Posts in Category: Black and White

Black and White in Kinsale

Black and White in Kinsale

Two houses painted contrasting colours in the town of Kinsale in Co Cork.

Aperture ƒ/8
Camera Canon EOS 20D
Focal length 18mm
ISO 100
Shutter speed 1/200s

Mr Whirly

mr whirly

Shly? Ever since I took this photo it’s always bugged me what that means. Ice cream van on a very warm day in Kinsale, Co Cork.

Not the first time I shot this particular ice cream van either!

Aperture ƒ/14
Camera Canon EOS 20D
Focal length 33mm
ISO 100
Shutter speed 1/400s

Old Style Car

Old Style Car

These old style cars were all the rage for about 5 minutes a few years ago weren’t they?

Pictured in Kinsale, Co Cork on a hot Summer’s day.

PS. my brother Donal got married today. Brilliant day had by all and wedding was really nice!

Aperture ƒ/13
Camera Canon EOS 20D
Focal length 33mm
ISO 100
Shutter speed 1/250s

John Player

john player

A cigarette ash tray outside Cronin’s Pub in Crosshaven. Shot a few weeks ago.

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

Suffering in the heat

suffering in the heat

It’s hard to believe that Ireland can be warm and roasting given the cold winds that blow around this time of year but back in June last year we had a heat wave. I can’t stand the heat of the sun, and by the looks of things, this gentleman isn’t too fond of it either.

Aperture ƒ/9
Camera Canon EOS 20D
Focal length 200mm
ISO 100
Shutter speed 1/400s

Lonely Boat in Fountainstown

lonely boat in fountainstown

A boat sits alone on the hard ground while it’s brethren bob up and down in the tide around Fountainstown in Co Cork.

This presented me with a bit of a dilemma. I originally cropped the sky out because it was washed out but after careful work with the RAW image I restored detail to that area of the photo. Now I’m torn between this and the cropped version but I think this one wins out. The clouds have a sense of motion that contrasts with the rest of the image in a way I find very pleasing.

I’m thinking about this too much.

Aperture ƒ/3.5
Camera Canon EOS 40D
Focal length 10mm
ISO 400
Shutter speed 1/1250s

Oooooh!

oooooh!

A girl sitting in the warm roasting sun in Kinsale, Co Cork last summer. Decisive moment? She smiled in the next moment!

Aperture ƒ/7.1
Camera Canon EOS 20D
Focal length 200mm
ISO 100
Shutter speed 1/250s

Towering over the Little People

towering over the little people

Wherever you look on the north side of Cork City you’re bound to see a massive tower bristling with antennas. It’s an Eircom building AFAIK but I’ve never stopped outside it to look so it could be the secret offices of PROC for all I know! 🙂

Shot from Shandon Bells last Saturday.

Aperture ƒ/8
Camera Canon EOS 40D
Focal length 125mm
ISO 100
Shutter speed 1/200s

The difference is we’re Irish

The difference is we’re Irish

Dunnes Stores, Blackpool in Cork City. Recent Dunnes Stores adverts finish with the byline, “The difference is we’re Irish”. It stinks of desperation as everyone north of Dublin heads up to Northern Ireland to shop!

Aperture ƒ/14
Camera Canon EOS 40D
Focal length 24mm
ISO 100
Shutter speed 1/400s