Idle Machinery

Idle Machinery

Cranes towering over Cork City sit idle as the sun sets on a late October day in 2008. I suspect this scene will become more rare as the recession bites.

Aperture ƒ/11
Camera Canon EOS 40D
Focal length 10mm
ISO 400
Shutter speed 1/320s

Fuchsia

fuchsia

Fuchsia flowers are really difficult to photograph. You need a macro lens because the flower is so small and a regular lens has trouble focusing so close. The flowers hang down and catch the wind so easily it’s quite a challenge to get a steady shot. Here’s one I shot earlier in Fountainstown, Co Cork a few months back.

Aperture ƒ/8
Camera Canon EOS 40D
Focal length 21mm
ISO 400
Shutter speed 1/100s

Best Business Premises

Best Business Premises

A few months ago I posted a photo of General Michael Collins on the wall of the Eldon Hotel in Skibereen, Co Cork. That hotel received the “Best Business Premises” award in 1997. Unfortunately it appears they’ve run out of business judging by the state of the exterior.

Aperture ƒ/8
Camera Canon EOS 40D
Focal length 14mm
ISO 100
Shutter speed 1/125s

Apt 14

apt 14

Reserved spaces for the apartments in Blackpool Shopping Center sit idle. Some are always used but I wonder how many they sold The location is great, but it must be very noisy to live there.

Aperture ƒ/5
Camera Canon EOS 40D
Focal length 18mm
ISO 400
Shutter speed 1/60s

Beamish Irish Stout

Beamish Irish Stout

Beamish Irish Stout is still on sale in Cork pubs but soon it’ll be brewed by Heineken so if you want the traditional taste, make sure to sample it before the North Main Street South Main Street brewery closes.

Shot in the Mutton Lane Inn last weekend. Hopefully you’re either out enjoying yourself or shopping. There’s no way shopping on Christmas Eve can be called enjoyable!

Aperture ƒ/3.5
Camera Canon EOS 40D
Focal length 18mm
ISO 800
Shutter speed 1/30s