The bicycle butterfly

the bicycle butterfly

A bicycle tied to a post on Patrick’s Street, Cork late last November.

I’m heading to London later today for my brother Donal‘s stag. Yes yes, wild weekend, etc etc. I’ll have my camera too of course and I’m staying next to King’s Cross Railway Station so I thought it would be great to go photograph the area. Unfortunately it seems that photography in railway stations and the undergroundrequires a permit. In fact, photography in the UK has become a lot riskier in recent years unfortunately:

For an individual like myself a permit would cost £30 but such a permit requires up to 2 weeks notice. I wonder if they can charge me if I use a telephoto lens from the street when someone opens the front door?

Aperture ƒ/4
Camera Canon EOS 40D
Focal length 10mm
ISO 400
Shutter speed 1/250s

Build ’em up and knock ’em down

Build 'em up and knock 'em down

We build them up and then knock them down. It’s expected that demolition of empty houses and residential housing estates will be a boon for the construction industry before too long.

This is the junction in front of Emmett Place in Cork. Visible are the Cork Opera House and the cranes in the distance.

WordPress MU 2.7 is finally out. That’s taken quite a while to build but thanks to the GPL it won’t ever be broken down :)

Aperture ƒ/7.1
Camera Canon EOS 40D
Focal length 10mm
ISO 100
Shutter speed 1/125s

Wild Woodbine

wild woodbine

Wild Woodbine, an advert in Cronins Pub, sits under the counter. The pub is full of memorabilia which adds atmosphere but I suppose they were probably bought in a dusty warehouse full of such things for the tourists.

Very nice pub though.

Aperture ƒ/14
Camera Canon EOS 40D
Focal length 18mm
ISO 100
Shutter speed 30s

Father Mathew’s Yoyo

Father Mathew's yoyo

The statue of Father Mathew, the “Apostle of Temperance”, is a prominent landmark in Cork City. It’s at one end of St. Patrick Street looking north to the river. Some joker gave him a yoyo to pass the time..

More on Wikipedia.

Aperture ƒ/5.6
Camera Canon EOS 40D
Focal length 88mm
ISO 640
Shutter speed 1/100s

Good food causes cancer

good food causes cancer

If accompanied by a cigarette, any kind of good food isn’t going to help your increased risk of getting cancer from smoking.

Shot on Carey’s Lane a few weeks ago. The girl who left the cigarettes came back a moment after I took this shot. Have you noticed that more women smoke than men? Is that really the case?

Aperture ƒ/3.5
Camera Canon EOS 40D
Focal length 18mm
ISO 400
Shutter speed 1/200s