Tour of Ireland Leading Group in Blarney

Tour of Ireland breakaway group

Yesterday the Tour of Ireland rode (quickly) through Blarney village, but the main group was proceeded by these three cyclists by almost 4 minutes. Good thing too, good practice for when the rest sped through in front of us at breakneck speed!

Aperture ƒ/8
Camera Canon EOS 40D
Focal length 28mm
ISO 100
Shutter speed 1/100s




  1. Reply
    Donal September 1, 2008

    Very nice panning shot. So how many photos can a 40D take in 4 minutes? 🙂

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    Peggy September 2, 2008

    Hi, I found your photoblog some months ago while surfing but could never remember how to get back to it! One of my daughters is very interested in photography and I kept telling her about this site. Now I have found it again I have bookmarked it for her.I am living in Cork and am amazed at the things I see regularly that you have given a completely different angle to! Our city is changing so fast some things will be lost unless people like you record them. The Western Star, that was a hub of student activity for so long, you snapped looking forlorn and deserted, there will probably be another apartment block there soon. I love the photos of west Cork.
    Best wishes

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    Robin September 2, 2008

    Fantastic action shot! It’s great how the middle guy is almost entirely not blurred.

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    Donncha September 2, 2008

    Donal – lots and lots and lots. While the riders were shooting through the village I had the shutter pressed almost the whole time until a guy in a shiny tracksuit stepped in front of me. grrr.

    Peggy – Thank you for commenting and glad you like the site! I hope you come back and visit on a regular basis! You have some great pics on your blog too, I’m subscribing. We’re practically neighbours!

    Robin – Thanks, I’m really happy with a few shots that came out like that but it’s really hard to do, especially as you only get one chance to pan the camera!

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    John September 3, 2008

    Another great photo! I like the effect made by dragging the shutter!

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