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Lady on the phone

Lady on the phone Sometimes you’ll take a photo and think it’s not great. Occasionally you’ll spot a photo within the photo. I was attempting to photograph two lads walking down the street but when I saw the resulting image they were blurred by motion and out of focus. A closer look later showed this […]

Road Narrows

Road Narrows Taken in Monkstown, Co. Cork last night. Camera was handheld. I waited for a car to go past and with the camera set to AV mode and the flash on, I shot a 25 second exposure. I moved the camera from side to side to make the rear lights of the vehicle moreinteresting! […]

Swans in darkness

Swans in darkness Swans pictured at The Lough last night.

Santa’s on his way!

Santa’s on his way! Tonight Santa visits as the Christian world celebrates the birth of Jesus over 2000 years ago.

Christmas Goods For Sale

Christmas Goods For Sale At Blackpool shopping center there was a charity event for the Belarussian Orphanage Project. A band played inside and just inside the main doors they were selling Christmas cards and small gifts. Not sure if I should have left this as a colour image but I think as a character study […]

Wet Day Shopping

Wet Day Shopping Couple walking along Patricks Street Cork on Saturday.

A Very Keane Santa

A Very Keane Santa Santa gets everywhere these days, especially wherever there’s a buck to be made!

Red Sky At Night

Red Sky At Night Red sky after a beautiful sunset in Garrettstown last Sunday. The original high-res version is even better!

Bird on Ground

Bird on Ground What kind of bird is this? Around a dozen congregate around our bird feeders, dive to the ground and bath in the bowl of water below, and even fight over how gets to have a bath or a feed sometimes!

Arrggghhhh!

Arrggghhhh! Young boy admiring the graffitti on a van. The van was used to transport ramps and tools for the skateboarders in Emmett Square, Cork.

Chatting and Shopping

Chatting and Shopping Two girls pictured on Patricks Street, October 1st 2005. This is one of the US photos I forgot to post! Minor US trivia: It was mislabeled in the US book as Sharing.

Crowded Cork

Crowded Cork Patricks Street, Cork. October 1st 2005 This is one of the US photos I forgot to post!

Black & White Recipes

Here’s a long list of channel mixer settings to emulate various black & white films. I used the high contrast setting for the photo below but the different types of film create interesting effects. It’s worth checking them out, but don’t get hung up on them – one setting will suit one particular type of […]

Bird Feeding

Bird Feeding

He’s late!

He’s late!