Nature

The Boats of Bantry

The Boats of Bantry Boats tied up at the quay in Bantry two weeks ago. Bantry was once criss-crossed with waterways like Venice is today but those are long gone. The sea is still an important part of the culture of the town. If you’re interested in the history of the region, here’s a page […]

Sunset at Drake’s Pool

Sunset at Drake’s Pool We took Oscar and ourselves for a walk in Drake’s Pool last Sunday. We arranged to meet Donal and Celine there. While the girls enjoyed a leisurely walk, us guys trailed after them making photos of everything! Drake’s Pool is just outside Crosshaven, and is named for Sir Francis Drake.

Please Recycle

Please Recycle Empty beer can on the rocky beach at Church Bay, Co. Cork.

Oscar in the grass

Oscar in the grass Oscar sitting patiently for us while we finished a bbq at my sister-in-law’s house! This required quite a bit of work because I had to clone out his lead, 3 garden chairs and the side of the bbq. Is it obvious where? Buy this as a print from $16.58

Rock Landscape

Rock Landscape Limpits cling tightly to a rock in Church Bay.

The Swan Gang

The Swan Gang Tough looking swans gather for bread at the Lough in Cork for bread. The problem with shooting dangerous wildlife with a wideangle lens is that unless you stick the camera in their faces nobody will believe you were risking life and limb by leaning down right next to them when shooting. Well, […]

Clinging Flowers

Clinging Flowers Flowers cling to the rocks in Church Bay, Co. Cork. Post processing: curves, channel mixer, blurred layer and layer mask, lomo and unsharp mask.

Purple Flowers

Purple Flowers Purple flowers that crept into my garden from next door. I’m not complaining because they’re very pretty! Buy This Image

Old Rope

Old Rope Old rope tied to a rusty old screw embedded in weather beaten mortar at Church Bay near Crosshaven. I used to dive off this rock about 10 years ago, mind you the tide was in whenever I did!

West Cork Landscape

West Cork Landscape The beautiful countryside north-east of Dunmanway in West Cork.

Bovine bodyguard

Bovine bodyguard Three cattle watch as we passed their field. “Is that a bull on the left?” says the city boy.

Mr. Ed

Mr. Ed Well, maybe he doesn’t talk, but this horse sure eats a lot!

Cobh Boats

Cobh Boats I would hazard a guess that these boats are a semi-permanent feature of the Cobh seafront as they’re berthed there each time I have visited! I love the cobbles of the slipway, and the way the water catches theevening light. Looks like I’m not the only photoblogger to visit Lanzarote recently!

Oscar

Oscar In a few days time we’re adopting this little ball of fur and we’re going to name him Oscar! There’s an adorable King Charles Spaniel asleep in the background, but as you can see, both are unconcerned that a crazy cousin with a camera is making this shot!

Blarney Rabbit

Blarney Rabbit Another shot of the lovely little rabbit before I cut the grass. The grass has grown back with a vengance already so it will need cutting again! We’re Back! Lanzarote was amazing and I have several hundred photos and a few are probably good enough to post!