Sky

Father and son in the water

Father and son in the water Father and son wading in the shallow water at Inch Strand, Co. Kerry last September. I previously posted a picture of the child but this image demanded attention when I was looking for “sea” photos. I love the silhouettes, the colour, the waves and the clouds. Happy Valentines Day! […]

Horse and Rider at Inchadoney

Horse and Rider at Inchadoney Riding through the waves at Inchadoney beach, Co. Cork. The horse loved the experience galloping up and down the beach with gusto! Last night was themes night at the camera club and I had to come up with several images about the “sea”. Luckily I had a good few ready […]

Family at the beach

Family at the beach Dad carries the forgotten kite, daughter walks through the water and mom basks in the sun of a glorious September afternoon at Inch Strand, Co. Kerry. Tonight is theme night at the camera club. My theme is “The sea” so I went through my archives yesterday choosing suitable photos. This will […]

Cupid’s Arrow and the birds

Cupid’s Arrow and the birds Cupid’s Arrow in San Francisco provides an interesting silhouette against the evening sky. If you’ve payed close attention to my photos in the past you might think this is a duplicate of another shot but it’s from a slightly different angle and wider, and I feel stronger because of the […]

The Cork County Hall and the web

The Cork County Hall and the web Early one morning I visited the County Hall in Cork and took a few photos. In fact, this one is from the same shoot. Webs covered a tree behind the building, and the early morning dew sparkled in the sun. I was hoping for an ominous feel to […]

The red and white man

The red and white man A street entertainer on stilts entertained the crowd at the Midleton Food and Drink Festival last September. I took photos of him in Cork too and I think he recognised me and my wife as he made a beeline for us and stopped to chat. This was shot from below […]

Caution Children

Caution Children A sign at the entrance to my estate warns motorists to watch out for children playing on the street. Just to prove that you don’t need a big digital SLR to take interesting photos, this was taken with my Panasonic FZ5. I saw the great cloudscape in the sky and illuminated the sign […]

Cobh at sunset

Cobh at sunset The tide is out in Cobh, Co. Cork while the sun sets in the west casting an orange glow over the water and boats in the harbour. Method This required some work to expose properly. The sky is bright while the harbour, houses and landscape are in shadow. Out with the layers, […]

The lonely swan

The lonely swan A solitary swan swims on the calm waters of The Lough as the sun disappears at the end of the day. Believe it or not, this is a 10 second exposure that turned out much better than I could have hoped! I balanced my camera on the edge of the Lough, set […]

The gull and the flag

The gull and the flag Two teenagers watch a seagull on the way back from Alcatraz Island in San Francisco. The US flag flutters in the same breeze that keeps the gull aloft, who no doubt is hoping for food from the boat full of tourists. I’m going to be shooting at a fund raising […]

Bay Bridge Reflections

Bay Bridge Reflections Light from the Bay Bridge in San Francsico shimmers in the waters of the harbour. To the left one of the fire fighting boats of the SF Fire Department can be seen. Posting this landmark of San Francisco today as most of the rest of Automattic make their way to Mexico. Here’s […]

SF Weekly

SF Weekly San Francisco Weekly is only one of a number of free publications available in that city. Not sure what day it’s out though. Doh! My photos went down reasonably well at Photography Ireland yesterday. There’s a good street photography forum there. It’s worth a visit if you’re looking for inspiration or critiques or […]

Looking out from Homely House

Looking out from Homely House Last September we stayed in Dingle for a weekend and had lunch in Homely House, a restaurant in the town. Check out the previous link for a picture of Brian Lapen and EagleSpirit who ran the cafe. Unfortunately for Dingle they’re now in Hawaii, and the building was destined for […]

The Moonlit Shipyards

The Moonlit Shipyards The shipyards in Rushbrooke, just outside Cobh are still active although much quieter now than during their heyday. The cranes make for great photography against the moonlit sky. This was shot from across the River Lee in Passage last November. FRLinux asked about settings so here they are, including post-processing: Flickr’s exif […]

Golden Gate Bridge in Fog

Golden Gate Bridge in Fog Tourists on a ferry pass by the fog shrouded Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco Bay. The day was beautiful out near Alcatraz but fog covered the upper reaches of the bridge and I thought would make a pleasing shot. PS. I’m not finished with photos from 2006 by a […]