Black and White, Cork, Ireland, Photography, Photos, Urban

The Penguin and the Man

Graffiti on the Crawford Art Gallery about a year ago.

There’s something weird going on with my feed here. I messed up the Feedburner redirect for a few days but fixed it and now posts from Holy Shmoly are appearing here too! I’ve disabled the redirect entirely now. Maybe that’ll fix it and my next post on HS won’t appear here.

Aperture ƒ/5.6
Camera Canon EOS 40D
Focal length 20mm
ISO 640
Shutter speed 1/25s
Standard
Black and White, Candid, Canon 20D, Cork, Emmet Place, Ireland, People, Photos, Sigma 18-200

Luigi Malone’s Clock

Behind the bar in Luigi Malone’s Restaurant in Cork are 2 large clock faces. The bar goes around in a U shape and the other face is directly behind this one.

They’re very striking, and the first thing anyone notices when they come in the front door. This is the one facing the dining area. In the dark it practically jumps out at you!

Aperture ƒ/4.5
Camera Canon EOS 20D
Focal length 28mm
ISO 800
Shutter speed 1/30s
Standard
Architecture, Black and White, Canon 20D, Cork, Emmet Place, Ireland, Photos, Sigma 18-200, Sky, Urban, Vehicles

St. Anne’s looking down on traffic

The steeple of St. Anne’s Church, or “Shandon Bells” as viewed from near the Opera House in Cork. Traffic is as usual stuck at the lights close by ..

Aperture ƒ/9
Camera Canon EOS 20D
Focal length 125mm
ISO 100
Shutter speed 1/320s
Standard
Architecture, Canon 20D, Cork, Emmet Place, Ireland, Photos, Sigma 18-200, Signs, Urban, Vehicles

A JCB in Dunnes Stores

Dunnes Stores on Patrick Street, Cork is no more. This is the back of the front of that building which has featured a number of times on my blog.

The whole block is now gone!

Aperture ƒ/5.6
Camera Canon EOS 20D
Focal length 88mm
ISO 400
Shutter speed 1/500s
Standard
Black and White, Candid, Canon 20D, Cork, Emmet Place, Funfair, Ireland, Lights, Long Exposure, People, Photos, Sigma 10-20, Street, Urban

Children on the merry-go-round

Children smile and laugh as the fairground ride goes around and around! Linda and myself spent a good few minutes shooting this ride.

I combined a long exposure and flash to capture the action and hoped to get a glimpse of a child’s smile. I think I was lucky to get this one!

Aperture ƒ/7.1
Camera Canon EOS 20D
Focal length 10mm
ISO 100
Shutter speed 1/25s
Standard
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
Standard
Black and White, Candid, Canon 20D, Cork, Emmet Place, Ireland, Look up, People, Photos, Sigma 10-20, St. Patrick's Day, Street, Urban

Kissing on the street

A young couple hug and kiss in front of the Crawford College of Art in Cork. This was shot on St. Patrick’s Day, and the crowd behind are waiting for a face painter!

Aperture ƒ/5.6
Camera Canon EOS 20D
Focal length 10mm
ISO 100
Shutter speed 1/60s
Standard
Black and White, Canon 20D, Cork, Emmet Place, Ireland, Music, People, Photos, Sigma 10-20, St. Patrick's Day, Street, Urban

The musical triplet

As well as an outdoor market, the good people of Cork were entertained by musicians in Emmett Place on Patrick’s Day.

Aperture ƒ/4
Camera Canon EOS 20D
Focal length 10mm
ISO 100
Shutter speed 1/60s
Standard
Animals, Black and White, Canon 20D, Cork, Dogs, Emmet Place, Ireland, Look up, Nature, People, Photos, Sigma 10-20, Sky, St. Patrick's Day, Street, Urban

The curious dog

While wandering about on St. Patrick’s Day this year I spotted this adorable little dog. I got a few snaps and his owner didn’t seem to mind. The doggy was more than happy at the attention and sniffed eagerly at my lens!

Aperture ƒ/6.3
Camera Canon EOS 20D
Focal length 10mm
ISO 100
Shutter speed 1/100s
Standard
Advertising, Canon 20D, Cork, Emmet Place, Ireland, People, Photos, Sigma 10-20, Signs, Street, Urban

Ban Embryo Research

At the end of August last year these signs popped up around Cork City urging people to attend meetings against embryo research. In one fell swoop they reduced a very complex issue to the simple image of a smiling baby. The poster itself does have impact however.

They needn’t worry too much in Ireland. During our tour of Cork University Maternity Hospital someone asked about freezing stem cells. If the cells could be collected and stored properly then who knows? In 50 years time when a baby born today needs a heart transplant, could a new heart be grown from their own stem cells?
It doesn’t matter, under current EU law, a hospital must reach a certain standard to be legally allowed collect the cells and store them. Unfortunately the CUMH isn’t up to that standard, and this is a brand new 75m Euro facility.

Aperture ƒ/10
Camera Canon EOS 20D
Focal length 10mm
ISO 200
Shutter speed 1/320s
Standard
Abstract, Architecture, Black and White, Candid, Canon 20D, Cork, Emmet Place, Ireland, Lights, People, Photos, Sigma 18-200, Street, Urban

The shadows have it all

Sometimes it’s the shadows that are the focus of my camera rather than the people in it.

Aperture ƒ/11
Camera Canon EOS 20D
Focal length 18mm
ISO 200
Shutter speed 1/320s
Standard
Architecture, Black and White, Cork, Emmet Place, Ireland, Look up, Photos, Sigma 10-20, Sky, Urban

No climbing the poles

A sign that points upwards? It either forbids drivers from driving down a road, discourages people from climbing up a light pole or local government don’t want people to look up. Your guess is as good as mine. I’m stumped!

Aperture ƒ/14
Camera Canon EOS 20D
Focal length 10mm
ISO 200
Shutter speed 1/400s
Standard