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A pot of gold in the fields of Kerry

A pot of gold in the fields of Kerry

This is my desktop background. I love it! After Inch Strand on the way to Dingle in County Kerry the road gets very narrow and winds through the hills before coming down to sea level again. The picture above should be a familiar scene to anyone who has travelled that road! The day we drove […]

Light and cloud on the Atlantic

Light and cloud on the Atlantic

Clouds over the Atlantic off Slea Head play with the light beams hitting the water. Aperture ƒ/11 Camera Canon EOS 40D Focal length 10mm ISO 100 Shutter speed 1/250s

St Mary’s Cathedral, Killarney

St Mary’s Cathedral, Killarney in the background. We walked around the town a few weeks back but I didn’t have time to get down to the Cathedral this time. Still impressive, even from this distance. I wonder if “Tim O’Brien & Sons Furniture Carpets” is online anywhere?

Just Google It

Just Google It!

Einstein says you should use a search engine! Shot in Killarney, County Kerry. Aperture ƒ/3.5 Camera Canon EOS 40D Focal length 18mm ISO 800 Shutter speed 1/5s

Abandoned Dingle Trawler

Right on the pier in Dingle are two trawlers that are slowly falling to pieces. The one pictured above is severely burned, windows burned out and broken. Moss grows on the deck amid the rubbish. I can’t believe it’s still there. It was there last year when we visited, and may even have been there […]

Bike Park

The bike park on Patrick’s Street, Cork.

Director's Cut

Director’s Cut

First of all Virgin Megastore was sold off to Zavvi and shortly afterwards they had a liquidation sale and went under. Now Director’s Cut are in there and it’s a depressing store. There’s no piped music to liven the dead atmosphere, oh dear! Aperture ƒ/9 Camera Canon EOS 40D Focal length 33mm ISO 400 Shutter […]

Pub of the year for sale

Pub of the year for sale

The Woodford on Patrick’s Street Cork closed some time ago. Shame really as it was a nice pub. Aperture ƒ/7.1 Camera Canon EOS 40D Focal length 21mm ISO 400 Shutter speed 1/100s

Slea Head Statues

Slea Head Statues

There’s a statue of Christ and associated figures on the cross at the top of Slea Head in County Kerry. I’m not sure who erected them but they’re a prominent part of the headland there. More photos: 1, 2, 3. Aperture ƒ/10 Camera Canon EOS 40D Focal length 10mm ISO 100 Shutter speed 1/200s

Fencing out the Atlantic

A fence on the road on Slea Head in County Kerry. The waters of the Atlantic lie just beyond.

The Historic COD Ranch

The Historic C.O.D Ranch

The Historic C.O.D Ranch outside Oracle in Arizona where Automattic held a meetup in January 2008. Winter in the desert is mostly pleasant, during the day. At night it was freezing! Aperture ƒ/9 Camera Canon EOS 20D Focal length 22mm ISO 100 Shutter speed 1/125s

Straighten and Crop with the GIMP

One of the more awkward tasks to do in the GIMP is straightening horizons. You have to manually rotate the image using that tool which always seems to be fairly hit and miss. I had hoped that GIMP 2.6 would have the “draw a line and rotate” function that Bibblepro and I think Photoshop have […]

Old wood and yellow

Old Wood and Yellow

The gorgeous Autumn colours contrast with the dark and rough texture of the old wood of a fence. Shot in Quebec of course. Aperture ƒ/5 Camera Canon EOS 40D Focal length 10mm ISO 100 Shutter speed 1/50s

Fire Hydrant 3

Fire Hydrant #3

A lone hydrant sits on the edge of an empty field in Quebec, Canada. Last of the hydrant photos. Are you glad? Aperture ƒ/8 Camera Canon EOS 40D Focal length 18mm ISO 100 Shutter speed 1/160s

Fire Hydrant 2

Fire Hydrant #2

I shot this while showing Lloyd the A-DEP feature of his camera. Just down the road from our main meeting house. Aperture ƒ/6.3 Camera Canon EOS 40D Focal length 200mm ISO 100 Shutter speed 1/160s