Posts in Category: Black and White

Look up at the roof

Look up at the roof

The ceiling of the Sanctuaire de Sainte-Anne-de-Beaupré in Quebec is quite a sight. In a low light situation you can’t get a more stable support than the floor at your feet, lucky me.

A wide angle lens meant I had to run for cover lest the camera capture me in the image. The 2 second timer was very convenient for this purpose.

Steps to Montmorency Falls

Steps to Montmorency Falls

If you’re adventurous or just have strong legs you can climb the many steps to the top of the hill overlooking the Montmorency Falls.

I climbed the steps with a few of the other Automattic guys and took in the breathtaking view over the St. Lawrence River up to Quebec City. Add to that the thunder of the nearby falls and it was well worth the climb.

Aperture ƒ/8
Camera Canon EOS 40D
Focal length 88mm
ISO 100
Shutter speed 1/160s

Montmorency Falls

Montmorency Falls

You’ll find Montmorency Falls just outside Quebec City in Canada. They’re an imposing sight, visible from the highway and by foot you can almost reach the base of the falls. Bring a coat and protect your camera because you’ll be soaked by spray!

Remember that Balloon Boy story last week? People have been searching for the boy since the story broke. Searching online that is. On that day, my Balloon Boy was the number 1 hit for that phrase in Canada (and elsewhere) and this site served an extra 10,000 or so hits. People are still searching and it’s boosted traffic levels nicely.

Pity it’ll all disappear once the controversy dies down.

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

County Hall and the Chimney

County Hall and the Chimney

Cork County Hall, as seen from a nearby hill in Sunday’s Well.

Argh! I hate coming up with blog post titles.

Aperture ƒ/11
Camera Canon EOS 40D
Focal length 59mm
ISO 400
Shutter speed 1/250s

Old House on Oilean Chleire

Old House on Oilean Chleire

Just up the hill from the North Harbour on OIlean Chleire off the County Cork coast.

Aperture ƒ/10
Camera Canon EOS 40D
Focal length 18mm
ISO 400
Shutter speed 1/250s

Gangsters

Gangsters

Gangster’s Barbers, somewhere in London. I couldn’t tell you where. Matt was driving.

Aperture ƒ/8
Camera Canon EOS 40D
Focal length 22mm
ISO 400
Shutter speed 1/100s

Wind Power

Wind Power

Wind turbines dot the landscape here and there. Shot in West Cork last year.

Aperture ƒ/8
Camera Canon EOS 20D
Focal length 125mm
ISO 100
Shutter speed 1/1000s

Around by St. Luke’s

Around by St. Lukes

A white van rounds the corner at St. Luke’s Church at St Luke’s Cross in Cork. Taken on the photowalk a few weeks back.

Aperture ƒ/5.6
Camera Canon EOS 40D
Focal length 10mm
ISO 100
Shutter speed 1/60s

Corned Brisket

Corned Brisket

One of the many butchers in The English Market. I’ve had brisket a few times, but only ever in the USA. Doesn’t seem to be a popular cut of meat here.

Taken on the World Wide Photowalk on July 18th.