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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 at all in Preview on the Macbook.

The lights were designed and made by MAAS here in Cork and the colour changes slowly from blues to purples to pinks to yellow and to any other colour. It’s quite a sight to see the colour change when standing at one end of this long straight street!

Aperture ƒ/11
Camera Canon EOS 20D
Focal length 10mm
ISO 100
Shutter speed 8s

By Donncha

Donncha Ɠ Caoimh is a software developer at Automattic and WordPress plugin developer. He posts photos at In Photos and can also be found on Twitter.

6 replies on “Light trails on Oliver Plunkett Street”

They show up (but are not easy to see) in Safari on my Mac when viewed on Flickr, and also when viewed in

Have you calibrated your MacBook screen using the "Displays" System Preference (you have to click into the "Color" tab)? If not, maybe that’s the source of the problem.

Dave – I’ve looked at that before but none of the calibrations except "LCD screen" look ok, for obvious reasons! Maybe the Macbook screen just isn’t sensitive enough? (them be fighting words!)

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