Photography

Potted Flowers

Potted Flowers

Flowers in a garden centre, probably the one out in Inniscarra. In the new year I’m sorely tempted to change the posting frequency on this blog from daily to every third day. Blogging should bring pleasure and be a means of expressing oneself while stimulating your audience and improving oneself. I have so little time […]

Bantry Field

Bantry Field

A field in Bantry, County Cork. Way up in the hills surrounding the town. Aperture ƒ/10 Camera Canon EOS 20D Focal length 22mm ISO 200 Shutter speed 1/160s

Happy on the Köln

Happy on the Köln

A very happy crew member of the Köln when she docked in Cork in 2005. Now that I’ve archived my photo collection to DVD (only 41 DVDs for 2009 so far!) I’m converting RAW files to Jpeg to reduce the insane storage requirements of 179GB of data for 2009 alone. As an example, I squashed […]

Let the Flog Gas flow

Let The Flo Gas Flow!

Two Flo Gas gas cylinders sit inside the office of a derelict garage near Blarney. Aperture ƒ/3.5 Camera Canon EOS 20D Focal length 10mm ISO 200 Shutter speed 1/30s

Strong Shadows

Strong Shadows

Strong shadows in exceptionally bright sunlight in May 2008 in Blarney. Aperture ƒ/9 Camera Canon EOS 20D Focal length 10mm ISO 100 Shutter speed 1/200s

Thumbs up for Comandante João Belo

Members of the crew of the F480 Comandante João Belo as the ship was known in 2005. In 2008 it was sold to Uruguay, with official transfer on 8th April 2008, renamed ROU-01 URUGUAY.

In the Knows

In the Knows

An Alpaca stared intently at me while he munched on some straw in Blarney on Saturday. Aperture ƒ/1.8 Camera Canon EOS 40D Focal length 50mm ISO 100 Shutter speed 1/500s

The lone donkey

The Lone Donkey

The single solitary donkey huddled among the Alpacas yesterday in Blarney. Aperture ƒ/1.8 Camera Canon EOS 40D Focal length 50mm ISO 100 Shutter speed 1/250s

Alpacas know best

Alpacas know best

Several Alpacas were in Blarney earlier as part of a Bothar promotion to encourage people to support them. The animals, including one donkey, were a big hit with the kids. I only had my 50mm lens with me so no wide angle shots, but I did get a couple of nice ones. Aperture ƒ/8 Camera […]

Bars Bars Bars

Bars Bars Bars

Supporting bars criss cross the arm of a crane on Cork’s Docklands in 2005. Probably the same crane I posted a few days ago. Aperture ƒ/3.5 Camera Canon EOS 20D Focal length 24mm ISO 400 Shutter speed 1/2000s

Endangered Species

Endangered Species

Not so long ago these metal edifices defined the skyline in Cork and other Irish cities. They’re all gone in Cork now, but there’s still one left in Killarney, County Kerry. I hear tourists are taking photos of them now.. Aperture ƒ/13 Camera Canon EOS 40D Focal length 24mm ISO 400 Shutter speed 1/250s

F211 – Fregatte Köln

The Fregatte Köln docked in Cork Harbour in 2005. Glorious day for a photowalk!

Priestman

Priestman

Priestman are, or at least were, a brand of crane and excavator manufactured up until possibly the late 1990s. They have a long history according to this page. I found the logo above on a crane on the docks in Cork Harbour back in 2005. It’s probably still there! The Priestman story began when William […]

County Hall Deconstructed

County Hall Deconstructed

County Hall in Cork, as it was in 2005. Not so long ago it was flooded but it looks vaguely impressive when seen from certain viewpoints since the facelift it received in this photo. Shame it’s built on a flood plain. Aperture ƒ/22 Camera Canon EOS 20D Focal length 18mm ISO 200 Shutter speed 1/50s

Digging up Daunt Square

Digging up Daunt Square

Flash back to 2005 if you will. Ireland is in the grip of the Celtic Tiger boom. Cork is undergoing a transformation. The city’s streets were dug up and remolded with apparently improved drainage (didn’t help recently unfortunately) and the revamping of the city centre was in full swing. Here’s the construction on Daunt Square, […]