John Sullivan

John Sullivan

This is John Sullivan, a man we met near the beach at Allihies in West Cork a few days ago. He’s quite a remarkable man, especially as he will be 91 in June. I’ll be very happy with myself if I’m as fit and healthy as he is when I celebrate my 91st birthday!

The photo isn’t the best I could manage but I only took the one shot and wanted to share it. There was a very strong light behind him from the afternoon sun and I used the on-camera flash to fill in the shadows as best I could.

Aperture ƒ/5
Camera Canon EOS 20D
Focal length 22mm
ISO 100
Shutter speed 1/250s




  1. Reply
    Donal May 3, 2008

    Great portrait shot Donn. Think the shadows make it look more interesting.

  2. Reply
    Flickr: CarloAlessio77 May 17, 2008

    Wonderful smile!!!

    Ti invito a postare questa foto su: Sorrisi/Smiles/Sonrisas

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    Flickr: toguko May 17, 2008

    please add your great photo to

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    Flickr: Moya T May 18, 2008

    Fabulous portrait! He doesn’t look 91!

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    John's son in law August 23, 2008

    You better believe he’s 91 and still going strong. it must be in the air but Mary his wife is even better looking at 82.

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    andrew hayes October 14, 2008

    John Sullivan just has to be related to my former parish priest Canon Micheal O`Sullivan ? who died in 1996 . The likeness is too good not to be !

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