Canon 10-22, Canon 40D, Cork, Emmet Place, Ireland, Photography, Photos, Signs, Urban

Shame on Fianna Fail

Shame on Fianna Fail

“Shame on Fianna Fail!” declares a sign propped up against the wall of the Crawford Art Gallery in Emmett Place, Cork last weekend. It was left there by someone attending a protest demonstration organised by Alliance for a Better Health Service. I was handed a Socialist Party leaflet, Kathy Sinnott was there and a small crowd cheered and listened to the speakers in the light drizzle that day. I guess it’s no coincidence that Fianna Fail is the second result in a search for fail.

While working on the photo I did notice something unusual about the sign. The “on Fianna Fail” part is separate from the “Shame” section. I wonder if they have the names of all the political parties, politicians, celebrities, etc stored away in a cupboard somewhere ready to be pasted to the sign.. I jest of course. They probably only have “Fianna Fail” and “The Green Party”.

PS. Like the new “Tumblelog” type theme? It’s called Pockett. Beware if you’re unzipping it, it doesn’t create a directory!

Aperture ƒ/3.5
Camera Canon EOS 40D
Focal length 10mm
ISO 400
Shutter speed 1/320s
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Black and White, Canon 10-22, Canon 20D, Cork, Emmet Place, Ireland, Look up, Photos, Sky, Urban

Three in the sky

three in the sky

I guess the number of high rise cranes we’ll see over our urban environment will decrease as the building industry collapses. Meanwhile there are plenty around. Here’s three I shot in the middle of Cork City from Emmett Place. At night they’re lit up which is when I shot short circuit.

Mallow Camera Club had the Photographer of the Year competition last night. I came 4th in the novice section, missing out on 3rd place by 1 point. So close!

PS. The photomeet in Dublin last weekend went very well by all accounts. There was much twittering yesterday from all concerned. You can check out photos here: toejam pool, iced-coffee, Darren Greene, Gingerpixel, Caitriona, Alexia, McAWilliams, Will Knott, 73man and finally Courtney.

Aperture ƒ/11
Camera Canon EOS 20D
Focal length 10mm
ISO 100
Shutter speed 1/320s
Standard
Black and White, Candid, Canon 20D, Cork, Emmet Place, Ireland, People, Photos, Sigma 18-200

Luigi Malone’s Clock

Behind the bar in Luigi Malone’s Restaurant in Cork are 2 large clock faces. The bar goes around in a U shape and the other face is directly behind this one.

They’re very striking, and the first thing anyone notices when they come in the front door. This is the one facing the dining area. In the dark it practically jumps out at you!

Aperture ƒ/4.5
Camera Canon EOS 20D
Focal length 28mm
ISO 800
Shutter speed 1/30s
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Architecture, Black and White, Canon 20D, Cork, Emmet Place, Ireland, Photos, Sigma 18-200, Sky, Urban, Vehicles

St. Anne’s looking down on traffic

The steeple of St. Anne’s Church, or “Shandon Bells” as viewed from near the Opera House in Cork. Traffic is as usual stuck at the lights close by ..

Aperture ƒ/9
Camera Canon EOS 20D
Focal length 125mm
ISO 100
Shutter speed 1/320s
Standard
Architecture, Canon 20D, Cork, Emmet Place, Ireland, Photos, Sigma 18-200, Signs, Urban, Vehicles

A JCB in Dunnes Stores

Dunnes Stores on Patrick Street, Cork is no more. This is the back of the front of that building which has featured a number of times on my blog.

The whole block is now gone!

Aperture ƒ/5.6
Camera Canon EOS 20D
Focal length 88mm
ISO 400
Shutter speed 1/500s
Standard
Black and White, Candid, Canon 20D, Cork, Emmet Place, Funfair, Ireland, Lights, Long Exposure, People, Photos, Sigma 10-20, Street, Urban

Children on the merry-go-round

Children smile and laugh as the fairground ride goes around and around! Linda and myself spent a good few minutes shooting this ride.

I combined a long exposure and flash to capture the action and hoped to get a glimpse of a child’s smile. I think I was lucky to get this one!

Aperture ƒ/7.1
Camera Canon EOS 20D
Focal length 10mm
ISO 100
Shutter speed 1/25s
Standard
Candid, Canon 20D, Cork, Emmet Place, Ireland, People, Photos, Sigma 10-20, St. Patrick's Day, Street, Urban

Thomas in his buggy

Thomas, a young boy in his buggy on Patrick’s Day this year. He’s well wrapped up against the cold.

I have no idea who he is, so hopefully his name is Thomas, and that’s not some famous brand I’m not aware of.

Aperture ƒ/5
Camera Canon EOS 20D
Focal length 10mm
ISO 100
Shutter speed 1/50s
Standard
Black and White, Candid, Canon 20D, Cork, Emmet Place, Ireland, Look up, People, Photos, Sigma 10-20, St. Patrick's Day, Street, Urban

Kissing on the street

A young couple hug and kiss in front of the Crawford College of Art in Cork. This was shot on St. Patrick’s Day, and the crowd behind are waiting for a face painter!

Aperture ƒ/5.6
Camera Canon EOS 20D
Focal length 10mm
ISO 100
Shutter speed 1/60s
Standard
Black and White, Canon 20D, Cork, Emmet Place, Ireland, Music, People, Photos, Sigma 10-20, St. Patrick's Day, Street, Urban

The musical triplet

As well as an outdoor market, the good people of Cork were entertained by musicians in Emmett Place on Patrick’s Day.

Aperture ƒ/4
Camera Canon EOS 20D
Focal length 10mm
ISO 100
Shutter speed 1/60s
Standard
Animals, Black and White, Canon 20D, Cork, Dogs, Emmet Place, Ireland, Look up, Nature, People, Photos, Sigma 10-20, Sky, St. Patrick's Day, Street, Urban

The curious dog

While wandering about on St. Patrick’s Day this year I spotted this adorable little dog. I got a few snaps and his owner didn’t seem to mind. The doggy was more than happy at the attention and sniffed eagerly at my lens!

Aperture ƒ/6.3
Camera Canon EOS 20D
Focal length 10mm
ISO 100
Shutter speed 1/100s
Standard
Advertising, Canon 20D, Cork, Emmet Place, Ireland, People, Photos, Sigma 10-20, Signs, Street, Urban

Ban Embryo Research

At the end of August last year these signs popped up around Cork City urging people to attend meetings against embryo research. In one fell swoop they reduced a very complex issue to the simple image of a smiling baby. The poster itself does have impact however.

They needn’t worry too much in Ireland. During our tour of Cork University Maternity Hospital someone asked about freezing stem cells. If the cells could be collected and stored properly then who knows? In 50 years time when a baby born today needs a heart transplant, could a new heart be grown from their own stem cells?
It doesn’t matter, under current EU law, a hospital must reach a certain standard to be legally allowed collect the cells and store them. Unfortunately the CUMH isn’t up to that standard, and this is a brand new 75m Euro facility.

Aperture ƒ/10
Camera Canon EOS 20D
Focal length 10mm
ISO 200
Shutter speed 1/320s
Standard
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.

Aperture ƒ/11
Camera Canon EOS 20D
Focal length 18mm
ISO 200
Shutter speed 1/320s
Standard