Landscape

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Cape Clear North Harbour

The north harbour in Cape Clear is the main harbour on the island. There’s a south harbour as well but there’s only a small beach there, and a long quayside where the occasional small boat ties up. To the left you can see the Club which is a small shop/cafe on the ground floor, while […]

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Allihies Countryside

The road to the beach at Allihies in West Cork branches in two a few miles from there. This was taken on the scenic route where the road comes out between two hills and you see this beautiful expanse of hills and grassland spread out before you. It’s quite a sight. My poor photo does […]

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The rolling hills of the Irish countryside

People come from far and wide to see the beautiful Irish countryside and it’s no wonder. There’s such a wide range of different scenery that you could spend many a day discovering new beauty spots. This was shot near Dunmanway in West Cork. If you look very carefully you can see the wind power generators […]

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Chicago on the river

Many cites live and depend on rivers and none more so than Chicago which went as far as to reverse the flow of the Chicago River! Wikipedia has more of course. The observant visitor will notice the twin towers of Marina City in the photo above, and possibly recognise the distinctive bridge from the latest […]

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A touch of colour

A slightly different version of yesteryday’s black and white shot of the River Lee. Which one do you prefer? Aperture ƒ/7.1 Camera Canon EOS 20D Focal length 10mm ISO 100 Shutter speed 1/125s

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The river in black and white

The River Lee in Cork shot from the Nano Nagle Bridge (erected in 1985 to commemorate Cork’s 800th birthday). Far off in the distance is Holy Trinity Church as well as Parliament Bridge. That ugly building on the right is where the IDA have their offices. What an eye sore. Another version of this shot […]

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Windswept Cliff

Rough grass clings to the headland near Mizen Head in West Cork as waves crash on the cliffs far below. On the day I took this it was a lovely warm, sunny day, but I Love the effect black and white has on this scene. It sends a chill through me looking at it, especially […]

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The faraway hills of Arizona

When I’d look out on the desert landscape and watch the sun soak away as night fell I was always reminded of Terry Pratchett’s description of sunrise on Discworld where the sunlight slowly filled in all the dark parts of the landscape. Aperture ƒ/6.3 Camera Canon EOS 20D Focal length 200mm ISO 100 Shutter speed […]

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No moo room

Cows gather in the shed against the howling wind and cold at Allihies. No room for any more though! Aperture ƒ/4.5 Camera Canon EOS 20D Focal length 22mm ISO 100 Shutter speed 1/30s

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An Fear Marbh san uisce

An Fear Marbh, or “The Dead Man” in English lies off the coast of Co. Kerry. I posted another photo of the island taken on the same night as this one here, but it was such a beautiful evening I took quite a few shots! Aperture ƒ/11 Camera Canon EOS 20D Focal length 33mm ISO […]

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Empty road on Slea Head

An empty road curves around Slea Head, Co. Kerry on a beautiful September day in 2006. Aperture ƒ/11 Camera Canon EOS 20D Focal length 18mm ISO 100 Shutter speed 1/320s

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The rebel flag in Ballycotton

The Cork County colours fly on the quay at Ballycotton Harbour in Co. Cork in 2006. I’ve been looking at this image for so long I’m almost certain I must have uploaded it but it’s been sitting in my output folder for all this time! Aperture ƒ/14 Camera Canon EOS 20D Focal length 10mm ISO […]

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A Rainbow over Cobh

A rainbow brightens up the dark clouds threatening Cobh in Co. Cork in late 2006. You can see Cobh Cathedral in the background, and I’d swear the boats in the foreground are still there in the same position all these years later .. Aperture ƒ/7.1 Camera Canon EOS 20D Focal length 10mm ISO 200 Shutter […]

Sheep in a Kerry field

Sheep in a Kerry field Wooah, digging into the archives here. This was shot in September 2006 while on holiday in Dingle. It’s a field on Slea Head at the tip of the Dingle Peninsula. It’s hard to see in the web version but I love the brooding clouds in the large image!

Conor Pass Hills and Clouds

Conor Pass Hills and Clouds This image broke my heart. I spent a long time trying to get the darkened sky layer and the brightened ground layer to merge nicely but I’m still not happy with it. This small web version looks almost ok but I can still see the offending bits that are wrong.