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Reykjavik Trawler

Reykjavik Trawler

A trawler leaves port in Reykjavik, Iceland last year while I was there on a Polldaddy meetup. As you read this now I’m in a much warmer part of the world on another meetup! Iceland was great to visit. It was cold there of course but we weren’t there in the dead of winter so […]

Traffic in Marrakesh

Four legged Traffic in Marrakesh

I’m here in Marrakesh, Morocco with the rest of Polldaddy for a week. This photo of a man on a donkey and cart was taken on the streets of the medina during a lull in traffic. After driving here I’m quite certain you could handle driving anywhere as buses, cars, vans, motorbikes and bicycles jostle […]

the snail seller

El Puerto de Santa Maria: The snail seller

Anyone for snails or should I say escargot? A man selling snails wasn’t doing much business when we walked by in El Puerto de Santa Maria in Spain last March. I wasn’t going to sample any of his produce, have you tried snails? What do they taste of? There’s a really interesting page on escargot […]

To Kiss the Blarney Stone

To Kiss the Blarney Stone

If you ever wondered where the Blarney Stone was just look up. This shot was taken from a balcony looking into the exposed interior of Blarney Castle. The people at the top of the building are standing around the Blarney Stone and it looks like there’s one brave soul yet to perform the deed. The […]

The Beatles, John Lennon and Action Figures

The Beatles, John Lennon and Action Figures

We visited the Mother Jones Flea Market a few weeks ago and it was a treasure trove of old and sort of old stuff. Pictured here are some action figures, a book on the Beatles and a poster of John Lennon hiding away in a corner of one display. Appropriate as we’re going to see […]

Barren and Snow

Barren and Snow

This private road up to Blarney Castle was covered in snow, the trees were bare and every inch of grass wore the familiar white coat of a recent snow fall. Taken yesterday morning while the snow fell. It’s -3C here in Blarney this morning and feels even colder! Brrrrr Aperture ƒ/5 Camera Canon EOS 40D […]

Blarney in the Snow

Blarney in the Snow

It started to snow this morning in Blarney shortly after 6:30am and it has snowed continually for the last few hours. There’s a nice white coat on the grass and trees but the roads have turned to slush making them somewhat treacherous. They’ll be a lot worse if the snow freezes so I hope it […]

Helter Skelter

Helter Skelter

Helter Skelter on The Grand Parade, Cork during the month of December, 2012. Aperture ƒ/5.6 Camera Canon EOS 40D Focal length 21mm ISO 400 Shutter speed 1/60s

Telecom Club

Telecom Club

The Telecom Club on McCurtain Street, Cork. Telecom Éireann was the state telecoms monopoly until other companies came into the country some years ago but in it’s current state, Éircom, they still own most (all?) the copper phone lines that go into homes here. I’m not sure of the history of the Telecom Club in […]

Water Tyre near Inchigeelagh

Water Tyre near Inchigeelagh

Inchigeelagh, Cork, Ireland. June 2012. After a trip to Gougane Barra where I photographed the usual suspects we stopped in Inchigeelagh and took a walk by the river. Near the end of the walk this tyre hangs from a tree into the river where I presume kids jumped into the water when the weather is […]

Glassey Bright Reindeer

Glassey Bright Reindeer

Part of the Christmas display in Bishop Lucey Park, Cork. The covered over the decorated the fountain in the park. Beautiful. Huge crowds going there every night from what I saw. Aperture ƒ/4 Camera Canon EOS 40D Focal length 21mm ISO 500 Shutter speed 1/25s

I enjoy reading

I enjoy reading

A man reading in the first floor window of a building on MacCurtain Street, Cork. May 13th, 2012. Aperture ƒ/6.3 Camera Canon EOS 40D Focal length 200mm ISO 800 Shutter speed 1/80s

Christmas on Panna

Christmas on Panna

Christmas is upon us again and the lights and decorations are going up around the city. This is on Patrick’s Street, Cork a few days ago when we wandered around. Aperture ƒ/20 Camera Canon EOS 40D Focal length 21mm ISO 125 Shutter speed 4s

the fiery sky

The Fiery Sky

The Sun shone on the underside of the clouds this morning, lighting them up in a blaze of glory. Moments later the gloom had settled in, the Sun disappeared and an hour later the rain had started. Ah well. Aperture ƒ/5 Camera Canon EOS 40D Focal length 180mm ISO 100 Shutter speed 1/100s

Foggy Sunlight

Foggy Sunlight

Fog covers the village of Blarney at the merest hint of a calm chilly morning and today was no exception. These are the trees across the road from my son’s school. Aperture ƒ/11 Camera Canon EOS 40D Focal length 40mm ISO 100 Shutter speed 1/250s