Lights

Nollaig Shona Dhaoibh Go Leir

Nollaig Shona Dhaoibh Go Leir

My neighbours decorate their houses with lights and decorations at Christmas time each year. Here’s a few snapshots of their efforts. Happy Christmas! Have a great day today!

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The light fantasic loo

The toilets in the Cork International Airport Hotel are a pretty amazing sight to behold. Here’s the gent’s loo. The lighting changes constantly. I took a few shots within seconds of each other and they were all different. Luckily it wasn’t in use when I wandered in .. This is the first shot I’ve posted […]

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How to short circuit

Ever since I posted Short Circuit I’ve been meaning to post a small tutorial on how I did it. There were so many comments from people clamouring to know the secret of how I made traces of light dance around the picture frame. Actually, nobody asked. Will was kind enough to suggest another title but […]

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Short Circuit

Electricity everywhere and so evident at night in street lighting. I took this shot after meeting Mark for coffee 2 weeks ago. It’s this building site right in the middle of Cork City. More conventional shots will follow over the next few days. Aperture ƒ/11 Camera Canon EOS 20D Focal length 10mm ISO 100 Shutter […]

Reflections of the city

Reflections of the city Cork City Hall and the urban lighting on both sides of the River Lee are reflected in the water at night. I took this back in October 2006 when the Elysian hadn’t reached it’s glorious present day height. I venture to say that a photo of this scene now would feature […]

That after sun glow

The after sun glow The sun had just set over this stretch of the water in Cork Harbour near Monkstown and the sky had turned a beautiful orange and purple and red and golden. Much to the annoyance of my dog Oscar, I stopped and spent a good 10 minutes shooting this scene and basked […]

London Eye

London Eye The London Eye (or Millenium Wheel as it is also called) is clearly visible in this shot of London City Center taken last weekend as my plane banked on approach to Heathrow Airport. We arrived around 7am when it was still dark. Thankfully I had my camera in a small bag at hand […]

Mr Whirly the ice cream man

Mr Whirly the ice cream man An ice cream van in December? Yes, Mr Whirly was in Kinsale. Obviously someone isn’t bothered by the cold!

Starlight headlights

Starlight headlights A long five second exposure at f/22 captured cars stuck on Patrick Street about a month ago. They’ve done some fabulous work on the pavements of Cork’s main thoroughfare but it hasn’t made a jot of difference to vehicular traffic, except to make it more dangerous to pedestrians as they saunter across junctions […]

So many light trails

So many light trails Light trails from passing cars fill the frame with a golden glow on the corner of The Grand Parade and Washington Street, Cork. Long exposure shot made possible by the traffic light switch on which I rested my camera!

Christmas Baubles

Christmas Baubles Christmas Baubles hang in Porter’s newsagent, Cork. Christmas decoration is everywhere but reflective surfaces present an opportunity to take a self portrait. Yes, that’s me reflected! Hope you had a great Christmas Day. We went travelling and I must say it was the best Christmas Day in a long time. I think I […]

Sparkling Flowing Christmas Lights

Sparkling Flowing Christmas Lights Blue glowing and sparkling Christmas lights flow down from the roof of Benetton on Oliver Plunkett St. in Cork. I loved the reflection in the car and had to take this shot. It was hand held and I’m quite sure I pumped up the ISO quite a bit to get a […]

Stolichnaya Russian Vodka

Stolichnaya Russian Vodka A huge advertisement for Stolichnaya Russian Vodka on the side of a building near Union Square in San Francisco. It proudly stats, “Choose Authenticity”. This is the sight that greeted me on my first night in the city!

Starlight Christmas Lights

Starlight Christmas Lights The Christmas lights on Carey’s Lane shine brightly in this long exposure shot. The exposure is so long that crowds of people walked past, some apologising, without evening showing up on the final image! The only person visible is a homeless guy sitting in a doorway. I love how the Christmas lights […]

Evening sky over Cork City

Evening sky over Cork City Darkness descends on the City of Cork and the lights of the Grand Parade spill from the windows. In the background is St. Finbarr’s Cathedral and the rest of the urban environment heading out west. This image is quite similar to another Grand Parade shot from about a month ago. […]