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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 […]

wild woodbine

Wild Woodbine

Wild Woodbine, an advert in Cronins Pub, sits under the counter. The pub is full of memorabilia which adds atmosphere but I suppose they were probably bought in a dusty warehouse full of such things for the tourists. Very nice pub though. Aperture ƒ/14 Camera Canon EOS 40D Focal length 18mm ISO 100 Shutter speed […]

Father Mathew's yoyo

Father Mathew’s Yoyo

The statue of Father Mathew, the “Apostle of Temperance”, is a prominent landmark in Cork City. It’s at one end of St. Patrick Street looking north to the river. Some joker gave him a yoyo to pass the time.. More on Wikipedia. Aperture ƒ/5.6 Camera Canon EOS 40D Focal length 88mm ISO 640 Shutter speed […]

shih tzu eyes

Shih tzu’s Eyes

Our shih tzu Oscar looks up at me as I photograph him on Christmas Day 2007. He must have wondered when he was getting his Christmas dinner! (Later, when baby was gone to bed!) Aperture ƒ/4 Camera Canon EOS 20D Focal length 21mm ISO 100 Shutter speed 1/60s

good food causes cancer

Good food causes cancer

If accompanied by a cigarette, any kind of good food isn’t going to help your increased risk of getting cancer from smoking. Shot on Carey’s Lane a few weeks ago. The girl who left the cigarettes came back a moment after I took this shot. Have you noticed that more women smoke than men? Is […]

cold morning sunrise

Cold Morning Sunrise

The sun had risen about an hour before this shot, taken 2 days ago in Blarney. Actually, across the road from my home. It was a beautiful morning with snow in many places, but the ground was slippy so I had to be careful. Nothing like as bad as this morning when rain and cold […]

snowy rooftops

Snowy Rooftops

This morning we woke up to the sight of snow falling. As it was still only 6am and dark outside the floodlight in the back garden picked out the falling snow beautifully. As it was still only 6am I was too tired/half asleep to go back upstairs to get my camera. Luckily it snowed later […]

Dan Lowrey's Tavern

Dan Lowrey’s Tavern

Dan Lowrey’s Tavern on Mc Curtain Street, scene of our brush with car trouble yesterday. It was a stroke of luck we found parking just outside this pub! I’d write more, but my head is stuffy, my sinuses are blocked and I’m feeling under the weather. Hope my car is repaired tomorrow! Aperture ƒ/4.5 Camera […]

Waiting for the AA

Waiting for the AA

I’m glad my wife Jacinta insisted we join AA Ireland. I’ve had over 15 years of almost trouble free driving (ok, the electrics in my Alfa 147 died once, but stopping and starting the engine fixed that, and it’s an Alfa Romeo, what do you expect?) but this morning as we drove into town and […]

Push the Car!

Push the Car!

A modified car is pushed down Pana by the driver’s friends and a helpful passerby. When the engine finally coughed into life the oversize exhaust pipe emitted a very loud roar and his friends jumped in and sped off. My wife Jacinta passed her driving test today. She drove us to the test center in […]

thumbs-up-on-pana

Thumbs up on Pana!

If you see a photographer on the street be sure to give him a big thumbs up, he’ll take a photo of you and publish it on the Internet! Aperture ƒ/3.5 Camera Canon EOS 40D Focal length 18mm ISO 400 Shutter speed 1/320s

Sale at Victoria's Secrets

Sale at Victoria’s Secret

Victoria’s Secret on Prince’s Street, Cork are having a sale! Get in there now! Actually, I’ve never been in there. With Valentine’s Day fast approaching (well, it’s only a month away but some shops are already advertising it), I wonder if they’ll have a brisk trade? Aperture ƒ/5.6 Camera Canon EOS 40D Focal length 88mm […]

Chains on the Quay

Chains on the Quay

Rusty chains lie unused on a quay in Sheep’s Head, Co Cork. Aperture ƒ/8 Camera Canon EOS 40D Focal length 59mm ISO 100 Shutter speed 1/160s

singing

Singing

One of the carol singers featured a few days ago singing her heart out on Patrick’s Street, Cork. Aperture ƒ/5.6 Camera Canon EOS 40D Focal length 162mm ISO 800 Shutter speed 1/125s

fuchsia

Fuchsia

Fuchsia flowers are really difficult to photograph. You need a macro lens because the flower is so small and a regular lens has trouble focusing so close. The flowers hang down and catch the wind so easily it’s quite a challenge to get a steady shot. Here’s one I shot earlier in Fountainstown, Co Cork […]