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Spike Island Fireworks

Spike Island Fireworks

A few photos from the fireworks display on Spike Island in Cork Harbour last night. 1300 fireworks were launched in just under 10 minutes!

Spike Island Fireworks
Spike Island Fireworks
Spike Island Fireworks
Spike Island Fireworks

Apertureƒ/6.3
CameraILCE-7M3
Focal length124mm
ISO200
Shutter speed4s

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St. Patrick’s Day 2022

The first St. Patrick’s Day Parade in Cork since 2019 and the rain held off for most of the day and a great parade was put on by the city.

The photos above don’t do it justice. I couldn’t include every group but hopefully it will be an indication of the effort put in by a huge number of people. Well done everyone who took part!


Apertureƒ/8
CameraILCE-7M3
Focal length54mm
ISO1000
Shutter speed1/500s

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A flash in the night

Just before the Covid-19 pandemic hit Ireland properly in late February 2020 Blarney Photography Club had an evening session dedicated to flash photography. I’ve already posted a couple of the photos from that night but here are a few more from the night of February 20th, 2020, or 2020-02-20!

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Black and White Cork Ireland People Photography Photos Street Urban

Cork Today

Aperture ƒ/4
Camera ILCE-7M3
Focal length 16mm
ISO 160
Shutter speed 1/500s
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Cork Ireland People Photography Photos Street Urban

Some Photos of Nano Nagle Place

A photography exhibit opened in Nano Nagle Place last Friday. A number of my photos are on display there and it was wonderful to see those them there and the photos of Cork by other photographers. Here’s a few photos of that evening!

Aperture ƒ/8
Camera ILCE-7M3
Focal length 26mm
ISO 800
Shutter speed 1/500s
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Black and White People Photography Photos Street Urban

A visit to Malaga during Easter Week

If you visit Malaga during Easter Week you’ll soon become aware of the many processions that happen in the city. Young and old alike throng the city waiting patiently for processions to pass. They happen in the middle of the day, they happen at night. You can be walking down a road after dinner when you’ll hear drumming or a brass band in the distance and suddenly your way is blocked for the next ten minutes.

It’s amazing to see. Be prepared to take your time and take detours if you visit around Easter. 🙂


Aperture ƒ/4.5
Camera ILCE-7M3
Focal length 18mm
ISO 250
Shutter speed 1/250s
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Cork Ireland Photography Photos

A Day Out on Sherkin Island

Sherkin Island is a small island just off the coast of Ireland. It’s reached by a ten minute ferry ride from the village of Baltimore in West Cork and on a sunny day there’s hardly a better place to be!

Aperture ƒ/8
Camera Canon EOS 6D
Focal length 28mm
ISO 100
Shutter speed 1/800s
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Cork Ireland People Photography Photos

The Historic Blarney Village

On Saturday last a new map was launched celebrating the heritage and history of Blarney in Co. Cork. A number of free events were put on during the day and a modest crowd showed up for what turned out to be a very entertaining hour walking around the square in the village. Here’s a few photos. If you missed it, you really missed out.

Aperture ƒ/8
Camera Canon EOS 6D
Focal length 28mm
ISO 200
Shutter speed 1/125s
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Black and White Cork Ireland People Photography Photos Street Urban

Cork Street Photography June Photowalk

Some photos I took in Cork City yesterday as part of the June Photowalk with Cork Street Photography “in the Style of Garry Winogrand”.

I only used a wide angle lens all day, and in processing I mostly avoided cropping the photos, although I did use the lens correction tool in Lightroom that straightens photos and crops a small portion of the image. Only two images have been cropped extensively, the one above in the bus, and the one of the woman sitting on a block smoking a cigarette.

I hardly ever composed a shot by eye, preferring to shoot from the hip, or in landscape mode from about shoulder height. I messed up framing when at 28mm, but at 17mm got more shots than I missed. Back button focus worked fairly well. I’d focus on the ground in front of me. A couple of shots were blurry but I was too far from the subject anyway, so no loss.

I used to shoot lots of wide angle street photos, and this got me back into it and reminded me of how hard it is!


Aperture ƒ/8
Camera Canon EOS 6D
Focal length 17mm
ISO 5000
Shutter speed 1/160s
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Black and White Cork Ireland Photography Photos Urban

Cork Street Photography May Photowalk

More fun with Cork Street Photography on the streets of Cork.

Aperture ƒ/8
Camera Canon EOS 6D
Focal length 19mm
ISO 640
Shutter speed 1/320s
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Cork Everything Ireland Photography

Cork Photowalk Gallery (Montenotte Edition)

Almost all my photos from today’s photowalk. Photos after the jump to preserve my bandwidth! I also uploaded them to this pix.ie album

Aperture ƒ/5.6
Camera Canon EOS 40D
Focal length 144mm
ISO 100
Shutter speed 1/200s
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Blarney Canon 40D Cork Ireland People Photography Photos Rain Sigma 18-200 Sport

Blarney Half Marathon 2008

The annual Blarney Half Marathon ran through the village and surrounding countryside yesterday. Here’s a gallery of shots I took while walking the dog. A light drizzle of rain soaked everyone, and hurried my steps home and back to the warmth. The weather was much nicer last year!

Aperture ƒ/8
Camera Canon EOS 40D
Focal length 21mm
ISO 400
Shutter speed 1/125s