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Black and White Cork Cork Circus Grand Parade Ireland People Photos St Patrick's Festival St Patrick's Street Street Urban

Mr Crow performs for St Patrick’s Festival 2005 in Cork

“On the count of three you pull!”

Mr Crow is crazy, there’s no question of that. First of all he introduced his ex-girlfriend’s head, which he swung around his own head while juggling 3 doll heads! He “helped” a girl from the audience juggle, and finally he climbed up onto an unstable platform and asked two men to pull supports from under him.
Then he juggled knifes. *gulp*
Pictured in Daunt Square, Cork at the St. Patrick’s Festival.

Aperture ƒ/7.1
Camera Canon EOS 20D
Focal length 40mm
ISO 400
Shutter speed 1/125s
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Birds Blarney Cork Ireland Nature Photos

Feed The Birds!

This was taken yesterday in my back garden. We had some beautiful light after a very dull start to the day and I took advantage of it.
I used the Canon 75-300 IS lens but the bird feeder is about 3m away from my backdoor so I can’t get as close as I’d like. This is a very close crop of a much larger image. The original crop is 1188×1188 pixels but I really like how this came out.
There is purple fringing on the highlight around his mouth, and in his eye but it’s not too bad thankfully!

Aperture ƒ/7.1
Camera Canon EOS 20D
Focal length 300mm
ISO 200
Shutter speed 1/400s
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Birds Blarney Cork Ireland Nature Photos

His and Hers

Two ducks in the bird sanctuary outside Blarney. I took this back in May 2005 on the same day as this one.
This one’s for Matt!

Aperture ƒ/4
Camera DMC-FZ5
Focal length 35.4mm
ISO 80
Shutter speed 1/125s
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Birds Black and White Cork Ireland Nature Photos Urban

Bird Flying High

A seagull roused by traffic noise flies up from the River Lee.

Aperture ƒ/7.1
Camera Canon EOS 20D
Focal length 200mm
ISO 800
Shutter speed 1/250s
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Abstract Cork Ireland Photos

Bent

Walk by the River Lee in Cork City and you’ll come across vertical bars embedded in the river wall. Here’s one that was bent out of shape by some force, possibly a long time ago. In the background is the Cork Opera House.
The texture and grain of the bar appeals to me. It’s not new and shiny and polished. It’s old and worn and has a history.

Aperture ƒ/5
Camera Canon EOS 20D
Focal length 40mm
ISO 400
Shutter speed 1/60s
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Black and White Cork Grand Parade Ireland Night Photos Signs Street Urban Vehicles

Get There, Go Anywhere

Bicycle locked up and bus arriving on the Grand Parade a few nights ago.
It’s been quite a while since I used either forms of transport.
What caught your eye first about this image? The poster, the foreground or the bus?

Aperture ƒ/3.5
Camera Canon EOS 20D
Focal length 18mm
ISO 1600
Shutter speed 1/40s
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Beach Cork Ireland Landscape Photos Sky Youghal

On the beach at Youghal

Last weekend we visited Youghal in Co. Cork. I haven’t been on the beach there for years and I had quite forgotten how big it is! It was nice for a walk, but we were frozen from the cold wind.
I was just in town. Big Brother were supposed to hold auditions from 9am on the Grand Parade but there was no sign of them. Still, I used the opportunity to buy flowers and they went down very well with Jacinta! 🙂

Aperture ƒ/8
Camera Canon EOS 20D
Focal length 88mm
ISO 200
Shutter speed 1/200s
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Black and White Candid Ireland Kilkenny People Photos Street Urban

Waiting with shopping

Pictured in Kilkenny a few weeks ago.

Aperture ƒ/3.5
Camera Canon EOS 20D
Focal length 18mm
ISO 800
Shutter speed 1/250s
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Advertising Black and White Candid Carey's Lane Cork Ireland People Photos Street Urban

Ladies free all night

Mangans nightclub on Carey’s Lane has been a regular haunt of nightclubbers in Cork for many years. I haven’t frequented this establishment in a long time but I bet it’s exactly the same inside! Is it called Vibes now? I saw that logo above this sign.
Ladies are free in on Sunday nights!

Aperture ƒ/3.5
Camera Canon EOS 20D
Focal length 18mm
ISO 800
Shutter speed 1/50s
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Architecture Candid Cork Grand Parade Ireland Lights Long Exposure Night People Photos Signs Street Urban

Queen’s Old Castle

After yesterday’s shot I decided to take a photo of the Virgin Megastore which now occupies the site of the old Queen’s Old Castle Shopping Center. Off to the left is the entrance to Argos. No misleading titles today!
Shot was taken with the camera lying on the ground and I can tell you I got some funny stares from people.

Aperture ƒ/18
Camera Canon EOS 20D
Focal length 18mm
ISO 200
Shutter speed 2s
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Candid Cork Grand Parade Ireland People Photos Sky Street Urban

A Virgin in Cork

Taken outside the Virgin Megastore on the Grand Parade Cork.
People use this area to meet all the time so there’s always a good crowd. The building behind me was the location of the Queen’s Old Castle shopping center which was named for Queen Victoria.

Aperture ƒ/16
Camera Canon EOS 20D
Focal length 18mm
ISO 800
Shutter speed 1/80s
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Abstract Castle Street Cork Ireland Photos Street Urban

Ladder to nowhere

Castle Street, Cork on Saturday. Workmen went off to lunch and left their ladder.
Thanks for the positive feedback yesterday. It was great to see so much interest in a photo!

Aperture ƒ/6.3
Camera Canon EOS 20D
Focal length 18mm
ISO 800
Shutter speed 1/80s