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Evening after the storm

The evening after the storm

Ireland has been lashed with some severe winds and storms over the last 2 weeks. There’s destruction in many locations around the coast and inland too but sometimes the storm abates and the sun shines between the clouds. Aperture ƒ/9 Camera Canon EOS 6D Focal length 47mm ISO 100 Shutter speed 1/200s

Ferris Wheel No 3

Ferris Wheel No. 3

And the last of the Ferris Wheel shots from about a week ago. I prefer to take photos and work on them rather than come up snappy titles and accompanying text for blog posts. Facebook, Flickr and social media sites have the advantage here where all you need to do is hit upload and you […]

Rapid Transport on the Ferris Wheel

Rapid Transport on the Ferris Wheel

Another shot of the ferris wheel in the Grand Parade, Cork from last weekend. As I said in my previous big wheel post it wasn’t moving all that fast. It just depends on how the photographer shoots it!

Blarney Castle in the Sun

Blarney Castle in the Sun

I walked around Blarney Castle this morning. It was around 2C and it felt it when I was in the shade but the rising sun was glorious and warmed the Castle in a lovely way.

Shandon Bells from Afar

Shandon Bells from Afar

The steeple of St. Anne’s Church towers over the surrounding streets as seen from Coburg Street, Cork last night. I laboured over this photo. I could not get the shade and colour of the houses in the middle-background right for quite a while. Sometimes it was too bright, or too blue, or too dark, or […]

London Eye

The London Eye

The London Eye as seen from below with my wide angle lens. It’s quite a sight to see but there are always long lines to ride it. Aperture ƒ/10 Camera Canon EOS 40D Focal length 10mm ISO 100 Shutter speed 1/200s

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 […]

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

No Hotel

No Hotel

Moore’s Hotel on Morrison’s Quay, a former hotel that is now up for rent. I’d never been in there when it was a hotel but did meet an interesting man who worked there. The woo was strong in that one! Edit: mouse over the image. Trying to do a before and after thing. Do you […]

Fort Camden Roof

Fort Camden Roof

Fort Camden, Crosshaven in Co Cork. August 2011 Aperture ƒ/16 Camera Canon EOS 40D Focal length 10mm ISO 400 Shutter speed 1/500s

Birds eye view

Bird’s eye view in London

A pigeon watching the passing pedestrians on a bridge near the London Eye in the United Kingdom. Aperture ƒ/6.3 Camera Canon EOS 40D Focal length 200mm ISO 100 Shutter speed 1/400s

All Aboard the London Eye

All Aboard the London Eye!

Another shot of the London Eye in the UK. One more to go! Aperture ƒ/6.3 Camera Canon EOS 40D Focal length 200mm ISO 100 Shutter speed 1/500s

The London Eye

The London Eye

While on my way to Iceland a few months ago I had about 10 hours to kill while in London. Thankfully John Godley collected me at the airport and gave me a quick tour of the city centre! I got loads of photos of the London Eye, here’s one of them. Aperture ƒ/11 Camera Canon […]

A peaceful tree in Iceland

A Peaceful Tree in Iceland

A tree wrapped in a woven covering with the peace sign on it in Reykjavik. Anyone know the story behind it? Aperture ƒ/10 Camera Canon EOS 40D Focal length 10mm ISO 400 Shutter speed 1/200s

Four points Cadiz

Four Points Cadiz

Cadiz is a city and port in the Iberian Peninsula in Spain. The centre of the city is filled with old alleys and narrow streets. Here’s I shot straight upwards at the junction of 4 such alleys, I think it was here near the local cathedral. Many years ago I took a similar photo of […]