Arizona, Automattic, Canon 20D, Photography, Photos, Sigma 10-20, United States, Urban, Vehicles

Roadster Wheel

Detail from the wheel of a VW Beetle parked in an iron smith’s yard in Oracle, Arizona. This was taken in 2008 when Automattic visited there and I have quite a few other photos from that visit to show you, if I ever get around to working on them that is!

This was taken with my ancient Canon 20D. I’m half thinking of replacing my now-ageing Canon 40D (the shutter button misfires, it’s not as responsive as it once was, the body is creaking a bit) so I took a quick look at Ebay to see how much a Canon 7D body would cost. Ouch.
Other than the camera body my Sigma 18-200 lens has seen better days too. I had this lens back when I took this photo and it’s the main lens I keep on my camera. It shows too. The zoom extends if the lens is held upside down, bits of shiny plastic have rubbed off, there’s dirt stuck between the rings. Some would say it has character! I say I want a new lens!

Best start saving.

Aperture ƒ/7.1
Camera Canon EOS 20D
Focal length 10mm
ISO 100
Shutter speed 1/125s
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Architecture, Iceland, Photography, Photos, Reykjavik, Sky, Urban, Vehicles

Derelict Reykjavik Highrises

What I’ve seen of Reykjavik so far has been really nice. Buildings are colourful, the streets are for the most part well maintained and the city centre has cobbled streets so it’s pleasant to walk around.

While on our photowalk today we passed these buildings on the sea front. I thought they were just another apartment building until I noticed that the balconies were fenced in by planks of wood held together loosely!

Aperture ƒ/10
Camera Canon EOS 40D
Focal length 18mm
ISO 400
Shutter speed 1/250s
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Black and White, Canon 40D, Cork, Ireland, Photography, Photos, Sigma 18-200, South Mall, Street, Urban, Vehicles

Parked Cars on South Mall

South Mall

Cars parked on South Mall, Cork. The financial district of the city.

Aperture ƒ/5.6
Camera Canon EOS 40D
Focal length 18mm
ISO 100
Shutter speed 1/80s
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Architecture, Black and White, Canon 40D, Castle Street, Cork, Ireland, Photography, Photos, Sigma 18-200, Street, Urban, Vehicles

Castle Street in Ruins

Castle Street in Ruins

A building on Castle Street in Cork City collapsed yesterday crushing a parked car but thankfully not hurting anyone. This is the scene earlier today where the building has been demolished and in the process of being cleared up. As I left, a truck reversed into the street, presumably to take rubble away.

The crushed car is in the foreground and according to a man I met at the scene belongs to a local business man (and still had a year on it’s NCT, don’t think it’ll pass the next one!)

Aperture ƒ/9
Camera Canon EOS 40D
Focal length 18mm
ISO 100
Shutter speed 1/200s
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Black and White, Candid, Canon 10-22, Canon 40D, Cork, Ireland, Landscape, People, Photography, Photos, Street, Urban, Vehicles

Idle Machinery

Idle Machinery

Cranes towering over Cork City sit idle as the sun sets on a late October day in 2008. I suspect this scene will become more rare as the recession bites.

Aperture ƒ/11
Camera Canon EOS 40D
Focal length 10mm
ISO 400
Shutter speed 1/320s
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Black and White, Canon 40D, Houses, Photography, Photos, Sigma 18-200, Street, Urban, Vehicles

Bright Idea

Bright Idea

You don’t need to be smart to have a bright idea, just a Posca or paint and a blank wall.

Aperture ƒ/8
Camera Canon EOS 40D
Focal length 48mm
ISO 400
Shutter speed 1/125s
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Canon 10-22, Canon 40D, London, Long Exposure, Photography, Photos, Signs, Trains, United Kingdom, Urban, Vehicles

Do not trespass on the railway

Do not trespass on the railway

Do not trespass on the railway, Penalty £1000, or if there’s a train coming you’re going to get squashed! Thanks Matty for the Pound sign help!

Shot at Paddington Station, London this afternoon.

Camera Canon EOS 40D
Focal length 18mm
ISO 250
Shutter speed 1/5s
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Black and White, Breckenridge, Canon 10-22, Canon 40D, Colorado, Photography, Photos, Signs, Street, United States, Urban, Vehicles

N0bama

N0bama

I’d vote for the husky.

BarCamp Cork II was brilliant. I got my talk on WordPress and AJAX over and done with early on in the day, mingled, fixed @icedcoffee’s Tweet Tweet plugin and updated the Tweet Tweet plugin to support Twitter notification via O2 Ireland’s free webtexts. Thanks Enda for the u/p while I wrote the curl script!

Aperture ƒ/8
Camera Canon EOS 40D
Focal length 40mm
ISO 100
Shutter speed 1/125s
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Black and White, Boat, Canon 40D, Cobh, Cork, Ireland, Look up, People, Photography, Photos, Sigma 18-200, Sky, Street, Urban, Vehicles

QE2 Funnel in the Sky

QE2 Funnel in the Sky

The funnel of the Queen Elizabeth 2 looms over Cobh as seen from near the Commodore Hotel.

Aperture ƒ/14
Camera Canon EOS 40D
Focal length 88mm
ISO 400
Shutter speed 1/500s
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