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Swan and Young

A mother swan and her young offspring. There was a lovely sunset causing a deep red reflection in the water. The mother swan was very protective and aggressive and reared up and spat at me a moment after I took this shot! Edit: This photo is hosted on Zoomr! Thomas Hawk is appealing to the […]

Bonfire Night

Bonfire Night It was Bonfire Night in Cork yesterday. It’s celebrated on St. John’s Eve and there have been bonfires lit in Cork for as long as I remember. Not all parts of the country celebrate the night, and I heard on the radio 2 days ago that there may be a by-law passed in […]

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.

Smoke Over Cork City

Smoke Over Cork City Smoke Over Cork City A long trail of smoke was visible over Cork City and surrounding countryside this evening as a fire raged in the scrap metal yard in Dublin Hill. Jacinta and I had been down in Monkstown at her sister’s house where we enjoyed a great bbq cooked by […]

Fixing up the Apple Store

Fixing up the Apple Store Workers pictured in the Apple Store Magnificent Mile, Chicago. The top of the image is the front and side of the store. This is the store in which I was asked not take photos in 2003!

Get There, Go Anywhere

Get There, Go Anywhere Bicycle locked up and bus arriving on the Grand Parade a few nights ago. It’s been quite a while since I used either forms of transport. What caught your eye first about this image? The poster, the foreground or the bus?

Queen’s Old Castle

Queen’s Old Castle After yesterday’s shot I decided to take a photo of the Virgin Megastore which now occupies the site of the old Queen’s Old Castle Shopping Center. Off to the left is the entrance to Argos. No misleading titles today! Shot was taken with the camera lying on the ground and I can […]

The Cones See All

The Cones See All What do you do if you have 5 minutes to kill on a dark Wednesday evening? Get out the camera and shoot long exposure traffic shots!

November Sunset

November Sunset Sunset over Garretstown last year.

Stop Go Where to Go?

Stop Go Where to Go? Rush-hour traffic in Cork is as bad as in any other city. I went the other way and took the back road to Blarney.

Maxol Petrol Station, Blarney

Maxol Petrol Station, Blarney This is the Maxol Petrol Station in Blarney. This is a long exposure shot and I just managed to get the Cork-Blarney bus in the frame!

Cobh Sunset

Cobh Sunset Pictured last Sunday evening as the sun set over Cork Harbour.

The Signs in Blarney

The Signs in Blarney The signs in Blarney always point towards a B&B! This bunch of signs do anyway. Right at the end of Station Road there’s a pole with signs to about a dozen B&Bs! If you ever need somewhere to stay in Blarney you shouldn’t have trouble finding accomodation! Link of the Day […]

Road Narrows

Road Narrows Taken in Monkstown, Co. Cork last night. Camera was handheld. I waited for a car to go past and with the camera set to AV mode and the flash on, I shot a 25 second exposure. I moved the camera from side to side to make the rear lights of the vehicle moreinteresting! […]

Welcome to 2006!

Welcome to 2006! It’s 2006 here in Ireland, and we’re celebrating in style! I can’t eat any more after dinner out in Aroma, a visit to a pub, an hour or two spent at a friend’s party and a visit to my brother Donal and Celine! Fireworks marking the end of the year in which […]