Cork, Ireland, People, Photography, Photos, Street, Urban

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas

Brown Thomas on St. Patrick’s Street, Cork is all lit up for the festive season!

Aperture ƒ/22
Camera Canon EOS 6D
Focal length 45mm
ISO 100
Shutter speed 25s
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Cork, Ireland, Photography, Photos

The Christmas Lights of Blarney

Aperture ƒ/8
Camera Canon EOS 6D
Focal length 24mm
ISO 400
Shutter speed 30s
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Blarney, Canon 40D, Christmas, Cork, Ireland, Lights, Long Exposure, Night, Photography, Photos, Sigma 18-200, Urban

Nollaig Shona Dhaoibh Go Leir

Nollaig Shona Dhaoibh Go Leir

My neighbours decorate their houses with lights and decorations at Christmas time each year. Here’s a few snapshots of their efforts.

Happy Christmas! Have a great day today!

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Architecture, Canon 20D, Christmas, Cork, Ireland, Lights, Night, Oliver Plunkett Street, Photos, Reflections, Sigma 18-200, Urban, Vehicles

Sparkling Flowing Christmas Lights

Blue glowing and sparkling Christmas lights flow down from the roof of Benetton on Oliver Plunkett St. in Cork.

I loved the reflection in the car and had to take this shot. It was hand held and I’m quite sure I pumped up the ISO quite a bit to get a half-decent shutter speed. Resizing helps to hide and smooth out the noise!

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Architecture, Black and White, California, Canon 20D, Houses, Photos, San Francisco, Sigma 10-20, United States, Urban

The broom at 187

Walking through the urban environment the seemingly normal assortment of rubbish or objects can make an image that bit more interesting. This was taken in August, but guess who forgot to bring in the Christmas lights?

Oh yes, a small tip if you’re adding noise to an image. You’ll need to do it twice. Once for your full size image, and a second time when you resize. After resizing noise, it gets blurred and is nowhere near as effective.

PS. I really like An Incidental Shot – the photographer who’s quick off the mark will get the shot!

PPS. Micki has finished blogging on Shutterbug Underexposed and she’ll be missed. Many blogs have fallen by the wayside over the past 2 years, but it takes time and it’s not always easy to find that time.

Aperture ƒ/6.3
Camera Canon EOS 20D
Focal length 10mm
ISO 100
Shutter speed 1/100s
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Canon 20D, Christmas, Cork, Ireland, Lights, Long Exposure, Mallow, Night, Photos, Sigma 10-20, Street, Urban

Christmas Street Lights

The Christmas lights in Mallow, Co. Cork illuminate the streets with a lovely cheerful glow.

A passing car provides another source of light in this long exposure shot on the main street of the town.

Aperture ƒ/22
Camera Canon EOS 20D
Focal length 10mm
ISO 100
Shutter speed 6s
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