Posts Tagged: Sigma 10-20

The bicycle butterfly

the bicycle butterfly

A bicycle tied to a post on Patrick’s Street, Cork late last November.

I’m heading to London later today for my brother Donal‘s stag. Yes yes, wild weekend, etc etc. I’ll have my camera too of course and I’m staying next to King’s Cross Railway Station so I thought it would be great to go photograph the area. Unfortunately it seems that photography in railway stations and the undergroundrequires a permit. In fact, photography in the UK has become a lot riskier in recent years unfortunately:

For an individual like myself a permit would cost £30 but such a permit requires up to 2 weeks notice. I wonder if they can charge me if I use a telephoto lens from the street when someone opens the front door?

Aperture ƒ/4
Camera Canon EOS 40D
Focal length 10mm
ISO 400
Shutter speed 1/250s

Build ’em up and knock ’em down

Build 'em up and knock 'em down

We build them up and then knock them down. It’s expected that demolition of empty houses and residential housing estates will be a boon for the construction industry before too long.

This is the junction in front of Emmett Place in Cork. Visible are the Cork Opera House and the cranes in the distance.

WordPress MU 2.7 is finally out. That’s taken quite a while to build but thanks to the GPL it won’t ever be broken down 🙂

Aperture ƒ/7.1
Camera Canon EOS 40D
Focal length 10mm
ISO 100
Shutter speed 1/125s

Racist Fools

racist fools

A sticker on a lamp post on Parliament Bridge in Cork encourages racists fools to follow their leader, with an image of Hitler blowing his brains out.
Shot almost a month ago.

Aperture ƒ/4
Camera Canon EOS 40D
Focal length 21mm
ISO 400
Shutter speed 1/30s

Lounge

Lounge

The door to the lounge in Cronin’s Pub in Crosshaven, Co Cork. Nice pub, had many a relaxing cup of tea there with the family after a walk around the town.

Aperture ƒ/3.5
Camera Canon EOS 40D
Focal length 18mm
ISO 800
Shutter speed 1/5s

Happy and smiley

Happy and smiley

Patrick’s Street Cork a few weeks ago.

Aperture ƒ/4.5
Camera Canon EOS 40D
Focal length 10mm
ISO 100
Shutter speed 1/50s

Looking in from outside

Looking in from outside

A woman looks into the Mc Donald’s on Daunt Square in Cork.

Aperture ƒ/4
Camera Canon EOS 40D
Focal length 10mm
ISO 400
Shutter speed 1/2500s

How to shoot a self portrait

How to shoot a self portrait

How do you shoot a self portrait?

  1. Find the nearest Christmas tree.
  2. Look for a nice reflective ball.
  3. Shoot!

Shot in “The Wilton Bar” this afternoon.

Aperture ƒ/4
Camera Canon EOS 40D
Focal length 10mm
ISO 400
Shutter speed 1/30s

No Refunds on Costumes

No Refunds on Costumes

No refunds on costumes in this shop on North Main Street. Silly them, of course there are refunds if the product turns out to be faulty. Signs like those don’t change your consumer rights.

I hate posting the daily photo last thing at night. zzzz

Aperture ƒ/4.5
Camera Canon EOS 40D
Focal length 11mm
ISO 400
Shutter speed 1/200s

so many people pass me by

So many people pass me by

Footsteps in the sand speak of many people passing this way.
Shot at Garrettstown Beach in October 2006. A very different shot to my previous Footprints in the sand.

Remember a few weeks ago I explained how I backed up my photos? Good thing I have backups as my first external drive has possibly died. It wouldn’t mount at first, and the drive kept making “spinning up” sounds but it has finally been recognised by Linux. Unfortunately attempts to get even a directory listing result in input/output errors. I’m doing an fsck of it but I’ll probably be buying another drive tomorrow!

Everything is backed up. There’s 411GB, or 8 years of photos on there, and lots of family videos I’d hate to lose. Thankfully they’re safe.

Aperture ƒ/11
Camera Canon EOS 20D
Focal length 10mm
ISO 100
Shutter speed 1/250s