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Black and White Cork Ireland People Photography Photos Street Urban

A moment to yourself

A moment to yourself

In front of Brown Thomas, St. Patrick Street, Cork. December 2020.

Aperture ƒ/3.5
Camera ILCE-7M3
Focal length 24mm
ISO 640
Shutter speed 1/500s
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Black and White Cork Ireland People Photography Photos Street Urban

The Dogs of Cork

The Dogs of Cork

The Dogs of Cork

The Dogs of Cork

Dogs and their owners (or not) in Cork City.

Aperture ƒ/8
Camera ILCE-7M3
Focal length 83mm
ISO 2000
Shutter speed 1/500s
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Black and White People Photography Photos Street Urban

At the Wellington Cafe, Edinburgh

At the Wellington Cafe, Edinburgh

Customers drinking and eating at the Wellington Cafe, Edinburgh. June 2018.

Aperture ƒ/8
Camera ILCE-7M3
Focal length 28mm
ISO 160
Shutter speed 1/500s
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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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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 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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Photography Photos

Who’d love some winter sun?

Who'd love some winter sun??

Lanzarote in the Canary Islands. December 2019. A lifetime ago.

Aperture ƒ/8
Camera ILCE-7M3
Focal length 300mm
ISO 100
Shutter speed 1/125s
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Ireland People Photography Photos Street Urban

Michael Mansfield of Ardmore, Co Waterford

Many years ago I published a few photos of Ardmore in Co Waterford. The post received a number of comments about one particular photo of a gentleman on a motorbike. His name was Michael Mansfield and unfortunately he passed away in 2009 but that hasn’t stopped the occasional visitor from leaving a comment since then, the most recent being yesterday.

That comment prompted me to look up the photos I made that day in 2005 to find more photos of Michael Mansfield. Here are the three I found, including the one that appeared in the original post.

Michael Mansfield

Michael Mansfield

Michael Mansfield

Reading the comments I wish I had stopped to talk to Michael. He seems to have been quite the character around Ardmore!

Aperture ƒ/4
Camera CYBERSHOT
Focal length 25.1mm
ISO 100
Shutter speed 1/500s
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Ireland Photography Photos

The Disappearance of Fungie

Fungie

The disappearance of a single solitary dolphin in the year 2020 would seem to be small news among the horrible things that have happened this year. The pandemic is still raging. Ireland is in lockdown again. People are dying from Covid-19.

However, on October 20th it was reported that Fungie, a dolphin that first appeared in Dingle Bay, Co Kerry in 1983 was missing for 7 days.

For as long as I’ve been aware of Dingle, it has been synonymous with Fungie. He was hard to miss as there’s a statue in the town, and several boats lined the quays ready to take visitors out to see the friendly dolphin.

I went out once in 2017, and I saw him break the surface a few times but he wasn’t in the mood for playing at the time. You should have seen the packed boats of tourists trying to grab a glimpse of him. Thankfully our boat wasn’t as busy!

The last time I saw him was in August this year. My family and I walked out to Hussey’s Folly on a glorious evening where we sat in the grass watching the water, accompanied by several boats and kayakers.

There was the occasional shout when someone spotted him, and the delighted laughs and exclamations made it all worth it.

The next night we walked out by the small beach at Bín Bán. As night fell we heard splashes in the still water and spotted Fungie swimming back and forth just ten to twenty metres from shore. All was quiet. There was only my family and a passer-by around. It was very special hearing his splashes in the water.

Paddy Ferriter, keeper of the old lighthouse pictured above, was the first person to spot Fungie in 1983. He tells his story in a short clip here:

My photos of Fungie don’t do him justice. Follow these links for more:

Washington Post article on his disappearance.

There are wonderful videos of Fungie on this Facebook page.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dd7sEG6WhPM

Aperture ƒ/8
Camera ILCE-7M3
Focal length 300mm
ISO 250
Shutter speed 1/320s
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Cork Ireland People Photography Photos Street Urban

The Blue Hand

The Blue Hand

Masked on Grand Parade, Cork. September 2020.

Aperture ƒ/2.4
Camera SM-G965F
Focal length 4.3mm
ISO 50
Shutter speed 1/610s
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Black and White Cork Ireland People Photography Photos Street Urban

Cork Street Photography

Cork Street Photography

St. Patrick Street, Cork. August 2020.

Aperture ƒ/3.5
Camera ILCE-7M3
Focal length 28mm
ISO 100
Shutter speed 1/1250s
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Black and White Cork Ireland People Photography Photos Street Urban

We all wear masks

We all wear masks

Opera Lane, Cork.

Aperture ƒ/2.4
Camera SM-G965F
Focal length 4.3mm
ISO 50
Shutter speed 1/490s