Beach, Canon 20D, Ireland, Landscape, Photos, Sea, Sigma 10-20, Sky, Slea Head, Water

Waves at Couminole

The waves crash on to the beach at Couminole on Slea Head, Co. Kerry.

Standing where I was when I took this image was scary. Huge waves lifting up water to head height before crashing down mere feet in front of me.

Is that Skellig Michael in the background?

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Beach, Canon 20D, Ireland, Kerry, Landscape, Nature, Photos, Sea, Sigma 10-20, Sky, Slea Head, Sun, Water

Shadows on Slea Head

Shadows from the broken clouds above play over the landscape on Slea Head in Co. Kerry. Every moment was a different photo until the rain eventually caught up with us!

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Canon 20D, Cork, Ireland, Mallow, Photos, Sigma 10-20

Halloween Pumpkin Head

A Halloween Pumpkin Head or Jack-o’-lantern stares off at the community hall where Mallow Camera Club meet each Monday.

I spotted the head after our last meeting. It’s hand-held in low light so I had to pump up the ISO to get a steady shot.

More on this Halloween tradition:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jack-o’-lantern
http://wilstar.com/holidays/hallown.htm

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Advertising, Architecture, Canon 20D, Cork, Ireland, Photos, Princes Street, Sigma 10-20, Signs, Urban

Montague Burton the Tailor of Taste

Like the stone laid by Barbara Jessie Burton in 1927, this doorway probably goes unnoticed by most people on Prince’s Street. It’s right next to the stone linked above, but the door is usually closed.
I spotted this colourful mosaic out of the corner of my eye and recognised the Burton name from my previous post.

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Architecture, Canon 20D, Cork, Ireland, Look up, Photos, Sigma 10-20, Signs, Sky, St Patrick's Street, Sun, Urban

Dunnes Stores for Better Value

The old Dunnes Stores on Patrick’s Street is now only a shadow of it’s former self. All that remains of the building is the front facade and a small portion of the side walls.
Construction work on the Paul Street development has levelled most of the back buildings in a square block, exposing the internals of other buildings to the elements.
I spotted photos hanging on the rear wall of a room left open to the elements after demolition. Surreal!

If any business person from Acadamy Street is reading this, can I go to the top of your building and shoot the construction site from on-high? Please!

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Black and White, Canon 20D, Cork, Ireland, Photos, Sigma 10-20, South Mall, Sun, Urban, Vehicles

Parked Motorbikes

Two motorbikes parked on the South Mall attracted my attention especially as a strong sun reflected off the clean chrome.

Yes, I know there’s a weird diagonal, yes it is distracting. Yes, it is intentional. Enjoy!

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Academy Street, Architecture, Black and White, Canon 20D, Cork, Ireland, Photos, Sigma 18-200, Urban, Vehicles

St. Anne’s Church Tower

The Shandon bell tower of St. Anne’s Church is one of the most recognisable sights around Cork. Here it is viewed from the end of Academy Street by Patrick’s Street.

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