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Stone Ring at Sheep’s Head

Stone Ring at Sheep's Head

A ring of white painted stones set into the ground at the end of Sheep’s Head, Co Cork. September 2008.

Aperture ƒ/8
Camera Canon EOS 40D
Focal length 18mm
ISO 100
Shutter speed 1/125s
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Cork Ireland Photos Street

CRAFT FAIR NOW ON

CRAFT FAIR NOW ON

The Unitarian Church on Princes Street used to have a craft fair and market very often. Maybe every week? This gentleman was helping draw attention to it in April 2006.

Aperture ƒ/10
Camera Canon EOS 20D
Focal length 21mm
ISO 200
Shutter speed 1/250s
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Cork Ireland Photos

At the Inniscarra Dam

At the Inniscarra Dam

Last week was my first time visiting the Inniscarra Dam on the River Lee. It’s only 10km from where I live but the entrance to the car park is on a winding country road that’s easy to miss.The dam itself is difficult to see from the road too putting it out of mind so I think most Cork people don’t think they can visit this beautiful riverside walk.

Aperture ƒ/9
Camera ILCE-7M3
Focal length 96mm
ISO 1600
Shutter speed 1/100s
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ARRÊT

ARRÊT

A STOP sign, by any other name, in Quebec, during the Automattic Grand Meetup of 2009.

Aperture ƒ/10
Camera Canon EOS 40D
Focal length 10mm
ISO 100
Shutter speed 1/160s
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Cork Ireland Photos

Blarney Castle between the trees

Blarney Castle between the trees

Blarney Castle, May 2015.

Aperture ƒ/8
Camera Canon EOS 6D
Focal length 67mm
ISO 100
Shutter speed 1/400s
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Richard Frances 1686-7

Richard Frances 1686-7

The gravestone of Richard Frances, in Cambridge, Massachusetts near Boston as photographed in 2003 when I visited Cambridge. I remember looking up his name back then but didn’t find anything but years later there are a few traces of him online here and here.

The first resident of Massachusetts by the name of Francis that can be found on the records of that state is Richard, who was born in 1606, in England; and who located at first in Medford, afterwards in Dorchester, and, in 1636, settled in Cambridge, where he was made freeman in 1640. He married Alice Wilcox, 1644. They had five children.

There seem to have been several other parties by the name of Francis in the Massachusetts Colony. Savage in his history states that Francis Francis, of Reading, had a son John, born Feb. 4, 1657. Savage also refers to a John Francis, living at Braintree in 1650, with his wife Rose, who died 1659. He had two daughters: Elizabeth, b. 1657; and Susanna, b. 1659. Reference is also made to a Richard Francis, living at Northampton in 1675, “who came from the East” and was “clerk” of Turner’s Company in King Philip’s war, and “wrote a very good hand.” So far, nothing further has been brought to light concerning these parties, nor has their relationship to Richard of Cambridge been established, yet probably a relationship did exist.

Here lyeth buried the Body of
RICHARD FRANCES
Aged 81 year or There about
died March ye 24 1686-7.
(Richard Francis, Cambridge, freeman 1640, member of the church; his wife’s name was Alse (Alice).

Aperture ƒ/2
Camera CYBERSHOT
Focal length 10.2mm
ISO 100
Shutter speed 1/80s
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Cork Ireland Photos Street

Quiet on North Main Street

Quiet on North Main Street

Not much happening here.

Aperture ƒ/3.5
Camera ILCE-7M3
Focal length 24mm
ISO 160
Shutter speed 1/500s
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Black and White Cork Ireland Photos Street

Head Down at the Restaurant

Head Down at the Restaurant

October 2016.

Aperture ƒ/4
Camera Canon EOS 6D
Focal length 28mm
ISO 2500
Shutter speed 1/80s
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Black and White Cork Ireland Photos Street

St. Augustine’s Church Newspaper Seller

St. Augustine’s Church Newspaper Seller

Following on from the previous photos I published here’s another of the newspaper seller in the door of St. Augustine’s Church on the Grand Parade side of the building.

No hat this time. May 2018.

Aperture ƒ/8
Camera ILCE-7M3
Focal length 70mm
ISO 1250
Shutter speed 1/500s
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Cork Ireland Photos Street

Walking The Dog

Walking The Dog

Walking the dog in Cork City.

Aperture ƒ/3.5
Camera ILCE-7M3
Focal length 24mm
ISO 125
Shutter speed 1/500s
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Black and White Cork Ireland Photos Street

Talk to the Taxi Driver

Talk to the Taxi Driver

St. Patrick’s Street, Cork. August 2020.

Aperture ƒ/3.5
Camera ILCE-7M3
Focal length 28mm
ISO 200
Shutter speed 1/500s
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Cork Ireland Photos Street

Everyone’s Eating Out

Everyone's Eating Out

In the last year it’s become too dangerous to eat in restaurants because of SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes Covid-19.

Aperture ƒ/2.4
Camera SM-G965F
Focal length 4.3mm
ISO 200
Shutter speed 1/100s