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Wait For Me!

A pigeon in Cork, somewhere. I’m in Quebec. It’s raining a bit but hopefully I’ll get out this morning for a look around. Luggage still hasn’t arrived, but someone rang at 2am to say it would be delivered here. Yay.

Wet, shiny stones

Wet, shiny stones

The outgoing tide on Fountainstown Beach leaves behind wet stones and seaweed as it retreats. This is a long exposure shot of one second with my camera resting on one of those rocks! By the time you read this I’ll be on a plane, in the air most likely, or waiting for a connection in […]

Around by St. Lukes

Around by St. Luke’s

A white van rounds the corner at St. Luke’s Church at St Luke’s Cross in Cork. Taken on the photowalk a few weeks back. Aperture ƒ/5.6 Camera Canon EOS 40D Focal length 10mm ISO 100 Shutter speed 1/60s

Corned Brisket

One of the many butchers in The English Market. I’ve had brisket a few times, but only ever in the USA. Doesn’t seem to be a popular cut of meat here. Taken on the World Wide Photowalk on July 18th.

South Mall

Parked Cars on South Mall

Cars parked on South Mall, Cork. The financial district of the city. Aperture ƒ/5.6 Camera Canon EOS 40D Focal length 18mm ISO 100 Shutter speed 1/80s

Pairc Ui Chaoimh

Páirc Uí Chaoimh

Páirc Uí Chaoimh in Blackrock, Cork. It’s named after Pádraig Ó Caoimh (no relation), “a native of Roscommon, this War of Independence veteran became secretary of the Cork County Board at 21, and he began a 35-year stint as General-Secretary of the GAA barely a decade later”(ref) Michael Jackson and U2 have both played here […]

St Patrick and the Volkswagen

St Patrick and the Volkswagen

A Volkswagen Beetle parked across the road from St. Patrick’s Catholic Church on the Lower Glanmire Road in Cork. The church was built in 1840. The car, not so old. Shot on the recent photowalk in the city. Aperture ƒ/11 Camera Canon EOS 40D Focal length 18mm ISO 400 Shutter speed 1/320s

Blarney Sunrise

Blarney Sunrise

Sunrise, as seen from my home office here in Blarney about 3 weeks ago. The weather was great in September. Much better than it was in August. Aperture ƒ/3.5 Camera Canon EOS 40D Focal length 18mm ISO 100 Shutter speed 1/30s

North Cathedral Framed

North Cathedral Framed

The North Cathedral, Cork as seen from a window of St. Anne’s Tower or Shandon Bells. Aperture ƒ/11 Camera Canon EOS 40D Focal length 10mm ISO 400 Shutter speed 1/250s

Good night?

Good night?

No matter what state the economy, the pubs are still full and there’s plenty of drinking. Aperture ƒ/6.3 Camera Canon EOS 40D Focal length 200mm ISO 100 Shutter speed 1/320s

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Cobh in Black and White

A dump of the b/w images I shot in Cobh over the weekend. It was a strictly “stroll around and do nothing” day (so sorry Conor for not calling in!) as Adam was being minded by my sister. As I said a few days ago, I shot everything in black and white and I’m pleased […]

Patricks Hill Cat

Patrick’s Hill Cat

A white cat that lives at the top of Patrick’s Hill, taken very near to where this was taken many years before. Lots more Life photos of Cork too. Many of recognisable locations. Aperture ƒ/6.3 Camera Canon EOS 40D Focal length 200mm ISO 100 Shutter speed 1/125s

Hedges and Fields

The view from a friend’s new bungalow near Kinsale in County Cork.

Five to Twelve

Five to Twelve

It’s almost noon and I’m at the top of Patrick’s Hill taking photos of the Northside of Cork City. Pictured is St. Anne’s in the foreground, the County Hall in the background and lots in between! Didn’t have time to work on any shots from yesterday. Too much to do. Aperture ƒ/6.3 Camera Canon EOS […]

Soiree

–noun an evening party or social gathering, esp. one held for a particular purpose: a musical soiree. (source) The first time I heard anyone use the word “soiree” was when my wife’s friend spoke about organising a party at her home. My wife uses it too. Must be posh, I married well! Today I decided […]