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

Out of the rain

Out of the rain

A young lady steps out of the rain on Tuckey Street, Cork last Saturday. What you don’t see in this shot is the large group of photographers behind me, sheltering under the awning outside Tribes. A torrential rain shower had just passed and thankfully was the last we saw.

PS. Cork photowalkers! Upload your images to this group on Flickr! Or you can upload them to Pix.ie too. Make sure to tag them “cork”, “corkphotowalk”, “skphoto” and “worldwidephotowalk” for maximum exposure!

Aperture ƒ/1.8
Camera Canon EOS 40D
Focal length 50mm
ISO 100
Shutter speed 1/1000s
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Black and White, Canon 20D, Cork, Ireland, Mallow, People, Photos, Sigma 18-200

Gentle Smile

Gentle Smile

A model smiles for the camera at Mallow Camera Club’s studio portrait night. This was back in 2006 and I had promised the girls involved that night I’d send on their photos. Unfortunately it took longer than I thought to work on them. Here’s a photo of the other model I shot that night.

Aperture ƒ/6.3
Camera Canon EOS 20D
Focal length 200mm
ISO 100
Shutter speed 1/250s
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Black and White, Cork, Ireland, People, Photos, St Patrick's Street, Street, Urban

Fred Fans Go Wild!

Fred Fans

Two enthusiastic fans of Cork band, Fred, when they played at the May Day celebrations in Cork back in 2005. I loved their first album, but the second one was just more of the same. Great to hear and watch live though!

Aperture ƒ/4
Camera CYBERSHOT
Focal length 17mm
ISO 100
Shutter speed 1/250s
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Black and White, Canon 20D, Cork, Ireland, Mallow, People, Photos, Sigma 18-200

Unnamed Beauty

This is one of the beautiful girls who modeled for Mallow Camera Club in September 2006. I can’t remember her name, and at the time I was totally unhappy with the image, but maybe it’s because I haven’t looked at it in a long time, I really like it now.

I shot several similar ones to this, but unfortunately many of them are under exposed. We had studio lighting but because several photographers would shoot at one time and their onboard flash would activate the studio lights so it was hit or miss whether you got a correct exposure or not.

Besides which, I was nervous as well, and didn’t know how to direct someone to pose for me!

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Black and White, Canon 20D, Cork, Ireland, People, Photos, Sigma 18-200, St Patrick's Street, Street, Urban

Smiling pretty girls

On the night when firemen closed off Dorothy Perkins in Cork, a few people saw my camera and presumed I was a photojournalist. Some even asked what was happening but I didn’t know!

Anyway, these two girls wanted their photo taken. They presumed I was with the Evening Echo but I told them photography was just my hobby. Still, got a nice photo considering I was shooting by available light.

I don’t want to be reminded how high I had to shove the ISO to get a decent shutter speed. Thankfully resizing loses some of the noise!

PS. we passed by the shop a few days ago. A sign on the door says, “Closed until further notice”. Does anyone know what happened there?

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Architecture, Black and White, Candid, Canon 20D, Cork, Houses, Ireland, Look up, People, Photos, Sigma 10-20, Signs, Sky, St Patrick's Street, Street, Urban

Girl on dad’s shoulders

A small girl sits on (I presume) her dad’s shoulders on Patrick’s Street. In the background is the Savoy Shopping Center, and of course the building side behind Dunnes is clearly visible in the scaffolding supports to the far left.

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Black and White, Candid, Canon 20D, Cork, Ireland, People, Photos, Sigma 10-20, St Patrick's Street, Street, Urban

Lost in thought

Two teenage girls on Patrick’s Street, Cork. One is lost in thought, while the other chats away.

Do you recognise the Special K poster in the background?

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Black and White, Candid, Canon 20D, Cork, Ireland, People, Photos, Sigma 10-20, Signs, St Patrick's Street, Street, Urban

The girl in Abrakebabra

A young girl waits for her food in Abrakebabra, Patrick St. in Cork. Her hard expression is softened by the little hearts on her jumper, but somehow I think she can stand up for herself ..

Good news! My car passed the NCT this morning! 🙂

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Architecture, Black and White, California, Candid, Canon 20D, Look up, People, Photos, San Francisco, Sigma 10-20, Sky, Street, United States, Urban

Sun peaking out in SF

The sun is hidden by a tall building in San Francisco while mother and daughter wait for the lights to change.

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Abstract, Candid, Canon 20D, Cork, Cross Processed, Ireland, People, Photos, Sigma 10-20, St Patrick's Street, Street, Urban

Gone shopping at Adams Kids

Mom and daughter hurry past on Panna after shopping in Adams Kids.

In the background is the old Dunnes Stores which has been pulled down leaving the front facing of the building and a wide swath of destruction and deconstruction behind it extending to Emmet Place.

Cross processed in the GIMP with the curves tool.

PS. Thanks to Gamma for mentioning the exhibition in Mallow too. All links and publicity are greatly appreciated!

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