Cork in Covid-19 Lockdown

Masks down to eat ice cream.

I barely used my camera in April. I took one photo with it and it was a test shot of my office window. My first time taking the camera out was May 9th when we had to go into town to do some shopping.

Cork in Covid-19 Lockdown

Social distancing while waiting in line for coffee.

Not many people were wearing masks then, but social distancing was happening. The city was still mostly shut down and there weren’t that many people about.

Cork in Covid-19 Lockdown

Advertising for a movie that came out 2 months before.

It was a sign of the times that an advertisement for a movie released in mid-March was still showing on a bus at the start of May. The country had ground to a halt.

Cork in Covid-19 Lockdown

Cork in Covid-19 Lockdown

You can’t sit here. Public transport was pretty empty during lockdown.

Masks become mandatory today in shops and public transport. The next phase of unlocking the economy has been put on hold. Pubs were supposed to open on August 10th but that won’t be happening.

Aperture ƒ/8
Camera ILCE-7M3
Focal length 35mm
ISO 500
Shutter speed 1/250s
Cork, Ireland, People, Photography, Photos, Street, Urban

Cork in Covid-19 Lockdown

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The ATM has Legs
Black and White, Cork, Ireland, People, Photography, Photos, Street, Urban

The ATM has Legs

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The Rebel Burger Co
Black and White, Cork, Ireland, People, Photography, Photos, Street, Urban

The Rebel Burger Co

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Clannad, the Irish band that is this year celebrating 50 years together began the year with a Farewell Tour. They played in the Opera House in Cork in early March when I saw them and they were great. I didn’t know much of their music beyond the obvious themes to Robin Hood or the Harry’s Game but I’m a fan since!

Hopefully they will be able to continue their tour but as of now, from a snapshot of their site from March 28th they have rescheduled shows up to the end of May. I’d say it’s likely they’ll have to postpone even more of those shows unfortunately.

Clannad

Clannad

Clannad

Clannad

Clannad

Clannad

Clannad

Clannad

Clannad

Clannad

Clannad

Clannad

Aperture ƒ/6.3
Camera ILCE-7M3
Focal length 28mm
ISO 10000
Shutter speed 1/60s
Cork, Ireland, People, Photography, Photos

Clannad 50th Anniversary Farewell Tour in Cork

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This is one way to social distance

Porto, Portugal, November 2019. Long before SARS-CoV-2 hit Europe. Street photography feels like a forbidden art now that we are all at home and we’re not allowed on the streets in any numbers.

* You obviously should not walk around with a locker like this. STAY AT HOME!

Aperture ƒ/4
Camera ILCE-7M3
Focal length 16mm
ISO 320
Shutter speed 1/500s
Black and White, People, Photography, Photos, Street, Urban

Social Distancing with a Locker

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This was my fourth time seeing Flash Harry perform, and third time in the Cork Opera House and they brought the house down as they always do. The first half was sedate with a good mix of well known and more obscure Queen songs. I loved their rendition of ’39. After a brief interlude where we were told cups of tea were consumed, and not some illicit drug the band took it up a notch with great versions of Bohemian Rhapsody, Radio Gaga, I Want to Break Free and many other hits!

The band are touring Ireland this year with lots of gigs announced. If they play near you go see them! You’re guaranteed a great night!

For more, check out my Flash Harry archive of photos.

For the photographers in the audience. All the photos were shot with a Sony A7III, and and adapted Tamron 28-300 “super zoom” which unfortunately doesn’t focus that well. As a result I used back-button-focus since the performers were mostly standing in the same general area, and I wasn’t moving from my seat so it worked well!

Cork, Ireland, People, Photography, Photos

Flash Harry at the Opera House

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Sitting at the Bar
Canary Islands, Lanzarote, People, Photography, Photos, Spain

Sitting at the Bar

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Walking the Road
Black and White, People, Photography, Photos, Street, Urban

Walking the Road

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Lady by the church
Black and White, People, Photography, Photos, Street, Urban

Lady by the church

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Boycott Black Friday!
Cork, Ireland, People, Photography, Photos, Street, Urban

Boycott Black Friday!

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