Posts in Category: People

I enjoy reading

I enjoy reading

A man reading in the first floor window of a building on MacCurtain Street, Cork. May 13th, 2012.

Aperture ƒ/6.3
Camera Canon EOS 40D
Focal length 200mm
ISO 800
Shutter speed 1/80s

Coliseum Bowling

I haven’t bowled in the Coliseum, Cork in a long long time. I’m pretty sure the last time I bowled was in Wii bowling, perhaps at an Automattic meetup even! Nice way to spend an hour though.

What’s your highest score? I think mine’s somewhere around 240.

Aperture ƒ/3.5
Camera Canon EOS 40D
Focal length 18mm
ISO 640
Shutter speed 1/25s

Vic

The London Underground, March 2012.

Aperture ƒ/5
Camera Canon EOS 40D
Focal length 48mm
ISO 800
Shutter speed 1/20s

Behind the scenes of the Thieving Duck

Long time readers will remember the thieving duck photo that I made in 2005. Scratch that, many people who use email, Facebook, Twitter or other social media website will be familiar with this photo. A recent post on Reddit showed me just how tired some people are of it as a meme! I would dearly love to know who it was that copied the photo into a joke email because I would thank them.

At first I was upset that my photo had been taken and used without my permission. It took me a long time to figure out that it doesn’t matter. I had fun taking the photo and it’s a reminder of a great holiday. I smiled looking at the photos this morning while I picked out these shots for this post. I wonder if the model, or the people pictured here have seen the meme?

I had no idea who financed this shoot although the Snopes article on it suggests Western Union did, nor did I talk to anyone there but I saw a chance to get an interesting photo and I took it.

Here’s a gallery of behind the scenes shots. Enjoy!

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Aperture ƒ/6.3
Camera Canon EOS 20D
Focal length 55mm
ISO 100
Shutter speed 1/80s

Engrossed

Patrick Street, Cork. October 2011.

Aperture ƒ/6.3
Camera Canon EOS 40D
Focal length 200mm
ISO 400
Shutter speed 1/400s

Waiting

Waiting for the bus, Patrick’s Street, Cork. January 2012.

Aperture ƒ/6.3
Camera Canon EOS 40D
Focal length 200mm
ISO 400
Shutter speed 1/250s

Milk

Oliver Plunkett Street, Cork. January 2012

Aperture ƒ/4.5
Camera Canon EOS 40D
Focal length 10mm
ISO 400
Shutter speed 1/40s

Goldhawk Road

The train station at Goldhawk Road, London. March 2012.

Aperture ƒ/14
Camera Canon EOS 40D
Focal length 21mm
ISO 400
Shutter speed 1/400s

Countdown to the Olympics

The Olympic countdown in Trafalgar Square. Obviously from a few months ago unless the timer has stopped again!

Aperture ƒ/9
Camera Canon EOS 40D
Focal length 20mm
ISO 100
Shutter speed 1/80s