Canon 40D, Photography, Photos, Sigma 10-20, Urban

Night Over Quebec

Night Over Quebec

Night falls over Quebec as we finish our tour and photowalk around the city. ISO 1600 came in very useful as the sky got darker! Pictured here are a few of the buildings just outside the old city walls. I think the Hilton is the building on the right.

Camera Canon EOS 40D
Focal length 10mm
ISO 400
Shutter speed 1/100s
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Cork, Ireland, Photography, Photos

County Hall Sunset

county hall sunset

The sun sets behind the County Hall in Cork. Taken from near Fitzgerald’s Park a few weeks ago on a glorious weekend evening.

PS. My first photo from the parade last week was published on outsidein on Saturday!

Aperture ƒ/11
Camera Canon EOS 40D
Focal length 88mm
ISO 400
Shutter speed 1/320s
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Canon 10-22, Canon 40D, Landscape, Long Exposure, Photography, Photos, Sky, United Kingdom, Urban

Windsor Leaves

Windsor Leaves

Down by the river in Windsor the ground was littered with autumn leaves and served as a perfect foreground for someone else’s castle..

That was a great idea of Matt’s to head down that direction!

Aperture ƒ/22
Camera Canon EOS 40D
Focal length 10mm
ISO 100
Shutter speed 15s
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Boat, Canon 40D, Cobh, Cork, Ireland, Photography, Photos, Sigma 18-200, Signs, Sky, Urban

Queen Elizabeth 2

Queen Elizabeth 2

Luxury cruise ship Queen Elizabeth 2 tied up at the quayside in Cobh, Co Cork last Thursday. This was moments before she cast off. You can see a tug in the background of this image.

It was bitterly cold down on the quay, but we were lucky that the evening sun cast a lovely golden glow over everything.

PS. some photography links: The Right Frame of Mind, Design Star, Join a stock photog on a photoshoot.
PPS. Just back from the camera club. This image came second overall in the digital section of tonight’s open photo competition. It drew with another image, on equal points. Chuffed!

Aperture ƒ/8
Camera Canon EOS 40D
Focal length 200mm
ISO 100
Shutter speed 1/250s
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Birds, Blarney, Canon 20D, Cork, Ireland, Look up, Photos, Sigma 18-200, Sky, Sun

Call of the evening

A bird atop the light outside my house calls into the glowing evening sky heralding the end of 2007.

After walking Oscar I had to grab my camera and shoot the beautiful evening sky. The background was this colour, there’s no trickery here except a little vignetting and sharpening.

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Blarney, Canon 20D, Cork, Ireland, Photos, Sigma 18-200, Trees, Urban

The road to Blarney Castle

This is the private road to the estate on which Blarney Castle sits.

As I was walking about one late winter afternoon I spotted the lovely light shining through the trees and just had to take a snap!

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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.

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Automattic, Birds, California, Canon 20D, Night, Photos, San Francisco, Sea, Sigma 10-20, Sky, Sun, United States, Urban

Cupid’s Arrow and the birds

Cupid’s Arrow in San Francisco provides an interesting silhouette against the evening sky. If you’ve payed close attention to my photos in the past you might think this is a duplicate of another shot but it’s from a slightly different angle and wider, and I feel stronger because of the pattern the birds make in the sky. What do you think?

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Abstract, Architecture, Black and White, Dublin, Ireland, Photos, Sigma 10-20, Sky, Sun, Urban

Joyce and the Spire

James Joyce, forever forced to look upon the Spire on O’Connell Street Dublin. Here’s a humorous look at the names of the statues and monuments in Dublin. I had heard that the Spire was nicknamed the “Stiletto in the Ghetto”, but I hadn’t heard it called, “North Pole”!

Overhead wires destroy urban photography and this is no exception. I could have tried to clone it out but it’s notoriously difficult to clone out objects against a varying sky. Ah well.

I like this: self-portrait with 6×9 ultrawide pinhole camera

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