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Summer Rain in Cobh

Summer Rain in Cobh

The rain pours down on Cobh on a dreary Sunday afternoon recently.


Apertureƒ/2.4
CameraSM-G998B
Focal length9mm
ISO50
Shutter speed1/800s

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Can I have a doggy bag?

Can I have a doggy bag?

Crossing the road at the junction of Washington Street and Grand Parade. See the construction site of The Capitol behind?

Picture taken in September 2016.


Apertureƒ/1.7
CameraSM-G935F
Focal length4.2mm
ISO40
Shutter speed1/1100s

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Strands of beauty treatments

Strands of beauty treatments

Passage West, Cork. January 2010.


Apertureƒ/8
CameraCanon EOS 40D
Focal length200mm
ISO100
Shutter speed1/250s

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Pet Shop Boys at the Marquee

The Pet Shop Boys played to a capacity crowd in the Marquee, Cork, last night and it was a great night. We bought the tickets originally in 2019 for a 2020 show but then the COVID19 pandemic happened and everything was cancelled that year.

The Examiner has a great write up of the concert (archive.org copy) of the event.

The British electro-pop duo were anything but boring, attracting a packed crowd that ranged across all ages, with families, groups of friends, and couples all bopping and clapping side by side through the night.

If fans have learned anything over the Pet Shop Boys’ 40-year long career, it’s that Neil Tennant and Chris Lowe know how to put on a show, and from the moment they sauntered on stage wearing their mad-scientist inspired outfits they had the audience in the palms of their talented hands.

Martha Brennan, Examiner.


Apertureƒ/6.3
CameraILCE-7M3
Focal length240mm
ISO2500
Shutter speed1/250s

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Early Morning Wind Turbine

Early Morning Wind Turbine

A wind turbine in the hills coming back from Gougane Barra.


Apertureƒ/8
CameraILCE-7M3
Focal length600mm
ISO200
Shutter speed1/500s

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The crowd at the parade

The crowd at the parade

Someone had a fancy video camera at the St. Patrick’s Day Parade in Cork in 2004.


Apertureƒ/5
CameraCYBERSHOT
Focal length48.5mm
ISO100
Shutter speed1/500s

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An Impossible View

An Impossible View

Many of the buildings in this photo are now gone, replaced with imposing glass frontage, or in the case of The Sextant there’s nothing there but a car park.


Apertureƒ/8
CameraCanon EOS 40D
Focal length125mm
ISO100
Shutter speed1/250s

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Selling Oranges on Cornmarket Street

Selling Oranges on Cornmarket Street

In front of Castle Jewellers, June 2005.


Apertureƒ/4
CameraCanon EOS 20D
Focal length30mm
ISO200
Shutter speed1/800s

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What is Home?

Homeless in Cork

A mural called “What is Home?” painted by Asbestos. A figure wearing a cardboard box on it’s head looks out on a derelict site next door, and across the road the site of the new convention centre, if it is ever built..


Apertureƒ/8
CameraILCE-7M3
Focal length101mm
ISO200
Shutter speed1/500s

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The Leisureplex a long time ago

The Leisureplex a long time ago

The Leisureplex on McCurtain Street in 2004.


Apertureƒ/8
CameraCYBERSHOT
Focal length15.7mm
ISO100
Shutter speed1/160s

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Holy Trinity in Reflection

Holy Trinity in Reflection

Holy Trinity Roman Catholic church reflected in the River Lee.


Apertureƒ/4.5
CameraCYBERSHOT
Focal length36.6mm
ISO100
Shutter speed1/500s

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Pine Island in Black and White

Pine Island in Black and White

Pine Island in Connemara, Co Galway. On the day I took this photo the driver of a nearby car misjudged their parking spot and ended up with their back wheels spinning. After a few panicked moments they did manage to find the ground and sped away.


Apertureƒ/8
CameraILCE-7M3
Focal length32mm
ISO100
Shutter speed1/200s