Cork

Inchidoney Surf School

September 1, 2009 Black and White, Cork, Landscape, People

September 2005. This one seems to get rolled out quite often. But why not, I like it! Taken back when I was still very much learning to use my then still new baby, a 20D. Also, Inchidoney is still as excellent as ever.

Married Man’s Shoes

August 27, 2009 Canon 50, Canon 5D, Cork, Event, People, Wedding

At Kev & Eithne’s wedding in east Cork back in July. A fantastic event held at an incredible location. Also very glad to see that Kev wore his usual footwear. Good man Kev!

Shiny

June 29, 2009 Canon 50, Canon 5D, Cork, Event

Exploring where an alley went at the pre-blog awards 2009 meetup in Cork. So much of Cork still unexplored. Now that going there is a holiday, maybe I’ll get a bit more of that elusive exploration done?

Pedestrian

June 24, 2009 Canon 50, Canon 5D, Cork, Event, People

Crossing the Shandon footbridge during the blog awards 2009 photo walk.

Obeying the Rules

June 22, 2009 Canon 5D, Cork, Landscape

Fountainstown, sitting on the rocks at the beach one evening after going down to Cork for the weekend. Can’t help but think of the rule of thirds and how I’ve possibly not followed it’s teachings here. Meh, rules are made to be broken. Especially photography rules.

That Time Already?

June 17, 2009 Canon 5D, Cork, Event

Shandon in Cork at the time of the blog awards earlier this year. Digging into the archives yet again and still avoiding scanning that stack of negatives slowly gathering dust.

The Tangled Tree

June 16, 2009 Canon 5D, Cork

Strolling around Currabinny woods with the lensbaby. It seems like a hell of a long time since I’ve been out and actually taken any photos, or even had the inclination to do so…

Beach Party

Presumably… One of the many delightful now almost naturally occurring sights on Fountainstown beach. My first outing with the macro lens in quite a bit of time.

I [heart] Velvia

June 11, 2009 Canon 50, Canon 5D, Cork, Landscape

Spending a few days around Cork & Kerry shooting a mixture of Velvia, Neopan and PanF. After (very successfully) developing three rolls of Velvia so far, I have to say that I’m in love. It’s a pain to develop but it’s just too worth it. This is the top of the hill at Barley Lake between Kenmare & Bantry. The lake is behind me somewhere. Must dev those last three rolls soon.

Light & Treesy

June 10, 2009 Canon 50, Cork, Event

The Grand Parade in Cork. Lights that have been there for a while now, just starting to blend in with the surroundings. Until of course, they turn on. Jesus I’d love a cheese & onion pie from Lennox’s right about now.

Abandoned Picnic

June 8, 2009 Canon 50, Canon 5D, Cork, Macro

In a similar vein to what Donncha posted a few days ago, Fountainstown beach isn’t a million miles away from Myrtleville. Although, in fairness, it is a hell of a lot cleaner. It’s (more or less) the next beach across as you’re walking around the rocky coastline and never fails to present some interesting titbit of thoughtlessly discarded waste on any visit to the spot. Also shot with Al’s lensbaby.

Among The Trees

May 25, 2009 Canon 50, Canon 5D, Cork, Macro

One of my favourite parts of the whole ‘Gougane Barra’ experience. This is the forest, not too far from the car park. There’s something about the trees there that even when it’s heaving with the tourist masses during the summer months, it has an odd kind of calm about it. Maybe it’s the goblins and such?

Out to Dry

May 20, 2009 Canon 5D, Cork, Macro

On a recent trip back to Cork to catch up with the family & friends. Farting about with Al’s Lensbaby 3G in the back garden. You could shoot handheld with it.. if you had at least one extra hand. Still, soft is good sometimes!

Comhairle Chontae Chorcaí

May 14, 2009 Canon 5D, Cork

Ready to save a life. Perpetually pooped on by passing gulls the size of Ford Fiestas. The old model. Marks the start of what is turning into an ever more treacherous stroll across the rocks from Fountainstown to Myrtleville. Makes it all the more enjoyable.

Angelas Shop

May 13, 2009 Canon 5D, Cork

And a fine place it is too! The small shop that has everything, nestled into a corner next to Fountainstown beach, between Carrigaline and Crosshaven in Cork. Sweets, ice cream, buckets & spades, sandwiches, tea, coffee, headstones and more. You’ll get it all in Angelas Shop. Well, I lied about one thing. They might not have coffee.

Belltower

Shandon, as pictured previously houses a wonderful set of bells. Not so wonderful when you’re next to them as they’re being rung. This is where they live. In a maze of old wooden beams, iron braces and plenty of nuts & bolts.

Crumbling Castles

A castle on Fountainstown beach built with the stony sand mixture, which is all that’s available at high tide. One of the best beaches for ‘beach stuff’ (i.e. flotsam or litter), possibly only second to the strip of beaches and rocks you’d travel if you were to walk between Fountainstown and Myrtleville beaches.

Flames for the Departed

April 4, 2009 Canon 24-70, Canon 5D, Cork, Macro

Candles lit in the incredibly small church at Gougane Barra in west Cork. One of my best friends is getting married here later this year and I’m led to wonder if this is the most exclusively difficult place to book for your wedding in all of Cork? Given that the seating capacity is no more than 20 or 30 people, I imagine it’s in the top 5 anyway.

On the way

March 30, 2009 Canon 24-70, Canon 5D, Cork, Landscape

On the way down to Gougane Barra last month. On my many, many trips down there I always wanted to stop at this lake but there was always loads of people around. Me? Anti-social?!?

Danger

March 2, 2009 Canon 50, Canon 5D, Cork, Event, Macro

Strolling down around the Cornmarket Street area before the blog awards. Was that last month already? Wow. Well, I suppose we\’re only just into March so it’s not that bad. It was nice being in the city and seeing things I’d never seen before. Or not paid enough attention to because I’d spent much of my life so far walking so near to. One thing that wasn’t so nice to see is the big glass fronted monstrosity that’s been builtRead More