Waterford

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.

Detour

April 22, 2012 Cork, Video, Waterford, Wexford, Wicklow

A little bit delayed but better late than never. Premier Pro was driving me nuts so after upgrading to 12gb ram, it’s driving me slightly less nuts. Nuts slightly less. Either one. For some reason (after doing some minor colour corrections), it took about 1,000 times longer to export this video from Premier Pro than it did pre-corrections. I’ll figure that one out eventually. I’m still pretty much in the testing phases with these drift cameras, their first big tripRead More

Custom & Classic Show

September 3, 2009 Event, Macro, People, Waterford

May 2005. I only really remember this as one of the first times I actively tried to sell my previous bike, a Yamaha Royal Star Venture. Put on by the Freewheelers MC in Waterford, the show was my first opportunity to get up close to and photograph trial bikes. When asked by one of the riders ‘which paper I work for’, I remember having to think fast and come up with something good so I’d be allowed further access toRead More

Restart

September 12, 2008 Canon 24-70, Canon 5D, Macro, Waterford

Rusted cogs, part of a long ago abandoned piece of machinery on the copper coast in Waterford. Impossible to get started, or so you’d think. With a little work and enough determination, anything can be made to work.

Saved From a Fall

September 2, 2008 Canon 24-70, Canon 5D, Macro, Waterford

The stone with the sad face saved from a fall into the black unknown by a once great grate. Held there, suspended forever in grateness.

Shower

August 27, 2008 Canon 24-70, Canon 5D, Macro, Waterford

Water ran down the walls leading toward the slipway by the old mine-shafts on the Copper Coast in Waterford. Cold, odd tasting water. Yes, I tasted it. It’s just something I do from time to time. Unless it’s a funny colour.

Wound Up

August 25, 2008 Canon 24-70, Canon 5D, Macro, Waterford

Wrapped up, patched up. A sail on a small boat resting near the slipway at the dock.

Chewtoy

August 22, 2008 Canon 24-70, Canon 5D, Macro, Waterford

Chewed up and spat out, a bottle sits slowly decomposing on Annestown beach on Waterford’s Copper Coast. It’ll be sitting there for what, 150 years, while it wastes away? Still, at least it made the dog happy for a few minutes. With any bit of luck, it’ll be picked up by some caring, environmentally conscious passer by and it’ll be re-born as oh I dunno, another bottle?

Barb

August 20, 2008 Canon 24-70, Canon 5D, Macro, Waterford

A couple of tourists watched with great interest while I lavished attention on an old fence-post with this piece of rusted barb wire hanging off it. Anything to keep the cows and sheep out of the old mine shafts I suppose. Something I’ve driven past a few times but never realised that there are still open mine shafts, some extending a quarter mile into the ground, right next to where this was taken. Almost made me want to re-visit withRead More

The Fishbox Ice Rink

August 19, 2008 Canon 24-70, Canon 5D, Macro, Waterford

A discarded fish box on Annestown beach in Waterford, looking mysteriously like a badly maintained ice rink. Well.. it looks like that in my head anyway.

What Goes Around

July 15, 2008 Canon 50, Canon 5D, Event, Waterford

An abandoned Ferris wheel at the fairground in Tramore, Waterford. Going around and around with nobody on board, nobody enjoying the ride. Could hardly blame them, it was cold, rainy day. Personally I’d be more of a fair weather customer, but I guess if you’re prepared for whatever the weather may throw at you, it doesn’t really matter either way.

Button Pusher

July 3, 2008 Canon 50, Canon 5D, Waterford

Old machinery, left unused in a quiet spot in Dunmore East, Waterford. Buttons seized from lack of manipulation. Maybe someone lost the manual? Even old machinery, when operated by the right person, can still do marvellous things (don’t ya know!)

Lie Down

Get comfortable. Don’t worry, the train will be here soon. Best viewed dark. Very very dark.

Guide Us

June 25, 2008 Canon 50, Canon 5D, Waterford

Guidance, lost forever in a small port in Waterford. At least this way if anyone’s looking for it, you know where to go to find it.

St. Carthage’s

April 20, 2008 Canon 50, Canon 5D, Waterford

Walking into St. Carthage’s in Lismore, Waterford. The cathedral, which dates back to the 17th century, is under a lot of restoration and renovation work inside but that in no way detracts from the splendidly cavernous experience you get once you walk in. It sits on well kept grounds in a very peaceful area of Lismore town. Well worth a visit.