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A path through the woods

A path through the woods

Along a path to the summit of Knockomagh Woods in Co Cork.


Apertureƒ/8
CameraCanon EOS 6D
Focal length17mm
ISO3200
Shutter speed1/125s

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The Crumb Patrol

The Crumb Patrol

A crow watches for crumbs on the ground at the Blarney Woollen Mills today. The white gazebo/tent is gone but it was good to see the (permanent?) outdoor covered seating next to the building still there.


Apertureƒ/2.4
CameraSM-G998B
Focal length9mm
ISO50
Shutter speed1/280s

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A Frosty Morning in Blarney

A Frosty Morning in Blarney

Blarney on a frosty morning in February 2013. We’ve had such a mild winter this year but there’s always a (tiny) chance of snow for the next few weeks.


Apertureƒ/5
CameraCanon EOS 6D
Focal length28mm
ISO100
Shutter speed1/50s

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A dog on the balcony

Dog on the balcony

A dog on a balcony looks down on passing foot traffic in Cork City, February 2021.


Apertureƒ/6.3
CameraILCE-7M3
Focal length126mm
ISO800
Shutter speed1/500s

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Fluttering Flag

Fluttering Flag

A flag flutters in the evening wind on Achill Island, Co Mayo, in July 2019.


Apertureƒ/8
CameraILCE-7M3
Focal length105mm
ISO100
Shutter speed1/25s

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When the sun rises tomorrow…

When the sun rises tomorrow...

It seems unreal but most of the Covid19 restrictions will be lifted in Ireland tomorrow morning at 6am.

  • Pubs and restaurant hours to return to normal.
  • Nightclubs reopen.
  • FULL attendance at indoor and outdoor events.
  • Covid pass requirement gone for hospitality.

You’ll still need the Covid digital cert (or I presume a negative PCR?) to travel on a plane though.

Today we had just over 11,000 new cases of Covid19, but it’s omicron, “the mild variant”. Our hospitals aren’t overflowing. The Taoiseach spoke this evening and acknowledged that case numbers will go up. Hopefully not too many of those extra people die or suffer long term disability.

Despite the frost on the ground in the photo above this has been a remarkably mild winter. If I go anywhere I’ll be eating and drinking outside for a good while yet.


Apertureƒ/1.8
CameraSM-G998B
Focal length6.7mm
ISO50
Shutter speed1/1050s

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Warning: dancing in the street

Warning: dancing in the street

I’m glad I was warned. I could see his feet do a little tap dance as he passed by.


Apertureƒ/3.5
CameraCanon EOS 6D
Focal length28mm
ISO400
Shutter speed1/250s

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Blarney Castle Sunset

Blarney Castle Sunset

A few days ago we had a lovely sunset and luckily I was out walking with my wife around the village. Here’s a shot from the road outside. This is a silhouette anyone in Blarney will recognise, isn’t it?


Apertureƒ/4.9
CameraSM-G998B
Focal length30.6mm
ISO50
Shutter speed1/490s

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The Golden Fields of Ballycotton

The Golden Fields of Ballycotton

At certain times of the year the Ballycotton cliff walk allows you to walk next to rich golden fields under blue skies.

Not at this time of year obviously. This was in July 2011!


Apertureƒ/10
CameraCanon EOS 40D
Focal length18mm
ISO100
Shutter speed1/250s

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Blarney Horse

Blarney Horse

One of the horses in the grounds of Blarney Castle. February 2015.


Apertureƒ/4
CameraCanon EOS 6D
Focal length105mm
ISO100
Shutter speed1/160s

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The Crow and the Wheel

The Crow and the Wheel

The Ferris Wheel on the Grand Parade is gone now but just recently a crow was checking it out to see if it was fun or not.


Apertureƒ/8
CameraILCE-7M3
Focal length24mm
ISO250
Shutter speed1/500s

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A goat in his food

A goat in his food

A goat in Kilkenny enjoys his food in more ways than one. July 2013.


Apertureƒ/4
CameraCanon EOS 6D
Focal length105mm
ISO100
Shutter speed1/160s