Black and White, Canon 50mm f1.8, Cork, Ireland, People, Photography, Photos, Urban

Self Portrait in Glass

A portrait of myself shot in the mirrored column near the playground in Fitzgerald Park, Cork.

Aperture ƒ/1.8
Camera Canon EOS 40D
Focal length 50mm
ISO 100
Shutter speed 1/1250s
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Crowded daffodils
Blarney, Canon 40D, Canon 50mm f1.8, Cork, Flowers, Ireland, Nature, Photography, Photos, Urban

Crowded daffodils

Crowded daffodils

Daffodils at the end of our estate line the edge of the road in a beautiful display.

Edit: I’ve just heard the sad news about Danny O’Brien. I never met him but his photography was always amazing. I hope his site can stay online for a long time so people can appreciate his work. My condolences to his family.

Aperture ƒ/1.8
Camera Canon EOS 40D
Focal length 50mm
ISO 100
Shutter speed 1/4000s
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Blarney, Canon 40D, Canon 50mm f1.8, Cork, Ireland, Photography, Photos, Urban

Alpacas know best

Alpacas know best

Several Alpacas were in Blarney earlier as part of a Bothar promotion to encourage people to support them. The animals, including one donkey, were a big hit with the kids. I only had my 50mm lens with me so no wide angle shots, but I did get a couple of nice ones.

Aperture ƒ/8
Camera Canon EOS 40D
Focal length 50mm
ISO 400
Shutter speed 1/160s
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Beach, Black and White, Canon 40D, Canon 50mm f1.8, Cork, Fountainstown, Ireland, Photography, Photos

Bubbling Water

Bubbling Water

Water flows down to the beach at Fountainstown, bubbling as it goes over rocks and seaweed.

PS. I’ve reduced the cost of all prints by about $50 to $80 for the largest size framed prints. Most of the cost goes towards manufacturing and my markup is only 20% on all prints. Check ’em out in my gallery and of course if a photo on the site takes your interest contact me and let me know!

Aperture ƒ/1.8
Camera Canon EOS 40D
Focal length 50mm
ISO 100
Shutter speed 1/2000s
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Canon 40D, Canon 50mm f1.8, Cork, Fountainstown, Ireland, Photography, Photos, Sea

Wet, shiny stones

Wet, shiny stones

The outgoing tide on Fountainstown Beach leaves behind wet stones and seaweed as it retreats.

This is a long exposure shot of one second with my camera resting on one of those rocks!

By the time you read this I’ll be on a plane, in the air most likely, or waiting for a connection in Heathrow more likely. More details to follow.

Aperture ƒ/22
Camera Canon EOS 40D
Focal length 21mm
ISO 100
Shutter speed 1s
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Black and White, Canon 40D, Canon 50mm f1.8, Cork, Ireland, Photography, Photos, Urban

Anything but Guinness

Anything but Guinness

So, today is Arthur’s Day, a celebration of 250 years of Guinness. Well, sorry, but I don’t like Guinness and this is obviously a cheap marketing ploy by a large multi-national to drive sales of a declining beverage. Seems to have worked.

Me? I may just open that bottle of Leffe. Yum.

Aperture ƒ/3.5
Camera Canon EOS 40D
Focal length 50mm
ISO 100
Shutter speed 1/125s
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Canon 40D, Canon 50mm f1.8, Cork, Ireland, Photography, Photos, Urban

Fountainstown Sunset

Fountainstown Sunset

The beach at Fountainstown in County Cork faces east but in the twilight there’s still a glow in that direction. This was shot with my 50mm lens, really close to the surface of the water there while gentle waves lapped the shoreline.

Unfortunately as a result I had set the focus point so the water would be in focus and today forgot to change it, thus ruining a nice photograph at a family occasion. Then the focus somehow got kicked into manual on my 18-200 lens and ruined another few photos. Oh well.

Love this shot though!

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Beach, Canon 40D, Canon 50mm f1.8, Cork, Dogs, Fountainstown, Ireland, Photography, Photos, Water

Springer at Fountainstown

Springer at Fountainstown

I always have a soft spot for Springer Spaniels. The beaches at Myrtleville and Fountainstown seem to be a favourite haunt of them if our experiences are anything to go by. Here’s a Springer that played with my son Adam at the beach in Fountainstown. They had a great time together!

Almost recovered. Stomach is still grumbling but the huge weakness I felt yesterday and this morning is gone. Relieved.

Aperture ƒ/1.8
Camera Canon EOS 40D
Focal length 50mm
ISO 100
Shutter speed 1/3200s
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