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Tour of Ireland Riders in Blarney

Tour of Ireland riders race through the main street in Blarney at speed. It seems like everyone came out to cheer them on! Will sent me a text this morning saying the legal requirements for a charity event are too much for the planned Pink for October on the 20th of September, but he wondered […]

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Tour of Ireland Leading Group in Blarney

Yesterday the Tour of Ireland rode (quickly) through Blarney village, but the main group was proceeded by these three cyclists by almost 4 minutes. Good thing too, good practice for when the rest sped through in front of us at breakneck speed! Aperture ƒ/8 Camera Canon EOS 40D Focal length 28mm ISO 100 Shutter speed […]

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Tour of Ireland

The Tour of Ireland bicycle race passed through Blarney on it’s way to Cork City this afternoon. There was a sprint to the finish line in front of the local Catholic church before the cyclists made their way down the dual carriageway to Cork and up Patrick’s Hill, twice! I was there ready to shoot […]

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Excavating

No comment, except he’s having a fine root around there … Aperture ƒ/5.6 Camera Canon EOS 20D Focal length 18mm ISO 100 Shutter speed 1/6s

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The National Monument

The National Monument, Grand Parade Cork was erected in 1906 to commemorate those who died in uprisings against the British in 1867 and 1798. It’s one of the few parts of the Grand Parade that hasn’t changed much despite all the redevelopment of the city. Aperture ƒ/10 Camera Canon EOS 20D Focal length 10mm ISO […]

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Under the L

The L is the elevated train system in Chicago and many films have been filmed underneath it’s tracks, including some scenes in Batman, The Dark Knight. Here’s the L under Kimball on the brown line. I worked close by a few years ago! Aperture ƒ/4.5 Camera Canon EOS 20D Focal length 18mm ISO 800 Shutter […]

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Looking for a parking space

You’re in town and desperately looking for a parking place. Where do you go? All the on-street parking has either been removed because of road works or taken by everyone who went shopping at 9am. Just look up. There’s a multi storey carpark somewhere near you. Probably. Front of the car park on The Grand […]

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Pobal ar Aire

Pobal ar Aire. Community on Alert. This is (was?) a scheme designed to help neighbourhoods help themselves by volunteering to keep an eye out for trouble makers or lawlessness. The local police are then informed. It seems to work well, these signs are dotted all around the country, but in Bantry it looks like they’re […]

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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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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Set me free

A car leaving the Paul St. car park last Saturday while Phil, Chris and myself took photos from the top floor. Aperture ƒ/5 Camera Canon EOS 20D Focal length 10mm ISO 100 Shutter speed 1/80s

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Rainbow Umbrella

A child opens a rainbow coloured umbrella outside Cork City Library last Saturday. Rain threatened most of the day so it was a good idea to have an umbrella with you, just in case. Phil is blogging the photos he took, and posted about his trip to Cork too. Aperture ƒ/3.5 Camera Canon EOS 20D […]

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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 […]

The state of street photography in the UK

Scary. I blogged previously about photographer’s rights in Irelnd but it appears that UK Police are ignorant of those rights which are similar to Ireland’s. I have never been stopped by Gardai (the Irish Police Force) taking photos on the street, but in the UK it seems to be a growing problem for photographers. Have […]

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La Scala

La Scala in Crosshaven is an arcade that’s been in the town for years. It probably hasn’t been called that name all that time, or owned by the same people all that time but I always remember there being an arcade there. Not sure if I’ve ever been in there though. Maybe a long time […]