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The hurler and the buses

The hurler and the buses

The stunning mural of a hurler on the wall of a house on Anglesea Street and South Terrace stands watching passing traffic on a cold January evening. The mural by Dublin artist ACHES is amazing to look at during the day but I liked how the hurler is just visible between these passing buses.

You can read more about the mural in this Examiner interview with ACHES.

Q: People love to know the facts and figures of a job like this. Can you hit us with some numbers?

A: The dimensions of the wall were approximately 14.5 metres wide by 19 metres high.

I used roughly 205 cans of spray paint. The piece took 10 days to paint and I had to take two days off during this as the winds were too high to be on the lift as any winds over 45km/h are deemed unsafe to work in an elevated boom lift.

Q: What has the feedback been like?

A. The feedback has been great so far. As I was painting the mural I had numerous chats with passers by who were super friendly, often offering to buy me a coffee or some lunch and even in one instance a bottle of whiskey. I was also looked after well by the local businesses, Twenty Sandwich Bar and Cupcake Cottage who kept me fed and watered for the duration of my stay. After finishing the mural the feedback online has been great too, with multiple online resources sharing the image, which is great. It has also been photographed by a lot of people so far who have uploaded their own images of the wall online. Hopefully when the 5k limit lifts even more people can enjoy the piece.


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I’m the guard dog

I'm the guard dog

Woof! A very good girl guarding a cafe in Amsterdam in 2011.


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CameraCanon EOS 40D
Focal length18mm
ISO400
Shutter speed1/1000s

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Wake UP America

Wake UP America

A protestor on the streets of San Francisco in July 2007. I wonder what that man thought of the Obama and Trump years?

Edit: Alex posted a photo of the same man back in 2007 on his blog. That was a fun photowalk.


Apertureƒ/4
CameraCanon EOS 20D
Focal length10mm
ISO200
Shutter speed1/160s

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The Rain in Portugal

The Rain in Portugal
The Rain in Portugal
The Rain in Portugal
The Rain in Portugal

The rain in Portugal falls mainly on the umbrellas. Hopefully anyway.


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Focal length35mm
ISO1000
Shutter speed1/500s

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Templebreedy Church Silhouette

Templebreedy Church Silhouette

Templebreedy Church, late one evening after the sun has set.


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Focal length225.1mm
ISO200
Shutter speed1/13s

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Please keep your distance

Please keep your distance

Covid-19 precautions in a Dunnes Stores at the cash registers. Dealing with us, the public, is hard enough in normal times. In Covid times it must be absolutely awful.


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Focal length6.7mm
ISO250
Shutter speed1/100s

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Which Way is Up?

Which Way is Up?

A perfect reflection by the River Martin walk in Blarney.

(It’s flipped)


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Focal length9mm
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Fog in the Light

Fog in the Light

A street light shines through the fog on a gloomy night recently. Many parts of the country had fog warnings but for someone on foot it lent a mysterious feel to ordinary scenes.


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Focal length6.7mm
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The colours of Autumn

The colours of Autumn

As we head into what is often described as a dreary month, especially after the festivities in December, here’s a reminder of the glorious Autumn colours last year. Spring won’t be long now!


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Focal length30.6mm
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The Barren Gap of Dunloe

The Barren Gap of Dunloe

The Gap of Dunloe in Co Kerry in February 2007. I was up there recently and it couldn’t have been more different. A storm blew down the valley making life miserable for anyone walking the roads or trying to take photos of this scenic area.


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Focal length10mm
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A New Day Dawns

A New Day Dawns

The sun almost breaks over the horizon on a lovely October morning in Kerry last year.

Happy new year! Thank you for visiting or subscribing to this blog. Please say hi in the comments! I’d love to hear from you!


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Focal length24mm
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The Spinning Ferris Wheel

The Spinning Ferris Wheel

The Ferris wheel on the Grand Parade spinning away delighting the crowds earlier this month.

Looking forward to 2022. It has to be better than 2021, and 2020.


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CameraILCE-7M3
Focal length25mm
ISO50
Shutter speed2.5s