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Mother Cat

Mother Cat

This is Mother Cat. Matriarch of the local cats. Her litter of kittens are growing up and make a daily appearance in our garden. They’re all a little wild though. The kitten’s dad, Patches, was the polar opposite. He was friendly to us humans and loved to be rubbed and scratched behind the ear. He […]

Arachnophobia

Arachnophobia, the fear of spiders is a common one. Who really likes the creepy crawlies that come into your house and lurk in the corner? Look at those big fangs, and the long hairy legs! This one was actually on my wall (I rotated the image 90 degrees) and just after I took the photo […]

Ireland Loves Coca Cola

Ireland Loves Coca Cola

A man taking a break in Bishop Lucey Park, Cork. Coca Cola Ireland made headlines last week when it emerged they were going to outsource their distribution network. Unions weren’t happy of course. Aperture ƒ/6.3 Camera Canon EOS 40D Focal length 200mm ISO 100 Shutter speed 1/200s

Culhane

Culhan(e)

Mannix and Culhane on Washington Street occupies a low single storey building on the corner with North Main Street. Did they lose the top floors of their building a few years ago? I remember a girl was killed just up the road when falling masonry from a neighbouring building fell on her. I have a […]

Abstract Signs

Abstract Signs

A little fun I had with signs on one of the side streets off Oliver Plunkett Street. Aperture ƒ/5.6 Camera Canon EOS 40D Focal length 144mm ISO 400 Shutter speed 1/800s

Castle Street in Ruins

Castle Street in Ruins

A building on Castle Street in Cork City collapsed yesterday crushing a parked car but thankfully not hurting anyone. This is the scene earlier today where the building has been demolished and in the process of being cleared up. As I left, a truck reversed into the street, presumably to take rubble away. The crushed […]

The Pillars of Justice

The limestone steps and pillars at the front of the Court House in Cork make for an imposing building. Never been in there though. Guess they wouldn’t be too happy with a photographer prowling around? I’ll have to bring a sketch pad.

H&M Cork

H&M Cork

H&M, one of the larger tenants in the new shopping center being built here on Academy Street. Aperture ƒ/3.5 Camera Canon EOS 40D Focal length 18mm ISO 100 Shutter speed 1/1600s

Square Deal

Square Deal

Square Deal Interiors where we bought several items of furniture recently. Absolutely huge showrooms and nice helpful staff. Prices seemed reasonable too, even if they did take a big chunk out of my credit card. Aperture ƒ/3.5 Camera Canon EOS 40D Focal length 18mm ISO 400 Shutter speed 1/125s

Rain on the River

Rain on the River

Rain falls on a river in a town in County Clare while we were stuck in a traffic jam. I used to know what town this was taken in but now it’s a mystery. It did have a very distinctive walled off area right in the middle of the river though. Anyone recognise it? Aperture […]

Water rushes in

Waves crash and water rushes in on the rocks at Couminole Beach in County Kerry. Shot almost 2 years ago on Slea Head!

Keeping the Chicks Alive

Keeping the Chicks Alive

2 chicks are fed by a parent just outside the window of my home office here in Blarney. The chicks have been there all evening and I just looked out again and they’re still there. Unfortunately the neighbour’s cat, Patches, saw them too and is keeping a vigil close by. We saw the parent bird […]

Matthew sadler

Matthew Sadler

Footballer Mathew Sadler is immortalised in a playing card, unfortunately discarded on the ground in Youghal, County Cork. Aperture ƒ/10 Camera Canon EOS 40D Focal length 106mm ISO 100 Shutter speed 1/60s

Tribute to Jacko

Tribute to Jacko

A stencilled tribute to Michael Jackson on Parnell Bridge near Cork City Hall. Aperture ƒ/5.6 Camera Canon EOS 40D Focal length 18mm ISO 100 Shutter speed 1/60s

Hurling on the beach

Hurling on the beach

A man leans on a hurley while his son runs after the sliotar (off picture) down the beach at Garrettstown last March. Aperture ƒ/14 Camera Canon EOS 40D Focal length 200mm ISO 100 Shutter speed 1/800s