Candid, Canon 10-22, Canon 40D, Cork, Ireland, People, Photography, Photos, Street, Urban

Girl in the Hoop

Girl in the Hoop

A running girl is framed by a hoop thrown into the air alongside her in Bishop Lucey Park during the “Peace in the Park” event 2 months ago.

Aperture ƒ/4
Camera Canon EOS 40D
Focal length 16mm
ISO 400
Shutter speed 1/60s
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Black and White, Candid, Canon 20D, Cork, Ireland, People, Photos, Sigma 10-20, St Patrick's Street, Street, Urban

Little girl goes shopping

A young girl on Patrick’s Street pushes her buggy with her mothercare bag. See the face she’s making? She means business!

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Candid, Canon 20D, Cork, Ireland, Look up, People, Photos, Sigma 18-200, St Patrick's Street, St. Patrick's Day, Street, Urban

St. Patrick’s Day Tricolour Girl

A young girl leans on a traffic light where she has a bird’s eye view of the St. Patrick’s Day Parade in Cork.

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Candid, Canon 20D, Cork, Ireland, People, Photos, Sigma 18-200, St Patrick's Street, St. Patrick's Day, Urban

St. Patrick’s Day is for the kids

A young girls waves her Irish flag in the air after spotting part of the St. Patrick’s Day Parade in Cork approaching.

I shot several decent shots but it’s late and I’m tired. I was quite disappointed with the parade and left after half an hour. Like previous years there were huge gaps between some of the groups partaking in the parade.

It was strange to see the Special Olympics group striding up Patrick’s Street all alone with no other group in sight. They proudly showed off their medals and the crowd cheered and clapped for them. I’ll have a photo of them up here later in the week.

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Birds, Canon 10-22, Canon 20D, Cork, Ireland, People, Photos, The Lough, Urban, Water

Feed the swans at the Lough

Girls feed the swans at the Lough on Sunday afternoon.

Urban acid 🙂

Will posted his first photo from the day on his blog. He did arrive late, but he made up for lost time!

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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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Black and White, Blackpool, Canon 20D, Christmas, Cork, Ireland, People, Photos, Sigma 18-200, Urban

School girls sing the carols

A group of girls from a local school sang Christmas carols in Blackpool Shopping Centre earlier today.

They were brilliant! I wasn’t much in the mood for listening but they lifted my spirits. They were full of life, happy, joyful and really seemed to be enjoying the experience.

Unfortunately we were in a hurry or I’d have stopped to ask what school they were from. Does anyone know? Their uniforms were purple..

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Blarney, Candid, Canon 20D, Cork, Ireland, People, Photos, Sigma 10-20, Sky, Urban

Crossing the Finish Line

Three girls run past the “Finish” line after the Blarney half marathon on Sunday.

It was a funny place to put that sign as it was well behind the actual finish line. Guess they didn’t have any poles to stick it up on ..

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Black and White, Canon 20D, Caroline Street, Cork, Ireland, Music, People, Photos, Sigma 10-20

Stanley Super 800 Fans

Some of the crowd who gathered for the filming of the video accompanying "Gate Crashing", Stanley Super 800’s latest single.

You wouldn’t believe how mad this lot were!

You can see the video on my my blog.

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Canon 20D, Capoeira, Cork, Fitzgerald Park, Ireland, People, Photos, Sigma 10-20, Trees, Urban

Capoeira Girls

Two girls show off their Capoeira moves in Fitzgerald’s Park accompanied by music played on the berimbau and atabaque. The fighting is very exciting to watch as participants leap from the ground, and seem to defy gravity on occasion!

From the Wikipedia page on Capoeira:

Capoeira is a Brazilian fight-dance, game, and martial art created by enslaved Africans during the 19th Century Participants form a roda (circle) and take turns playing instruments, singing, and sparring in pairs in the centre of the circle.

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