Canon 20D, Cork, Ireland, People, Photos, Sigma 18-200, St Patrick's Street, St. Patrick's Day, Street, Urban

A young leprechaun in the crowd

Squashed in on St Patrick’s Day.

Aperture ƒ/5.6
Camera Canon EOS 20D
Focal length 144mm
ISO 200
Shutter speed 1/100s
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Black and White, Canon 10-22, Canon 20D, Cork, Ireland, People, Photos, Signs, Urban

The MAC Counter at Brown Thomas

Hands up now lads. How many of you have waited around while your significant other picked out makeup or browsed the aisles in a department store?

Yeah, me too.

This young fella was collecting the rubbish from the drawers and in contrast to the immaculately done up girls dressed in black he wore torn jeans and a cheap sweater.

PS. Lunar eclipse in 2 hours time. I think I’ll be asleep!

Aperture ƒ/4
Camera Canon EOS 20D
Focal length 10mm
ISO 200
Shutter speed 1/50s
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Black and White, Candid, Canon 20D, Cork, Ireland, People, Photos, Sigma 10-20, St Patrick's Street, Street, Urban

Boy in his woolly hat

A small boy waits outside Brown Thomas with his dad while I presume his mother shops inside.

I had plenty of company while I waited!

Aperture ƒ/4
Camera Canon EOS 20D
Focal length 21mm
ISO 200
Shutter speed 1/500s
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Black and White, Candid, Canon 20D, Cork, Ireland, People, Photos, Sigma 10-20, St Patrick's Street, Street, Urban

Cassettes

I wonder if the teenager wearing this hoodie realised the irony of wearing a garment decorated with cassette images, a piece of technology he may not ever have used. The Wikipedia page has a lot more to say on the subject.

This was shot outside Brown Thomas on Patrick Street, Cork while I wheeled Adam around in his buggy.

Aperture ƒ/4
Camera Canon EOS 20D
Focal length 18mm
ISO 400
Shutter speed 1/800s
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Candid, Canon 20D, Cork, Emmet Place, Ireland, People, Photos, Sigma 10-20, St. Patrick's Day, Street, Urban

Thomas in his buggy

Thomas, a young boy in his buggy on Patrick’s Day this year. He’s well wrapped up against the cold.

I have no idea who he is, so hopefully his name is Thomas, and that’s not some famous brand I’m not aware of.

Aperture ƒ/5
Camera Canon EOS 20D
Focal length 10mm
ISO 100
Shutter speed 1/50s
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Black and White, Candid, Canon 20D, Cork, Ireland, People, Photos, Sigma 10-20, St Patrick's Street, Street, Urban

Boy all alone on the street

It’s strange how you can be stuck in your own little world and not be aware of anything around you.

All around this boy were couples, either hand in hand, walking together or even framing him in the middle of the image, but I’m struck by his solitary movement through the street. He look lost in thought.

Link love:

Aperture ƒ/9
Camera Canon EOS 20D
Focal length 10mm
ISO 200
Shutter speed 1/160s
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Candid, Canon 20D, Cork, Ireland, Lavitt's Quay, Look up, People, Photos, Sigma 10-20, St. Patrick's Day, Street

On dad’s shoulders

A boy grins with delight after the St. Patrick’s Day Parade in Cork this year. And why wouldn’t he? He’s sitting tall over everyone else!
Larry Tompkins bar is in the background. It was packed with the day’s crowd.

PS. The May issue of Digital Journalist has been out for a few days. I’m only now getting to look at it. Maybe. Adam is crying in the background. afk again!

Aperture ƒ/4
Camera Canon EOS 20D
Focal length 10mm
ISO 200
Shutter speed 1/320s
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Black and White, Canon 20D, Cork, Ireland, Midleton, Midleton Food and Drink Festival, People, Photos, Sigma 10-20, Street, Urban

Boy all alone

A little boy sits on the ground near some bikes while all around people talk and enjoy the day. This was taken at the Midleton Food and Drink Festival last year.

In the last 3 weeks I’ve worked on perhaps 3 photos, but luckily I had another 50 prepared to tide me over the weeks following the birth of Adam. Now where are those nappies…

Aperture ƒ/8
Camera Canon EOS 20D
Focal length 18mm
ISO 200
Shutter speed 1/200s
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Black and White, Canon 20D, Cork, Ireland, Midleton, Midleton Food and Drink Festival, People, Photos, Sigma 10-20, Street, Urban, Vehicles

Fun on a unicycle

A young street performer at the Midleton Food and Drink Festival last year.
Late posting today, so much to do..

Aperture ƒ/11
Camera Canon EOS 20D
Focal length 24mm
ISO 200
Shutter speed 1/250s
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Black and White, Candid, Canon 20D, Cork, Grand Parade, Ireland, People, Photography, Photos, Sigma 10-20, Street, Urban

Strolling on the Grand Parade

If that couple were to walk along the Grand Parade now they’d be in the middle of a busy street but back in August last year it was still a building site.

Wondering what Cork looked like over 20 years ago? Take a look at these photos!

Aperture ƒ/11
Camera Canon EOS 20D
Focal length 10mm
ISO 200
Shutter speed 1/320s
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Autumn, Beach, Candid, Canon 20D, Inch Strand, Ireland, Kerry, People, Photos, Sea, Sigma 10-20, Sky, Vehicles, Water

EI-128 on Inch Strand

Last September a large group of glider enthusiasts spent a weekend at Inch Strand in Co. Kerry. They were from two clubs, one in Dublin and one from further north I think. I took down their details but that scrap of paper is long lost at this stage.

Conditions weren’t the best on the day we passed the beach. It was a beautiful sunny day, but the wind wasn’t blowing in the right direction and the only aircraft I saw flying was a powered one. We were on our way home so couldn’t wait around unfortunately. I still got some nice shots. Hopefully I’ll find time to work on them over the next few weeks!

Aperture ƒ/8
Camera Canon EOS 20D
Focal length 10mm
ISO 100
Shutter speed 1/250s
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Black and White, Boat, Canary Islands, Candid, Lanzarote, Panasonic FZ5, People, Photos, Water

Watching the fish underwater in Lanzarote

A young boy watches fish swim past on a boat off the coast of Lanzarote in the Canary Islands. The boat’s staff threw food overboard for the fish while the passengers went below decks to watch from the observation windows. As it was the start of the season in May, the boat was nowhere near full and everyone got a good look at the marine life swimming past.

This is the first picture I’ve posted from our honeymoon in Lanzarote last year. I took so many photos it’s daunting to look through them and pick out the ones I want to publish.

Aperture ƒ/2.8
Camera DMC-FZ5
Focal length 6mm
ISO 80
Shutter speed 1/50s
Standard