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The Ceiling of the Pantheon

The Ceiling of the Pantheon

Look straight up from the centre of the Pantheon to see the magnificent ceiling above you.


Apertureƒ/8
CameraCanon EOS 6D
Focal length17mm
ISO100
Shutter speed2.5s

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Ferris Wheel in Bright Sunlight

Ferris Wheel in Bright Sunlight

The Ferris Wheel on the Grand Parade last December. A glorious, sunny, and mild December afternoon just before the new year.


Apertureƒ/8
CameraILCE-7M3
Focal length35mm
ISO320
Shutter speed1/500s

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The Milky Way in Tenerife

The Milky Way in Tenerife

The Milky Way captured from inside Teide National Park.

This is a stacked image created from 19 images of the sky and 10 “noise” images. It was assembled in Sequator using this video tutorial to help me figure out how to use it. Final adjustments in Lightroom.

Getting to Teide National Park, inside a volcano, involves a long car journey going up. We were around 2300m above sea level when I took this photo, and it takes about an hour to drive here from the coast. Driving up the whole time. Quite an experience, especially after midnight. Out of the corner of my eye I spotted the lights of the resorts far below which made my stomach turn briefly, but the road was simple to follow. It just kept going up and up…

I was amazed when we got there finally. I don’t think I’ve ever seen so many stars. The night sky was so dark the stars lit up brightly. Unfortunately clouds rolled in as we were taking photos but this image was the first stack I made, and the cloud hadn’t become too thick yet.

Thanks Henry for the lend of the 14mm Samyang lens. It was great having that extra wide lens!

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Bird Flying High

Bird Flying High

Spotted in Edinburgh in 2018 on a meetup there. Lovely skies, lovely weather. We were very lucky that week!


Apertureƒ/8
CameraILCE-7M3
Focal length28mm
ISO100
Shutter speed1/500s

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Sitting outside Minihans

Sitting outside Minihans

Outside Minihans Chemist on Oliver Plunkett Street.


Apertureƒ/2.2
CameraSM-G998B
Focal length2.2mm
ISO50
Shutter speed1/1800s

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Look up at the light

Look up at the light

Many of the streets of Valletta are narrow but bounded by 4 or 5 storey buildings. Look up and you’ll see blue skies between the buildings.


Apertureƒ/8
CameraILCE-7M3
Focal length16mm
ISO800
Shutter speed1/500s

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Cobblestone Streets

Cobblestone Streets

Cobblestone streets in Porto, Portugal.

In Cork, they’d be dug up and half the street surface replaced with tarmac.


Apertureƒ/4
CameraILCE-7M3
Focal length16mm
ISO400
Shutter speed1/500s

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Reaching for the sky

Reaching for the sky

The enormous (for Lanzarote) Arrecife Gran Hotel & Spa sits in the harbour of Arrecife and dominates the skyline. It’s the tallest building on the island and not without controversy. Some time after it’s construction a law came into force forbidding the construction of such tall buildings on the island.

This page says it was built almost overnight in 1988, but Wikipedia and other sources mention 1970 or 1971. It suffered a huge fire in 1994 but was then reopened as 5 star hotel in 2004. I think I need to go up to the rooftop bar next time for the views ..

This is a long exposure shot. I didn’t have my tripod with me so I had to rest the camera on a wall, with my wallet and a lens cap under the lens to tilt the camera up. Making things more precarious was the very strong gusts of wind that blew through the area that would almost knock you over that day. Certainly if you were huddling over the camera, trying to keep it steady for the 10 seconds or so of this image.


Apertureƒ/16
CameraILCE-7M3
Focal length16mm
ISO50
Shutter speed25s

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Cork City Tour of Roches Stores

Cork City Tour of Roches Stores

Take a tour of Cork City and you’ll pass by the old Roches Stores. Who knows what will happen to that grand building now? It’s been empty quite a while ..


Apertureƒ/6.3
CameraILCE-7M3
Focal length49mm
ISO100
Shutter speed1/250s

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Wave! Wave!

Wave! Wave!

Tourists waving to an incoming flight on Lanzarote.


Apertureƒ/11
CameraILCE-7M3
Focal length16mm
ISO10000
Shutter speed1/500s

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The Crow and the Wheel

The Crow and the Wheel

The Ferris Wheel on the Grand Parade is gone now but just recently a crow was checking it out to see if it was fun or not.


Apertureƒ/8
CameraILCE-7M3
Focal length24mm
ISO250
Shutter speed1/500s

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Storage Tanks on the Docklands

Storage Tanks on the Quays

This won’t win any awards for beauty but it’s part of the old industry of the city along the docklands. While this old building looms overhead lots of people were enjoying a warm June day at the Marina Market. Open air seating was all full with people enjoying their lunches.

I have no doubt these buildings will be gone in a few years, hopefully to be replaced by a thriving community of businesses and homes.


Apertureƒ/2.2
CameraSM-G998B
Focal length2.2mm
ISO50
Shutter speed1/4300s