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snowy rooftops

Snowy Rooftops

This morning we woke up to the sight of snow falling. As it was still only 6am and dark outside the floodlight in the back garden picked out the falling snow beautifully. As it was still only 6am I was too tired/half asleep to go back upstairs to get my camera. Luckily it snowed later […]

Dan Lowrey's Tavern

Dan Lowrey’s Tavern

Dan Lowrey’s Tavern on Mc Curtain Street, scene of our brush with car trouble yesterday. It was a stroke of luck we found parking just outside this pub! I’d write more, but my head is stuffy, my sinuses are blocked and I’m feeling under the weather. Hope my car is repaired tomorrow! Aperture ƒ/4.5 Camera […]

Waiting for the AA

Waiting for the AA

I’m glad my wife Jacinta insisted we join AA Ireland. I’ve had over 15 years of almost trouble free driving (ok, the electrics in my Alfa 147 died once, but stopping and starting the engine fixed that, and it’s an Alfa Romeo, what do you expect?) but this morning as we drove into town and […]

Push the Car!

Push the Car!

A modified car is pushed down Pana by the driver’s friends and a helpful passerby. When the engine finally coughed into life the oversize exhaust pipe emitted a very loud roar and his friends jumped in and sped off. My wife Jacinta passed her driving test today. She drove us to the test center in […]

racist fools

Racist Fools

A sticker on a lamp post on Parliament Bridge in Cork encourages racists fools to follow their leader, with an image of Hitler blowing his brains out. Shot almost a month ago. Aperture ƒ/4 Camera Canon EOS 40D Focal length 21mm ISO 400 Shutter speed 1/30s

thumbs-up-on-pana

Thumbs up on Pana!

If you see a photographer on the street be sure to give him a big thumbs up, he’ll take a photo of you and publish it on the Internet! Aperture ƒ/3.5 Camera Canon EOS 40D Focal length 18mm ISO 400 Shutter speed 1/320s

Sale at Victoria's Secrets

Sale at Victoria’s Secret

Victoria’s Secret on Prince’s Street, Cork are having a sale! Get in there now! Actually, I’ve never been in there. With Valentine’s Day fast approaching (well, it’s only a month away but some shops are already advertising it), I wonder if they’ll have a brisk trade? Aperture ƒ/5.6 Camera Canon EOS 40D Focal length 88mm […]

Chains on the Quay

Chains on the Quay

Rusty chains lie unused on a quay in Sheep’s Head, Co Cork. Aperture ƒ/8 Camera Canon EOS 40D Focal length 59mm ISO 100 Shutter speed 1/160s

Lounge

Lounge

The door to the lounge in Cronin’s Pub in Crosshaven, Co Cork. Nice pub, had many a relaxing cup of tea there with the family after a walk around the town. Aperture ƒ/3.5 Camera Canon EOS 40D Focal length 18mm ISO 800 Shutter speed 1/5s

Bantry Garda Station

Bantry Garda Station

The Garda Station in Bantry Co Cork is quite a distinctive building, especially alongside the more traditional shops and houses of the town. Aperture ƒ/7.1 Camera Canon EOS 20D Focal length 12mm ISO 100 Shutter speed 1/160s

calor

Calor

Calor gas bottles sit on the quay in Baltimore Co Cork, waiting to be collected. I presume they’re empty or someone would have made off with them.. PS. One of my photos was used in Day 9 on photochallenge.org. Aperture ƒ/10 Camera Canon EOS 40D Focal length 10mm ISO 100 Shutter speed 1/125s

biosphere-2-blue

Biosphere 2 Blue

Biosphere 2 in Arizona on a cold day in January last year. Aperture ƒ/9 Camera Canon EOS 20D Focal length 10mm ISO 100 Shutter speed 1/200s

last-of-the-construction-workers

Last of the Construction Workers

Recession, recession, re… The R Word. Construction workers on the site of the new shopping center in Cork City on Patrick’s Street. I walked past this entrance a few times and the guy in the blue jumper was standing in the same place, watching me each time. Scary. Aperture ƒ/3.5 Camera Canon EOS 40D Focal […]

Style Living Eating

Style Living Eating

The construction site that is Dunnes Stores on Patrick’s Street. I wonder if the staff in Dorothy Perkins are bothered by the noise? PS. My brother Donal is Mr May in the Top Oil 2009 Calendar! Aperture ƒ/4.5 Camera Canon EOS 40D Focal length 10mm ISO 100 Shutter speed 1/50s

Innards of the Building

Innards of the Building

The old Dunnes Stores building on Patrick’s Street in Cork is keeping it’s old style and attractive front facade. Phew. I still think it’s odd how a building site juts out behind it though. PS. The nominations form for the Irish Blog Awards is now open. If you feel it deserves it, I’d be very […]