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World Book Day Singer (4/4)

World Book Day Singer (4/4) Makes a statement doesn’t he? He was great fun to watch and listen to! Fourth shot in this series of World Book Day Photos.

World Book Day Singer (3/4)

World Book Day Singer (3/4) Serenading a passer by. Some women loved it, others got a fit of the giggles and some ran away! Third shot in this series of World Book Day Photos.

World Book Day Singer (2/4)

World Book Day Singer (2/4) “I’m a show boy” – he certainly is! Second shot in this series of World Book Day Photos.

World Book Day Singer (1/4)

World Book Day Singer (1/4) Cork celebrated World Book Day a little late but it didn’t stop the organisers putting on a great show! This gentleman performed for the crowds outside the City Library and attempted to serenade many of the females who walked past. This is what the street entertainer in yesterday’s picture was […]

Tom Murphy Men’s Wear

Tom Murphy Men’s Wear Dermot Fagan with a selection of waist coats We returned my wedding suit yesterday to Tom Murphy Men’s Wear and Dress Hire Service. Irish people love to complain about the shoddy service they receive when shopping but rarely do they shout about a great shopping experience when helpful and enthusiastic staff […]

Photographer’s Rights in Ireland

Digital Rights Ireland have published a post about the rights of photographers in our fair isle. It’s a detailed post that shows some of the differences between the rights a photographer might expect here and abroad. I find it troubling that the Minister for Justice says “that the private interactions of a person – even […]

Tithe Eireannacha

Tithe Eireannacha Nestled in between the city centre of Cork and Blackrock lies an old and historic part of Cork City. Albert Road and Hibernian Buildings are only two streets in this area and should be familiar to anyone on the south side of the city. Welcome everyone from tportal.hr and htnet.hr! Can someone translate […]

46 stars and lots of stripes

46 stars and lots of stripes How long ago was the United States made up of 46 states? According to this site it was 1908! This flag may date back to that time because it was brought back from there by my grandfather in 1929 or the early 1930′s. I must say thanks to my […]

American Bald Eagle

American Bald Eagle This bird, the American Bald Eagle, took my breath away when I saw it at the zoo. He looked so majestic and dignified, despite the fact that he was surrounded by bars in a large enclosure. The shot is at the extreme end of the Canon 75-300mm zoom and it’s a little […]

Starting Photography, Digital Workflow, Orphans and Amazing Zooming Images

Starting out in Photography A few weeks back, Tom asked me by email about starting out in photography as he recently bought a Canon 350D and started posting photos online! Some people are born with a talent and an eye for photography, but for the rest of us, practise makes perfect. Bring your camera with […]

The Canon 30D is finally here

This is a bit of a let down to be honest. The new 30D looks nothing like the leaked photo I found a while back. There are a couple of new features, most notably the bigger LCD screen, spot metering and a much bigger buffer but I don’t see any point in upgrading from my […]

Feed The Birds!

Feed The Birds! This was taken yesterday in my back garden. We had some beautiful light after a very dull start to the day and I took advantage of it. I used the Canon 75-300 IS lens but the bird feeder is about 3m away from my backdoor so I can’t get as close as […]

Get There, Go Anywhere

Get There, Go Anywhere Bicycle locked up and bus arriving on the Grand Parade a few nights ago. It’s been quite a while since I used either forms of transport. What caught your eye first about this image? The poster, the foreground or the bus?

I hate shopping

I hate shopping A child with a very bored expression in the middle of Christmas shopping!

Sunlit Web

Sunlit Web Sunlit Web On a foggy morning a web will sparkle in the ambient light because of the moisture in the air. I spent an inordinate amount of time crouched down shooting this dead bush!