Gamma Radiation Survey Meter

Gamma Radiation Survey Meter

A very specialized device sits in a cupboard in the lighthouse at Mizen Head, County Cork.

I have to wonder why a “Gamma Radiation Survey Meter” would be needed in a lighthouse at the southern tip of Ireland though. Not much call for radioactivity detectors in this country.

Nuclear powered lighthouse anybody?

PS. This is a slightly tinted b/w image. Many of the images in B/W Magazine seem to be tinted which was the inspiration for doing this.

Aperture ƒ/3.5
Camera Canon EOS 20D
Focal length 10mm
ISO 400
Shutter speed 1/20s

Slate in Black and White

Slate in Black and White

The roof of a house on Sunday’s Well from behind the house. The building in the background is the new one being built on the Western Road, where the greyhound track used to be. Taken shortly after the wedding car shot a few days ago.

I just love the texture of the slate roof. When I took it I had this black and white image in mind and thankfully it came out the way I wanted!

Aperture ƒ/7.1
Camera Canon EOS 40D
Focal length 72mm
ISO 400
Shutter speed 1/125s

Sacred to the Memory

Sacred to the Memory

Death is a sad but inevitable part of life. A gravestone marks the earthly remains of the departed with a brief message recording their passing with, if space permits, a note from the grieving family. All that to sum up the life and times of a person. Seems very inadequate.

In the future of course many of us will leave a digital trail behind us: words, photos, videos, art. Has anyone created a service that finds that trail and packages it neatly on a CD or DVD? Search Google for “Donncha O Caoimh” and you’ll find out a lot about me but it really only scratches the surface.
Better than a few lines on a gravestone however.

Aperture ƒ/4
Camera Canon EOS 40D
Focal length 10mm
ISO 100
Shutter speed 1/30s

Pedestrian Crossing

Pedestrian Crossing

The pedestrian crossing outside Eason (I always say “Eason’s”, but it really is “Eason”. Just like Porter’s is “Porter”. These newsagents are a picky bunch!) where young and old traverse the street in relative safety.

Yes, it’s the current header image on this blog. If you’re reading this in the future when I may have changed themes, a cropped version of this was the header when I posted this image!

Aperture ƒ/4
Camera Canon EOS 20D
Focal length 10mm
ISO 400
Shutter speed 1/320s