Irish photos

Reflections of the city

Reflections of the city Cork City Hall and the urban lighting on both sides of the River Lee are reflected in the water at night. I took this back in October 2006 when the Elysian hadn’t reached it’s glorious present day height. I venture to say that a photo of this scene now would feature […]

Conor Pass Hills and Clouds

Conor Pass Hills and Clouds This image broke my heart. I spent a long time trying to get the darkened sky layer and the brightened ground layer to merge nicely but I’m still not happy with it. This small web version looks almost ok but I can still see the offending bits that are wrong.

An Chead Bhailiu Eile

An Chead Bhailiu Eile A very old looking post box on South Main Street, Cork stands next to the brewery there. “An Chead Bhailiu Eile” and “Next Collection” are stamped just above the letter box, and both phrases are the same in Irish and English. Photos from Snapfish.ie were delivered today. Quality is quite good, […]

Little girl goes shopping

Little girl goes shopping A young girl on Patrick’s Street pushes her buggy with her mothercare bag. See the face she’s making? She means business!

Call of the evening

Call of the evening A bird atop the light outside my house calls into the glowing evening sky heralding the end of 2007. After walking Oscar I had to grab my camera and shoot the beautiful evening sky. The background was this colour, there’s no trickery here except a little vignetting and sharpening.

Trees on the Marina

Trees on the Marina The trees along the Marina in Blackrock, Cork are bare at the this time of year but the sun shone today as if it was the height of Summer. It was lovely, even with the biting wind. Shot from the grounds of Pairc Ui Chaoimh (no relation!) while out walking with […]

Scart Road

Scart Road Scart Road, or Bothar na Scairte in Bantry, Co. Cork. When you leave the wide open area near the harbour in Bantry you come across really steep hills to the east. I happened to walk that way pushing a buggy so I had to stop and catch my breath here before heading on […]

Old rope and boats

Old rope and boats Old rope on the quayside in Bantry Harbour, Co. Cork. I love the different textures in this image, and I knew I’d be happy with it in b/w!

Going Overboard

Going Overboard Bertie’s going overboard today, hopefully. As I write this Bertie Ahern is speaking and it sounds like a resignation speech. I haven’t heard an apology for lying under oath and deceiving the public yet however. Unfortunately we’re all going to forget this by the next election. Hopefully the other parties will make hay […]

How to send flowers to ladies

How to send flowers to ladies Obviously the gentlemen of Bantry are a polite and courteous bunch. While their women folk are in the public loo an enterprising soul will sell them flowers for their better half!

Ouvane River

Ouvane River The Ouvane River runs near Bantry in Co. Cork and in the distance is Carriganass Castle. The weather was terrible when I took this. Showers, cold, wind. How I suffer for my art!

No. 20, Bantry

No. 20, Bantry I walked around Bantry Town a bit snapping the local streets and this house appealed to me. I think I saw it in b/w and the lovely texture of the walls. It could also have been the hill and I wanted a small break from pushing the buggy around too of course.

The Lough Daffodils

The Lough Daffodils We walked around The Lough and wandered over to the daffodils growing by the footpath at one of the lake. That’s Sean Murphy in the background as he preps some of his equipment to take a shot. Probably my last photo from the Lough Photowalk!

Swans on The Lough

Swans on The Lough Swans swim past on The Lough in Cork City. This was one of the first photos I took at the recent photowalk there. Despite the clear blue sky and lovely light it was quite cold with a biting wind!

Three’s a crowd

Three’s a crowd Some of the swans at the Lough a few weeks ago during the photo walk. Got a few more shots from that session to post!