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Black and White Cork Ireland People Photography Photos Street Urban

Music at Debenhams

Music at Debenhams

Debenhams closed all their stores suddenly on April 9th 2020 when it’s parent company in the UK went into administration. Employees of the company continue to protest outside and until recently inside the Patrick Street location where this photo was made.

Aperture ƒ/10
Camera ILCE-7M3
Focal length 16mm
ISO 1000
Shutter speed 1/500s
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Black and White Cork Ireland Photography Photos Street Urban

Larri!!!

Larri!!!

Cork, June 2020.

Aperture ƒ/9
Camera ILCE-7M3
Focal length 30mm
ISO 2500
Shutter speed 1/500s
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Cork Ireland Photography Photos Urban

Crosshaven at night

Crosshaven at night

Crosshaven, Co Cork. July 2020.

Aperture ƒ/7.1
Camera ILCE-7M3
Focal length 70mm
ISO 1000
Shutter speed 1/80s
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Black and White Cork Ireland People Photography Photos Street Urban

Masks in Public Places

Masks in Public Places

Masks in Public Places

Masks in Public Places

The anti-mask crowd make a lot of noise but despite them people are still protecting themselves and others by wearing masks during this pandemic.

Aperture ƒ/3.5
Camera ILCE-7M3
Focal length 28mm
ISO 125
Shutter speed 1/500s
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Cork Ireland Photography Photos Urban

Well I’m not talking to you either

Well I'm not talking to you either

Aperture ƒ/6.3
Camera ILCE-7M3
Focal length 127mm
ISO 100
Shutter speed 1/640s
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Black and White Cork Ireland People Photography Photos Street Urban

GAX

GAX

Cork, August 1st, 2020.

Aperture ƒ/3.5
Camera ILCE-7M3
Focal length 28mm
ISO 125
Shutter speed 1/500s
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Black and White Cork Ireland People Photography Photos Street Urban

Douglas Village Shopping Centre: Removal of Cars

Removal of cars from Douglas Village Shopping Centre car park
Removal of cars from Douglas Village Shopping Centre car park

Onlookers watch cars being removed from car park

I was reminded yesterday by this post on Reddit that the fire that gutted the carpark in Douglas Village Shopping Centre was on August 31st 2019. Also yesterday, the owners of the shopping centre announced that they are still on track to reopen in November.

I was in Douglas eight days after the fire and took some photos of the crane taking cars from the roof of the car park. I wonder if any of them were road worthy afterwards since the surface of the lower levels had buckled and folded with the heat of the flames. At the very least the smoke damage must have been awful.

Remember when Quinnsworth was the main tenant there and it had a huge flat car park in the 80s? These photos of Douglas in the 80s will bring back memories if you were around then.

Aperture ƒ/10
Camera ILCE-7M3
Focal length 21mm
ISO 100
Shutter speed 1/100s
Categories
Cork Ireland Photography Photos Street Urban

Diego in Town

Diego in Town

Dogs don’t need to wear masks around people, thankfully. He hates being left at home. As soon as he has an inkling that we’ll be going out he will sit by me looking directly at my face. If I’m not looking at him he starts jumping up looking for attention. He’s a small dog, but he makes his presence known!

Aperture ƒ/3.5
Camera ILCE-7M3
Focal length 28mm
ISO 100
Shutter speed 1/800s
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Cork Ireland People Photography Photos Street Urban

Cork in Covid-19 Lockdown

Cork in Covid-19 Lockdown
Masks down to eat ice cream.

I barely used my camera in April. I took one photo with it and it was a test shot of my office window. My first time taking the camera out was May 9th when we had to go into town to do some shopping.

Cork in Covid-19 Lockdown
Social distancing while waiting in line for coffee.

Not many people were wearing masks then, but social distancing was happening. The city was still mostly shut down and there weren’t that many people about.

Cork in Covid-19 Lockdown
Advertising for a movie that came out 2 months before.

It was a sign of the times that an advertisement for a movie released in mid-March was still showing on a bus at the start of May. The country had ground to a halt.

Cork in Covid-19 Lockdown

Cork in Covid-19 Lockdown
You can’t sit here. Public transport was pretty empty during lockdown.

Masks become mandatory today in shops and public transport. The next phase of unlocking the economy has been put on hold. Pubs were supposed to open on August 10th but that won’t be happening.

Aperture ƒ/8
Camera ILCE-7M3
Focal length 35mm
ISO 500
Shutter speed 1/250s
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Black and White Cork Ireland People Photography Photos Street Urban

The ATM has Legs

The ATM has Legs

Fixing the ATM in Bank of Ireland, St. Patrick’s Street.

Aperture ƒ/2.4
Camera SM-G965F
Focal length 4.3mm
ISO 50
Shutter speed 1/160s
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Black and White Cork Ireland People Photography Photos Street Urban

The Rebel Burger Co

The Rebel Burger Co

At Glow Cork last Christmas. Seems like a million years ago now!

Aperture ƒ/4
Camera ILCE-7M3
Focal length 16mm
ISO 12800
Shutter speed 1/250s
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Black and White People Photography Photos Street Urban

Social Distancing with a Locker

This is one way to social distance

Porto, Portugal, November 2019. Long before SARS-CoV-2 hit Europe. Street photography feels like a forbidden art now that we are all at home and we’re not allowed on the streets in any numbers.

* You obviously should not walk around with a locker like this. STAY AT HOME!

Aperture ƒ/4
Camera ILCE-7M3
Focal length 16mm
ISO 320
Shutter speed 1/500s