Canon 20D, Photography, Photos, San Francisco, Sigma 10-20, Street, United States, Urban

The evolution of back pain

The evolution of back pain

A small poster advertises a survey on back pain. It’s a 3 year programme and since this was taken in 2007 it’s nearing completion now!

Taken somewhere in San Francisco.

Aperture ƒ/4
Camera Canon EOS 20D
Focal length 10mm
ISO 100
Shutter speed 1/160s
Standard
Cork, Ireland, People, Photography, Photos, Sigma 10-20, Street, Urban

Open Happiness

Open Happiness

Youghal, last April. Coca Cola sells happiness while Tesco tries to sell bargains.

PS. I just posted a gallery of photos from the IBA 09 photowalk last February.

Aperture ƒ/9
Camera Canon EOS 40D
Focal length 18mm
ISO 100
Shutter speed 1/200s
Standard
Advertising, Canon 40D, Cork, Daunt Square, Ireland, Photography, Photos, Sigma 10-20, Street, Urban

Madagascar 2

Madagascar 2

An empty Mc Donald’s promotional meal box sits inside the window of Mc Donald’s in Daunt Square in Cork.

Check out newborn.ie, Claire Wilson’s new photography business! Good luck Claire. Lovely photos!

Aperture ƒ/4
Camera Canon EOS 40D
Focal length 10mm
ISO 400
Shutter speed 1/2000s
Standard
Advertising, Canon 20D, Cork, Ireland, Look up, Photography, Photos, Sigma 18-200, Signs, Urban, Washington Street

Why does my Canon 20D keep clicking?

fuelling the passion for camogie

Bord Gais, fuelling the passion for Camogie in Cork. Or is it the wine? I couldn’t resist taking this shot this evening!

This is the second last photo I took with my Canon 20D before the shutter started clicking continuously. The last one is a slightly blurry shot of my family and inlaws in the pictured Wine Bar on Washington Street, Cork. I had just taken the shot, decided it was time to put the camera away and get Adam out of the buggy. I put the lens cap on, and click, click, click, click..
The clicks would only stop when I took the battery out. It appears from this thread that I’m not alone. I know that in the old days, cameras would last decades and “they don’t make them like they used to”, but I never expected the Canon 20D to break down on me in just 3 years. At a guess, I’ve probably shot 75,000 pictures with it so perhaps it was about time the shutter complained.

Anyway, I’m going to ring Canon in Dublin tomorrow for a repair quote. If it’s too expensive I’ll have to look into getting a replacement camera. Hope the house insurance will pay out in that case.

Aperture ƒ/7.1
Camera Canon EOS 20D
Focal length 28mm
ISO 100
Shutter speed 1/100s
Standard
Black and White, Canon 10-22, Canon 20D, Cobh, Cork, Ireland, Photos, Signs, Urban

Cheap Sunday Excursions

cheap sunday excursions

A replica poster in Cobh Heritage Center advertises Cheap Sunday Excursions to Youghal on Sundays from 4th June 1933. Great Southern Railways are long gone now.

The Heritage Center is a nice place to stop and grab a bite to eat. Can’t remember prices but there’s plenty of room for a buggy so I was more than happy.
Plenty of “ye aulde” stuff to photograph too!

PS. If you’re in Dublin this weekend, make sure you bring your camera and join the other photographers who are meeting for a photowalk! More details on Red Mum’s post and Claire linked to some of the photobloggers going. Should be fun!

I’m hoping to organise a photowalk in Doneraile Park next month. Any weekends in particular suit? The Park is a lovely scenic area. It may be busy in the summer but if you don’t like shooting scenery and nature this photowalk probably won’t be for you.

Aperture ƒ/4
Camera Canon EOS 20D
Focal length 10mm
ISO 100
Shutter speed 1/50s
Standard
Advertising, Black and White, Canon 10-22, Canon 20D, Cork, Ireland, Photos, Signs, Street, Urban

Musical Posters

Wouldn’t it be great if posters sang to you? Christy Moore would sang a ballad about Guinness and a surf board while Lovely Girls would scream and shout.
Meanwhile Shayne Ward would sing something or other. Not sure who he is. He won one of those x-factor things didn’t he?

