Water

Daffodil, snow and water droplets

Daffodil, snow and water droplets

A lonely daffodil bent down by the cold and snow a week ago in Blarney. Taken very close to the Daffodils in the Snow shot I posted that morning. Love the tiny water droplets on the stem of the flower. It was a toss up between this image and the one I posted previously for […]

Old Style Car

Old Style Car

These old style cars were all the rage for about 5 minutes a few years ago weren’t they? Pictured in Kinsale, Co Cork on a hot Summer’s day. PS. my brother Donal got married today. Brilliant day had by all and wedding was really nice! Aperture ƒ/13 Camera Canon EOS 20D Focal length 33mm ISO […]

Whitegate Oil Refinery

Whitegate Oil Refinery

Whitegate Oil Refinery in Cork Harbour, as seen from Crosshaven on the other side. What you’re seeing here is Corkbeg Island in the foreground and this chimney stack in the background. Took me a while to figure that out! Zoom out of either map and draw a straight line through both going south west to […]

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Lonely Boat in Fountainstown

A boat sits alone on the hard ground while it’s brethren bob up and down in the tide around Fountainstown in Co Cork. This presented me with a bit of a dilemma. I originally cropped the sky out because it was washed out but after careful work with the RAW image I restored detail to […]

Baltimore Harbour

Baltimore Harbour

A small boat sits in Baltimore Harbour in Co Cork. Taken last September from the pier where the ferry for Cape Clear lands. If you’re in Cork tomorrow, there’s a pre-Blog Awards photowalk at noon. Everyone’s meeting at The Old Oak on Oliver Plunkett Street. See you there and at the Blog Awards tomorrow night! […]

Where's the goldfish?

Where’s the goldfish?

A goldfish in a pond in Baltimore Co Cork. Aperture ƒ/7.1 Camera Canon EOS 40D Focal length 10mm ISO 100 Shutter speed 1/125s

the little rowing boat

The little rowing boat

A small rowing boat lies beached on the rocks under holiday homes in Puerto Del Carmen, Lanzarote in the Canary Islands. Aperture ƒ/5 Camera DMC-FZ5 Focal length 16.9mm ISO 80 Shutter speed 1/400s

hotel los fariones

Hotel Los Fariones

Snow? Ice? Cold rain and biting wind? What are you talking about? Look at the sunshine streaming down through the palm trees! The swimming pool is nice and refreshing. I can dream can’t I? This is the view from our room in Hotel Los Fariones in Puerto Del Carmen. Lovely hotel, and while we were […]

Puerto Del Carmen Boats

Puerto Del Carmen Boats

I could post a photo of the snow that fell this morning in Blarney but I think everyone is sick of the cold weather. Instead here’s a photo from my honeymoon in Lanzarote. This was taken in Puerto Del Carmen on a roasting hot day when even the ground was too hot to touch! More […]

Turning Circle of the QE2

Turning Circle of the QE2

The Queen Elizabeth 2 took several minutes to turn in the harbour outside Cobh in Co Cork. Plenty of spectators watching from boats as the sun started to sink behind the horizon. Aperture ƒ/7.1 Camera Canon EOS 40D Focal length 40mm ISO 100 Shutter speed 1/80s

Dan Lowrey's Tavern

Dan Lowrey’s Tavern

Dan Lowrey’s Tavern on Mc Curtain Street, scene of our brush with car trouble yesterday. It was a stroke of luck we found parking just outside this pub! I’d write more, but my head is stuffy, my sinuses are blocked and I’m feeling under the weather. Hope my car is repaired tomorrow! Aperture ƒ/4.5 Camera […]

Waiting for the AA

Waiting for the AA

I’m glad my wife Jacinta insisted we join AA Ireland. I’ve had over 15 years of almost trouble free driving (ok, the electrics in my Alfa 147 died once, but stopping and starting the engine fixed that, and it’s an Alfa Romeo, what do you expect?) but this morning as we drove into town and […]

Chains on the Quay

Chains on the Quay

Rusty chains lie unused on a quay in Sheep’s Head, Co Cork. Aperture ƒ/8 Camera Canon EOS 40D Focal length 59mm ISO 100 Shutter speed 1/160s

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Sheep’s Head Cliffs

The cliffs of Sheep’s Head in West Cork are forever battered by the Atlantic. Aperture ƒ/10 Camera Canon EOS 40D Focal length 10mm ISO 100 Shutter speed 1/250s

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Construction in Chicago

Construction work on the Trump Tower in 2005. Aperture ƒ/8 Camera Canon EOS 20D Focal length 18mm ISO 100 Shutter speed 1/200s