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Lighting the way to shop

An inverted photo showing the ceiling of a shop. Inset lights lead the eye into the distance.

The lights drag you into the shop. Spend money. Spend money.


Apertureƒ/1.9
CameraM2101K6G
Focal length5.89mm
ISO110
Shutter speed1/50s

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Birds enjoying the sunrise

Two birds sitting on a TV ariel on a house, as the sun rises behind them casting lovely colours on the sky.

A simple sunrise this morning. Two birds sitting on an ariel high up over the house had a great vantage point of the lovely colours in the sky.


Apertureƒ/1.9
CameraM2101K6G
Focal length5.89mm
ISO96
Shutter speed1/100s

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The cat always gets the milk

A cat drinking milk from a small jug on a table

Just in time for and this photo from long ago of a cat helping themselves to the milk from a jug seemed appropriate.


Apertureƒ/9
CameraCanon EOS 20D
Focal length200mm
ISO800
Shutter speed1/400s

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The Ten Arch Bridge at Inistioge

An imposing, ten arch bridge over a river, framed on the right by a tree.

I visited Inistioge many years ago and enjoyed a nice afternoon there. By the river there’s a lovely a walk which we took advantage of, and today I can share one of the photos I took that day.

According to the town website this bridge was built in 1765. It’s well worth a visit!


Apertureƒ/22
CameraCanon EOS 6D
Focal length24mm
ISO160
Shutter speed1/30s

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A Frosty Autumn Morning

Autumn leaves on the ground with a light coating of frost

Crisp, golden and orange leaves on an Autumn morning are coated in frost.


Apertureƒ/5
CameraCanon EOS 6D
Focal length20mm
ISO100
Shutter speed1/60s

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Lights in the rain

A rainy, wet street in Dublin at night. Two people walking towards me with umbrellas.

Rain pours out of the sky and runs along the pavement in this street in Dublin last year. It wasn’t a bad night if you had an umbrella.


Apertureƒ/2.8
CameraILCE-7M3
Focal length24mm
ISO12800
Shutter speed1/80s

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Shelter from the rain

A group walking in the rain, some covering their heads with jackets. One young man looks in a shop window.

They’re heading to a Halloween party on a rainy October evening in Dublin. The guy looking in the window probably wishes he could get out of the rain, but the others around him show they’re not immune to the wet and are covering their heads.

Me? I was glad I brought an umbrella with me from Cork. I didn’t rub it in by bringing my Corcaigh umbrella…


Apertureƒ/2.8
CameraILCE-7M3
Focal length24mm
ISO8000
Shutter speed1/500s

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Out of this world

People walking past a shop while the doorman is framed in the front door.
The text "out of this world" appears above the door

Patrolling the front door in Grafton Street, Dublin.


Apertureƒ/2.8
CameraILCE-7M3
Focal length24mm
ISO2000
Shutter speed1/500s

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Training on a bike

A boy on his training bike in the shadows cast by the Gaiety Theatre entrance.

A training bike is a great way to get kids used to cycling. In a busy city like Dublin, it’s probably best they don’t go on to the car filled roads too soon.


Apertureƒ/2.8
CameraILCE-7M3
Focal length24mm
ISO1600
Shutter speed1/500s

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Get away from my tail!

Two cats lying on the ground, one cat is playing with the tail of the other while she looks at me.

Some photos are special, not because they’re wonderful photos, composed well, with striking colours or lovely contrast. The best photos are the ones that make your heart sing.

The cat on the left who is looking at me is Mommy Cat, the matriarch of all the cats we’ve adopted in this home of ours. The one annoying her is her son, Patches. There’s a whole series of photos here with Mommy Cat looking at me while her tail swishes up and way from Patches’ paws.

The photos were taken in 2009. They’re not great. They are a bit blurry because the exposure wasn’t fast enough for a long lens. Thanks to the modern AI tech in Topaz Photo AI I was able to sharpen it a little and present it here.

Mommy Cat is still with us. She’s an elderly cat now. Her fur was very matted on her back but in the past 2 years she has started sleeping in the kitchen. We managed to get her to the vet on Thursday, her first visit since being neutered, and they shaved her, and removed two bad molars. Only her head, her paws, and the end of her tail have any fur. But, SHE IS STRONG. She has a massive appetite. She’s on pain relief and antibiotics. She is a lot more agile than before, as the matted fur isn’t pulling at her. She is curled up on a couch now, where she couldn’t jump before, with one of the dog’s blankets on her.

So, I wanted to share a photo of Mommy Cat today, . She is amazing.


Apertureƒ/5.6
CameraCanon EOS 40D
Focal length300mm
ISO100
Shutter speed1/125s

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William Tell, on your phone

A woman checks her phone while leaning against a wide pillar with a poster advertising the play, William Tell.

Outside the Gaiety on an October afternoon checking the phone. I heard William Tell was quite good!


Apertureƒ/2.8
CameraILCE-7M3
Focal length24mm
ISO4000
Shutter speed1/500s

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The Flower Seller

A man selling flowers on Graft Street watches as a woman looks for what she wants to buy

On Grafton Street, Dublin, you’ll find people selling flowers to passing pedestrians. There are a few of them, so business must be pretty good. Lots of foot traffic in the area, though. Lovely displays of colour too.


Apertureƒ/6.3
CameraILCE-7M3
Focal length24mm
ISO1600
Shutter speed1/500s