Abstract, Canon 20D, Cork, Ireland, Look up, Photos, Sigma 18-200, Sky, South Main Street, Urban

Blue skies contrail and clouds

A wall of the Beamish and Crawford Brewery blocks the sun in this shot taken on South Main Street, Cork.

Blue skies are great for sun worshippers but photographers don’t like them. It’s always better to have some cloud or interest in the sky. The fluffier and more solid the better, as long as some blue sky can be seen.

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Abstract, Architecture, Canon 20D, Cork, Garretstown, Ireland, Photos, Sea, Sigma 18-200, Signs, Sky

Letters only

The post box at Garretstown, Co. Cork pictured last year but in pretty much the same condition yesterday when we drove past on the way home. I love the worn texture of the paint!

I like this: Headphoneland

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Abstract, Canon 20D, Caroline Street, Cork, Ireland, Music, People, Photos, Sigma 10-20, Urban

Silhouettes in the club

Some of the audience who gathered to take part in the Stanley Super 800 video of Gatecrashing silhouetted against the bright lights around the band’s equipment.

I underexposed on purpose so the silhouettes of the people in the image contrasted with the stage lighting. Shot during a break in performances when most people were outside getting some air!

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Abstract, Black and White, Candid, Canon 20D, Cork, Ireland, People, Photos, Sigma 10-20, St Patrick's Street, Street, Urban

City people in a b/w world

Shopping, talking, walking and rushing. People in the concrete jungle.

Selective colourisation using a layer mask to hide a b/w layer above the original colour layer. Shot from the same place I took this photo in front of The Body Shop in Cork.

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Abstract, Architecture, Birds, Canon 20D, Cork, Ireland, Look up, Mardyke Parade, Photos, Sigma 10-20, Sky, Sun, Urban

Shadows of prison and freedom

A crow flies off into the freedom of the air with a crumb of bread he found on the pavement. The railings of nearby houses are like those of a prison keeping humans in and trapped and closed off.

Who is free?

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Abstract, Architecture, Black and White, Candid, Canon 20D, Cork, Emmet Place, Ireland, Lights, People, Photos, Sigma 18-200, Street, Urban

The shadows have it all

Sometimes it’s the shadows that are the focus of my camera rather than the people in it.

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Abstract, California, Candid, Canon 20D, Lights, Long Exposure, People, Photos, San Francisco, Sigma 10-20, Street, United States, Urban

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 a few days ago another escalator photo made the front page of Digg somehow. Digg away please 🙂

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Abstract, Black and White, Candid, Canon 20D, Cork, Grand Parade, Ireland, People, Photos, Reflections, Sigma 18-200, Street, Urban, Vehicles

Girl reflecting on bus

Waiting at the traffic lights, the camera can still see you, even if it’s not pointed in your direction. Those are the buildings of the Grand Parade in Cork behind her.

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Abstract, Candid, Canon 20D, Cork, Grand Parade, Ireland, People, Photos, Sigma 10-20, Street, Urban

A kiss at Finn’s Corner

A kissing couple outside Finn’s clothing store on the corner of Grand Parade and Washington Street, Cork. This was way back in August last year when temperatures were a little higher than they are now.

Psychedelic colouring comes from the “soft light” plasma layer I plastered on top of the original black and white layer.

Edit: of course this is “Finn’s Corner”. I must have been half-asleep when I wrote the title of this post. Thanks to Mykel C for commenting, and Tony Finn for getting touch and correcting me. It’s much appreciated!

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Abstract, Autumn, Canon 20D, Co. Cork, Cork, Ireland, Lee Fields, Nature, Photos, Sigma 10-20, Sky, Sun, Trees

The Cork County Hall and the web

Early one morning I visited the County Hall in Cork and took a few photos. In fact, this one is from the same shoot.

Webs covered a tree behind the building, and the early morning dew sparkled in the sun. I was hoping for an ominous feel to the photo but I failed, and instead I have something that mixes nature with our man made presence on this world.

I quite like the way the strands of the web stand out too!

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