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Sun sets on the Dingle Peninsula

Sun sets on the Dingle Peninsula

The sun sets on the Dingle Peninsula, in Ballycanneen.


Apertureƒ/8
CameraILCE-7M3
Focal length24mm
ISO100
Shutter speed1/8s

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The Milky Way and the Cloud

The Milky Way and the Cloud

The starry sky photographed in the darkness of Sheep’s Head, Co Cork last weekend. In between rain and storms I captured a few shots of our celestial neighbours.


Apertureƒ/4
CameraILCE-7M3
Focal length16mm
ISO12800
Shutter speed13s

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Templebreedy Church in Silhouette

Templebreedy Church in Silhouette

St. Matthew’s Church and Graveyard overlooking Crosshaven and Church Bay in East Cork. Last Thursday night with Blarney Photography Club.


Apertureƒ/6.3
CameraILCE-7M3
Focal length600mm
ISO200
Shutter speed1/8s

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St. Finbarr’s Oratory

St. Finbarr's Oratory

On an island in Gougane Barra, just as the sun broke over the horizon behind me.

Yesterday was the feast day of St. Finbarr. More to be found in this fascinating blog post.


Apertureƒ/10
CameraILCE-7M3
Focal length44mm
ISO100
Shutter speed1/4s

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Flash Harry at the Cork Opera House

A much delayed concert by Queen tribute band, Flash Harry, in Cork went ahead tonight in Cork Opera House and it was worth the wait. The band were great and had everyone dancing around by the end of the night!

Mask wearing by the audience started out well but by the interval hardly anyone I saw was wearing one. I guess that probably happens at every venue. People are sick of restrictions, but the pandemic isn’t over yet. While the auditorium appeared quite full our row of seats was mostly empty, and the rows ahead of us were packed. So I’d believe they’re limiting attendance to 60% of capacity. Things go back to normal on October 22nd.

As I’ve said before, if Flash Harry are playing near you go check them out!


Apertureƒ/6.3
CameraILCE-7M3
Focal length63mm
ISO6400
Shutter speed1/400s

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Red Moon and the tree

Red Moon and the tree

A blood red moon captured as it rose above the hills near Roche’s Point Lighthouse last night while on an outing with members of Blarney Photography Club.


Apertureƒ/6.3
CameraILCE-7M3
Focal length600mm
ISO100
Shutter speed1/10s

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Speeding past in Malaga

Speeding past in Malaga

Scooters were everywhere in Malaga the last time I was there in 2019.

Aperture ƒ/8
Camera ILCE-7M3
Focal length 16mm
ISO 2500
Shutter speed 1/250s
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Cork Ireland Photos

Gougane Barra at Sunrise

Gougane Barra at Sunrise

Gougane Barra, where the River Lee rises and the location of a monastery Saint Finbarr built in the 6th century. A modern chapel, called St Finbarr’s Oratory dates back to 1903.

The image above is a HDR panorama of 9 photos merged together in Lightroom and is a result of a very early visit with Blarney Photography Club this morning. The spectacular light was totally worth getting up at 5am for!

Aperture ƒ/10
Camera ILCE-7M3
Focal length 24mm
ISO 100
Shutter speed 1/8s
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Just the Moon

Just the Moon

The Moon, as it was last night. It looks much the same tonight too!

Aperture ƒ/6.3
Camera ILCE-7M3
Focal length 600mm
ISO 160
Shutter speed 1/100s
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Frank Flaherty, Cork’s Birdman

Frank Flaherty

Frank Flaherty is pictured above feeding pigeons on Daunt Square in 2019. He was recently approached by a litter warden who told him to stop feeding the birds because local businesses complained of excessive bird poo and feathers in the area.

Aperture ƒ/4
Camera ILCE-7M3
Focal length 35mm
ISO 100
Shutter speed 1/640s
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Tear it down. Build it up.

Tear it down. Build it up.

Just up the road from The Spaniard in Kinsale. This was taken in 2019. I drove past a few weeks ago and they’ve done a lot of work on it since!

Aperture ƒ/4
Camera ILCE-7M3
Focal length 28mm
ISO 1600
Shutter speed 1/500s
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The Cat in the Ditch

The Cat in the Ditch

Spotted this little guy in the ditch behind my home a few days ago. Handsome fella but nervous of humans. He hid when my neighbour walked past!

Aperture ƒ/6.3
Camera ILCE-7M3
Focal length 600mm
ISO 640
Shutter speed 1/500s