I love you

I love you A love message written on a wall for someone special. “I love you” This is the second time I’ve posted a love message on my blog. Those messages are the most basic human communications of our age and before. Many thousands of years ago men were writing on cave walls. How little has changed? Graffiti is everywhere and it doesn’t take much imagination to scrawl a message to a loved one. I wonder who made this message and for whom? Are they still together? This message is written on a wall in an old building on the grounds of a Cork Hospital. After I took a number… Read More

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Rusted, old and bent

Rusted, old and bent This is part of another pillar near the one pictured yesterday but in much worse condition. I love the textures and the way that rust practically flows down. It’s a shame I didn’t get everything in focus though. I figured out why my posts started showing “This photo is currently unavailable”. On March 1st Flickr changed the way they name their images. Previously it was only a matter of changing _m.jpg to _o.jpg to get the original image, or swapping in “_s.jpg” to get a small thumbnail. Now the numbers in the filename change as well. It’s a simple but tedious task to change the image… Read More

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Fianna Fail in Cork

Fianna Fail in Cork Fianna Fail, “The Republican Party”, had an office on the Grand Parade in Cork for years. Last time I looked the building was derelict. Anyone want to compare the state of their Cork office to their policies or chances in the next election? Fianna Fail have been in power almost continuously for as long as I remember and before that of course. Will you vote for them? This is next door to no 48 pictured yesterday. I like this: May Day in California. Great street shots.

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The red door at No. 48

The red door at No. 48 No. 48 on Grand Parade Cork is an old disused building near the Goat Broke Loose. It’s also next door to the old location of Fianna Fail’s Cork office.

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Innovative Streets

Innovative Streets It’s good to look down sometimes. I think this was used to hold a decorative safety pole but I don’t remember ever seeing it used. There are poles on the other side of this narrow street however. The street of course is Paul Street behind Waterstones. I was going to blog that yesterday was World Book Day but time ran out for me and the power cut didn’t help my motivation much. Nevertheless, Cearta.ie blogged it. Check out some of my photos from last year’s World Book Day celebration!

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The shadows have it all

The shadows have it all Sometimes it’s the shadows that are the focus of my camera rather than the people in it.

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The broom at 187

The broom at 187 Walking through the urban environment the seemingly normal assortment of rubbish or objects can make an image that bit more interesting. This was taken in August, but guess who forgot to bring in the Christmas lights? Oh yes, a small tip if you’re adding noise to an image. You’ll need to do it twice. Once for your full size image, and a second time when you resize. After resizing noise, it gets blurred and is nowhere near as effective. PS. I really like An Incidental Shot – the photographer who’s quick off the mark will get the shot! PPS. Micki has finished blogging on Shutterbug Underexposed… Read More

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San Francisco DPT on the job

San Francisco DPT on the job The San Francisco Department of Parking and Traffic (DPT) have painted the kerb of the sidewalk in the city to designate different parking areas in the city. Wandering around the city I was struck by the startling paint job on the ground, especially the “warning” colours used. It didn’t stop people double parking though, but I didn’t spot any traffic cops around either!

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