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Pet Shop Boys at the Marquee

The Pet Shop Boys played to a capacity crowd in the Marquee, Cork, last night and it was a great night. We bought the tickets originally in 2019 for a 2020 show but then the COVID19 pandemic happened and everything was cancelled that year.

The Examiner has a great write up of the concert (archive.org copy) of the event.

The British electro-pop duo were anything but boring, attracting a packed crowd that ranged across all ages, with families, groups of friends, and couples all bopping and clapping side by side through the night.

If fans have learned anything over the Pet Shop Boys’ 40-year long career, it’s that Neil Tennant and Chris Lowe know how to put on a show, and from the moment they sauntered on stage wearing their mad-scientist inspired outfits they had the audience in the palms of their talented hands.

Martha Brennan, Examiner.


Apertureƒ/6.3
CameraILCE-7M3
Focal length240mm
ISO2500
Shutter speed1/250s

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Early Morning Wind Turbine

Early Morning Wind Turbine

A wind turbine in the hills coming back from Gougane Barra.


Apertureƒ/8
CameraILCE-7M3
Focal length600mm
ISO200
Shutter speed1/500s

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Trump Caricatures

Trump Caricatures

A caricature artist in Valletta, Malta.


Apertureƒ/8
CameraILCE-7M3
Focal length16mm
ISO5000
Shutter speed1/500s

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What is Home?

Homeless in Cork

A mural called “What is Home?” painted by Asbestos. A figure wearing a cardboard box on it’s head looks out on a derelict site next door, and across the road the site of the new convention centre, if it is ever built..


Apertureƒ/8
CameraILCE-7M3
Focal length101mm
ISO200
Shutter speed1/500s

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Pine Island in Black and White

Pine Island in Black and White

Pine Island in Connemara, Co Galway. On the day I took this photo the driver of a nearby car misjudged their parking spot and ended up with their back wheels spinning. After a few panicked moments they did manage to find the ground and sped away.


Apertureƒ/8
CameraILCE-7M3
Focal length32mm
ISO100
Shutter speed1/200s

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Bird Flying High

Bird Flying High

Spotted in Edinburgh in 2018 on a meetup there. Lovely skies, lovely weather. We were very lucky that week!


Apertureƒ/8
CameraILCE-7M3
Focal length28mm
ISO100
Shutter speed1/500s

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Night Club Fantasy

Night Club Fantasy

Not much use for a night club in the middle of a blistering hot day in Tenerife.


Apertureƒ/8
CameraILCE-7M3
Focal length16mm
ISO2000
Shutter speed1/500s

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The heavy burden of religion

The heavy burden of religion

Malaga, Spain. October 2018.


Apertureƒ/9
CameraILCE-7M3
Focal length28mm
ISO125
Shutter speed1/80s

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Dating in Malaga

Dating in Malaga

Sharing a Tik Tok video maybe in a backstreet in Malaga, Spain.


Apertureƒ/4
CameraILCE-7M3
Focal length16mm
ISO12800
Shutter speed1/200s

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The sun has almost set

The sun has almost set

At the tip of the Dingle Peninsula as the sun sets on an April evening.


Apertureƒ/10
CameraILCE-7M3
Focal length35mm
ISO100
Shutter speed1/1000s

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The Blarney Fun Run 2022

Most of the kids and some of the adults who took part in the Blarney Fun Run today. Blistering heat didn’t stop this group enjoying themselves and I saw lots of happy smiles as kids crossed the finish line.

Surrounded by everyone else is Michael, the Little Blue Hero. He was guest of honour and raised the flag at the start the race. 🙂


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CameraILCE-7M3
Focal length30mm
ISO320
Shutter speed1/500s

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On the beach by Minard Castle

On the beach by Minard Castle

Minard Castle on the Dingle Peninsula overlooks a rocky beach.


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CameraILCE-7M3
Focal length16mm
ISO100
Shutter speed1/320s