I like my peace and quiet.

Aperture ƒ/3.5
Camera Canon EOS 20D
Focal length 10mm
ISO 200
Shutter speed 1/100s
Standard
Advertising, Architecture, California, Canon 20D, Look up, Photos, San Francisco, Sigma 10-20, Signs, Sky, Trees, Union Square, United States, Urban

Niketown: Run on Air

The Nike Store, Niketown, on Union Square, San Francisco as seen in 2006.

Aperture ƒ/10
Camera Canon EOS 20D
Focal length 10mm
ISO 200
Shutter speed 1/200s
Standard
Abstract, Advertising, Black and White, California, Canon 20D, Photos, San Francisco, Sigma 10-20, Signs, United States, Urban

I want real spam!

Oh, delicious spam! How I love you so! I want to spread you on sandwiches and lick the knife clean! Oh Yum!

Or not. I’ve never tasted the edible variety of spam, but like everyone else online I’ve had my fair share of spam emails, comments and blogs.

This is the real spam, made by Hormel. I spotted it in a store in San Francisco and snapped a quick shot of the aisle. Unfortunately the light was bad but, if you’ve never come across it before, it’s a novelty worth posting, right?

Current spam stats:
1. Inphotos: 8510
2. Holy Shmoly!: 21689
3. Gmail: 2176

Spam is here to stay.

Aperture ƒ/4
Camera Canon EOS 20D
Focal length 10mm
ISO 100
Shutter speed 1/6s
Standard
Advertising, Black and White, Blarney, Canon 20D, Christmas, Cork, Ireland, Photos, Sigma 18-200, Signs, Urban

January Sales

The Christmas rush is over. Sales have been bad for retailers as people suddenly realised, “Oh! The mortgage has to be paid!”

Anyway, I’m half-hoping I’ll be able to pick up a Nintendo Wii somewhere. I don’t suppose they’ll be on sale will they?

I celebrate 10 years online this year! Go me!

Check out Donal’s new photoblog, Pana Vision!

Aperture ƒ/6.3
Camera Canon EOS 20D
Focal length 18mm
ISO 100
Shutter speed 1/100s
Standard
Advertising, Autumn, Canon 20D, Cork, Douglas, Ireland, Photos, Sigma 10-20, Signs, Street, Urban

Irish rugby was rubbish in 2007

Irish rugby player Ronan O’Gara was the face of Samsung and many other brands this year. Apparently Samsung announced that their sales dropped because of their association with the hapless team. 😉

“We had no idea how poorly he would play,” continued the Samsung spokesperson. “Not just Ronan, but the whole team. In hindsight the ‘I’m converted’ caption is quite embarrassing because his conversion record in the World Cup was shite. We’re quite disappointed with Ronan, not only did he let himself and the country down, but he let us, a multi-billion dollar company, down as well.”

Aperture ƒ/7.1
Camera Canon EOS 20D
Focal length 10mm
ISO 100
Shutter speed 1/100s
Standard
Advertising, Black and White, California, Canon 20D, Lights, Night, Photos, San Francisco, Sigma 18-200, Signs, Union Square, United States, Urban

Stolichnaya Russian Vodka

A huge advertisement for Stolichnaya Russian Vodka on the side of a building near Union Square in San Francisco. It proudly stats, “Choose Authenticity”.

This is the sight that greeted me on my first night in the city!

Standard
Advertising, Candid, Canon 20D, Cork, Grand Parade, Ireland, People, Photos, Sigma 10-20, Signs, Street, Urban

How to buy jewellery gifts for Christmas

When shopping for jewellery gifts it’s important to note the following steps to make your life easier.

  • Make sure you start early. It’s already too late. Better luck next year. This lady started her shopping on November 10th!
  • Examine the shop window in meticulous detail. Bring a magnifying glass.
  • Drag an unfortunate shop assistant out into the cold, wind and wet to show him which item you want to buy, before changing your mind and looking at something else.

Don’t worry about price. The piece you like will always be the most expensive.

Pictured is the premises of Hilser Bros Jewllers on the Grand Parade, Cork.

Aperture ƒ/4
Camera Canon EOS 20D
Focal length 10mm
ISO 400
Shutter speed 1/200s
Standard