Posts Tagged: Black and White

193 steps to Covent Garden

193 steps to covent garden

193 steps, but they’re all going up. We arrived in the Underground station at Covent Garden in the middle of the day when queues for the elevators up were *sooo* long. Actually, I didn’t know this at all. I had dawdled behind taking a few photos and recognised a few faces darting down a side tunnel so I followed them. As I ran after them I snapped the warning sign that read,

This stairway has 193 steps
Do not use
except in an
emergency

Filled with a resignation that it must be the only way I followed them up.

Oh my God. My knees were like jelly by the time I saw sunlight. I never want to do that again. Next time we wait patiently for the elevator.

PS. My brother and I and our future brother-in-law Mike left London yesterday, but Donal is still in the city, and last I heard, was tucking into some spicy food at a Chinese restaurant! Great weekend!

Aperture ƒ/7.1
Camera Canon EOS 40D
Focal length 10mm
ISO 1600
Shutter speed 1/100s

Carpark or Ferry

carpark or ferry

Which way? To the carpark and drive home, or the ferry to Oilean Chleire?

Shot in Baltimore last summer.

Aperture ƒ/10
Camera Canon EOS 40D
Focal length 10mm
ISO 100
Shutter speed 1/200s

Carriganass Castle

carriganass castle

Carriganass Castle in Co Cork lies a few miles from Bantry. It was a dull wet day when I visited so I didn’t stay too long!

Aperture ƒ/8
Camera Canon EOS 20D
Focal length 10mm
ISO 200
Shutter speed 1/160s

Shih tzu’s Eyes

shih tzu eyes

Our shih tzu Oscar looks up at me as I photograph him on Christmas Day 2007. He must have wondered when he was getting his Christmas dinner! (Later, when baby was gone to bed!)

Aperture ƒ/4
Camera Canon EOS 20D
Focal length 21mm
ISO 100
Shutter speed 1/60s

Good food causes cancer

good food causes cancer

If accompanied by a cigarette, any kind of good food isn’t going to help your increased risk of getting cancer from smoking.

Shot on Carey’s Lane a few weeks ago. The girl who left the cigarettes came back a moment after I took this shot. Have you noticed that more women smoke than men? Is that really the case?

Aperture ƒ/3.5
Camera Canon EOS 40D
Focal length 18mm
ISO 400
Shutter speed 1/200s

Sale at Victoria’s Secret

Sale at Victoria's Secret

Victoria’s Secret on Prince’s Street, Cork are having a sale! Get in there now!

Actually, I’ve never been in there. With Valentine’s Day fast approaching (well, it’s only a month away but some shops are already advertising it), I wonder if they’ll have a brisk trade?

Aperture ƒ/5.6
Camera Canon EOS 40D
Focal length 88mm
ISO 800
Shutter speed 1/100s

Lounge

Lounge

The door to the lounge in Cronin’s Pub in Crosshaven, Co Cork. Nice pub, had many a relaxing cup of tea there with the family after a walk around the town.

Aperture ƒ/3.5
Camera Canon EOS 40D
Focal length 18mm
ISO 800
Shutter speed 1/5s

Bantry Garda Station

Bantry Garda Station

The Garda Station in Bantry Co Cork is quite a distinctive building, especially alongside the more traditional shops and houses of the town.

Aperture ƒ/7.1
Camera Canon EOS 20D
Focal length 12mm
ISO 100
Shutter speed 1/160s

Apt 14

apt 14

Reserved spaces for the apartments in Blackpool Shopping Center sit idle. Some are always used but I wonder how many they sold The location is great, but it must be very noisy to live there.

Aperture ƒ/5
Camera Canon EOS 40D
Focal length 18mm
ISO 400
Shutter speed 1/60s