Posts Tagged: Photos

Blarney Half Marathon 2008

The annual Blarney Half Marathon ran through the village and surrounding countryside yesterday. Here’s a gallery of shots I took while walking the dog. A light drizzle of rain soaked everyone, and hurried my steps home and back to the warmth. The weather was much nicer last year!


Aperture ƒ/8
Camera Canon EOS 40D
Focal length 21mm
ISO 400
Shutter speed 1/125s

Tullagh Cemetery at Sunset

Tullagh Cemetery at Sunset

Tullagh Cemetery in Baltimore, Co Cork, Ireland is just a field away from the excellent Casey’s Hotel where we spent the last week. I went down there one evening to shoot a couple of half capsized trawlers in the bay when I turned around and saw some of the headstones silhouetted against the setting sun.

I went searching online and found that 3 Commonwealth burials of the 1914-1918 war were in this graveyard.

Aperture ƒ/11
Camera Canon EOS 40D
Focal length 59mm
ISO 100
Shutter speed 1/640s

Burned out car

Burned out car

A burned out car lies upside down next to the river in Inniscarra, Co Cork. I wonder if it’s still there?

Aperture ƒ/5
Camera Canon EOS 20D
Focal length 10mm
ISO 100
Shutter speed 1/60s

Eddie Rocket’s

Eddie Rocket's

Eddie Rocket’s in Blackpool, Cork. I haven’t eaten here. The last time I did was in Galway at a Linux thing, probably in the late 90’s when all I remember was that it was overpriced. Still the same?

Aperture ƒ/9
Camera Canon EOS 20D
Focal length 125mm
ISO 400
Shutter speed 1/320s

Sorry, No Vacancies

Sorry, No Vacancies

A small sign in the window of a small B&B in Kinsale a few weeks ago. Business must be good, despite the downturn.

Aperture ƒ/7.1
Camera Canon EOS 20D
Focal length 88mm
ISO 100
Shutter speed 1/125s

McCarthy’s Bar

McCarthy's Bar

Pete McCarthy wrote a great book called, McCarthy’s Bar: A Journey of Discovery In Ireland which I and my wife have both read through and enjoyed immensely. Unfortunately Pete died in 2004 after being diagnosed with cancer but this book and his second are well worth reading.

I just noticed the discrepancy between the spelling of this bar in Castletownbere, and the photo of it on the front of book. I wonder if they had someone modify the image?

Aperture ƒ/5.6
Camera Canon EOS 20D
Focal length 10mm
ISO 100
Shutter speed 1/100s

Tour of Ireland Crowds

Tour of Ireland Crowds

Some of the crowds who gathered for the Tour of Ireland as it passed through Blarney in Co. Cork.

Aperture ƒ/8
Camera Canon EOS 40D
Focal length 88mm
ISO 100
Shutter speed 1/160s

Tour of Ireland Stragglers

Tour of Ireland Stragglers

Some of the final riders who passed through Blarney during the Tour of Ireland race last week.

Aperture ƒ/8
Camera Canon EOS 40D
Focal length 33mm
ISO 100
Shutter speed 1/100s

Behind the Houses

Behind the Houses

Behind some houses in Bantry, Co. Cork.

PS. Thanks Michele for the nice write up on coolsites.ie!

Aperture ƒ/5.6
Camera Canon EOS 20D
Focal length 10mm
ISO 100
Shutter speed 1/100s