In a world of their own

This couple were engrossed in conversation walking across the busy junction of Washington Street and The Grand Parade without waiting for the lights. A moment later the man looked towards traffic and put his hand out to stop a car that was heading towards them! Unbelievable. Day 5 of ‪#‎FiveDayBlackAndWhiteChallenge‬. Since I was tagged 3 times I’ll continue for a while yet. Enjoying the black and white images? Aperture ƒ/4 Camera Canon EOS 6D Focal length 24mm ISO 400 Shutter speed 1/250s

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The Curious Cow

One of the cows in a field on the grounds of Blarney Castle, Co Cork, Ireland. I’m not entirely happy with the cow in the background on the right but, meh. I love the texture of the cow’s hair on it’s face. Day 4 of #FiveDayBlackAndWhiteChallenge‬. Plenty more images to come! Aperture ƒ/4.5 Camera Canon EOS 6D Focal length 17mm ISO 250 Shutter speed 1/125s

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Charcoal Grill

A lady in sunglasses caught me red handed taking a picture of her at the stall she was at in Patrick’s Street, Cork in July 2013 during some street festival. Day 3 of the ‪#‎FiveDayBlackAndWhiteChallenge on Facebook for me and I was tagged by Ronan a few minutes ago to do it all over again so I’ll keep going for ten days!

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St. Peter’s Church, Bandon

This is a Church of Ireland church in Bandon, Co Cork that’s off the usual route for commuters passing through the town. I’ve only ever been up that direction once or twice despite having passed through the town hundreds of times! It’s a beautiful looking building but I’ve never been inside and there are few photos of it online from what I could see after a quick search.

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Blarney Tree in Fog

This is a tree that once stood in a large field near Blarney Castle, Co Cork, Ireland. It stood alone and was sometimes visible from the road but unfortunately it was chopped down a few weeks ago. This was shot in February 2014 on a foggy, cold morning. I was nominated on Facebook by two people (thanks Paul, thanks Claire) to post a monochrome image for five days so that’s what you can expect here this week! I’ll also be taking part in the photography 101 challenge on my WordPress.com blog at donncha.wordpress.com so make sure you subscribe, or follow me on Twitter/G+/FB where the usual notices are posted! PS.… Read More

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The Love Hate Tattoo Crowd

A new “Love Hate Social Club tattoo shop” opened in Cork today with a bang, or at least a party. There was a big crowd outside from 6pm on waiting to get in and join the party. I hadn’t a notion what was going on, and still don’t except it has something to do with a reality tv show called Miami Ink. Must have a few fans in Cork, or maybe they knew there was free booze? 😉 Aperture ƒ/8 Camera Canon EOS 6D Focal length 24mm ISO 1250 Shutter speed 1/160s

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Construction on Academy Street

Back in 2008 Academy Street, Cork looked very different. The clothes shops and Opera Lane had yet to be built. If you stood in the same spot today all you’d see would be the shining façade of consumerism. Aperture ƒ/3.5 Camera Canon EOS 20D Focal length 10mm ISO 800 Shutter speed 1/20s

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