2007 June

What’s in the bag?

What’s in the bag? A young lady checked her bag just outside Paul Street Shopping Centre in Cork. Wide angle lens makes for weird contortions but I like it!

Credit’s due when it’s due

I have just installed the hotlink builder plugin for WordPress. It provides a basic level of protection for the images on your blog from leechers visitors who come via Google and MSN looking for images. At least some of them are going to right-click on an image to use it in their own blogs, sites […]

Take an ordinary photograph today

Instead of obsessing over composition, is the flash head pointed in the right way, what about aperture, and is my ISO too high, I’m going to try to take an ordinary photo in P or even Automatic mode. It won’t be a scene of immense natural beauty in a wilderness somewhere, or it may not […]

2 bikes in Daunt Square

2 bikes in Daunt Square His and hers bikes locked up against a pole in Daunt Square, Cork last February. Looking at this with fresh eyes, I was lucky to catch the people behind the bikes without at least one of them standing behind the pole! I love the expressions of the two girls closest […]

Tired of shopping

Tired of shopping Sometimes you just want to move to the side and let life pass you by. Don’t forget to jump on again! Image made on Paul Street, next door to Bully’s Restaurant in Cork.

Wow! A super hero!

Wow! A super hero! This is for all the fans of Marvel and DC Comics publications! Super heroes do exist. They live in Cork, and hand out leaflets on Patrick’s Street in front of Dunnes Stores!

MAAS lighting up the street

MAAS lighting up the street A close up of the MAAS logo on one of the street lights on Oliver Plunkett Street.

Construction on the Grand Parade

Construction on the Grand Parade Pictured several months ago in February, pedestrians were blocked off from the construction work by high fences but not high enough to stop someone sticking a camera over the top. This is one of the construction vehicles. Looks like a mix of a forklift and a crane doesn’t it?

Beach in the evening

Beach in the evening Inch Strand in Co. Kerry as the sun shines over the water and the tide comes in.

The happy child

The happy child It is wonderful to see a child smile and laugh and this little fella certainly was cheerful! Three buggies in one shot, tell me there isn’t an explosion in births in Ireland! This was shot on Patrick’s Street, right in front of Boots. There’s someone eating in Abrakebabra in the background! I […]

Five more common digital photography mistakes

Jim posted his 5 most common digital photography mistakes and I knew I could come up with a further five, so here goes: I’m not ready! How many times have I missed a shot because my camera was at home or in the bag? Lens covers can be a nuisance too. Leaving the camera in […]

The hat and the smoke

The hat and the smoke I made this image of the guy in the hat on Patrick’s Street last February and I knew I had a great street shot. I have no idea what those people in the car are doing but they left shortly after. Link love: Donal has a great portrait of some […]

Flickr Blog now hosted to WordPress.com

Just in case you hadn’t noticed, the Flickr Blog is now hosted at WordPress.com! If you’re logged into the site you’ll see the familiar blue admin bar at the top of the page. The latest post has some great shots of the STS-117 Atlantis launch. Better move your feed reader to the new feed!

Pedestrians this way

Pedestrians this way Walking through a building site can be a hazardous task, especially when it’s one of the main streets of a city. Thankfully there are signs to lead the way through the maze of construction equipment, pot holes, broken paving and pipes. And then you get to the construction site. Image made in […]

In Summary, 11th June 2007

A few links you will find useful and interesting as we start another week. Cardboard bounce flash for your SLR using only your onboard flash. I might try this with my Panasonic FZ5 Protect Your Photos: How to Defend Your Copyright – I have a keen interest in this after my Thieving Duck became a […]