Posts in Category: Ireland

Cork Street Photography June Photowalk

Some photos I took in Cork City yesterday as part of the June Photowalk with Cork Street Photography “in the Style of Garry Winogrand”.

I only used a wide angle lens all day, and in processing I mostly avoided cropping the photos, although I did use the lens correction tool in Lightroom that straightens photos and crops a small portion of the image. Only two images have been cropped extensively, the one above in the bus, and the one of the woman sitting on a block smoking a cigarette.

I hardly ever composed a shot by eye, preferring to shoot from the hip, or in landscape mode from about shoulder height. I messed up framing when at 28mm, but at 17mm got more shots than I missed. Back button focus worked fairly well. I’d focus on the ground in front of me. A couple of shots were blurry but I was too far from the subject anyway, so no loss.

I used to shoot lots of wide angle street photos, and this got me back into it and reminded me of how hard it is!



Aperture ƒ/8
Camera Canon EOS 6D
Focal length 17mm
ISO 5000
Shutter speed 1/160s

Rain Approaches off Sheep’s Head

Today, the first day of June was a downpour in Ireland. Here’s the rain approaching last night off the West Coast as seen from Sheep’s Head.

Aperture ƒ/8
Camera Canon EOS 6D
Focal length 105mm
ISO 400
Shutter speed 1/125s

Lisbon Treaty Protest

Aperture ƒ/7.1
Camera Canon EOS 40D
Focal length 59mm
ISO 100
Shutter speed 1/125s

Ahakista Sunset

The sun setting behind the hills near Arundels By The Pier in Ahakista, Sheep’s Head, Co Cork.

Aperture ƒ/22
Camera Canon EOS 6D
Focal length 24mm
ISO 100
Shutter speed 1/5s

King Goose

This is Emi, a resident of Carbery Cottage Guest Lodge on Sheep’s Head when we stayed there last year. He ruled the roost, where all the local ducks following him around. He even danced once, but I wasn’t lucky enough to see that, however there is video!

I can highly recommend a stay at this guest house, it’s run by lovely people who’ll really look after you, beds are comfortable, as is the sitting room and breakfasts are huge!

Aperture ƒ/5.6
Camera Canon EOS 6D
Focal length 105mm
ISO 200
Shutter speed 1/250s

Waiting in KCs

Worth waiting for!

Aperture ƒ/8
Camera Canon EOS 6D
Focal length 105mm
ISO 16000
Shutter speed 1/320s

Mizen Head Dummy

Aperture ƒ/5.6
Camera Canon EOS 20D
Focal length 10mm
ISO 400
Shutter speed 1/80s

Mizen Head Cliffs

Aperture ƒ/5.6
Camera Canon EOS 20D
Focal length 10mm
ISO 100
Shutter speed 1/100s

Walk the Dog Owners

Aperture ƒ/22
Camera Canon EOS 6D
Focal length 105mm
ISO 5000
Shutter speed 1/160s