Mustang

mustang

Classic cars all parked up at Charles Fort near Kinsale, Co Cork and I had a ball shooting them. This beautiful blue Mustang was the first to go. The iconic name and good looks attracted quite a few onlookers.

Aperture ƒ/7.1
Camera Canon EOS 40D
Focal length 21mm
ISO 100
Shutter speed 1/100s

Toilets for the Aliens

Toilets for the Aliens

If aliens from outer space attack Youghal in Co Cork we know at least one building they won’t destroy. Odd looking characters featured on this sign for the public toilets near the beach.

Aperture ƒ/10
Camera Canon EOS 40D
Focal length 18mm
ISO 100
Shutter speed 1/250s

Timoleague Abbey and Graveyard

Timoleague Abbey and graveyard

Timoleague Abbey, in the town of the same name in Co Cork is an impressive building from the road. I must have driven (or been driven by my parents) past there hundreds of times over the years from childhood on but I don’t think I explored the Abbey ruins until about 3 or 4 years ago.

This is the graveyard surrounding the ruins, on a beautiful April afternoon last week. More on the Abbey here:

Timoleague abbey was founded by the franciscan order in 1240 A.D. The abbey was built on the site of a monastic settlement founded by Saint Molaga in the 6th century. The villages name comes from the Irish for House of Molaga, Tigh Mologa.The abbey was extended by Donal Glas McCarthy in 1312, and by Irish and Norman patrons in the 16th century. The monks were dispersed by the Reformation, but returned in 1604. In 1612 the abbey was sacked by English soldiers who also smashed all of the stained glass windows, but much of the significant architecture remains. The friars remained in the abbey until 1629.

Aperture ƒ/10
Camera Canon EOS 40D
Focal length 10mm
ISO 100
Shutter speed 1/200s

De Lorean DMC-12

de lorean

De Lorean, the 80’s Belfast car manufacturer became a household name after their car’s appearance in Back to the Future. The name is instantly recognisable to a whole generation of people. Unfortunately the De Lorean company had already folded before those films were released.

The car above is the De Lorean DMC-12, the only model the company built. It stopped in front of us while we were having a picnic and I heard a woman across the road saying, “That’s the Back to the Future car!”
Lots more to be found on the Wikipedia page on the car.

Shot in Timoleague, Co Cork about a week ago.

PS. new theme. I missed my sidebar!

Aperture ƒ/6.3
Camera Canon EOS 40D
Focal length 144mm
ISO 100
Shutter speed 1/160s