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photoSIG Photos

2 amazing photos on Photosig this morning:

  1. football fan2 – this is such a powerful image it jumped out at me from the page.
  2. The Weather Project – excellently composed photo. The running child captured within the reflection of the sun makes this a lot more interesting as her action contrasts with the idle non-motion of the adults at the far end of the photo.
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Photos When-in-Ireland

Blackpool Factories In Ruin

I went up to Blackpool on Saturday afternoon to photograph the textile factory and Sunbeam. Even 24 hours later smoke still rose from the fire-gutted buildings and rubble. The Evening Echo had a stark picture of the blazing building on it’s Friday edition. It’s lucky nobody was injured in the blaze. A creche on the site narrowly escaped damage but thankfully half the 160 kids who are usually in the creche were in care that morning.


This is all that stands where a large textile factory burned down on Friday morning. According to the news, the rest of the building was demolished at noon on Saturday.


Rubble and Debris. Over 130 jobs are gone as the textile factory isn’t opening again.


Detail of the destruction of the out-buildings behind the main factory.


All that remains today of an old Cork landmark.

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Photos

Fire units battling Cork city blaze

I just heard on IRC that there’s a fire in Blackpool! I looked out the window but didn’t expect to see anything as we’re more than 8 6.25 miles (Thanks Christian!) away here in Ballincollig…


Fire in Blackpool

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Photography Photos

F 16

Wow! Amazing photo of an F16 at an air show in Poland.
At the Chicago Air and Water Show last August I went snap happy but never got anything near as good as this shot. He was lucky the fighter was banking just over his head (see the comments).
I tried in vain to snap 600mph jets as they passed a few hundred feet away but by the time I’d found them in the sky and zoomed back, in the plane was a few miles away..

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Photography Photos

Kittens

I visited Mel and Sharon last night to see the 2 new members of their family. Aren’t they cute? 🙂

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Photography Photos

Sammy Sosa, Baseball & corked bats

At the start of June Sammy Sosa, Chicago Cubs’ star player broke his bat during a game. Cork was discovered inside the bat, lending him an unfair advantage while hitting. I was there with Martina, and although I didn’t realise the full extent and implications of what was happening, I snapped a few photos. It made headline news for about 2 weeks afterwards! You can find more about this via Google.


Referees and inspectors walk off the field. You can clearly see the bat Sammy used, and there’s a slight shadow in the middle. Is that where the cork was?


The bat was inspected at the side of the field. Shortly after they walked off and the game continued.


But not before members of the Cubs and one of their officials had a good talk..


As the game restarted, the Cubs pitched..

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Humour

This is one brave man…


While women complained of sexism at the US Masters one brave man decided enough was enough!
I just hope they didn’t turn around… *gulp*

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Humour

nice-tits.org – via Dangerous …

nice-tits.org – via Dangerous Meta.
That site is down, but don’t forget, there’s a lovely tit on In Photos.org. Any idea what kind it is?