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City people in a b/w world

City people in a b/w world Shopping, talking, walking and rushing. People in the concrete jungle. Selective colourisation using a layer mask to hide a b/w layer above the original colour layer. Shot from the same place I took this photo in front of The Body Shop in Cork.

Drag the child shopping

Drag the child shopping A mother drags her reluctant offspring up the main street in Killarney in early February. She was in a hurry but he didn’t want to be rushed. Mom won the battle! PS. today is Daffodil Day, I’ve made a theme header you can use on your blog if you want to […]

A tour of Cork University Hospital

A tour of Cork University Hospital A few days ago my wife Jacinta and I were invited to tour the new maternity wing of Cork University Hospital. It’s due to open officially on March 24, only a few days away now! I asked the very pleasant security guard if I could take any photos but […]

The patient springer spaniels

The patient springer spaniels Pictured outside Tesco shopping center in Douglas, Cork last year. These springer spaniels waited patiently for their owner to come out of the shops.

Shadows of prison and freedom

Shadows of prison and freedom A crow flies off into the freedom of the air with a crumb of bread he found on the pavement. The railings of nearby houses are like those of a prison keeping humans in and trapped and closed off. Who is free?

The eyes in the bus

The eyes in the bus A child looking out the back window of a bus. Weird colours and look due to some experimenting with new plugins. Way overblown I know but I gotta have some fun sometimes!

Patrick’s Day in pictures

Patrick’s Day in pictures Revelers who were obviously having a great time at the St. Patrick’s Day Parade in Cork! Big and crazy hats were the order of the day for many visitors and spectators Crowd Safety officials had their hands full with the large crowd at the St. Patrick’s Day parade in Cork. I […]

Trad Irish Music Gig at an Spailpin Fanach

Dancing and music went on for several hours in An Spailpin Fanach on Wednesday night to raise funds for charity. My brother Donal and his girlfriend Celine are off to Lesotho in April for 10 days with the ISPCC. You can read more about it on ispccinafrica.com.

Chris 64

Chris 64 The crowds watch a festival in Union Square, San Francisco. I’m not sure who Chris is but I’m guessing he’s a rugby player? Hmm, Flickr are still mangling the image URL. I hope they fix it soon.

Innovative Streets

Innovative Streets It’s good to look down sometimes. I think this was used to hold a decorative safety pole but I don’t remember ever seeing it used. There are poles on the other side of this narrow street however. The street of course is Paul Street behind Waterstones. I was going to blog that yesterday […]

The Goat is Dead

The Goat is Dead In my younger days when I was out on the town on a Friday or Saturday night with the rest of the crowd, “The Goat Broke Loose” was an occasional watering hole for me and my friends. It started out well, with a good mix of customers, although if memory serves […]

The Lady Smiles

The Lady Smiles On her lunch break she smiles instead of smoking, at least for a moment. This is the second and final image of the Lady on her break series. If you look very carefully at the window you’ll see my face, my hand, and the back of Jacinta’s head as we walked past. […]

The Lady smokes

The Lady smokes On her break, she lights up a cigarette to relax. Who did she see? The Magnum Blog has been running for a few weeks. I blogged the original opening of the site ages ago, but it wasn’t ready for prime time and it made it’s debut a short while ago. A few […]

Ireland V England at Croke Park

Ireland V England at Croke Park Ireland played England in rugby at Croke Park yesterday, and Ireland won, 43 points to 13! This was an historic occasion. Landsowne Road, where rugby and soccer matches are normally played is being renovated. Croke Park is the headquarters of the GAA, the native Irish sports of football and […]

Escalator Moments

Escalator Moments A one second exposure captures the movement through time of the escalator in Nikeworld San Francisco last August. This is one of a series of shots, including a few of Mark and Andy although I think this is the most dramatic of them. I wasn’t going to post this at all except that […]