Posts in Category: Black and White

Nature invades our spaces

nature invades

Nature starts to reclaim the works of man as soon as he turns his back. It’s inevitable as this photo of the steps up to a house in Sunday’s Well shows.

My own garden is the picture of neat and tidy lawn without a single blade of grass out of place. I wish!

Aperture ƒ/5.6
Camera Canon EOS 40D
Focal length 18mm
ISO 400
Shutter speed 1/100s

Netting and Wheel

Netting and Wheel

Fishing tackle, lobster pots, nets and a wheel lie on the quay in Bantry Harbour, County Cork.

Aperture ƒ/5
Camera Canon EOS 20D
Focal length 10mm
ISO 100
Shutter speed 1/60s

Dark Doorway

Dark Doorway

A dark doorway holds many secrets.

Aperture ƒ/4.5
Camera Canon EOS 40D
Focal length 18mm
ISO 400
Shutter speed 1/50s

Gamma Radiation Survey Meter

Gamma Radiation Survey Meter

A very specialized device sits in a cupboard in the lighthouse at Mizen Head, County Cork.

I have to wonder why a “Gamma Radiation Survey Meter” would be needed in a lighthouse at the southern tip of Ireland though. Not much call for radioactivity detectors in this country.

Nuclear powered lighthouse anybody?

PS. This is a slightly tinted b/w image. Many of the images in B/W Magazine seem to be tinted which was the inspiration for doing this.

Aperture ƒ/3.5
Camera Canon EOS 20D
Focal length 10mm
ISO 400
Shutter speed 1/20s

Slate in Black and White

Slate in Black and White

The roof of a house on Sunday’s Well from behind the house. The building in the background is the new one being built on the Western Road, where the greyhound track used to be. Taken shortly after the wedding car shot a few days ago.

I just love the texture of the slate roof. When I took it I had this black and white image in mind and thankfully it came out the way I wanted!

Aperture ƒ/7.1
Camera Canon EOS 40D
Focal length 72mm
ISO 400
Shutter speed 1/125s

Sacred to the Memory

Sacred to the Memory

Death is a sad but inevitable part of life. A gravestone marks the earthly remains of the departed with a brief message recording their passing with, if space permits, a note from the grieving family. All that to sum up the life and times of a person. Seems very inadequate.

In the future of course many of us will leave a digital trail behind us: words, photos, videos, art. Has anyone created a service that finds that trail and packages it neatly on a CD or DVD? Search Google for “Donncha O Caoimh” and you’ll find out a lot about me but it really only scratches the surface.
Better than a few lines on a gravestone however.

Aperture ƒ/4
Camera Canon EOS 40D
Focal length 10mm
ISO 100
Shutter speed 1/30s

Pedestrian Crossing

Pedestrian Crossing

The pedestrian crossing outside Eason (I always say “Eason’s”, but it really is “Eason”. Just like Porter’s is “Porter”. These newsagents are a picky bunch!) where young and old traverse the street in relative safety.

Yes, it’s the current header image on this blog. If you’re reading this in the future when I may have changed themes, a cropped version of this was the header when I posted this image!

Aperture ƒ/4
Camera Canon EOS 20D
Focal length 10mm
ISO 400
Shutter speed 1/320s

Smiley Face in B/W

Smiley Face in B/W

A smiley face forever lost to the world as it’s part of the works under the flyover in Douglas near Douglas Shopping Centre.

Aperture ƒ/8
Camera Canon EOS 20D
Focal length 10mm
ISO 100
Shutter speed 1/160s

Golden Arches

golden arches

The Golden Arches of the McDonald’s logo taunts me from a paper cup discarded on the pavement on Grand Parade, Cork.

Aperture ƒ/5.6
Camera Canon EOS 20D
Focal length 20mm
ISO 400
Shutter speed 1/160s