A storm brewing at Allihies Beach

Storm clouds gathered over West Cork on the day I took this shot at Allihies Beach. A very different shot to some of the previous shots of this area! It was freezing this day, wind howled and I was wrapped up in a big jacket against the elements. Gives me the shivers just looking at this photo. Just goes to show, people can read littering signs here as well as they read them anywhere! Aperture ƒ/5.6 Camera Canon EOS 20D Focal length 10mm ISO 100 Shutter speed 1/80s

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Desperate plea for help

A short hand written note on the notice board in the Quay Coop Restaurant in Cork reads: Woman 39 and six week old baby boy who is in foster care at the moment needs a family with great experience with babies to foster the two of us as we need to be together. Or do you know anybody that can help, please call me on … Aperture ƒ/4 Camera Canon EOS 20D Focal length 21mm ISO 400 Shutter speed 1/60s

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Restaurant

A restaurant on St Patrick Street in Cork has this architectural feature over it’s door. You’re either going to love the lomo+vignette+colour effect or you’re going to hate it. This is an experiment with the newly enhanced GIMP Lomo plugin I had originally updated to work with GIMP 2.4. Elsamuko has added a few nice features. In other news, the Guinness Storehouse photowalk was yesterday. I couldn’t make it but a number of bloggers did, including Will Knott, Darren and Alexa. You can see some of the amazing shots from the day here, but that url may go stale in a week or so I guess. Well done to Marcus… Read More

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Back Gardens in Bantry

Bantry town is built on the hills surrounding a natural harbour so it’s a hard slog with a buggy if you want to go anywhere. Shot this from the road overlooking a few houses. You can see the local hospital in the background too I think. Hope everyone at WordCamp in San Francisco has a great day today! Aperture ƒ/5.6 Camera Canon EOS 20D Focal length 10mm ISO 100 Shutter speed 1/100s

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Allihies Countryside

The road to the beach at Allihies in West Cork branches in two a few miles from there. This was taken on the scenic route where the road comes out between two hills and you see this beautiful expanse of hills and grassland spread out before you. It’s quite a sight. My poor photo does little to capture the real splendour of the area! Aperture ƒ/8 Camera Canon EOS 20D Focal length 10mm ISO 100 Shutter speed 1/200s

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It even rains in Arizona

If you’re living in Ireland, you’ve no doubt noticed that this summer hasn’t been great. Actually, I haven’t. I work at home and looking out my little window at the rest of the world is some days the closest I get to the outside world (almost!) Well anyway, this is to console you if you’re suffering through yet another flood, or a downpour. It even rains in the desert. Of course, it was late January, and the shower was a light one that lasted about 20 minutes but it’s the thought that counts, right? In other news, I’ve just released Tweet Tweet, a plugin for WordPress that archives Twitter conversations.… Read More

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Bridge the gap

A public walkway over the railway tracks in Cobh, Co. Cork. Walking down by the quay in Cobh is a nice relaxing way of spending an evening, at least before it gets dark. Despite the presence of the nautically shaped Garda station close by it’s a bit too secluded and remote for my tastes. I do love the old red brick of the train station and the supporting structure of this bridge. I know I have a few shots of it somewhere that I simply have to dig out. Lots of dodging the burning in this shot, as well as some brightening in Bibble Pro and b/w conversion of course.… Read More

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Field of flowers

Floods, hailstones, cold. Another typical Irish summer but thankfully it’s nice ad bright here in Blarney. Here’s a shot I took down at Allihies in West Cork back in April. It’d be perfect if the flowers were more in focus but I still love it. Aperture ƒ/7.1 Camera Canon EOS 20D Focal length 10mm ISO 100 Shutter speed 1/125s

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Cloudy Carpark

A lone car parked on the top floor of the carpark at Paul Street in Cork. Black clouds hovered ominously but the rain held off! Aperture ƒ/7.1 Camera Canon EOS 20D Focal length 10mm ISO 100 Shutter speed 1/125s

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