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Monster A380 emerging from the clouds

While I was in London we visited Hyde Park and there was an approach to Heathrow on the far side of the park, running parallel to the direction in which I was walking. I spotted […]

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Doneraile Park, County Cork, Ireland

Cork has some great spots to visit and one of these is the town of Doneraile and it’s famous Doneraile park. The vast spaces of Doneraile park have everything from deer and sheep to swans […]

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A Visit to Garnish Island, Co. Cork

I visited Garnish when I was about 12 years old and I recall that you left the harbour on the mainland, with the typical Irish fields and views and ended up on this paradise type […]

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A 300mm lens is worth having in your camera bag

I have a few lenses – Canon 24-105 L lens, a Tamron 10-24 wide angle, a Canon 50mm prime lens and a 70-300mm Canon zoom lens (f4.0,non L type). On a recent walk in Ardmore […]

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Samson has fallen on Hard Times

The Samson was a floating crane-ship which was under tow from Liverpool, UK to Valetta, Malta. On 11th December just off the Welsh coast, the towline snapped in a force 7 south easterly gale. The […]

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Waterford Spraoi – Photos from Waterford Spraoi 2016

The Spraoi festival takes place every year during the August Bank Holiday Weekend in Waterford, Ireland. It is a festival of street performance, music and theatre plus some spectaculars which normally happen at key times […]

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Sneem & Parknasilla, Co. Kerry, Ireland

Just after Christmas and on the day of the arrival of Storm Frank, I visited Co. Kerry and the picturesque area around Sneem. Staying at the Parknasilla hotel there were many walks near by and […]

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Photo Review of 2015

2015 is over and 2016 is barely a few days old. I decided to look back at a few of the my photos from 2015. I didn’t really update the site much in 2015 but I’m hoping […]

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Tramore Photo Shortlisted on Morris Oil Calendar 2016

I am delighted that one of my photos was shortlisted for the Morris Oil Calendar 2016. The shot of Tramore and the Metal Man has been selected under the theme “Friendly, Reliable, Local” in this photo […]

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Irish Balloon Championships 2015

The Irish Balloon Championships visited Waterford once again and this year I was hoping to get a few more shots than last year. The event approached with the sad news that there was a possibility […]

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Tramore and the Metal Man

There is a brand new looped walk behind the old Tramore racecourse near the back strand. It was from here on a sunny April day I decided to use a Zoom lens to compress the […]

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Hong Kong by Night from the Peak

This photo was taken from the summit of The Peak in Hong Kong. This area is certainly worth the admission fee, with an incredible view. However, due to the cityscape, it is certainly a popular […]

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