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saor patrol

Saor Patrol play in Cork

A member of Saor Patrol who played in Cork last year. Unfortunately it was sponsored by a Scientology front-group, but the music was great. Aperture ƒ/5.6 Camera Canon EOS 20D Focal length 162mm ISO 100 Shutter speed 1/200s

the big m

The Big M

McDonald’s on Daunt Square. The golden arches are recognised world wide. Aperture ƒ/5 Camera Canon EOS 40D Focal length 59mm ISO 400 Shutter speed 1/5000s

Daffodil, snow and water droplets

Daffodil, snow and water droplets

A lonely daffodil bent down by the cold and snow a week ago in Blarney. Taken very close to the Daffodils in the Snow shot I posted that morning. Love the tiny water droplets on the stem of the flower. It was a toss up between this image and the one I posted previously for […]

reading glasses

Reading Glasses

A wide selection of reading glasses on sale in a stall on Cornmarket Street during the pre IBA photowalk a while back. Aperture ƒ/14 Camera Canon EOS 40D Focal length 18mm ISO 400 Shutter speed 1/400s

Old Style Car

Old Style Car

These old style cars were all the rage for about 5 minutes a few years ago weren’t they? Pictured in Kinsale, Co Cork on a hot Summer’s day. PS. my brother Donal got married today. Brilliant day had by all and wedding was really nice! Aperture ƒ/13 Camera Canon EOS 20D Focal length 33mm ISO […]

Whitegate Oil Refinery

Whitegate Oil Refinery

Whitegate Oil Refinery in Cork Harbour, as seen from Crosshaven on the other side. What you’re seeing here is Corkbeg Island in the foreground and this chimney stack in the background. Took me a while to figure that out! Zoom out of either map and draw a straight line through both going south west to […]

john player

John Player

A cigarette ash tray outside Cronin’s Pub in Crosshaven. Shot a few weeks ago. Aperture ƒ/10 Camera Canon EOS 40D Focal length 18mm ISO 400 Shutter speed 1/250s

suffering in the heat

Suffering in the heat

It’s hard to believe that Ireland can be warm and roasting given the cold winds that blow around this time of year but back in June last year we had a heat wave. I can’t stand the heat of the sun, and by the looks of things, this gentleman isn’t too fond of it either. […]

oooooh!

Oooooh!

A girl sitting in the warm roasting sun in Kinsale, Co Cork last summer. Decisive moment? She smiled in the next moment! Aperture ƒ/7.1 Camera Canon EOS 20D Focal length 200mm ISO 100 Shutter speed 1/250s

towering over the little people

Towering over the Little People

Wherever you look on the north side of Cork City you’re bound to see a massive tower bristling with antennas. It’s an Eircom building AFAIK but I’ve never stopped outside it to look so it could be the secret offices of PROC for all I know! Shot from Shandon Bells last Saturday. Aperture ƒ/8 Camera […]

romans-walk

Romans Walk

Someone stole their chariots. Aperture ƒ/8 Camera Canon EOS 40D Focal length 59mm ISO 400 Shutter speed 1/125s

mini pussy

Mini & the pussy

An (ancient?) Mini, one of the older British design, not the new fangled BMW ones that are as big as a Yaris, and of course a pussy cat watching me carefully. This was shot near Shandon Bells after we braved the heights of the tower to shoot the City of Cork. Now take your minds […]

Piper's Funfair Crosshaven

Piper’s Funfair Crosshaven

A bright and colourful poster advertises Piper’s Funfair in Crosshaven! In other news, this blog is a finalist in the Irish Blog Awards on Saturday next in the Cork International Airport Hotel. Here are all the finalists. I’m honoured to make it this far as some amazing photoblogs were nominated. Best Photo Blog – Sponsored […]

Waltzer

Waltzer

A truck in Piper’s Amusements, Crosshaven, bears the logo “Waltzer”. Not quite as much fun as the Waltzers funfair ride but there was no sign of them yesterday! Aperture ƒ/8 Camera Canon EOS 40D Focal length 106mm ISO 400 Shutter speed 1/200s

Jack Bergin, Crosshaven Hero

Jack Bergin, Crosshaven Hero

We spent a pleasant afternoon in Crosshaven today. It was mild enough to actually enjoy a walk up towards the fort on the hill. As I walked past the merries I spotted this plaque. It must have been hidden every other time as I don’t remember it ever being there. The inscription reads: OUR GRATITUDE […]