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flowers and peeling paint

Flowers and Peeling Paint

Flowers poke through the peeling paint of an ornate garden fence or border. I can’t decide for myself what I should call that. The name of those flowers is on the tip of my tongue too but eludes me. Blame the tiredness. Aperture ƒ/7.1 Camera Canon EOS 20D Focal length 18mm ISO 100 Shutter speed […]

mama mia's

Mama Mia’s

Mama Mia’s Restaurant in Kinsale. I have a vague memory of eating there late one night after the pubs closed. Aperture ƒ/5.6 Camera Canon EOS 20D Focal length 18mm ISO 100 Shutter speed 1/100s

Slate in Black and White

Slate in Black and White

The roof of a house on Sunday’s Well from behind the house. The building in the background is the new one being built on the Western Road, where the greyhound track used to be. Taken shortly after the wedding car shot a few days ago. I just love the texture of the slate roof. When […]

The Devil's Strongbow

The Devil’s Strongbow

A bottle of cider on Marlboro Street. Aperture ƒ/3.5 Camera Canon EOS 40D Focal length 18mm ISO 400 Shutter speed 1/60s

Sacred to the Memory

Sacred to the Memory

Death is a sad but inevitable part of life. A gravestone marks the earthly remains of the departed with a brief message recording their passing with, if space permits, a note from the grieving family. All that to sum up the life and times of a person. Seems very inadequate. In the future of course […]

cork city skyline

Cork City Skyline

The south side of Cork City as seen from Shandon Bells during the pre-iba09 photowalk a few months back. If you look carefully you can see The Elysian off in the distance. Aperture ƒ/8 Camera Canon EOS 40D Focal length 10mm ISO 100 Shutter speed 1/125s

Pedestrian Crossing

Pedestrian Crossing

The pedestrian crossing outside Eason (I always say “Eason’s”, but it really is “Eason”. Just like Porter’s is “Porter”. These newsagents are a picky bunch!) where young and old traverse the street in relative safety. Yes, it’s the current header image on this blog. If you’re reading this in the future when I may have […]

Smiley Face in B/W

Smiley Face in B/W

A smiley face forever lost to the world as it’s part of the works under the flyover in Douglas near Douglas Shopping Centre. Aperture ƒ/8 Camera Canon EOS 20D Focal length 10mm ISO 100 Shutter speed 1/160s

golden arches

Golden Arches

The Golden Arches of the McDonald’s logo taunts me from a paper cup discarded on the pavement on Grand Parade, Cork. Aperture ƒ/5.6 Camera Canon EOS 20D Focal length 20mm ISO 400 Shutter speed 1/160s

ohio-lbp-786p

Ohio LBP 786P

Another classic car at Charles Fort. Unfortunately I have no idea what this one is. Anyone give me a clue? Aperture ƒ/9 Camera Canon EOS 40D Focal length 10mm ISO 100 Shutter speed 1/160s

ford mustang

Ford Mustang

Another shot of the same Mustang at Charles Fort a few weeks ago. Plenty of photo opportunities! Aperture ƒ/8 Camera Canon EOS 40D Focal length 10mm ISO 100 Shutter speed 1/100s

Singer Sewing Centre

Singer Sewing Centre

The Singer Sewing Centre in Cork has been around for many years and recently the building went up for sale but the shop still continues to trade. Aperture ƒ/3.5 Camera Canon EOS 20D Focal length 18mm ISO 100 Shutter speed 1/640s

wedding car

Wedding Car

A wedding car drives past as I walk down Sunday’s Well. Aperture ƒ/8 Camera Canon EOS 40D Focal length 18mm ISO 400 Shutter speed 1/160s

No Parking On This Side

No Parking On This Side

During the Tour of Ireland last summer parking wasn’t allowed in Blarney. Not everyone takes notice of signs! Aperture ƒ/9 Camera Canon EOS 40D Focal length 40mm ISO 100 Shutter speed 1/160s

Road goes on and on

Road goes on and on

Looking west from the top of Shandon Bells in Cork City and all you can see is the urban landscape below. Yesterday’s shot is a crop of a small part of this photo. Aperture ƒ/8 Camera Canon EOS 40D Focal length 10mm ISO 100 Shutter speed 1/125s