Posts Tagged: Black and White

St. Peter’s Church, Bandon

St. Peter's Church

This is a Church of Ireland church in Bandon, Co Cork that’s off the usual route for commuters passing through the town. I’ve only ever been up that direction once or twice despite having passed through the town hundreds of times!

It’s a beautiful looking building but I’ve never been inside and there are few photos of it online from what I could see after a quick search.

Blarney Tree in Fog

Blarney Tree in Fog

This is a tree that once stood in a large field near Blarney Castle, Co Cork, Ireland. It stood alone and was sometimes visible from the road but unfortunately it was chopped down a few weeks ago.

This was shot in February 2014 on a foggy, cold morning.

I was nominated on Facebook by two people (thanks Paul, thanks Claire) to post a monochrome image for five days so that’s what you can expect here this week! I’ll also be taking part in the photography 101 challenge on my WordPress.com blog at donncha.wordpress.com so make sure you subscribe, or follow me on Twitter/G+/FB where the usual notices are posted!

PS. I was reminded that this tree was known as the Fairy Tree by local people in Blarney. Thanks Mairéad!

Aperture ƒ/5
Camera Canon EOS 6D
Focal length 105mm
ISO 100
Shutter speed 1/160s

Cape Clear Island

Cape Clear Island

The Love Hate Tattoo Crowd

Love Hate Tattoo

A new “Love Hate Social Club tattoo shop” opened in Cork today with a bang, or at least a party. There was a big crowd outside from 6pm on waiting to get in and join the party.

I hadn’t a notion what was going on, and still don’t except it has something to do with a reality tv show called Miami Ink. Must have a few fans in Cork, or maybe they knew there was free booze? 😉

Aperture ƒ/8
Camera Canon EOS 6D
Focal length 24mm
ISO 1250
Shutter speed 1/160s

Green Hair on St. Patrick’s Day

Green Hair on St. Patrick's Day

A girl taking part in this year’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade in Blarney had a green wig on. Well, so did lots of people! 🙂

Aperture ƒ/4
Camera Canon EOS 6D
Focal length 105mm
ISO 125
Shutter speed 1/100s

Construction on Academy Street

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Back in 2008 Academy Street, Cork looked very different. The clothes shops and Opera Lane had yet to be built. If you stood in the same spot today all you’d see would be the shining façade of consumerism.

Aperture ƒ/3.5
Camera Canon EOS 20D
Focal length 10mm
ISO 800
Shutter speed 1/20s

A Gaggle of Photographers

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Some of the photographers at a fashion show in Union Square, San Francisco in 2007.

Into the Water

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Garrettstown, New Year’s Day 2007.

Aperture ƒ/5.6
Camera Canon EOS 20D
Focal length 59mm
ISO 200
Shutter speed 1/80s

Bay Bridge San Francisco

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San Francisco, 2007.