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Covid19 Supporters Unite

Covid19 Supporters Together

Supporters of SARS-CoV-2 gathered on the Grand Parade yesterday to encourage members of the public to get infected with the virus instead of being vaccinated as it’s “just like the flu” or “the vaccine makes you sick”. There was a good turn out at the event and a spokesperson for the virus said they hoped for a positive bump in numbers in the next two weeks.

Thankfully they’re in the minority as 88.1% of over-18s in Ireland are now vaccinated. The journey to removing all restrictions will start next month, culminating on October 22nd when the only real restrictions will be:

  • Use of EU Digital Covid Certificate for international travel.
  • Wearing of facemasks in medical settings, retail and public transport.

The virus hasn’t gone away. Those that are vaccinated can still catch it but probably won’t get as sick or end up in hospital. I’m still going to be careful until numbers really go down.

Aperture ƒ/4
Camera ILCE-7M3
Focal length 27mm
ISO 500
Shutter speed 1/500s
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Cork Ireland Photos

Tivoli Docks on the Lee

Tivoli Docks on the Lee

Looking over on Tivoli Docks from the Blackrock side of the River Lee. November 2019.

Aperture ƒ/8
Camera ILCE-7M3
Focal length 28mm
ISO 200
Shutter speed 1s
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Cork Ireland Photos

Light Escapes from Lockers

Light Escapes from Lockers

Light escaping from lockers in the secondary school in Blarney. February 2020, just before Ireland locked down.

Aperture ƒ/8
Camera ILCE-7M3
Focal length 28mm
ISO 100
Shutter speed 1/40s
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Cork Ireland Photos Street

Cork’s Ferris Wheel

Cork's Ferris Wheel

The ferris wheel that appears on Grand Parade each December pictured here in 2019!

Aperture ƒ/8
Camera ILCE-7M3
Focal length 16mm
ISO 50
Shutter speed 8s
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Cork Ireland Photos

Waves Collide

Waves Collide

When one force of nature meets an immovable object something has to give.

Aperture ƒ/5.6
Camera DSC-RX100M4
Focal length 12.81mm
ISO 125
Shutter speed 1/500s
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Cork Ireland Photos

The Red Lights of the Shaky Bridge

The Red Lights of the Shaky Bridge

Another photo of the Shaky Bridge from January this year, but I love the new colour of the bridge now!

Aperture ƒ/8
Camera ILCE-7M3
Focal length 35mm
ISO 400
Shutter speed 6s
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Black and White Cork Photos

The Old Waterworks Chimney

The Old Waterworks Chimney

The chimney of the Old Waterworks across the river from the Lee Fields.

Aperture ƒ/8
Camera Canon EOS 6D
Focal length 24mm
ISO 320
Shutter speed 1/160s
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Cork Ireland Photos

Frosty Morning in Blarney

Frosty Morning in Blarney

On a cold December day in 2019 Blarney was frosty as the sun rose over the horizon.

Aperture ƒ/2.4
Camera SM-G965F
Focal length 4.3mm
ISO 50
Shutter speed 1/440s
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Cork Ireland Photos Urban

Kingfisher Mural

Kingfisher Mural

The kingfisher mural on St. Paul’s Avenue is a very striking painting that maybe not many people have appreciated. It’s painted on the side of a house that is the entrance to a busy car park, without a pavement opposite so there isn’t that much foot traffic. What traffic there is, is made up of drivers navigating 3 narrow lanes who certainly aren’t looking up to admire this gorgeous painting by Curtis Hylton.

I was surprised to learn that the mural was completed in 2019. I imagined it was newer but then, there probably weren’t many murals painted in 2020. Mick wrote about the mural here where you can find more details about it.

Aperture ƒ/8
Camera ILCE-7M3
Focal length 16mm
ISO 125
Shutter speed 1/200s
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Cork Ireland Photos Street

Sextant Light Flows

Sextant Light Flows

Light flows around the Sextant back in October 2019.

Aperture ƒ/16
Camera ILCE-7M3
Focal length 19mm
ISO 100
Shutter speed 15s
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Cork Ireland Photos

Looking Up and Up

Looking Up and Up

My first outing with Blarney Photography Club since March 2020 and it was a very pleasant walk along the bird sanctuary in Blarney.

Aperture ƒ/2.2
Camera SM-G998B
Focal length 2.2mm
ISO 50
Shutter speed 1/470s
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Cork Ireland Photos Street

Put a mask on your face

Put a mask on your face

Put a mask on your face
You big disgrace,
spreading your germs all over the place.

* Spotted on the doors of Golden Discs, St. Patrick Street, Cork.

Aperture ƒ/8
Camera ILCE-7M3
Focal length 24mm
ISO 320
Shutter speed 1/500s