Posts in Category: Cork

Family Fun Day in Blarney

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Today was Family Fun Day in Blarney oraganised by Gaelscoil Mhuscrai. It threatened to rain several times but besides a few drops it stayed dry and everyone had fun!

Bread Delivery

Bread Delivery

Fresh Bread delivered to the Castle Hotel, Blarney this morning.

Hands full with the kids

Hands full with the kids

A trip into town is always complicated when you have kids with you. Shot on Emmett Place, Cork last weekend.

Together Forever

Together Forever

Graffiti on a St Patrick Street, Cork. A couple embraces and kisses forever lost in each other.

First time shooting on the street with the Canon 6D. I set up C1, one of the custom settings with the following:
1. Enable auto ISO and limit it to 100-128000.
2. Set the minimum shutter speed to 1/125.
3. Use medium RAW.

This should help me get sharp images, at the expense of more noise. It helped sometimes but at other times shooting from the hip was too much and the swing of my arm didn’t help matters. I culled about half of the images I took and I’ll probably delete more as I go over them again tomorrow.

Everyone in for a swim!

Everyone in for a swim

We spent this evening at Garrettstown Beach. Wow, what a day. First time swimming in the sea in several years. IT WAS COLD! I’d forgotten just how cold the Atlantic can be.

Aperture ƒ/10
Camera Canon EOS 40D
Focal length 24mm
ISO 100
Shutter speed 1/200s

Focus on Flowers

Focus on Flowers

Flowers in the gardens of Blarney Castle.

Never once in my wildest nightmares did I ever imagine that I’d post a camera phone image as a single post but here it is. Taken with my Samsung Galaxy S4. There’s obvious JPEG artefacts when you view the original at 100% but this 800×600 pixel image is good enough for web viewing and Lightroom does wonders even with JPEG files.

I’ve posted many more photos from the S4 on my Google Plus account but they’re straight from the camera and “enhanced” by G+ and still look pretty good!

Camera GT-I9505

Commercial Property for Sale

Commercial Property for Sale

Commercial property for sale, right in the centre of Bantry, Co Cork. Perfect location. Property may need modernising.

Aperture ƒ/11
Camera Canon EOS 40D
Focal length 40mm
ISO 100
Shutter speed 1/250s

Paul Street in Lights

Paul Street in Lights

Another one of those shots I took on the photowalk last week in Cork City. This is the shopping centre in Paul Street. Tesco is obviously the main tenant!

Aperture ƒ/14
Camera Canon EOS 40D
Focal length 10mm
ISO 100
Shutter speed 8s

Cork This Evening

Cork This Evening

Cork City and the River Lee as it was a few hours ago. For once it stopped raining.

Aperture ƒ/13
Camera Canon EOS 40D
Focal length 24mm
ISO 400
Shutter speed 1/250s