Posts in Category: Canon 40D

The half finished Opera Lane

The new Opera Lane in Cork City separates the gleaming buildings of the new development that was built right in the heart of the city and completed this year. Back in July it was a rugged dirty construction site, and this photo is a fitting end to 2009, and the Noughties. Not much construction work going on anywhere in Ireland now. Just lots of debt.

I’ll post a photo tomorrow, but I’ll be posting every 3 days after that to give myself a little more free time. This blog gets a third of the traffic of Holy Shmoly! yet takes far more time to update. Traffic isn’t the reason why you should blog, but a photoblog is a very public display of creative work by it’s owner. Without feedback from new visitors it’s hard to maintain an enthusiasm for it. The unfortunate thing is that it’s very difficult to attract visitors to a site like this because of the minimal amount of text for search engines to index.
I know myself it’s easy to scan photoblogs in a feedreader. One quick look, and on to the next one. I’m guilty of that myself!

To end on a high note, I’ll have more time to prepare posts, and polish the photos I upload so I hope both are even better next year!

Happy New Year!

Aperture ƒ/4
Camera Canon EOS 40D
Focal length 10mm
ISO 100
Shutter speed 1/500s

SVP Christmas Collection

SVP Christmas Collection

Volunteers sang their hearts out in Ballincollig a few days ago for the Society of St. Vincent de Paul Christmas Collection.

Happy Christmas! Hope you have a great day!

Aperture ƒ/3.5
Camera Canon EOS 40D
Focal length 18mm
ISO 400
Shutter speed 1/30s

Elysian Under Cover

Elysian Under Cover

The Elysian, as it was in March 2008, still under construction while the Irish Economy economy fell apart around it.

Aperture ƒ/9
Camera Canon EOS 20D
Focal length 10mm
ISO 100
Shutter speed 1/200s

The Clarion on the Lee

The Clarion on the Lee

The Clarion Hotel and the Boardwalk on the River Lee, Cork.

March 2008.

Aperture ƒ/8
Camera Canon EOS 20D
Focal length 10mm
ISO 100
Shutter speed 1/200s

Bantry Field

Bantry Field

A field in Bantry, County Cork. Way up in the hills surrounding the town.

Aperture ƒ/10
Camera Canon EOS 20D
Focal length 22mm
ISO 200
Shutter speed 1/160s

Let The Flo Gas Flow!

Let the Flog Gas flow

Two Flo Gas gas cylinders sit inside the office of a derelict garage near Blarney.

Aperture ƒ/3.5
Camera Canon EOS 20D
Focal length 10mm
ISO 200
Shutter speed 1/30s

In the Knows

In the Knows

An Alpaca stared intently at me while he munched on some straw in Blarney on Saturday.

Aperture ƒ/1.8
Camera Canon EOS 40D
Focal length 50mm
ISO 100
Shutter speed 1/500s

The Lone Donkey

The lone donkey

The single solitary donkey huddled among the Alpacas yesterday in Blarney.

Aperture ƒ/1.8
Camera Canon EOS 40D
Focal length 50mm
ISO 100
Shutter speed 1/250s

Alpacas know best

Alpacas know best

Several Alpacas were in Blarney earlier as part of a Bothar promotion to encourage people to support them. The animals, including one donkey, were a big hit with the kids. I only had my 50mm lens with me so no wide angle shots, but I did get a couple of nice ones.

Aperture ƒ/8
Camera Canon EOS 40D
Focal length 50mm
ISO 400
Shutter speed 1/160s