THE YEAR 2022MONTH BY MONTH

TWO HUNDRED THOUSAND PHOTOGRAPHS - NOW I NEED TO SIT DOWN AT THE HUNGRY TREE AND REST

My birthday is on New Year's Day and for the second year in a row I have had to cancel my birthday celebration at the Hungry Mexican Restaurant on Aston Quay.

Today 31 December I posted my 200,000 photograph on Flickr however I have published about one million photographs, in total, and many have appeared in books, book covers, magazines and elsewhere. Recently. Google informed me that one of my photographs has been viewed 160,000,000 times which would have been impressive if I had been paid.

When I started the “Streets Of Ireland” project back in 2005 my aim was to publish 100,000 photographs by the end of 2015 but with no real expectation that I would ever achieve such a target.

When I published photograph number 100,000 in November 2914 I was a bit surprised but more than a little bit pleased.

I published my first digital photograph via Flickr in January 2006 the camera used was a Canon IXUS i. At that stage I had been using the IXUS for about three years. I cannot remember why I used the Canon for my first Flickr photograph as my day-to-day camera at the time was a Sigma SD9. The SD9 ,on a good day, could produce some wonderful images but in general it was no at all suitable for street photography so in July 2006 I switched to a Canon 5D which was an amazing camera and was my favourite camera until I got a Sony NEX-7 towards the end of 2011.

Because of the floods in Thailand the NEX-7 was in short supply until 2012 but I was one of the lucky few who managed to get one in 2011. However, when I got it I was unable to source a suitable selection of lenses until 2012. Just before Christmas 2011 I discovered that the Sony VG10 Camcorder came complete with an 18–200 mm E-Mount lens that was compatible with the NEX-7. The 18-200mm lens was to retail, as a stand-alone lens, in Ireland at €1200 but would not be available for at least six months but as I was offered the complete camcorder kit at €1600 I decided to purchase the NEX-VG10E. Since then I have purchased a Sony A7RII, A7RIII and currently my main camera is the Sony A7RIV. I still use the VG10E.

However, in later 2021, because of Covid-19 restrictions and because I wish to avoid attraction unwelcome attention I now use an Apple iPhone 12 Pro Max which produces acceptable images.
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TIVOLI DOCKSMAY 2022 AS SEEN FROM THE CORK MARINA

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A WALK ALONG THE MARINAMAY 2022

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SHELTER KNOWN AS THE SHACK AT CORK MARINAAUGUST 2022 THE COVID PROTEST HAS BEEN PAINTED OVER

AUGUST 2022 THE COVID PROTEST HAS BEEN PAINTED OVER

CUSTOM HOUSE QUAY AND ANDERSON'S QUAY MAY 2022 VISIT TO CORK HARBOUR

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PASSAGE WESTMAY 2022 VISIT TO CORK HARBOUR

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SISTERS OF MERCY DERELICT CONVENTPASSAGE WEST MAY 2022

DERELICT CONVENT IN PASSAGE WEST

ST MARY'S CATHOLIC CHURCH AD 1791PASSAGE WEST CORK MAY 2022

ST MARY

GREAT WALL CHINESE RESTAURANTPASSAGE WEST CORK MAY 2022

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MONAHAN ROADCORK CITY

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CITY BY PAT O'SULLIVANSOUTH MALL IN CORK MAY 2022

CITY BY PAT O

MARIAN STATUEHARRINGTON SQUARE AT DILLONS CROSS IN CORK

MARIAN STATUE AT DILLONS CROSS IN CORK CITY

WOLFE TONE PARK REOPENED 16 MAY 2022NOW A GREEN PUB LIC SPACE

WOLFE TONE PARK REOPENED 16 MAY 2022

GALLERY OF STREET ART ON FERRY WALKNEAR THE SHAKEY BRIDGE MAY 2022

GALLERY OF STREET ART ON FERRY WALK

DALY'S BRIDGE PHOTOGRAPHED MAY 2022KNOWN LOCALLY AS THE SHAKEY BRIDGE

KNOWN LOCALLY AS THE SHAKEY BRIDGE

THE GLUCKSMANCORK UNIVERSITY CAMPUS MAY 2022

THE GLUCKSMAN AT CORK UNIVERSITY

CORK STREET AND PATRICK MURPHY PARKPASSAGE WEST MAY 2022

CORK STREET AND PATRICK MURPHY PARK

SIRIUS HOUSEPASSAGE WEST MAY 2022

SIRIUS HOUSE IN PASSAGE WEST

MORRISON'S ISLANDPHOTOGRAPHED IN MAY 2022

MORRISONS ISLAND MAY 2022

THE NEW MARINA PARKPHOTOGRAPHED IN MAY 2022

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CHA AND MIAH WHEN THEY WERE BOYSSTATUES BY BRENDAN BYRNE AT THE KINGSLEY HOTEL IN CORK

