Posts in Category: Abstract

Sunlit Web

On a foggy morning a web will sparkle in the ambient light because of the moisture in the air.
I spent an inordinate amount of time crouched down shooting this dead bush!

Road Narrows

Taken in Monkstown, Co. Cork last night.
Camera was handheld. I waited for a car to go past and with the camera set to AV mode and the flash on, I shot a 25 second exposure. I moved the camera from side to side to make the rear lights of the vehicle moreinteresting!
Added a cloud layer in post processing and set the layer mode to “subtract” to give the signs that nice weathered look.

Castle in Monochrome

Blarney Castle, taken moments before clouds completely covered the sky.

The Claw

A tree in Blarney Castle Gardens

Walking Patrick’s Bridge

Pictured walking along Patrick’s Bridge, Cork on Saturday evening. What really attracts me to this image, despite it’s obvious flaws, is the figure in the dead-centre. There’s light all around yet here’s a walking shadow.

Running around Eighteen Turns

We went down to Fota House a few weeks ago to see Eighteen Turns created by Daniel Libeskind. We weren’t as lucky as Ryan as there were parents with kids running and screaming around the piece all afternoon.
What better way to remember the day than the photo above eh?


When you travel to Cork by train you’ll pass underneath the north side of the city through a railway tunnel. We had to switch trains on the way back from Dublin the other day and finished our journey in one of Iarnrod Eireann’s old stock. They didn’t even turn the lights on as we went through the tunnel but that gave me the opportunity to snap this gentleman working.

HOWTO: Photo was a 20 second exposure and his face was completely blown out but by decreasing the contrast I brought out his reflection in the window. B/W conversion was done using the channel mixer with RGB settings of 29.6/161.7/-200 to give a psuedo infra-red effect.

Many Faces

The many faces of advertising and humanity

Sign of the Times

Spotted in the side door of a clothes shop. Looks like the owner doesn’t like mornings!