Of sticks and stones

Of sticks and Stones

Just fooling around on the beach at Fennell’s Bay this evening with some long exposure shots of the tide. It’s not something I’d ever done much of and not something I find particularly interesting but I’m always willing to try something new and curious to find out more about it. It’s probably the most relaxing photography you can do, apart from clambering over rocks in an attempt to get at the bigger waves..

I’m glad I remembered the Canon 6D has an optional ISO50 setting. That got me a 1/3 of a second extra exposure before the sun set! :)

Aperture ƒ/22
Camera Canon EOS 6D
Focal length 82mm
ISO 50
Shutter speed 1.3s
Cork Street Photography June Photowalk

Cork Street Photography June Photowalk

Some photos I took in Cork City yesterday as part of the June Photowalk with Cork Street Photography “in the Style of Garry Winogrand”.

I only used a wide angle lens all day, and in processing I mostly avoided cropping the photos, although I did use the lens correction tool in Lightroom that straightens photos and crops a small portion of the image. Only two images have been cropped extensively, the one above in the bus, and the one of the woman sitting on a block smoking a cigarette.

I hardly ever composed a shot by eye, preferring to shoot from the hip, or in landscape mode from about shoulder height. I messed up framing when at 28mm, but at 17mm got more shots than I missed. Back button focus worked fairly well. I’d focus on the ground in front of me. A couple of shots were blurry but I was too far from the subject anyway, so no loss.

I used to shoot lots of wide angle street photos, and this got me back into it and reminded me of how hard it is!



Aperture ƒ/8
Camera Canon EOS 6D
Focal length 17mm
ISO 5000
Shutter speed 1/160s