Cork, Ireland, People, Photography, Photos, Street, Urban

More Sultans in Blackrock

The Sultan in Blackrock

The Sultan stall in Blackrock Village has to be my favourite. I love their food, it’s always agreed with me and boy is it tasty. This is a photo I took last March when it was a lot colder but the guys were still cheerful. Today Taoufik was cooking and produced a delicious 3 meat combo for me! I would have taken a photo of that but, eh, I was too busy eating it so you’ll just have to find him yourself and order it or head into the Sultan restaurant on Penrose Wharf!

Aperture ƒ/8
Camera Canon EOS 6D
Focal length 24mm
ISO 400
Shutter speed 1/320s
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Canon 40D, El Puerto de Santa María, Food, Photography, Photos, Sigma 18-200, Spain

Seafood at El Rincon del Chirri SL

Very recently we spent almost 2 weeks in the Spanish town of El Puerto de Santa María. We stayed in a friend’s apartment and it was a really nice break away from the bad news and rush of life back in Ireland. Unfortunately we brought the rain with us but that didn’t dampen our spirits!

One of our meals out was in El Rincon del Chirri SL where they specialise in seafood. This was only one of the dishes served and while I’m not usually one to eat seafood I was glad I tried it here. We also had what I think were Sea anemones in a crispy bread covering but they tasted like seawater and I only had 1 or 2! Our Spanish friends described them as eating sea water which was a very apt description!

Oh yes, this image 800 pixels wide, slightly larger than the photos I used to post. View the post itself to view the larger version as I think this theme shrinks the image on the main page. Like the new size?

Aperture ƒ/4.5
Camera Canon EOS 40D
Focal length 28mm
ISO 500
Shutter speed 1/30s
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Cork, Ireland, People, Photos, Sigma 10-20, Street, Urban

Hot Tasty Sausages

hot tasty sausages

While out photowalking a hot sausages in a bun with a dab of mustard is just the thing to keep the hunger at bay. I bought the sausage in the bun being prepared above and totally enjoyed it, even if it was €4.

Shot on Cornmarket Street at the Crepe Man stall during the pre-Irish Blog Awards photowalk in Cork.

BTW there’s Kevin in the background!

Aperture ƒ/7.1
Camera Canon EOS 40D
Focal length 18mm
ISO 400
Shutter speed 1/125s
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Black and White, Canon 10-22, Canon 20D, Cork, Ireland, Photography, Photos, Signs, The Lough, Urban

Carvery Lunch

Carvery Lunch

Carvery Lunch, the fast food of “proper food” IMO. Many will be going to pubs today for their Sunday lunch and it’ll be carvery on offer. Nothing wrong with it of course, but some people are snobs about eating out and want food delivered to their table. Considering the price of carvery food, I can see their point. It’s generally the same price as food in a restaurant, so why not eat somewhere else?

Aperture ƒ/6.3
Camera Canon EOS 20D
Focal length 10mm
ISO 100
Shutter speed 1/40s
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Blarney, Canon 20D, Cork, Food, Ireland, People, Photos, Sigma 10-20

BBQ at the Waterloo Inn

Jimmy and Paul served the bbq to hungry parents, kids and everyone else at the charity bbq in the Waterloo Inn today. They spent over an hour dealing with flames and hot food at the end of a blisteringly hot day and really deserved the round of applause afterwards.
Well done guys, and thanks to everyone who helped out! It was a great day!

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Black and White, Candid, Canon 20D, Cork, English Market, Ireland, Market, People, Photos, Sigma 10-20, Urban

A shark at Kay O’Connell’s fishmongers

A shark’s deadly grin greeted customers to the fishmongers in the English Market on the day this photo was taken.

Don’t you just love the expression on the fishmonger’s face?

PS. Claire took some great portraits on Saturday!

Aperture ƒ/8
Camera Canon EOS 20D
Focal length 10mm
ISO 1600
Shutter speed 1/125s
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Canon 20D, Cobh, Cork, Food, Ireland, Photos, Sigma 10-20

I lost my head

All that remains from a fishing trip to Cobh.

I discovered this fish’s head while walking about on the pier in Cobh during the month of August last year. At that time of year the mackerel
chase the sprat into Cork Harbour and provide a bountiful catch for local fishermen. Many years ago I remember casting into the waters off Church Bay and reeling in at least 4 fish, the feeding frenzy was so great!

PS. the new Digital Journalist is out!

Aperture ƒ/6.3
Camera Canon EOS 20D
Focal length 11mm
ISO 200
Shutter speed 1/80s
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Architecture, Canon 20D, Dingle, Flowers, Food, Ireland, Kerry, Photos, Sigma 10-20, Sky, Urban

Looking out from Homely House

Last September we stayed in Dingle for a weekend and had lunch in Homely House, a restaurant in the town. Check out the previous link for a picture of Brian Lapen and EagleSpirit who ran the cafe.

Unfortunately for Dingle they’re now in Hawaii, and the building was destined for demolition last I heard so it’s quite likely this view is gone now!

Aperture ƒ/4
Camera Canon EOS 20D
Focal length 10mm
ISO 200
Shutter speed 1/500s
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Black and White, Canon 20D, Cork, Food, Ireland, Marlboro Street, People, Photos, Sigma 10-20, Urban

O’Flynn’s Butchers on Marlboro Street

O’Flynn’s Butchers on Marlboro St. Cork is a very popular butchers serving high quality meat with a friendly smile. We rang in our order early because we knew the place would be bare by the time we go in!

Here are the staff posing for my camera, there’s a huge collection of photos on the wall so I’m not the first, or probably the last to wander in with a camera. In fact Brian O Reilly created a 360 degree wrap around image using Apple’s Quicktime engine.

Thanks for the extra comments yesterday! The encouragement is always appreciated!

I like this: 25 years of the Brown Sisters.

Aperture ƒ/4
Camera Canon EOS 20D
Focal length 10mm
ISO 800
Shutter speed 1/40s
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Co. Cork, Cork, Food, Ireland, Nature, Photos, Sigma 18-200

Glistening Blackberries

Blackberries glisten in the bright sun of an August afternoon in Co. Cork.

I love blackberry jam, blackberry tarts, blackberry crumble. I don’t like picking the fruit, but I have many childhood memories of wandering country lanes with my family looking for the best fruit for my mother to make delicious jam.
Nowadays, you can buy a carton of blackberries in M&S cheaply. Oh how times have moved on.

Aperture ƒ/7.1
Camera Canon EOS 20D
Focal length 200mm
ISO 200
Shutter speed 1/250s
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