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Cork Ireland Photography Photos

The evening rolls on

The evening rolls on

The sun setting on a cold evening in February 2016 near Killeagh, Co Cork.

Aperture ƒ/8
Camera Canon EOS 6D
Focal length 40mm
ISO 50
Shutter speed 1/80s
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Black and White Cork Ireland Photography Photos

Heavy Clouds Over Blarney Castle House

Heavy Clouds Over Blarney Castle House

It’s snowing again but it’s only a light dusting. It’s cold enough that the snow will sit on the ground all day but unless you grab snow from parked cars there won’t be any snow fights!

Here’s a photo from 2015, when we had a lot more snow!

Aperture ƒ/11
Camera Canon EOS 6D
Focal length 24mm
ISO 100
Shutter speed 1/50s
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Ireland Photography Photos

A Swan by Ross Castle

A Swan by Ross Castle

Many years ago I visited Ross Castle in County Kerry. It was a beautiful day and swans swam nearby.

Aperture ƒ/5.6
Camera Canon EOS 20D
Focal length 50mm
ISO 100
Shutter speed 1/400s
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Cork Ireland Photography Photos

Little Pink Flowers

Little Pink Flowers

Little pink flowers in the grounds of Blarney Castle, closer to home than the photos of previous days. November 2013.

Can’t post it to Facebook as my account has been disabled again, but I did get a backup of my data last month so there is that.

Aperture ƒ/4
Camera Canon EOS 6D
Focal length 105mm
ISO 320
Shutter speed 1/100s
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Cork Ireland People Photography Photos Street Urban

WAR HURTS US ALL

WAR HURTS US ALL

A protest march along St. Patrick Street, Cork in 2003 by Cork Peace Alliance.

Aperture ƒ/2.8
Camera FinePix2800ZOOM
Focal length 9mm
ISO 100
Shutter speed 1/150s
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Ireland Photography Photos

The sun sets on the Conor Pass

The sun sets on the Conor Pass

The Conor Pass, Kerry. August 2020.

Aperture ƒ/8
Camera ILCE-7M3
Focal length 28mm
ISO 125
Shutter speed 1/30s
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Ireland Photography Photos

Ballysaggartmore Towers

Ballysaggartmore Towers

One the two Ballysaggartmore Towers in Co Waterford. They are regarded as follies built no later than 1834. From the Wikipedia page:

“They were constructed for an Anglo Irish Landlord, Arthur Keily-Ussher no later than 1834. He held an estate of approximately 8000 acres, the majority of which was rented to tenant farmers but he retained approximately 1000 acres as a personal demesne. The lodges were constructed on the main avenue leading to the family’s residence; Ballysaggartmore House. The house itself was large but of a very plain design, which was in obvious contrast to the lodges. An account from 1834 indicates that a main house predated the lodges. This account also reports that they were built from designs by the head gardener; John Smyth and that the main entrance gates were forged locally for the sum of about £150.”

I took quick photos of the other Tower but we were drenched by a sudden cloud burst of rain so we were pretty miserable and just wanted to get back to the car.

Aperture ƒ/8
Camera ILCE-7M3
Focal length 16mm
ISO 1000
Shutter speed 1/125s
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Cork Ireland Photography Photos

Neville the Puppy

Neville the Puppy

Neville the Puppy

Neville, a soon to be service dog in training, enjoying his first day out among humans. He ran straight back to his human Mom looking for cuddles after this quick photoshoot. He’s adorable!

Aperture ƒ/8
Camera ILCE-7M3
Focal length 240mm
ISO 3200
Shutter speed 1/500s
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Cork Ireland People Photography Photos Street Urban

Christmas 2020 in Cork

December 2020, the month we all partied and caused a surge in Covid19 infections in January 2021.

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Cork Ireland Photography Photos

You could get lost in here

You could get lost in here

In the grounds of Blarney Castle, November 2020.

Aperture ƒ/8
Camera ILCE-7M3
Focal length 35mm
ISO 100
Shutter speed 1/13s
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Cork Ireland People Photography Photos Street

Socially Distanced Fishing

Socially distanced Fishing

Fishing off Ballycotton Pier, September 2020.

Aperture ƒ/8
Camera ILCE-7M3
Focal length 28mm
ISO 100
Shutter speed 1/400s
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Ireland Photography Photos

Dunquin Pier

Dunquin Harbour

Dunquin Pier, or Cé Dún Chaoin, in Co Kerry where boats to the Blasket Islands depart from. Beautiful location in the summer but right about now it’ll be a lot less hospitable. Moments before I took this photo, three girls were taking selfies and posing for photos sitting on the edge of the cliff here. Gave me vertigo watching them!

Aperture ƒ/8
Camera ILCE-7M3
Focal length 16mm
ISO 100
Shutter speed 1/2s