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Hello! Brad and Angelina!

Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie on the cover of Hello! in the window of a hairdresser in Kinsale. That was some crazy amount of money to buy the rights to the first pictures of their twins, Knox and Vivienne. At least it’s going to charity, but as soon as Hello! published them the same shots […]

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Directions to Ballygarvan

Ballygarvan is 1 mile that way. Shot up by Cork Airport while trying to get a decent shot of a plane landing or taking off. I eventually moved to the other end of the air field where I got the shots I posted last week! Aperture ƒ/8 Camera Canon EOS 20D Focal length 125mm ISO […]

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Western Star Cork

The Western Star in Cork was a favourite haunt of UCC students for many a year but now it looks like it’ll be demolished! Looks like development has been on the cards for quite a while: Permission was granted to Tom O’Riordan carry out development namely, permission for part demolition of existing public house and […]

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Ryanair’s bumpy landing

Will Ryanair face a bumpy landing this year? Shots taken at Cork Airport of a Ryanair flight coming in to land. There are two small cottages just down the road from where I stood with children playing in the garden of one. I guess you get used to the engine whine after a while.

What do scientologists know about mental health?

A few weeks ago Saor Patrol played in Cork on Patrick’s Street, in front of an appreciative audience who clapped and cheered to the drums and beat of this lively Scottish band. Unfortunately they were there to publicize an event, “Mental Health Awareness Event” organised by the Church of Scientology, or at least a front […]

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Top up your phone here

Top up your phone by throwing it in the air and seeing where it lands. Or something. An opportunistic shot I took in Blackpool Shopping Center of a van passing by. I think it’s an An Post van. Aperture ƒ/9 Camera Canon EOS 20D Focal length 18mm ISO 200 Shutter speed 1/200s

Airm poblachta na hEireann

Airm poblachta na hEireann

This memorial hangs on an outside wall of University College Cork (UCC) but I’m fairly sure not many people have read it as it’s in an obscure corner of the college on Gaol Walk. The memorial commemorates members of the rebel forces who died during the War of Independence and the Irish Civil War in […]

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Boys in the park

Boys in Fitzgerald’s Park sort of enjoying the Lord Mayor’s Picnic a few weeks ago. I saw “sort of” because of their tense expressions. Must have been the crowds! Aperture ƒ/6.3 Camera Canon EOS 20D Focal length 162mm ISO 200 Shutter speed 1/320s

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Cock Pit Lane, Cork

I wouldn’t be surprised if you didn’t know where Cock Pit Lane was, or if you had never heard of it. It’s a small lane off Cornmarket Street, Cork. I was fascinated by the slight change in meaning of the English and Irish names. The Irish name, “Lana Troid Coileach” literally means, “Cock Fight Lane”, […]

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Musical Sunglasses

A brass band played in front of Cork City Library today and I made this shot while waiting with Phil and his brother Christopher for Damien to appear. We didn’t make it to Robodock in the end. I was busy and exhausted with a sick baby all morning and I think I’m lucky I managed […]

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The writing’s on the wall for Heineken

Heineken logo silhouette on the ground outside a cafe in Kinsale on a very bright sunny day some time back. If you’re wondering, the image above mirrored, otherwise the logo would be backwards! Aperture ƒ/10 Camera Canon EOS 20D Focal length 48mm ISO 100 Shutter speed 1/200s

Kinsale at night

Kinsale at Night

The quiet, residential part of Kinsale as photographed from the busy touristy part across the harbour! This was a long exposure shot that came out quite nicely but it did show up the dead pixels on my sensor again. Good thing I don’t have time to shoot many of these types of photos nowadays. The […]

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Relaxing by the pond

Lots of people relaxing by the pond in Fitzgerald’s Park during the Lord Mayor’s Picnic a few weeks back. We were busily walking past with a slightly tired baby. Don’t do much relaxing these days.. Aperture ƒ/6.3 Camera Canon EOS 20D Focal length 88mm ISO 200 Shutter speed 1/200s

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The Gentleman Clown

Yes, yes, we’re clowning around! Here’s the tall gent from the Circo Copa demonstration in Fitzgerald’s Park a while back. I wonder if he’ll ever see this. The put on a great show that day! Thanks for all the nice comments on yesterday’s post about Michelle. They’re very much appreciated. Aperture ƒ/6.3 Camera Canon EOS […]

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Saying Goodbye to Michelle

Michelle was my wife Jacinta’s family cat for the last 14 years. When I say “family cat”, I of course mean, Gerry’s cat, because Gerry took special care of all the cats in the family until she got sick and the burden of care mostly fell on my father-in-law Frank’s shoulders. He will tell you […]