Canon 40D, Ireland, Kerry, Photography, Photos, Reflections, Sigma 10-20, Slea Head, Water

Reflections of a fence

Reflections of a fence

That same fence again, this time against the setting sun and reflected in a pool of water from the recent rains. Loved taking this shot and others at the time, they turned out almost as good as I imagined they would!

My sister-in-law’s husband Ed has published a short story and is using one of my photos to illustrate it! Read Almost a Murder Story, the story of two boys living in the North Side of Cork City who planned a murder.

Aperture ƒ/11
Camera Canon EOS 40D
Focal length 10mm
ISO 100
Shutter speed 1/250s
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Canon 40D, Cork, Ireland, Look up, People, Photography, Photos, Reflections, Sigma 10-20, Urban, Wilton

How to shoot a self portrait

How to shoot a self portrait

How do you shoot a self portrait?

  1. Find the nearest Christmas tree.
  2. Look for a nice reflective ball.
  3. Shoot!

Shot in “The Wilton Bar” this afternoon.

Aperture ƒ/4
Camera Canon EOS 40D
Focal length 10mm
ISO 400
Shutter speed 1/30s
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Architecture, Black and White, Canon 18-55, Canon 20D, Chicago, Look up, Photography, Photos, Reflections, Sky, United States, Urban

Sears Tower

Sears Tower is one of the famous landmarks of Chicago I photographed while in the city. Remarkably, despite the months I spent in the city, I never actually went to the top of the building. I almost did once, but turned back for some reason. Could have been the long line to get past security. Dunno.

Anyway, this is only the second shot of the building I’ve posted. The first, taken near one of the flagpoles pictured here was unusual and was fairly well received. This is a more traditional architecture shot, though I do like the flags waving in the wind!

Oh, my Canon 20D is still broken. On advice from Ryan, I’ll give Canon in the UK a ring, and I’m also on the look out for a Canon 40D. ac-foto in Germany sell the body only for €795 which seems to be the best price I’ve found so far. Prices in Ireland are around the €1,200 mark. Ouch. Where would you buy a DSLR? (that’ll ship to Ireland!)

Aperture ƒ/8
Camera Canon EOS 20D
Focal length 18mm
ISO 100
Shutter speed 1/200s
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Canon 20D, Connolly Hall, Cork, Ireland, Landscape, Lights, Night, Photos, Reflections, River Lee, Sigma 10-20, Sky, Water

Reflections of the city

Cork City Hall and the urban lighting on both sides of the River Lee are reflected in the water at night.

I took this back in October 2006 when the Elysian hadn’t reached it’s glorious present day height. I venture to say that a photo of this scene now would feature at least a part of the Elysian buildings blocking the sky in the top right of the photo.

Aperture ƒ/4
Camera Canon EOS 20D
Focal length 10mm
ISO 100
Shutter speed 6s
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Canon 20D, Cork, Ireland, Landscape, Lights, Long Exposure, Monkstown, Night, Photos, Reflections, River, Sea, Sigma 10-20, Sky, Sun, Water

That after sun glow

The sun had just set over this stretch of the water in Cork Harbour near Monkstown and the sky had turned a beautiful orange and purple and red and golden.

Much to the annoyance of my dog Oscar, I stopped and spent a good 10 minutes shooting this scene and basked in the beautiful colour.

Aperture ƒ/22
Camera Canon EOS 20D
Focal length 10mm
ISO 100
Shutter speed 10s
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Candid, Canon 20D, Christmas, Cork, Ireland, Lights, Night, People, Photos, Reflections, Sigma 18-200, St Patrick's Street, Street, Urban

Christmas Baubles

Christmas Baubles hang in Porter’s newsagent, Cork. Christmas decoration is everywhere but reflective surfaces present an opportunity to take a self portrait. Yes, that’s me reflected! 🙂

Hope you had a great Christmas Day. We went travelling and I must say it was the best Christmas Day in a long time. I think I must invest in a WII next year…

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Architecture, Canon 20D, Christmas, Cork, Ireland, Lights, Night, Oliver Plunkett Street, Photos, Reflections, Sigma 18-200, Urban, Vehicles

Sparkling Flowing Christmas Lights

Blue glowing and sparkling Christmas lights flow down from the roof of Benetton on Oliver Plunkett St. in Cork.

I loved the reflection in the car and had to take this shot. It was hand held and I’m quite sure I pumped up the ISO quite a bit to get a half-decent shutter speed. Resizing helps to hide and smooth out the noise!

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Architecture, Candid, Canon 20D, Cork, Fitzgerald Park, Ireland, Landscape, People, Photos, Reflections, Sigma 10-20, Trees, Urban, Water

Fitzgerald’s Park Reflection

Clouds in the sky reflect off the water of the pond in Fitzgerald’s Park in Cork.

Aperture ƒ/5
Camera Canon EOS 20D
Focal length 10mm
ISO 100
Shutter speed 1/100s
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Abstract, Black and White, Candid, Canon 20D, Cork, Grand Parade, Ireland, People, Photos, Reflections, Sigma 18-200, Street, Urban, Vehicles

Girl reflecting on bus

Waiting at the traffic lights, the camera can still see you, even if it’s not pointed in your direction. Those are the buildings of the Grand Parade in Cork behind her.

Aperture ƒ/3.5
Camera Canon EOS 20D
Focal length 18mm
ISO 200
Shutter speed 1/100s
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California, Lights, Long Exposure, Night, Photos, Reflections, San Francisco, Sea, Sigma 10-20, Sky, United States, Water

Pier 38, San Francisco

Pier 38 is where True Ventures have their San Francisco office. It was the location of a great post-WordCamp party last August. It was such a beautiful night I had to take a shot of the moon and lights reflecting in the water.

Aperture ƒ/4
Camera Canon EOS 20D
Focal length 10mm
ISO 200
Shutter speed 1.6s
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