Long Exposure

Children on the merry-go-round

Children on the merry-go-round Children smile and laugh as the fairground ride goes around and around! Linda and myself spent a good few minutes shooting this ride. I combined a long exposure and flash to capture the action and hoped to get a glimpse of a child’s smile. I think I was lucky to get […]

Clouds move at night

Clouds move at night Clouds fly across the sky in this nighttime shot of Cork City. A crane is in the middle distance, practically a symbol of the City at this stage. The building site in the foreground is on the old site of the Guy And Company building. There’s St. Anne’s Church or Shandon […]

Around this way, not that way

Around this way, not that way Drivers can be so confused by road signs. Drive this way, drive that way. Those roundy signs with the big numbers surrounded by a red border must be the worst offenders, I mean, hardly anyone obeys them. What were they thinking when they put them up can anyone tell […]

Light trails on Oliver Plunkett Street

Light trails on Oliver Plunkett Street Light trails from a passing car leave their mark on this long exposure shot of Oliver Plunkett Street in Cork. Can you see pink lights on the vertical poles standing at the edge of the pavement? On my Linux box they’re clear as day but I can’t see them […]

A shark at Kay O’Connell’s fishmongers

A shark at Kay O’Connell’s fishmongers A shark’s deadly grin greeted customers to the fishmongers in the English Market on the day this photo was taken. Don’t you just love the expression on the fishmonger’s face? PS. Claire took some great portraits on Saturday!

From the old hospital to the new

From the old hospital to the new In stark contrast to the newly built Cork University Maternity Hospital this was taken in one of the older ones. If you look carefully you can read the notice on the wall which starts, ‘Central Sterile Supply Department’. This building is in a state of disrepair you’d hardly […]

Escalator Moments

Escalator Moments A one second exposure captures the movement through time of the escalator in Nikeworld San Francisco last August. This is one of a series of shots, including a few of Mark and Andy although I think this is the most dramatic of them. I wasn’t going to post this at all except that […]

The lonely swan

The lonely swan A solitary swan swims on the calm waters of The Lough as the sun disappears at the end of the day. Believe it or not, this is a 10 second exposure that turned out much better than I could have hoped! I balanced my camera on the edge of the Lough, set […]

Bay Bridge Reflections

Bay Bridge Reflections Light from the Bay Bridge in San Francsico shimmers in the waters of the harbour. To the left one of the fire fighting boats of the SF Fire Department can be seen. Posting this landmark of San Francisco today as most of the rest of Automattic make their way to Mexico. Here’s […]

The swans they are a coming

The swans they are a coming Swans rush to the bank of the Lough looking for bread from the crazy guy hanging over the water with a large black object… This shows off one of my favourite night-time techniques. Long exposure with a flash. The long exposure captures the background while the flash illuminates the […]

Panoramic Traffic Lights

Panoramic Traffic Lights Traffic along the Mallow Road hurries past on a cold and foggy December night. This was taken from the bridge near Rathpeacon and Killeens. The bridge itself as you can see from the map above is much wider than the one in this picture but I wasn’t going to stand in the […]

Leading lines and bright lights

Leading lines and bright lights Studs on the ground lead down to the traffic lights on the South Mall, Cork. In this long exposure shot a couple of cars passed by providing a nice light trail in the background. The twinkling of the street lighting is from the narrow aperture. Setting the aperture as small […]

City Hall at night

City Hall at night Cork City Hall at night as viewed from across the river. It was all lit up for the Modern Homes Exhibition and as it was such a calm night the reflection on the River Lee was beautiful. If you watch the RTE news at 6pm or 9pm tonight, watch out for […]

The River, The Brewery and the Cathedral

The River, The Brewery and the Cathedral The River Lee rushes by the Beamish and Crawford Brewery on one side, and O’Sullivan Electrical on the other with St. Finbarre’s Cathedral in the background. I have discovered there’s a dead pixel on my camera’s sensor. Fortunately it doesn’t seem to show itself much but when I […]

Christmas Street Lights

Christmas Street Lights The Christmas lights in Mallow, Co. Cork illuminate the streets with a lovely cheerful glow. A passing car provides another source of light in this long exposure shot on the main street of the town.