A Cup among the the rocks

The smooth uniform texture of a cup contrasted with the rough and weathered stones of a wall on Cape Clear Island. Somewhere near where I took the previous shot I saw this cup at the side of the road and was struck by the oddness of it’s placement.

Aperture ƒ/8
Camera Canon EOS 40D
Focal length 28mm
ISO 100
Shutter speed 1/100s

Cape Clear Road

A view of the main road on Cape Clear Island, a small island off the coast of west Cork. I’ve walked this road many times but never noticed that you can see the Baltimore Beacon from here until I took this photo…

Aperture ƒ/7.1
Camera Canon EOS 40D
Focal length 200mm
ISO 100
Shutter speed 1/200s

Old Shed in Camden Fort

Camden Fort near Crosshaven in Co Cork was part of a photowalk last Sunday and we visited Spike Island on Saturday, it was great visiting such historical sites. We were so lucky with the weather as the rain stayed off and Camden Fort on Sunday was bathed in strong sunlight!

Both sites are still being developed. Camden Fort is manned by volunteers with a few people paid by FAS who helped clear 21 years of undergrowth and weeds. You should visit and talk to the volunteers as they’re so enthusiastic about the project and friendly you’ll spend quite a lot of time talking! Our trip to Spike Island was way too short and we all agreed that we didn’t have enough time to explore it fully.

More photos from the photowalk:

  1. Spike Island Photowalk
  2. Fort Camden Photowalk
  3. Home From Home
  4. Cobh, as seen from Spike Island

And I hope Denis posts some of his photos soon!

Aperture ƒ/8
Camera Canon EOS 40D
Focal length 10mm
ISO 100
Shutter speed 1/125s

Seipeal an treo seo

Church is this direction. A sign points towards the Catholic church on Cape Clear Island, off the coast of Co Cork, Ireland.

After taking photos with the “Retro Camera” app on my phone in square format I decided I’d try the same with my DSLR photos. I copied my “copyright frame” script (for the GIMP) to a new file and modified it to draw a white border around the image. I like the result! Anyone want the modified script?

Yes, you can’t see the border on the white background of this page, but it should look nicer on off-white backgrounds.

Aperture ƒ/9
Camera Canon EOS 40D
Focal length 48mm
ISO 400
Shutter speed 1/125s

Weird World

Sometimes your world is just a little off kilter and not completely level.
Photo of St. Patrick’s Street, Cork taken back in January this year.

You know that a photo is of an often photographed subject when WordPress has all the tags required for it in the “most used tags” section of the Write screen…

Aperture ƒ/9
Camera Canon EOS 40D
Focal length 10mm
ISO 400
Shutter speed 1/125s

The Eagle Owl is Watching

An eagle owl at Fota Wildlife Park watches us human visitors with careful, observant eyes.

Watching this bird and the others the trainers had was an awe inspiring experience. I’m glad I took my 75-300mm telephoto lens!

Aperture ƒ/5.6
Camera Canon EOS 40D
Focal length 300mm
ISO 100
Shutter speed 1/500s