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CHA AND MIAH MAY 2022THE TWO WORKING MEN STATUES BY OISIN KELLY

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GABRIEL HOUSE GUESTHOUSEIT REALLY IS THE HOUSE ON THE HILL

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METROPOLIS 1927STREET ART AT 66 CAPEL STREET

METROPOLIS 1927

I PROMISED TO REVISITMY SECOND VISIT TO THE NEW PUBLIC PARK ON BRIDGEFOOT STREET

I PROMISED TO REVISIT THIS NEW PUBLIC SPACE

RICHIE TAPLIN MEMORIALAT BRIDGEFOOT STREET

RICHIE TAPLIN MEMORIAL

UNEXPECTED STREET ARTSHANNON BRIDGE APRIL 2022

UNEXPECTED STREET ART ON THE SHANNON BRIDGE

NEW PUBLIC PARK ON BRIDGEFOOT STREETOPENED 4 MAY 2022

PUBLIC PARK ON BRIDGEFOOT STREET

DONATED FOUNTAININ MEMORY OF JAMES A POWER

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FRANCIS STREETMAY BANK HOLIDAY 2022

FRANCIS STREET MAY 2022 VISIT

MOLLOYS OFF-LICENCE ON FRANCIS STREETMAY BANK HOLIDAY 2022

MOLLOYS OFF-LICENCE ON FRANCIS STREET

MABS OFFICE ON FRANCIS STREET HAS CLOSEDMAY BANK HOLIDAY 2022

MABS OFFICE ON FRANCIS STREET HAS CLOSED

SMITHFIELD MARKETMAY BANK HOLIDAY 2022

SMITHFIELD MARKET

WOLFE TONE SQUARE MAY 2022NOW A GREEN PUBLIC SPACE

WOLFE TONE SQUARE MAY 2022

ST AUDOENS PARK MAY 2022 BANK HOLIDAY

ST AUDOENS PARK

TEMPLE BARMAY 2022 BANK HOLIDAY

TEMPLE BAR

THE BIKE YARD HAS DISAPPEAREDRYDERS ROW MAY 2022

THE BIKE YARD HAS DISAPPEARED

THE NEW TIVOLI QUARTERFRANCIS STREET MAY 2022 BANK HOLIDAY.

THE NEW TIVOLI QUARTER

DUBLIN CASTLEMAY 2022 BANK HOLIDAY.

DUBLIN CASTLE


BROWN'S QUAYLIMERICK APRIL 2022

BROWN

MEMORIAL PLAQUE AT BROWN'S QUAYLIMERICK APRIL 2022

MEMORIAL PLAQUE AT BROWN

KINSELLA'S BARNEW ROAD LIMERICK APRIL 2022

KINSELLA

THE TREATY STONELIMERICK APRIL 2022

THE TREATY STONE

EXPLORING ENNIS ROADLIMERICK APRIL 2022

EXPLORING ENNIS ROAD

CLARE STREET PUBLIC PARKLIMERICK APRIL 2022

CLARE STREET PUBLIC PARK

TAIT ORNATE FOUNTAINO'BRIEN PUBLIC PARK APRIL 2022

TAIT ORNATE FOUNTAIN

FORMER RYAN HOTELENNIS ROAD APRIL 2022

FORMER RYAN HOTEL

SYLVESTER O’HALLORAN FOOT BRIDGE PHOTOGRAPHED APRIL 2022

SYLVESTER O’HALLORAN FOOT BRIDGE

THE BLACK BRIDGE AT PLASSEYPHOTOGRAPHED APRIL 2022

THE BLACK BRIDGE AT PLASSEY

THE LIVING BRIDGEAPRIL 2022 VISIT TO LIMERICK

THE LIVING BRIDGE

NEW WILD GEESE MUSEUM IN LIMERICK ST MUNCHIN'S CHURCH AND GRAVEYARD

NEW WILD GEESE MUSEUM IN LIMERICK

SWEET WATER ARCH MARCH 2022 VISIT TO BELFAST

SWEET WATER ARCH

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