Water

Everyone in for a swim

Everyone in for a swim!

We spent this evening at Garrettstown Beach. Wow, what a day. First time swimming in the sea in several years. IT WAS COLD! I’d forgotten just how cold the Atlantic can be. Aperture ƒ/10 Camera Canon EOS 40D Focal length 24mm ISO 100 Shutter speed 1/200s

The Ratty River

The Ratty River

View of the Ratty River as seen from the top of Bunratty Castle, Co Clare. Despite the cloudy sky temperatures were in the low twenties so it was quite warm, especially after climbing up the many steps to the top of the castle! Oddly enough I couldn’t find this view in a search for the […]

Reflections of Oxford

Reflections of Oxford

Buildings nestled on the banks of a canal in Oxford, England. Aperture ƒ/9 Camera Canon EOS 40D Focal length 10mm ISO 400 Shutter speed 1/160s

Cork This Evening

Cork This Evening

Cork City and the River Lee as it was a few hours ago. For once it stopped raining. Aperture ƒ/13 Camera Canon EOS 40D Focal length 24mm ISO 400 Shutter speed 1/250s

Boats in Cobh

Boats in Cobh

Some of the boats that have taken up semi-permanent residence in Cobh pictured in 2006. I think some of those boats are still there! That was a beautiful but cold January evening. Aperture ƒ/4 Camera Canon EOS 20D Focal length 18mm ISO 400 Shutter speed 1/500s

Fountainstown Beach in April

Fountainstown Beach in April

Who wouldn’t go to the beach on a blustery, showery day? A cold wind blew off the land on to Fountainstown Beach and the sky would change as quickly as anything. Such happened here when the sun peeked through the clouds for a few moments and we were suddenly sweltering. It didn’t take long before […]

Braving the water at Garrettstown

Braving the water at Garrettstown

The weather for the first 3 and a bit months of this year have been miserable. It’s been raining, and cold and windy and miserable. The sun has poked through the clouds for a few days at a time, or more usually in between rain showers it would brighten slightly before the clouds gathered for […]

Reykjavik Trawler

Reykjavik Trawler

A trawler leaves port in Reykjavik, Iceland last year while I was there on a Polldaddy meetup. As you read this now I’m in a much warmer part of the world on another meetup! Iceland was great to visit. It was cold there of course but we weren’t there in the dead of winter so […]

Water Tyre near Inchigeelagh

Water Tyre near Inchigeelagh

Inchigeelagh, Cork, Ireland. June 2012. After a trip to Gougane Barra where I photographed the usual suspects we stopped in Inchigeelagh and took a walk by the river. Near the end of the walk this tyre hangs from a tree into the river where I presume kids jumped into the water when the weather is […]

Lough Swans

Lough Swans

Two swans swam curiously over to us at the Lough, Cork a few months ago. Aperture ƒ/5 Camera Canon EOS 40D Focal length 48mm ISO 100 Shutter speed 1/40s

Beautiful Evening in San Diego

Just a beautiful evening in San Diego

I arrived in San Diego a few hours ago and the first thing I noticed when I got into my hotel room was the amazing view of the Pacific Ocean. This doesn’t do it justice as the foreground is a little too dark but I wanted to get it uploaded with minimum fuss so here […]

Trafalgar Square Fountain

Trafalgar Square Fountain

Part of one of the fountains in Trafalgar Square, London. The Wikipedia page for the Square has an interesting note about the fountains. When the square was laid out in the 1840s, the fountains’ primary purpose was not aesthetic, but rather to reduce the open space available and the risk of riotous assembly. They were […]

Under the Boardwalk

Under the Boardwalk

Under the boardwalk? Well, not really but I couldn’t resist the title. This is under the quay in Monkstown, Co Cork a few weeks ago. Aperture ƒ/7.1 Camera Canon EOS 40D Focal length 18mm ISO 400 Shutter speed 1/125s

Harry the Westi

Harry the Westi

Harry, a west highland terrier, ran through the waves at Dunworley Beach yesterday. We met his owners, John and Julie, on the beach and our dog Oscar and Harry had a great time playing together! John and Julie are also run Dillon’s Restaurant in Timoleague. Hopefully next time we’re down that direction we can pop […]

Houses of Parliament

Houses of Parliament

The Houses of Parliament in London, UK dominate the skyline near the river. Aperture ƒ/5 Camera Canon EOS 40D Focal length 59mm ISO 100 Shutter speed 1/1250s