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Abstract Cork Lights Long Exposure Night Photos Signs

Road Narrows

Taken in Monkstown, Co. Cork last night.
Camera was handheld. I waited for a car to go past and with the camera set to AV mode and the flash on, I shot a 25 second exposure. I moved the camera from side to side to make the rear lights of the vehicle moreinteresting!
Added a cloud layer in post processing and set the layer mode to “subtract” to give the signs that nice weathered look.

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Welcome to 2006!

It’s 2006 here in Ireland, and we’re celebrating in style! I can’t eat any more after dinner out in Aroma, a visit to a pub, an hour or two spent at a friend’s party and a visit to my brother Donal and Celine!
Fireworks marking the end of the year in which Cork was European Capital of Culture lit up the sky over the city! I wasn’t there to record it because the driving rain and cold wind made it very inhospitable outside. Donal should have a few pictures online in the next few days!
Pictured is the Jeanie Johnston in Waterford last July. She took part in the Tall Ship’s Race from there on the weekend of July 9th.

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Birds Canon 20D Cork Long Exposure Night Photos Sigma 18-200 The Lough

Swans in darkness

Swans pictured at The Lough last night.

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Blarney Christmas Houses Lights Night Photos Urban

Santa’s on his way!

Tonight Santa visits as the Christian world celebrates the birth of Jesus over 2000 years ago.

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Abstract Architecture Black and White Blarney Canon 20D Cork Ireland Night Photos Sigma 18-200 Sky Trees

Castle in Monochrome

Blarney Castle, taken moments before clouds completely covered the sky.

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Blarney Lights Night Photos Urban

Lights From the Middle

Standing in the middle of the road outside Blarney.

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Abstract Black and White Christmas Cork Night People Photos Sky Urban

Walking Patrick’s Bridge

Pictured walking along Patrick’s Bridge, Cork on Saturday evening. What really attracts me to this image, despite it’s obvious flaws, is the figure in the dead-centre. There’s light all around yet here’s a walking shadow.

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Christmas Cork Night Urban

Trees and Lights

On a trip to our local shopping centre last night I noticed these lovely twinkly blue lights on the small trees outside. All I had to do was set the camera to aperture priority mode, set it to f/22 and wait for a carto come along!

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Architecture Black and White Cork Houses Landscape Night Photos Urban

Boole woz ‘ere

George Boole, the inventor of boolean algebra lived in the last house on the right of this photo from 1849 to 1855.

I’m certain that most Cork people pass this house daily and haven’t a clue as to it’s previous occupant’s contribution to the world we live in today.

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Garretstown Sunset

A beautiful sunset moments before the red sky pictured earlier!

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Canon 20D Cork Garretstown Ireland Landscape Long Exposure Night Photos Sea Sigma 18-200 Sky Sun Water

Red Sky At Night

Red sky after a beautiful sunset in Garrettstown last Sunday.
The original high-res version is even better!

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Cork Night Photos Urban

Patrick Street Lights

Car lights become abstract lasers of light along the main street of Cork City.

In unrelated news, this morning I had to go to the hospital because something got stuck underneath the eyelid of my left eye yesterday. I could feel it there, my eye was weeping, it was sore and annoying. Thankfully I got to see a doctor after only a wait of an hour or two. He quickly removed the foreign material and sent me packing with a prescription for eye drops which I have to take for 5 days. Yes, I took a camera, and got a great snap of an older gentleman at the local shopping center which I must post tomorrow when I have time. Now to catch up on work..