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The Big Slide

The Big Slide

In Fitzgerald’s Park a week ago the Street Performance World Championship 2009 brought the crowds to the park. This multi story slide was one of the main attractions. Huge long queue for it though.

Aperture ƒ/9
Camera Canon EOS 40D
Focal length 18mm
ISO 100
Shutter speed 1/200s

Sean Og

Sean Og

One of the boats at Kilkee Beach, County Clare.

Aperture ƒ/9
Camera Canon EOS 40D
Focal length 10mm
ISO 100
Shutter speed 1/160s

Bunratty Castle Interior

Bunratty Castle Interior

One of the rooms in Bunratty Castle, County Clare.

It’s a long exposure shot, what you don’t see here are all the visitors milling about!

Aperture ƒ/20
Camera Canon EOS 40D
Focal length 13mm
ISO 100
Shutter speed 8s

Roof Support

Roof Support

The visitor center at the Biosphere in Arizona.

Aperture ƒ/6.3
Camera Canon EOS 20D
Focal length 10mm
ISO 100
Shutter speed 1/100s

Burning Embers

Burning Embers

The burning embers of a bonfire glow brightly in the chill Arizona night.

Taken in January 2008 when Automattic visited Arizona. Here’s another shot of that fire!

O’Brien’s Tower

O'Brien's Tower

O’Brien’s Tower overlooks the Cliffs of Moher in County Clare. The tower was built in 1835 according to the Wikipedia page on the building.

The tower was built on the Cliffs of Moher in 1835 by local landlord Sir Cornellius O’Brien as an observation tower for the hundreds of Victorian tourists that frequented the cliffs during the time. On a clear day the view can extend as far as Loop Head at the southern tip of Clare and beyond to the mountains of Kerry. Looking north from O’Briens Tower, on clear days, you can see the Twelve Bens in Connemara (also known as the Twelve Pins) beyond Galway Bay, and typically the Aran Islands to the west.

Aperture ƒ/6.3
Camera Canon EOS 40D
Focal length 162mm
ISO 100
Shutter speed 1/200s

Emergency at Kilkee Beach

Emergency at Kilkee Beach

The lifeboat at Kilkee is stored at the top of this ramp going down to the water at the beach. At low tide it’s quite a distance and the wide angle makes a great job of getting it all in!

Those two dots on the beach are my family! 🙂

Aperture ƒ/9
Camera Canon EOS 40D
Focal length 10mm
ISO 100
Shutter speed 1/160s

Daly’s Bridge

Daly's Bridge

Daly’s Bridge over the River Lee, or The Shakey Bridge is it’s locally. Shot on the way back to the car after SPWC on Sunday.

This is the bridge that David Rowell & Co built!

Aperture ƒ/6.3
Camera Canon EOS 40D
Focal length 18mm
ISO 100
Shutter speed 1/100s

Street Performance World Championship 2009

Some photos from last Sunday when the Street Performance World Championship was held in Fitzgerald’s Park, Cork. I actually didn’t really see any performers because of the huge crowds. The place was packed with people. No wonder, when we went down around 6pm it was a glorious evening!

These photos have also been uploaded to pix.ie.

There’ll be a repeat in Dublin next weekend. Hope you get the same great weather!

Aperture ƒ/9
Camera Canon EOS 40D
Focal length 21mm
ISO 100
Shutter speed 1/200s