Lean on the Wall

Lean on the Wall

Just outside the English Market, Grand Parade, Cork.

Street photography is hard. It’s difficult to shoot candid photos of people on the street and get a picture in focus that is pin sharp.

To aid me in that task I used the auto ISO setting on my camera, with a minimum shutter speed of an excessively fast 1/250 sec and I kept the aperture at f/8 which gives a greater depth of field at the expense of light entering the lens.
That means more of the photo is in focus, even if my lens focuses on the wrong subject, but the higher ISO makes the photo noisier. It certainly paid off when I shot from the hip as I did in this photo. Oh, and you need balls too.

Aperture ƒ/8
Camera Canon EOS 6D
Focal length 35mm
ISO 1250
Shutter speed 1/250s

Cork Street Photography Meetup One

Some of the photos I took for the Cork Streetphotography meetup on January 31st, 2015. You can find more images on the Flickr Group. Check the meetup page for details of the next photowalk later this month!

Aperture ƒ/10
Camera Canon EOS 6D
Focal length 105mm
ISO 125
Shutter speed 1/125s

Caught in the Rain

Caught in the Rain

Rain, sleet and snow fell in the space of five minutes a week ago during the Cork Streetphotography photowalk. These lads were caught in the middle of it on St. Patrick’s Street.

Aperture ƒ/8
Camera Canon EOS 6D
Focal length 105mm
ISO 500
Shutter speed 1/160s

Construction on Academy Street, Cork

Construction on Academy Street, Cork

Now there are gleaming store fronts on Academy Street, Cork but back in 2008 the old offices of the Irish Examiner and Evening Echo had just been demolished and work was under way on the skeleton of the new buildings.

Aperture ƒ/3.5
Camera Canon EOS 40D
Focal length 10mm
ISO 400
Shutter speed 1/4000s

Blarney Castle in the Snow

Blarney Castle in the Snow

Snow fell last night in Ireland and everything came to a halt as people all over the country gasped in wonder at the strange white stuff on the ground. Thankfully it looks like it won’t last. We’re not equipped to deal with this sort of weather at all!

Blarney Castle opened later than usual but the paths were all cleared so of course I had to go tramping away in the snow covered grass..

Aperture ƒ/11
Camera Canon EOS 6D
Focal length 24mm
ISO 100
Shutter speed 1/50s