Nano Nagle Place

September 23, 2018 Cork, Macro, X100

First time visiting Nano Nagle Place on Douglas Street in the city. Heard great things about it, now believe them all. Took far too many photos of this particularly impressive and hugely detailed glass sculpture, so there’s another one below. Can’t wait to go back, grab a coffee, sit on the grass and watch the world go by.

The Entrance to the Harbour

September 22, 2018 Canon 5D, Canon 85 f1.8, Cork, Landscape

Taken a few weeks ago during a walk around Fort Camden. Roches Point lighthouse on the left and France somewhere off in the distance, calling me and the bike.

Brand new year, same old Kerry.

A very familiar stop on a very familiar route, just outside Killarney on the Ring of Kerry. Between the Upper Lake and Muckross Lake. Taken at the start of January 2017. Yes, that’s how long it’s been sitting unseen in my Lightroom queue.

Stars in the Solar System

September 17, 2018 Canon 24-70, Canon 5D, Cork

Back to Fountainstown and I’ve always loved the wide range of colourful rocks that are on the various small beaches on the walk over the rocks to Myrtleville. Even more colourful when they’re being tossed around by the incoming waves. Also, I just noticed that when I posted an image in portrait orientation, it was about the size of a modest billboard. That’s somewhat fixed. Now less scrolling is required to see the full image. Sorry about that. I’m alsoRead More

The Kitchen Garden

September 15, 2018 Canon 24-70, Canon 5D, Cork, Macro

It seemed we were cursed never to get back in here. Every time we’d been to Fota Gardens recently, the kitchen garden was closed. Not today thankfully.

Over Camden

September 12, 2018 Canon 5D, Canon 85 f1.8, Cork, Landscape

Nice afternoon for a stroll around fort Camden in Crosshaven. First time in quite a while.

Back to the Beach

September 10, 2018 Canon 24-70, Canon 5D, Cork

I didn’t realise how long it’d been since I was last on the rocks at Fountainstown until we went down there yesterday afternoon. I still don’t know how long it’s been, but it’s been quite a while.

Jurassic Park

September 6, 2018 Canon 50, Canon 60D, Cork, People

”Holy shit, that leaf is as big as your head. Hold it up so I can get proof”

Part 7: The scenic route back to France

September 2, 2018 France, Landscape

I woke the following morning to what must have been an answered prayer, it wasn’t as cold as it was supposed to be, and certainly not as cold as it’d been the previous few mornings. There was a stint of hasty packing completed, followed by one final eggy bacon buttery breakfast and enough coffee to temporarily incapacitate a horse. The original plan, which was to exit the Tyrol valley and Austria via the Silvretta pass, was very much still on.Read More

Feed The Beast

August 31, 2018 Canon A-1, Film, Scotland

Going back a bit here to 2010 and a trip to Scotland. Lunch for a hungry reindeer. Fuji Neopan 400 if I remember correctly. I’m coming across all kinds of little surprises while going through & cleaning up my lightroom catalog.

Lone Wanderer

Figures suddenly appearing out of the thick fog as we were walking to the lighthouse at Sheeps Head. Not a situation to be in if you’re paranoid or have seen too many horror films.

Safety First

August 27, 2018 Canon 24-70, Canon 5D, Cork, Landscape

The often captured (seldom with any originality) steps leading down to the lighthouse at Sheeps Head.

Retreating Snowline

August 25, 2018 Canon 24-70, Canon 60D, Kerry, Landscape

Kerry, January 2017. A new years drive from Kenmare to Killarney via Moll’s Gap.

A New Bridge

Gone are the days of hop, skip and jumping between tufts of grass to avoid sinking in the bog. Still, you’d kind of miss the added excitement. Sheeps Head again…

The Low Wall

August 21, 2018 Canon 24-70, Canon 5D, Cork, Landscape

Possibly designed to keep sheep in or out. Very, very small sheep.

Sheeps Head Lighthouse

August 19, 2018 Canon 24-70, Canon 5D, Cork, Landscape

Just a little bit misty down at Sheeps Head yesterday. Perseverance paid off, although not much of a day for whale watching or landscape photography. First time in a long time that the 5D came out, and I realise how much I missed full frame digital.

The Scenic Route

August 15, 2018 Canon 50, Canon 60D, Macro, Waterford

Took the scenic Copper Coast route home from a visit to the Japanese gardens in Tramore back in June. More on that front coming in the near future. Just as soon as I’ve fully recovered from the shock of opening my photo library for the first time in months/years.

The Woods on Velvia

August 12, 2018 Bronica ETRS, Cork, Film, Landscape

Back in those ‘good old days’ when I shot (and processed) a lot of medium format Velvia. Before getting entirely sick of it and selling my Jobo processing kit and forgetting which box my Bronica got stored in. Amazing what jumps out at you when you haven’t opened Lightroom in a year or two. I should really look for that Bronica…

Part 6: Fire and Ice

This ‘fire & ice’ route was also hastily borrowed from my friends down the road at the bike rental outfit. Lots of low(ish) roads with scenic vistas and rides through valleys. That kind of thing. Except it’s never really that easy, is it? ‘Another cold start’ I thought, as I stepped back inside the hotel and began thawing out my frozen eyeballs with copious amounts of black coffee over breakfast. Colder than yesterday and as a special extra treat, it’s alsoRead More

Part 5: Leaning Towers and Mountain Goats.

April 9, 2018 Austria, Italy, Landscape, Travel

I awoke early to a temperature of minus four (centigrade, for my American friends) after a restless night of worrying about my battery and cursing myself for not replacing it before I left. The conclusion I came to last night still held, there was nothing I could do about it now so I’d just have to deal with the outcome. I pulled on suitable dining attire, not bike gear, and went downstairs for breakfast. Again I met the same veryRead More