Posts in Category: Black and White

Digging up Daunt Square

Digging up Daunt Square

Flash back to 2005 if you will. Ireland is in the grip of the Celtic Tiger boom. Cork is undergoing a transformation. The city’s streets were dug up and remolded with apparently improved drainage (didn’t help recently unfortunately) and the revamping of the city centre was in full swing.

Here’s the construction on Daunt Square, with behind it the long gone Virgin Megastore.

Aperture ƒ/4
Camera Canon EOS 20D
Focal length 18mm
ISO 400
Shutter speed 1/2500s

Lots of Heineken

Lots of Heineken

Heineken. ’nuff said!

Aperture ƒ/6.3
Camera Canon EOS 40D
Focal length 200mm
ISO 100
Shutter speed 1/400s

Unlock the Church

Unlock the Church

The side gate to SS Peter and Paul’s Church in Cork City remains open during the day.

Aperture ƒ/4
Camera Canon EOS 40D
Focal length 18mm
ISO 400
Shutter speed 1/40s

St Mary’s Cathedral, Killarney

St Mary's Cathedral, Killarney

St Mary’s Cathedral, Killarney in the background. We walked around the town a few weeks back but I didn’t have time to get down to the Cathedral this time. Still impressive, even from this distance.

I wonder if “Tim O’Brien & Sons Furniture Carpets” is online anywhere?

Bike Park

Bike Park

The bike park on Patrick’s Street, Cork.

Director’s Cut

Director's Cut

First of all Virgin Megastore was sold off to Zavvi and shortly afterwards they had a liquidation sale and went under. Now Director’s Cut are in there and it’s a depressing store. There’s no piped music to liven the dead atmosphere, oh dear!

Aperture ƒ/9
Camera Canon EOS 40D
Focal length 33mm
ISO 400
Shutter speed 1/100s

Pub of the year for sale

Pub of the year for sale

The Woodford on Patrick’s Street Cork closed some time ago. Shame really as it was a nice pub.

Aperture ƒ/7.1
Camera Canon EOS 40D
Focal length 21mm
ISO 400
Shutter speed 1/100s

The Historic C.O.D Ranch

The Historic COD Ranch

The Historic C.O.D Ranch outside Oracle in Arizona where Automattic held a meetup in January 2008. Winter in the desert is mostly pleasant, during the day. At night it was freezing!

Aperture ƒ/9
Camera Canon EOS 20D
Focal length 22mm
ISO 100
Shutter speed 1/125s

Looking through the clouds

Looking through the clouds

Irish countryside through the clouds.

Aperture ƒ/7.1
Camera Canon EOS 40D
Focal length 88mm
ISO 100
Shutter speed 1/125s