Long Exposure

Kinsale at night

Kinsale at Night

The quiet, residential part of Kinsale as photographed from the busy touristy part across the harbour! This was a long exposure shot that came out quite nicely but it did show up the dead pixels on my sensor again. Good thing I don’t have time to shoot many of these types of photos nowadays. The […]

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How to short circuit

Ever since I posted Short Circuit I’ve been meaning to post a small tutorial on how I did it. There were so many comments from people clamouring to know the secret of how I made traces of light dance around the picture frame. Actually, nobody asked. Will was kind enough to suggest another title but […]

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Short Circuit

Electricity everywhere and so evident at night in street lighting. I took this shot after meeting Mark for coffee 2 weeks ago. It’s this building site right in the middle of Cork City. More conventional shots will follow over the next few days. Aperture ƒ/11 Camera Canon EOS 20D Focal length 10mm ISO 100 Shutter […]

That after sun glow

The after sun glow The sun had just set over this stretch of the water in Cork Harbour near Monkstown and the sky had turned a beautiful orange and purple and red and golden. Much to the annoyance of my dog Oscar, I stopped and spent a good 10 minutes shooting this scene and basked […]

Mr Whirly the ice cream man

Mr Whirly the ice cream man An ice cream van in December? Yes, Mr Whirly was in Kinsale. Obviously someone isn’t bothered by the cold!

Starlight headlights

Starlight headlights A long five second exposure at f/22 captured cars stuck on Patrick Street about a month ago. They’ve done some fabulous work on the pavements of Cork’s main thoroughfare but it hasn’t made a jot of difference to vehicular traffic, except to make it more dangerous to pedestrians as they saunter across junctions […]

So many light trails

So many light trails Light trails from passing cars fill the frame with a golden glow on the corner of The Grand Parade and Washington Street, Cork. Long exposure shot made possible by the traffic light switch on which I rested my camera!

Starlight Christmas Lights

Starlight Christmas Lights 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 […]

Evening sky over Cork City

Evening sky over Cork City 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. […]

The lights at Finn’s Corner

The lights at Finn’s Corner 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!

Whirling around and around

Whirling around and around A merry-go-round or whatever you call it kept the kids entertained in the Peace Park last night as Santa visited courtesy of 96FM. Even the Lord Mayor of Cork turned up. He had no problems finding parking. I saw his car parked up on the broad new pavement outside the park. […]

Think Superwoman!

Think Superwoman! Chalk graffiti on the temporary hoarding in front of the old Dunnes Stores store on Patrick Street, Cork. THINK!

Randles Court Starlights

Randall’s Court Starlights We stayed in The Randles Court Hotel in Killarney, Co. Kerry last February and one night I wandered out to take a few shots. This was a long exposure shot, with the aperture closed down as much as possible to f/22. Lovely hotel too!

Paul Street by night

Paul Street by night In front of Tesco on Paul Street, Cork by night. This is a long exposure show I made by putting my camera on the ground and leaning the lens on my wallet. Judging by the lighting it was probably a small aperture too. Love that effect!

Construction cranes at night

Construction cranes at night Cranes over the construction site at the old Guy and Company site make for a striking image at night. This was taken from the Tesco multi-storey car park, a few metres away from where I shot Clouds move at night. Yesterday we had to bring the car for a service so […]