Abstract Cork People Us

Alone in thought

Aperture ƒ/5.6
Camera Canon EOS 20D
Focal length 18mm
ISO 800
Shutter speed 1/100s
Canon 20D Cork Houses Ireland Sigma 18-200 Urban Us

Red Brick Houses

Red brick houses in the center of Cork City. The building next to these has been demolished and will be converted into a new shopping center!

Candid Canon 20D Cork Ireland People Sigma 18-200 Street Urban Us

Into Town

From above, the young couple walking past presents a dynamic and intriguing scene. The woman, with her striking red hair, stands out in her green top and jeans, carrying a shopping bag, walking briskly. Her companion, a man in a denim jacket and jeans, walks beside her, his face obscured from view. The view from above allows the observer to appreciate the couple’s body language, the determined stride of the woman, and the way the man walks besides her.

Despite the obscured face of the man, the image still conveys a sense of movement and energy. The contrast of the woman’s red hair against the green top creates a striking visual, drawing the eye to her as the dominant figure in the frame. The shopping bag she carries adds a sense of purpose and urgency to her movements, suggesting that the couple may be in a hurry or have a destination in mind. The man’s denim jacket and jeans create a harmonious colour scheme, blending in with the urban surroundings. This image captures a fleeting moment of everyday life, leaving the observer to wonder about the story behind the couple’s brisk pace and purposeful stride.

Architecture Canon 20D Cork Eglinton Street Ireland Sigma 18-200 Urban Us

Eglinton Street Highrise Site

Site of the new highrise block to be built in Cork.

The empty wasteland presents a desolate and barren scene, devoid of any signs of activity. The ground is dry and dusty, and the only structures visible are a few construction vehicles parked on the barren terrain, ready to build the Elysian. The emptiness of the wasteland contrasts sharply with the massive R&H Hall building and the disused chimney stacks visible in the background. The aged structures stand as reminders of the city’s industrial past, a time when the landscape was dotted with factories and warehouses. The hills on the other side of the River Lee add to the beauty of the scene, creating a sense of calm and tranquillity in the midst of the emptiness.

Despite the emptiness of the wasteland, the presence of the construction vehicles suggests that there is still hope for the future. The Elysian, a modern and towering building, will soon rise from the barren terrain, adding to the city’s skyline and prosperity. The juxtaposition of the old and new, the emptiness and hope, creates a sense of complexity and intrigue in the scene, inviting the observer to ponder the many layers of the city’s history and future.