Advertising, Black and White, California, Canon 20D, Lights, Night, Photos, San Francisco, Sigma 18-200, Signs, Union Square, United States, Urban

Stolichnaya Russian Vodka

A huge advertisement for Stolichnaya Russian Vodka on the side of a building near Union Square in San Francisco. It proudly stats, “Choose Authenticity”.

This is the sight that greeted me on my first night in the city!

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Candid, Canon 20D, Carey's Lane, Christmas, Cork, Events, Ireland, Lights, Long Exposure, People, Photos, Sigma 10-20, Street, Urban

Starlight Christmas Lights

The Christmas lights on Carey’s Lane shine brightly in this long exposure shot.

The exposure is so long that crowds of people walked past, some apologising, without evening showing up on the final image! The only person visible is a homeless guy sitting in a doorway. I love how the Christmas lights came out in this. f/22 does lovely things to points of light.

This was taken one evening while in town and I had a few moments to spare. Get out the camera, crouch down and put the wallet under the lens to point it up a bit. Perfectly still, without a tripod!

While I shot this I realised where this photo was taken! See the No Parking sign?

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Architecture, Canon 20D, Cork, Grand Parade, Ireland, Landscape, Lights, Long Exposure, Night, Photos, Sigma 18-200, Sky, Sun, Urban

Evening sky over Cork City

Darkness descends on the City of Cork and the lights of the Grand Parade spill from the windows. In the background is St. Finbarr’s Cathedral and the rest of the urban environment heading out west.

This image is quite similar to another Grand Parade shot from about a month ago. This one isn’t quite as wide, and was created from one RAW image, shot after the sun had gone down.

Like yesterday’s shot of the landmarks this was also taken at the top of the Grand Parade car park!

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Canon 20D, Cork, Grand Parade, Ireland, Lights, Long Exposure, Photos, Sigma 10-20, Sky, Urban, Vehicles

The lights at Finn’s Corner

A long exposure at f/22 creates the beautiful star like pinpoints of light and enough time to capture the light trail from passing cars.

No tripod, so I used street furniture to balance the camera!

Aperture ƒ/22
Camera Canon EOS 20D
Focal length 10mm
ISO 100
Shutter speed 5s
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Candid, Canon 20D, Cork, Funfair, Ireland, Lights, Long Exposure, Night, Peace Park, People, Photos, Sigma 18-200, Street, Urban

Whirling around and around

A merry-go-round or whatever you call it kept the kids entertained in the Peace Park last night as Santa visited courtesy of 96FM.
Even the Lord Mayor of Cork turned up. He had no problems finding parking. I saw his car parked up on the broad new pavement outside the park. The “07 C 1” number plate is very distinctive.

Aperture ƒ/8
Camera Canon EOS 20D
Focal length 48mm
ISO 100
Shutter speed 1.2999999523163s
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Canon 20D, Ireland, Kerry, Killarney, Lights, Long Exposure, Night, Photos, Sigma 10-20, Urban

Randles Court Starlights

We stayed in The Randles Court Hotel in Killarney, Co. Kerry last February and one night I wandered out to take a few shots.

This was a long exposure shot, with the aperture closed down as much as possible to f/22.

Lovely hotel too!

Aperture ƒ/22
Camera Canon EOS 20D
Focal length 10mm
ISO 100
Shutter speed 30s
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Architecture, Canon 20D, Cork, Ireland, Lights, Long Exposure, Look up, Night, Paul Street, Photos, Sigma 10-20, Sky, Street, Urban

Paul Street by night

In front of Tesco on Paul Street, Cork by night. This is a long exposure show I made by putting my camera on the ground and leaning the lens on my wallet.

Judging by the lighting it was probably a small aperture too. Love that effect!

Aperture ƒ/16
Camera Canon EOS 20D
Focal length 10mm
ISO 100
Shutter speed 4s
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Architecture, Canon 20D, Cork, Ireland, Landscape, Lights, Long Exposure, Night, Photos, Sigma 10-20, Sky, Urban

Construction cranes at night

Cranes over the construction site at the old Guy and Company site make for a striking image at night.

This was taken from the Tesco multi-storey car park, a few metres away from where I shot Clouds move at night.

Yesterday we had to bring the car for a service so I took the opportunity to travel to visit the framer in Kilbrittain and sign the border of the prints Haydn has made. The prints look great, they’re raised up from the background border and will eventually be framed in a deep frame. I hope to post photos of my visit in the next few days if I get the time to work on the photos.

Aperture ƒ/13
Camera Canon EOS 20D
Focal length 10mm
ISO 100
Shutter speed 30s
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Autumn, Canon 20D, Cork, Ireland, Lights, Night, Photos, Sigma 10-20, Sky, The Lough, Trees, Urban, Vehicles

Light reflects on the Lough

Light trails from passing cars and street lights reflect on the calm surface of the Lough in Cork in this long exposure shot.

Aperture ƒ/9
Camera Canon EOS 20D
Focal length 21mm
ISO 200
Shutter speed 10s
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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
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Black and White, Canon 20D, Cork, Houses, Ireland, Landscape, Lights, Long Exposure, Night, Photos, Sigma 10-20, Sky, Urban

Clouds move at night

Clouds fly across the sky in this nighttime shot of Cork City. A crane is in the middle distance, practically a symbol of the City at this stage.

The building site in the foreground is on the old site of the Guy And Company building. There’s St. Anne’s Church or Shandon Bells in the distance.

Aperture ƒ/8
Camera Canon EOS 20D
Focal length 10mm
ISO 100
Shutter speed 10s
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Architecture, Canon 20D, Cork, Ireland, Lights, Night, Photos, Sigma 10-20, Wilton

Inside the Cork University Maternity Hospital

The (still) new Cork University Maternity Hospital or CUMH is shaped like a triangle with a central area that will eventually be planted with grass, flowers and vegetation. For now it’s boring bland grey.

To the right and left you can see balconies. The one of the right adjoins the hospital cafe. Unfortunately it’s so expensive it’s better to make the journey across to Wilton Shopping Center or to one of the many restaurants in the area. The other balcony is unused but I’m sure the hospital bosses will figure out some way of using it. The tower in the center is the stairwell and elevator shafts for the building and they lead onto the main concourse and entrance.

Aperture ƒ/5.6
Camera Canon EOS 20D
Focal length 10mm
ISO 100
Shutter speed 5s
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