Posts in Category: Photography

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

Everyday Legend

I am Legend.

Aperture ƒ/7.1
Camera Canon EOS 20D
Focal length 18mm
ISO 800
Shutter speed 1/125s

Potted Flowers

Flowers in a garden centre, probably the one out in Inniscarra.

In the new year I’m sorely tempted to change the posting frequency on this blog from daily to every third day. Blogging should bring pleasure and be a means of expressing oneself while stimulating your audience and improving oneself. I have so little time to post that I do a quick 5 minute job on most photos, write a one line post and hit “Publish”.

Aperture ƒ/4
Camera Canon EOS 20D
Focal length 18mm
ISO 200
Shutter speed 1/50s

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

Happy on the Köln

Happy on the Köln

A very happy crew member of the Köln when she docked in Cork in 2005.

Now that I’ve archived my photo collection to DVD (only 41 DVDs for 2009 so far!) I’m converting RAW files to Jpeg to reduce the insane storage requirements of 179GB of data for 2009 alone. As an example, I squashed 2GB of RAW files to high quality Jpeg files that only took up 362MB. I’ve saved over 20GB so far and I’ve only started. 🙂

It is risky having only one copy of the RAW files on DVD but I haven’t yet deleted the files from my backup drives. The plan is to make duplicate DVD copies of each year, and then every year or more likely every 2 years make another 2 copies of each disc. Or use a Bluray burner if they’re available.
Or use a hard disk, I suspect that the disk capacity I need will probably come close to the cost of a spindle of high quality DVD discs.

Me paranoid? Not paranoid enough.

Aperture ƒ/6.3
Camera Canon EOS 20D
Focal length 160mm
ISO 100
Shutter speed 1/250s

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

Strong Shadows

Strong Shadows

Strong shadows in exceptionally bright sunlight in May 2008 in Blarney.

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

Thumbs up for Comandante João Belo

Thumbs up for Comandante João Belo

Members of the crew of the F480 Comandante João Belo as the ship was known in 2005. In 2008 it was sold to Uruguay, with official transfer on 8th April 2008, renamed ROU-01 URUGUAY.

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