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Beamish Irish Stout

Beamish Irish Stout is still on sale in Cork pubs but soon it’ll be brewed by Heineken so if you want the traditional taste, make sure to sample it before the North Main Street South Main Street brewery closes. Shot in the Mutton Lane Inn last weekend. Hopefully you’re either out enjoying yourself or shopping. […]

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Pentax

Camera straps say so much about you. Mine says “Canon”. What does your strap say? Nikon? Sony? My dad used to shoot with a Pentax SLR for years so I have fond memories of the brand. I’m curious about their DSLRs. Anyone have one? Aperture ƒ/4 Camera Canon EOS 40D Focal length 21mm ISO 1600 […]

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Flower Burst

Some times you just have to post a cliche like a pretty flower, especially in the dead of winter. I’m giving away a free print to two visitors to my blog. Leave a comment on my Carol Singers post to be in with a chance to win! Aperture ƒ/5.6 Camera Canon EOS 20D Focal length […]

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Carol Singers

Carol singers on Patrick’s Street yesterday. It’s nice to see carollers again. It seems they haven’t been out much in previous years but this year I spotted 3 groups dotted around the city streets singing their hearts out. So, yesterday I said that Pat Phelan’s generosity giving away a phone, a 20″ LCD screen and […]

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Reflections on Kinsale

If you walk along the quay in Kinsale, Co Cork and glance across the harbour you’ll see the houses above. I’ve always wondered who lives over there and what do they think of the busy tourist town across the water. Aperture ƒ/11 Camera Canon EOS 20D Focal length 59mm ISO 100 Shutter speed 1/80s

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Beamish

When you come to Ireland you go looking for a Guinness don’t you? Well, if you’re in Cork, you must try local stouts, Beamish or Murphy’s. I’m not a big fan of any of them but the Cork stouts are sweeter than Guinness, and nicer IMO. Signs in Blackpool, Cork. Aperture ƒ/8 Camera Canon EOS […]

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On the Lookout

A lighthouse stands guard near Baltimore in Co Cork. Aperture ƒ/7.1 Camera Canon EOS 40D Focal length 200mm ISO 100 Shutter speed 1/400s

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Irish Highway

Some of the highways in Ireland aren’t quite up to international standards. Aperture ƒ/7.1 Camera Canon EOS 40D Focal length 88mm ISO 100 Shutter speed 1/160s

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Bright Idea

You don’t need to be smart to have a bright idea, just a Posca or paint and a blank wall. Aperture ƒ/8 Camera Canon EOS 40D Focal length 48mm ISO 400 Shutter speed 1/125s

A Cabin in the Rockies

A Cabin in the Rockies

A small wooden cabin or hut sits in a car park near the houses Automattic stayed in at Breckenridge in Colorado. The original shot can be seen in my Flickr stream or in the Automattic group there. This version has been extensively dodged and burned to bring out the contrast between light and dark. Late […]

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A boat in Cape Clear

A solitary boat in the North Harbour, Cape Clear Island. PS. Check out Jolt++, a new photoblog created by fellow Automatticer Michael Pick. Great photos, and I really like the Tumble theme. I wonder how I’d squeeze my adverts into such a theme? PPS. My brother Donal was featured on the envelope of the first […]

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Trophy

Kinsale Co. Cork, last July. Aperture ƒ/8 Camera Canon EOS 20D Focal length 200mm ISO 100 Shutter speed 1/400s

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Lifeboat 9 on the QE2

Lifeboats are dotted around the The Queen Elizabeth 2. They’re high up above some of the lower decks as far as I can remember and there are plenty of them. Hopefully won’t ever be needed. Aperture ƒ/10 Camera Canon EOS 40D Focal length 200mm ISO 400 Shutter speed 1/500s

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Boat Wreck at Dunboy Castle

The remains of a boat lie in the water by Dunboy Castle in Co Cork, Ireland. We were there last March, only days before 3 young men were killed when their car went into the water. As you may know, I’m in Colorado along with most of Automattic. You can check out photos taken by […]