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Abstract Cork Ireland Lights Long Exposure Night Photos Urban

Stop Go Where to Go?

Rush-hour traffic in Cork is as bad as in any other city. I went the other way and took the back road to Blarney.

Aperture ƒ/22
Camera Canon EOS 20D
Focal length 59mm
ISO 200
Shutter speed 6s
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Black and White Candid Cork Ireland People Photos St Patrick's Street Street Urban

I’m Texting

More of the mobile generation

Aperture ƒ/3.5
Camera Canon EOS 20D
Focal length 18mm
ISO 400
Shutter speed 1/800s
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Black and White Candid Cork Ireland People Photos Street Urban

Here Feen! Give us dat, boy!

Couple of local lads pictured in front of the Savoy, Patrick’s Street, Cork.

Aperture ƒ/3.5
Camera Canon EOS 20D
Focal length 18mm
ISO 400
Shutter speed 1/1600s
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Black and White Candid Cork Ireland People Photos St Patrick's Street Street Urban

Lighting Up

Shot on Patrick Street, Cork a few weeks back.

Aperture ƒ/4
Camera Canon EOS 20D
Focal length 21mm
ISO 400
Shutter speed 1/800s
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Canon Equipment

Leaked Canon 30D Photo

Wow! I thought the 20D would do me for a couple of years, but after seeing this photo of the upcoming Canon 30D I want one! Looks like it’ll do everything but make the coffee for you! (via)

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Later… Looks like the real Canon 30D is out. I don’t think I’ll be rushing out to buy it as it appears to be only a minor upgrade. More here!

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Blarney Cork Lights Night Photos Urban

Maxol Petrol Station, Blarney

This is the Maxol Petrol Station in Blarney. This is a long exposure shot and I just managed to get the Cork-Blarney bus in the frame!

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Photography Printing Words

Memories of the year 2005 in print

One of the criticisms of digital photography which I hear again and again is the fact that the photos are stuck on my PC where others can’t see them. The obvious solution is to have a select few printed.

So, where do you go to print your memories?
I’ve tried online printing services in the past and considered foto.com with their 9c prints. That sounds good except when you add postage fees, it isn’t that much cheaper than local priting services.

Bricks and mortor chemists and photo shops are reasonably priced, although the market leader, Spectra, have been increasing their prices, they recently slashed the cost of 6×4 prints to 17c a print.
Sam Mc Cauley Chemists have an offer until the end of January of 100 prints for 13.99 Euro using Fujifilm paper, and a local chemist here in Blarney, Walshs Pharmacy, will print 100 photos for 15 Euro using Kodak paper. Both offers only apply to 6×4 prints. I tried both and I’m impresed by the quality.
Photos submitted were from the Sony 717 (a wedding in 2004), Panasonic FZ5 and Canon 20D. Where I had shot in RAW+jpeg on the Canon, I used the “small low quality” files generated from shooting in RAW+S mode. Can I tell the difference? No! Even images with a lot of noise came out looking really well and I’m very happy.
I have 200 photos out of some 26,000 shots to show friends and relations and the memories that go along with them. The next thing to do is attempt to build nice looking frames for larger prints!

The best thing about printing? I found my favourite photo of 2005. It’s one of Jacinta in Cobh at sunset. She has a radiant smile, the light is great, and she’s so beautiful!

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Architecture Carey's Lane Christmas Cork Photos Sky Urban

Carey’s Lane

Carey’s Lane leads off Patrick Street in Cork to Paul Street and the large Tesco shopping center there. In by-gone days it was part of the Huguenot Quarter of the city.

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Candid Cork Ireland People Photos St Patrick's Street Urban

He texted me!

Shot on Patrick Street, Cork about a week ago. I was crossing the street when I spotted two girls engrossed in a mobile phone.
This is a tightly cropped section of the image which was originally shot from the hip in portrait mode.
The Oasis clothes shop is in the background, and HMV can be seen in the reflection of the window.
See the bag in that guy’s hand? It’s from the “Digital Camera” shop 🙂

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Candid Cork English Market Ireland Market People Photos Urban

Look Mommy!

At one of the butchers in the English Market a week ago. This butcher sells great honey collected from bees in Co. Cork! I spotted the joint of meat on the counter as I was leaving.

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Black and White Candid Cork Ireland People Photos St Patrick's Street Street Urban

Reading on the street

Patrick Street last weekend. I think it’s an Argus Argos catalogue he’s reading.

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Cobh Night Photos River Sky Sun

Cobh Sunset

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