Posts in Category: Black and White

Biker? Surfer?

I honestly don’t know how he was going to get that board on to his bike, but he must know a way.
Spotted in San Diego in 2012.

This was my entry into Blarney Photography Club’s league competition last night on the subject of transport. Unfortunately it didn’t do too well, but I still really like it.

This’ll be my image for day two of the six (not five, oops) day challenge that’s doing the rounds on Facebook right now.

Aperture ƒ/6.3
Camera Canon EOS 40D
Focal length 200mm
ISO 400
Shutter speed 1/800s

Walk the Dog Owners

Aperture ƒ/22
Camera Canon EOS 6D
Focal length 105mm
ISO 5000
Shutter speed 1/160s

No. 461 Steam Engine

A few weeks ago Cork was visited by two steam engines from The Railway Preservation Society. You can find out more about the engine on their website!

Aperture ƒ/8
Camera Canon EOS 6D
Focal length 24mm
ISO 2500
Shutter speed 1/250s

Cork Street Photography May Photowalk

More fun with Cork Street Photography on the streets of Cork.


Aperture ƒ/8
Camera Canon EOS 6D
Focal length 24mm
ISO 1000
Shutter speed 1/320s

Folsom Street Fair Thirty Four

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Aperture ƒ/8
Camera Canon EOS 6D
Focal length 55mm
ISO 100
Shutter speed 1/200s

Folsom Street Fair Thirty Three

Aperture ƒ/4
Camera Canon EOS 6D
Focal length 90mm
ISO 100
Shutter speed 1/1250s

A Rocky Owenahincha Beach?

I have very fond memories of Owenahincha Beach going back more than 20 years ago when my family stayed there on holiday. I remember a lovely sandy beach, and one morning when fog settled in so close than I could only see a few metres.

On a sunny day it must be beautiful, and it has a well deserved blue flag for its clean water but I was dismayed to see so many rocks on the beach. We met some lovely people there out with their dogs but at least one stray was wandering about and defecated just as we were leaving! 🙁

An Irish Examiner article from 2013 also notes the fall from grace this beach has experienced. It’s very sad, and disappointing.

Aperture ƒ/6.3
Camera Canon EOS 6D
Focal length 65mm
ISO 100
Shutter speed 1/1250s

A Man in the Middle

St. Patrick Street, Cork. April 2015.

Aperture ƒ/8
Camera Canon EOS 6D
Focal length 24mm
ISO 160
Shutter speed 1/250s

TTIP Protestor

TTIP is the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership. It’s not something I’m too familiar with but it seems there’s lots of anger about it in certain quarters. This was a protest that took place on Grand Parade last Saturday.

They’re anti GMO too. I learned that animal feed in Ireland now contains genetically modified ingredients and the speaker declared the only way of being sure that the food you eat is safe is if it’s organic. Studies have shown it’s no safer than other types of food, but organic farming is big business. Be as sceptical of their claims as you would any other claims.

Aperture ƒ/8
Camera Canon EOS 6D
Focal length 105mm
ISO 320
Shutter speed 1/320s