking chair outside a shop in Killrush, Co Clare back in April 2009. Photographed while we were on holiday and we were lucky to have a beautiful day. Unfortunately not every day was good but we made the best of it! Aperture ƒ/5.6 Camera Canon EOS 40D Focal length […]

One Eye Oscar

One Eye Oscar!

Shih Tzu dogs need a lot of grooming and Oscar is no exception. This is him in the snow on Christmas Day last year. Good thing he had all that fur as it was freezing! Aperture ƒ/10 Camera Canon EOS 40D Focal length 88mm ISO 400 Shutter speed 1/320s

Ice cream in Kinsale

Ice Cream in Kinsale

A man enjoying his ice cream in Kinsale on a very sunny July day last year. Aperture ƒ/8 Camera Canon EOS 20D Focal length 200mm ISO 100 Shutter speed 1/320s

Hold Her Steady

Hold Her Steady

A ship tied up at the quay in Kinsale, Co. Cork last year. The vessel was mostly deserted but we saw revellers boarding it regularly, walking around the deck and then off again! Aperture ƒ/4 Camera Canon EOS 40D Focal length 10mm ISO 100 Shutter speed 1.3s

rizla

Rizla

The wrapper of a Rizla rolling papers packet lies on the ground behind a pub in an East Cork town I can’t remember the name of right now. More on the Wikipedia page of course. Aperture ƒ/10 Camera Canon EOS 40D Focal length 10mm ISO 100 Shutter speed 1/200s

Bags of Fun

Bags of Fun

Bags of fun to be had at Pipers in Crosshaven, Co Cork. Aperture ƒ/4.5 Camera Canon EOS 40D Focal length 33mm ISO 400 Shutter speed 1/1600s

Romanes Eunt Domus

Romanes Eunt Domus

Romans go home! No! It’s “Romani ite Domum”! Ah, the Life of Brian. What a film. Great fun that was. At a military show in Cork City Gaol last year we saw a display of Roman Legions fighting and a small history lesson in the life and times back then. It was a fascinating display […]

A Cup

A Cup among the the rocks

The smooth uniform texture of a cup contrasted with the rough and weathered stones of a wall on Cape Clear Island. Somewhere near where I took the previous shot I saw this cup at the side of the road and was struck by the oddness of it’s placement. Aperture ƒ/8 Camera Canon EOS 40D Focal […]

Cape Clear Road

Cape Clear Road

A view of the main road on Cape Clear Island, a small island off the coast of west Cork. I’ve walked this road many times but never noticed that you can see the Baltimore Beacon from here until I took this photo… Aperture ƒ/7.1 Camera Canon EOS 40D Focal length 200mm ISO 100 Shutter speed […]

Old Shed in Camden Fort

Old Shed in Camden Fort

Camden Fort near Crosshaven in Co Cork was part of a photowalk last Sunday and we visited Spike Island on Saturday, it was great visiting such historical sites. We were so lucky with the weather as the rain stayed off and Camden Fort on Sunday was bathed in strong sunlight! Both sites are still being […]

The white sands of Cuminole

The white sands of Cuminole

The white sands of Cuminole Strand glisten on a lovely June day in 2009. This photo almost makes me want to reach out and tilt it as my eyes are drawn to the curve of the land… Aperture ƒ/8 Camera Canon EOS 40D Focal length 20mm ISO 100 Shutter speed 1/60s

Walk and Talk

Walk and Talk

Kinsale, on a very hot day in 2008. Aperture ƒ/8 Camera Canon EOS 20D Focal length 200mm ISO 100 Shutter speed 1/250s

Seipeal an treo seo

Seipeal an treo seo

Church is this direction. A sign points towards the Catholic church on Cape Clear Island, off the coast of Co Cork, Ireland. After taking photos with the “Retro Camera” app on my phone in square format I decided I’d try the same with my DSLR photos. I copied my “copyright frame” script (for the GIMP) […]

Weird World

Weird World

Sometimes your world is just a little off kilter and not completely level. Photo of St. Patrick’s Street, Cork taken back in January this year. You know that a photo is of an often photographed subject when WordPress has all the tags required for it in the “most used tags” section of the Write screen… […]

Eagle Owl

The Eagle Owl is Watching

An eagle owl at Fota Wildlife Park watches us human visitors with careful, observant eyes. Watching this bird and the others the trainers had was an awe inspiring experience. I’m glad I took my 75-300mm telephoto lens! Aperture ƒ/5.6 Camera Canon EOS 40D Focal length 300mm ISO 100 Shutter speed 1/500s