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Diego, king of the castle

A chihuahua named Diego in a small bed, on a couch, with colourful cushions behind him and a blue fluffy toy he loves at his feet.

Who rules this house? The animals do! Diego, our tiny chihuahua, sits in a bed sometimes claimed by one of our cats, Hoppy. She was very unhappy that Diego was in there. He’s the king of all he sees.

Isn’t he handsome in his new jacket? It’s lovely and warm and made with love by Jo!


Apertureƒ/2.4
CameraSM-G998B
Focal length9mm
ISO640
Shutter speed1/35s

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Herre’s the plane

a Liebherr branded construction crane with an airplane flying far above it

From the Lee Fields, in August this year. A construction crane working on the student accommodation with an aeroplane that took off from Cork Airport high above it and rising fast, off somewhere, hopefully warm.

TIL I’ve been spelling aeroplane wrong for years.


Apertureƒ/5
CameraILCE-7M3
Focal length67mm
ISO100
Shutter speed1/400s

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A stag in the rain

A stag in the rain in a field. Drops of rain fall around him as he stands alone.

A stag in the field opposite Muckross House in Killarney on a very wet October afternoon this year.

I was there with Blarney Photography Club and after a not so successful morning we retreated to the café in Muckross Garden Restaurant for lunch.

It was still raining afterwards, but some of us stopped outside to photograph this stag. In a lull in the rain I stupidly ran out with only a light jacket and took cover under a tree that was still heavy with leaves. Got a few shots and then the heavens opened. Got a bit soaked!

Totally worth it. Great day out with great people.


Apertureƒ/6.3
CameraILCE-7M3
Focal length600mm
ISO2000
Shutter speed1/1000s

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Mushroom hiding in the leaves

Mushroom hiding in the leaves

A mushroom hiding in the undergrowth somewhere in the Galtee Mountains a year ago.


Apertureƒ/14
CameraILCE-7M3
Focal length105mm
ISO100
Shutter speed1.6s

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On Stage in Coughlan’s Bar

On Stage in Coughlan's Bar

677. On Friday night I was out in a pub watching live music. An unfortunately rare occurrence.

Fintan Lucy and Lynda Cullen sang together, accompanied by Martin Leahy and later by Dee Power. It was a wonderful night in front of a packed crowd in a small room.


Apertureƒ/2.8
CameraILCE-7M3
Focal length24mm
ISO1000
Shutter speed1/30s

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Blarney Castle Through the Rock

Blarney Castle Through the Rock

Blarney Castle, as seen through the rock they set up in the grounds below the Castle. Not a great shot, but one to mark off the list.


Apertureƒ/16
CameraILCE-7M3
Focal length32mm
ISO100
Shutter speed1/200s

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Korey Power on Patrick Street

Korey Power on Patrick Street
Korey Power on Patrick Street
Korey Power on Patrick Street

My wife and I came across Korey Power singing on Patrick Street, in front of Brown Thomas. A small but enthusiastic crowd gathered to listen. He has a great voice!

Yes, a gentleman in the background was dancing and enjoying the music too. Did a fine job of it!


Apertureƒ/8
CameraILCE-7M3
Focal length24mm
ISO1250
Shutter speed1/500s

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Waiting for the Train in Chicago

Waiting for the Train in Chicago

Many years ago in August 2003 I was waiting for the L in Chicago to bring me to work.


Apertureƒ/2.5
CameraCYBERSHOT
Focal length9.7mm
ISO100
Shutter speed1/125s

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Susan Ann Sulley of The Human League

Susan Ann Sulley of The Human League

Way back in 2012, The Human League played in Cork. Here’s a photo of singer, Susan Ann Sulley that night. Phil Oakey is to her right but I decided she should have the attention in this photo!


Apertureƒ/5.6
CameraCanon EOS 40D
Focal length144mm
ISO800
Shutter speed1/80s

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Ina at the Club

Ina at the Club

The beautiful Ina, a local model who has posed for Blarney Photography Club many times over the years. This photo is from 2018!


Apertureƒ/5.6
CameraCanon EOS 6D
Focal length67mm
ISO400
Shutter speed1/100s

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The Hills of Killarney

The Hills of Killarney

In between heavy showers, the far away hills visible from Killarney National Park are lovely shades of grey.

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We’re With You Ukraine

We're With You Ukraine

A banner above the carpark off Grand Parade proclaims, “WE’RE WITH YOU UKRAINE”.


Apertureƒ/8
CameraILCE-7M3
Focal length16mm
ISO800
Shutter speed1/500s