A group of girls from a local school sang Christmas carols in Blackpool Shopping Centre earlier today.
They were brilliant! I wasn’t much in the mood for listening but they lifted my spirits. They were full of life, happy, joyful and really seemed to be enjoying the experience.
Unfortunately we were in a hurry or I’d have stopped to ask what school they were from. Does anyone know? Their uniforms were purple..
The Christmas lights on Carey’s Lane shine brightly in this long exposure shot.
The exposure is so long that crowds of people walked past, some apologising, without evening showing up on the final image! The only person visible is a homeless guy sitting in a doorway. I love how the Christmas lights came out in this. f/22 does lovely things to points of light.
This was taken one evening while in town and I had a few moments to spare. Get out the camera, crouch down and put the wallet under the lens to point it up a bit. Perfectly still, without a tripod!
While I shot this I realised where this photo was taken! See the No Parking sign?
Darkness descends on the City of Cork and the lights of the Grand Parade spill from the windows. In the background is St. Finbarr’s Cathedral and the rest of the urban environment heading out west.
This image is quite similar to another Grand Parade shot from about a month ago. This one isn’t quite as wide, and was created from one RAW image, shot after the sun had gone down.
Like yesterday’s shot of the landmarks this was also taken at the top of the Grand Parade car park!
In this one single image are pictured several landmark buildings in Cork City:
The day I shot this was gloomy and overcast. Thick black clouds covered the city but for a few minutes a small part was bathed in light from a sun peaking through a gap in the clouds.
This was shot from the roof of the car park on the Grand Parade.
Oh yes, I’m toying with the idea of watermarking my images. I hate seeing an image destroyed by a name written over the actual image. A false bottom border and my details there might be a good compromise. It’s simple to remove but it’s one more step for a thief to take. What do you think?
Just over a month ago, some of the trees around here still had leaves. I took the camera with me one evening when we went for a walk around the park.
The leaves were a lovely bright and vibrant colour, but obviously this has been a little touched up in the GIMP afterwards! 🙂
This alley should be familiar to almost everyone in Cork. The entrance to Gorbys nightclub is halfway down there.
Many a Saturday night was spent queuing up to get in!
A long exposure at f/22 creates the beautiful star like pinpoints of light and enough time to capture the light trail from passing cars.
No tripod, so I used street furniture to balance the camera!
Look carefully. The grey building in the background is Pennys on Patrick Street. This was taken on Drawbridge Street near Aroma. Once construction work commences in this view will be obscured forever.
This is the same site as yesterday’s shot of Dunnes Stores and the JCB, from a different angle.
Dunnes Stores on Patrick Street, Cork is no more. This is the back of the front of that building which has featured a number of times on my blog.
The whole block is now gone!