Canon 40D, Cork, Ireland, Music, People, Photography, Photos, Sigma 18-200, South Main Street, Urban

The Human League

The Human League played to a packed crowd in Cork last night. Murphy’s sponsored the event as part of their Little Big Nights Out promotion so there was plenty of the black stuff drunk. I still have my voucher if anyone wants it?

The band played most of their hits, mixing in songs I’ve never heard as I’ve never bought any of their albums. Still, it was surreal hearing them sing Don’t you want me and other songs that synonymous with 80’s music!

Yes girls, there’ll be a picture of Phil Oakley in a few days time …

(left to right: Susan Ann Sulley, Joanne Catherall, Nic Burke, Phil Oakley)

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Camera Canon EOS 40D
Focal length 72mm
ISO 500
Shutter speed 1/60s
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Canon 20D, Caroline Street, Cork, Ireland, Music, People, Photos, Sigma 10-20

The Stanley Super 800 crowd

The crowd went mad cheering and shouting when filming of Stanley Super 800’s Gatecrashing video finally stopped.

You wouldn’t believe how many takes a music video takes but they were as vibrant and cheerful at the end as at the start! Amazing!

Image processed through the “Urban Acid” plugin that appeared on the GIMP Users mailing list last week. Nice effect!

Aperture ƒ/5.6
Camera Canon EOS 20D
Focal length 10mm
ISO 200
Shutter speed 1/30s
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Black and White, Canon 20D, Caroline Street, Cork, Ireland, Music, People, Photos, Sigma 10-20, Urban

The German Deep Purple

This group of lads wandered into the old switching station on Caroline Street during the filming of Stanley Super 800’s video so I took their photo.

Apparently they are a German Deep Purple cover band but it was hard to figure out what their name was because they hardly spoke a word of English and my German is non-existant! They were playing in the Old Oak that night so chances are they’ll be back!

The guy in the back is in the Stanley Super 800 video. Look out for the bouncers, he’s one of them. I can’t remember his name, but I had a great chat with him during the filming.

Aperture ƒ/5.6
Camera Canon EOS 20D
Focal length 14mm
ISO 200
Shutter speed 1/30s
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Black and White, Canon 20D, Caroline Street, Cork, Ireland, Music, People, Photos, Sigma 10-20

Stanley Super 800 Fans

Some of the crowd who gathered for the filming of the video accompanying "Gate Crashing", Stanley Super 800’s latest single.

You wouldn’t believe how mad this lot were!

You can see the video on my my blog.

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Camera Canon EOS 20D
Focal length 20mm
ISO 1600
Shutter speed 1/50s
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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
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Black and White, Canon 20D, Cork, Ireland, Midleton, Midleton Food and Drink Festival, Music, People, Photos, Sigma 10-20, Street, Urban

Hula hoop dancer

A dancer entertained the crowds at the Midleton Food and Drink Festival last September. She was quite popular as you can imagine!

Here’s a fascinating page on hula hoops courtesy of Wikipedia.

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Camera Canon EOS 20D
Focal length 10mm
ISO 200
Shutter speed 1/250s
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Abstract, Canon 20D, Caroline Street, Cork, Ireland, Music, People, Photos, Sigma 10-20, Urban

Silhouettes in the club

Some of the audience who gathered to take part in the Stanley Super 800 video of Gatecrashing silhouetted against the bright lights around the band’s equipment.

I underexposed on purpose so the silhouettes of the people in the image contrasted with the stage lighting. Shot during a break in performances when most people were outside getting some air!

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Camera Canon EOS 20D
Focal length 28mm
ISO 200
Shutter speed 1/6s
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Black and White, Canon 20D, Caroline Street, Cork, Ireland, Lights, Music, People, Photos, Sigma 10-20

Stanley Super 800 Gatecrashing Again

Stanley Super 800 playing in the old Tramway power station in Caroline St. Cork on Sunday.

More photos here!

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Camera Canon EOS 20D
Focal length 10mm
ISO 800
Shutter speed 1/30s
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Black and White, Canon 20D, Caroline Street, Cork, Ireland, Music, People, Photos, Sigma 10-20, Theatre

Stanley Super 800 Gatecrashing

Where does the weekend go? Last weekend was "getting the baby stuff together" weekend, but it was also buy another UPS time too as Blarney was hit by another couple of power cuts. It was also Ken‘s stag and I was simply too tired to go out on Saturday night so I missed all the fun in the Indian Palace and the pub afterwards. Sorry about that!
Sunday morning was more of the same – work some photos for the blog, build a chest of drawers. Who knew preparing for a baby would be so much work?

Anyway, come 4pm Sunday afternoon I was in the old tram power station on Caroline Street to watch Cork band Stanley Super 800 record their new video "Gatecrashing". Over the next few days I’ll post a few photos from the 2 hour session.

Stanley Super 800 Gatecrashing
Stanley Super 800 Gatecrashing

The video was filmed in front of an audience dancing and shouting and having a great time. Although they look relaxed in this shot don’t be fooled. They’re a bunch of mad folk who gave it their all and had a great time to boot!

Sorry for the poor quality of the photo. The room was full of artificial smoke and the autofocus was fooled by it. Liberal use of unsharp mask helped and I am so glad I brought my wide angle lens!

Truely they were the stars of the show!

Aperture ƒ/4
Camera Canon EOS 20D
Focal length 10mm
ISO 200
Shutter speed 1/30s
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Black and White, Canon 20D, Cork, Ireland, Music, People, Photos, Sigma 10-20, Sigma 18-200

Trad Irish Music Gig at an Spailpin Fanach

Dancing and music went on for several hours in An Spailpin Fanach on Wednesday night to raise funds for charity.

My brother Donal and his girlfriend Celine are off to Lesotho in April for 10 days with the ISPCC. You can read more about it on ispccinafrica.com.

Trad Irish Music Gig at an Spailpin Fanach

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Aperture ƒ/5
Camera Canon EOS 20D
Focal length 40mm
ISO 100
Shutter speed 1/60s
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Black and White, Candid, Cork, Cork Folk Festival, Ireland, Music, People, Photos, Sigma 18-200, St Patrick's Street, Street, Urban

Pure joy! A child on drums!

Can you imagine the noise? Well, don’t worry, it was in the middle of the street! A child took control of the drums while the adults took a break during the Cork Folk Festival.
From the programme I guess the group singing and dancing with accompanied drums and music were the “Christ Restoration Ministries Gospel Choir”. A large crowd gathered around so it was difficult to get any shots of the dancing, not surprising really because they were very good.

I like this: Battersea Power Station and Grosvenor Bridge because the photographer, Dave Gorman, had a positive experience with the police. (via)

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Camera Canon EOS 20D
Focal length 200mm
ISO 200
Shutter speed 1/400s
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