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Ballysaggartmore Towers

Ballysaggartmore Towers

One the two Ballysaggartmore Towers in Co Waterford. They are regarded as follies built no later than 1834. From the Wikipedia page:

“They were constructed for an Anglo Irish Landlord, Arthur Keily-Ussher no later than 1834. He held an estate of approximately 8000 acres, the majority of which was rented to tenant farmers but he retained approximately 1000 acres as a personal demesne. The lodges were constructed on the main avenue leading to the family’s residence; Ballysaggartmore House. The house itself was large but of a very plain design, which was in obvious contrast to the lodges. An account from 1834 indicates that a main house predated the lodges. This account also reports that they were built from designs by the head gardener; John Smyth and that the main entrance gates were forged locally for the sum of about £150.”

I took quick photos of the other Tower but we were drenched by a sudden cloud burst of rain so we were pretty miserable and just wanted to get back to the car.

Aperture ƒ/8
Camera ILCE-7M3
Focal length 16mm
ISO 1000
Shutter speed 1/125s
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Black and White Cork Ireland Photography Photos Urban

Unwrap the Building

Unwrap the Building

The new Windsor Hotel on McCurtain Street was still wrapped up last October when I took this photo of the building.

Aperture ƒ/8
Camera ILCE-7M3
Focal length 16mm
ISO 100
Shutter speed 1/500s
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Photography Photos Street Urban

Going for a cup of cha?

cup of cha?

You might go to this cafe in Porto, Portugal for a cup of tea. I always thought “cup o’ cha” was a Cork or Irish slang expression but a quick Google shows it used in the UK too.
In Portugese the word “chá” means tea so when I saw this cafe that sign was the first thing I noticed!

Maybe I was just thinking of Cha and Miah..

Aperture ƒ/4
Camera ILCE-7M3
Focal length 35mm
ISO 500
Shutter speed 1/500s
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Cork Ireland Photography Photos Street Urban

The MacCurtain St Construction Site

MacCurtain St Construction Site

If you’ve driven along MacCurtain Street lately you’ll have noticed a few lanes are blocked and York Hill is completely closed. A 73-bed “micro-sleeper hotel” is going in there which I presume means rooms will be a little bigger than the capsule hotels in Japan..

Aperture ƒ/8
Camera ILCE-7M3
Focal length 16mm
ISO 100
Shutter speed 1/160s
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Black and White People Photography Photos Street Urban

From the floor of the Pantheon

Rome, November 2017.

Aperture ƒ/8
Camera Canon EOS 6D
Focal length 17mm
ISO 100
Shutter speed 1.6s
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Photography Photos

The Ceiling of St. Giles’ Cathedral

I spent about 2 hours in St. Giles’ Cathedral in Edinburgh a few days ago. It was a wonderful and relaxing place to explore.

Aperture ƒ/8
Camera ILCE-7M3
Focal length 24mm
ISO 100
Shutter speed 1/2s
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Cork Ireland Photography Photos Urban

Shiny Páirc Uí Chaoimh

The rebuilt Páirc Uí Chaoimh in Blackrock, Cork.

Aperture ƒ/8
Camera Canon EOS 6D
Focal length 28mm
ISO 100
Shutter speed 1/160s
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Black and White Photography Photos Street Urban

The Pillars of St. Peter’s Square

Vatican, Rome. November 2017.

Aperture ƒ/9
Camera Canon EOS 6D
Focal length 19mm
ISO 100
Shutter speed 10s
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Black and White Cork Ireland Photography Photos Urban

Antennas

Nowadays it’s mostly satellite dishes.

Cork, August 2013.

Aperture ƒ/10
Camera Canon EOS 6D
Focal length 90mm
ISO 100
Shutter speed 1/100s
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Black and White Photography Photos Urban

Birmingham Library

Birmingham, UK. August 2016

Aperture ƒ/5
Camera Canon EOS 6D
Focal length 89mm
ISO 100
Shutter speed 1/100s
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Photography Photos

The Victoria & Albert Museum Cafe

The cafe of the Victoria & Albert Museum in London is a stunning room at the back of the building. I photographed it while visiting London with a group of street photographers from Cork yesterday. We were over for the day and packed a whole lot of photography into the hours we had there.

This photo is a panorama made from five photos in Affinity Photo. The room is quite dark so the photos were shot at ISO 12800 and even then the photos at the right side of the room were relatively long 1/25 second exposures!

Aperture ƒ/8
Camera Canon EOS 6D
Focal length 24mm
ISO 12800
Shutter speed 1/30s
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Photography Photos

Restoration in Oxford

Aperture ƒ/14
Camera Canon EOS 40D
Focal length 10mm
ISO 400
Shutter speed 1/400s