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Sunset on a Dingle Road

Sunset on a Dingle Road

Just another gorgeous sunset on the beautiful Dingle Peninsula, Co Kerry.


Apertureƒ/8
CameraILCE-7M3
Focal length55mm
ISO100
Shutter speed1/4s

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Sunrise over Blarney

Sunrise over Blarney

The sun rises over the houses of Blarney early one morning at the end of March, 2022.


Apertureƒ/2.4
CameraSM-G998B
Focal length9mm
ISO50
Shutter speed1/2800s

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Shandon Bells on the North Side

Shandon Bells on the North Side

The tower of St. Anne’s Church rises above the north side of Cork City with the Eir building and their own tower next to it.


Apertureƒ/8
CameraILCE-7M3
Focal length402.79998779297mm
ISO800
Shutter speed1/500s

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Where the wind blows

Where the wind blows

This is the weather vane at the top of the tower on the Cork District Court. It used to be a school, An Módh Scoil, or Model School, where I attended in the eighties.

I’d never seen this weather vane up close and level like this before until a few days ago when I made this photo. From my memory, there’s a doorway to the tower near the main entrance to the building. I’ve never been up there but I was always curious about it.

They’ve done an amazing job of preserving this building. It didn’t looks quite as good when it was simply a primary school!


Apertureƒ/8
CameraILCE-7M3
Focal length410.8mm
ISO250
Shutter speed1/500s

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A pigeon in the sun

A pigeon in the sun

A pigeon basking in the setting sun of a lovely March day in Cork City.


Apertureƒ/8
CameraILCE-7M3
Focal length600mm
ISO100
Shutter speed1/1000s

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Wave! Wave!

Wave! Wave!

Tourists waving to an incoming flight on Lanzarote.


Apertureƒ/11
CameraILCE-7M3
Focal length16mm
ISO10000
Shutter speed1/500s

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Silhouettes in the sky

Silhouettes in the sky

Teenage boys watching the St. Patrick’s Day Parade in Cork in 2003. They were sitting on street signs at the bottom of Patrick’s Hill as the parade walked past down McCurtain Street.


Apertureƒ/8.2
CameraFinePix2800ZOOM
Focal length6mm
ISO100
Shutter speed1/900s

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Some sunrise this morning

Some sunrise this morning
Some sunrise this morning

The colours in the sky this morning were unreal for a few minutes. Reds mixed with purples. Deep shadows in the clouds. Wonderful.


Apertureƒ/4.9
CameraSM-G998B
Focal length30.6mm
ISO160
Shutter speed1/50s

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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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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