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Abstract Architecture Black and White Dublin Ireland Photos Sigma 10-20 Sky Sun Urban

Joyce and the Spire

James Joyce, forever forced to look upon the Spire on O’Connell Street Dublin. Here’s a humorous look at the names of the statues and monuments in Dublin. I had heard that the Spire was nicknamed the “Stiletto in the Ghetto”, but I hadn’t heard it called, “North Pole”!

Overhead wires destroy urban photography and this is no exception. I could have tried to clone it out but it’s notoriously difficult to clone out objects against a varying sky. Ah well.

I like this: self-portrait with 6×9 ultrawide pinhole camera

Aperture ƒ/8
Camera Canon EOS 20D
Focal length 10mm
ISO 200
Shutter speed 1/4000s
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Architecture Dublin Ireland Photos Sigma 10-20 Sky Street Sun Urban

Hop On, Hop off the Spire

The infamous Dublin Spire with a tour bus in the foreground.

“The Dublin Spire is one hundred and twenty metres tall, making it by far the tallest structure in Dublin city centre. It is three metres wide at the base and tapers to a 15 centimetre wide beacon at the top. The top section is perforated and lit by small LEDs.”

I like these: What Goes Up and Rosie and Nora.

Aperture ƒ/16
Camera Canon EOS 20D
Focal length 10mm
ISO 200
Shutter speed 1/250s
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Cork Ireland Photos Sigma 10-20 Signs Sky Sun Urban

Aon Am – At Any Time

A no-parking and disabled parking sign on Fr. Mathew Quay.

I like this: 010design.it

Aperture ƒ/8
Camera Canon EOS 20D
Focal length 10mm
ISO 200
Shutter speed 1/1000s
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Boat Cobh Cork Ireland Landscape Nature Photos Sea Sky Sun Water

Cobh Boats

I would hazard a guess that these boats are a semi-permanent feature of the Cobh seafront as they’re berthed there each time I have visited!
I love the cobbles of the slipway, and the way the water catches theevening light.

Looks like I’m not the only photoblogger to visit Lanzarote recently!

Aperture ƒ/11
Camera Canon EOS 20D
Focal length 18mm
ISO 200
Shutter speed 1/320s
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Cork Inchadoney Ireland Photos Sky Sun

Inchadoney Sunset

Shot directly into the sun so as to throw everything else into shadow. I really like the curve and shape of the hill!

Aperture ƒ/14
Camera Canon EOS 20D
Focal length 18mm
ISO 200
Shutter speed 1/500s
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Blarney Cork Ireland Nature Photos Sky Sun Trees

Sunlit leaf

The afternoon sun beats down out of a blue sky on a cold March day.

Aperture ƒ/6.3
Camera Canon EOS 20D
Focal length 200mm
ISO 200
Shutter speed 1/6400s
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Black and White Candid People Photos Street Sun Urban

The Old Lady of Madrid

Way back in 2003 I visited my friend Cachu and her family in Madrid.
I had a great time there and took a load of photos but it was months later before I posted any photos.
This is a shot of an old woman sitting in a park enjoying the autumn sunshine somewhere in Madrid. Unfortunately I was quite far away from her and had to use the “digital zoom” of my Sony 717 to get this close so the quality isn’t the best but I really liked this image.

Aperture ƒ/2.4
Camera CYBERSHOT
Focal length 48.5mm
ISO 100
Shutter speed 1/125s
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Glendalough Ireland Landscape Nature Photos Sky Sun Wicklow

Glendalough Lower Lake

Glendalough derives it’s name from the Irish name for the area, “Gleann Da Loch” which roughly translates as “glen of the two lakes”. It was a cold enough day so we only got a good look at the lower lake, but I’m looking forward to visiting again!

Aperture ƒ/6.3
Camera Canon EOS 20D
Focal length 18mm
ISO 200
Shutter speed 1/125s
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Beach Cork Garretstown Ireland Night Photos Sky Sun

November Sunset

Sunset over Garretstown last year.

Aperture ƒ/11
Camera Canon EOS 20D
Focal length 200mm
ISO 200
Shutter speed 1/640s
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Cobh Night Photos River Sky Sun

Cobh Sunset

Pictured last Sunday evening as the sun set over Cork Harbour.

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Beach Canon 20D Cork Garretstown Ireland Night Photos Sea Sigma 18-200 Sky Sun Water

Garretstown Sunset

A beautiful sunset moments before the red sky pictured earlier!

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Canon 20D Cork Garretstown Ireland Landscape Long Exposure Night Photos Sea Sigma 18-200 Sky Sun Water

Red Sky At Night

Red sky after a beautiful sunset in Garrettstown last Sunday.
The original high-res version is even better!