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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
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Black and White Candid Cork Ireland People Photos St Patrick's Street Street Urban

Texting Texting Texting

Texting.. some people send hundreds of texts every day. How sore are their fingers?

Aperture ƒ/3.5
Camera Canon EOS 20D
Focal length 18mm
ISO 800
Shutter speed 1/250s
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Architecture Cork Ireland Photos Urban

Something blue

Cork is a city of contradictions. The old mixed with the new. Modern office blocks sit alongside grand old limestone buildings.
In other parts of the city it’s harder to tell which is which. New apartment blocks sit abused and unmaintained next to the older parts of the city which look nicer and more inviting in comparison.
This door belongs to an old building in the Middle Parish.

Aperture ƒ/3.5
Camera Canon EOS 20D
Focal length 18mm
ISO 400
Shutter speed 1/50s
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Birds Cork Ireland Nature Photos Signs Sky Urban

Stop! The Birds!

Street lighting and STOP sign pictured on the quays just up from here last Saturday.
I wanted to make the stop sign jump out a bit more but didn’t want to force it too much. I do like the leading lines the guide the eye to the top of the pole!
And in other news, voting for the Irish Blog Awards has commenced! I’ve been nominated in 3 categories including “Best Photo Blog” for this blog!

Aperture ƒ/3.5
Camera Canon EOS 20D
Focal length 18mm
ISO 400
Shutter speed 1/800s
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Black and White Candid Cork Ireland People Photos Princes Street Street Urban

Sex or Chocolates

What is their body language saying? This couple were standing still on Princes Street for a good while and I sensed something was amiss.

Pictured in the background is the shop front of Ann Summers. The byline in the window reads “Sex or Chocolates”

Aperture ƒ/3.5
Camera Canon EOS 20D
Focal length 18mm
ISO 1600
Shutter speed 1/200s
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Architecture Black and White Glendalough Ireland Photos Sky Wicklow

Round Tower through Window

The round tower at Glendalough as seen through a window of the nearby ruins of a church.

Aperture ƒ/8
Camera Canon EOS 20D
Focal length 18mm
ISO 200
Shutter speed 1/160s
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Cork Douglas Ireland Lights Night Photos Urban

The Cones See All

What do you do if you have 5 minutes to kill on a dark Wednesday evening? Get out the camera and shoot long exposure traffic shots!

Aperture ƒ/22
Camera Canon EOS 20D
Focal length 18mm
ISO 200
Shutter speed 13s
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Black and White Candid People Photos Street Sun Urban

The Old Lady of Madrid

Way back in 2003 I visited my friend Cachu and her family in Madrid.
I had a great time there and took a load of photos but it was months later before I posted any photos.
This is a shot of an old woman sitting in a park enjoying the autumn sunshine somewhere in Madrid. Unfortunately I was quite far away from her and had to use the “digital zoom” of my Sony 717 to get this close so the quality isn’t the best but I really liked this image.

Aperture ƒ/2.4
Camera CYBERSHOT
Focal length 48.5mm
ISO 100
Shutter speed 1/125s
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Glendalough Ireland Landscape Nature Photos Sky Sun Wicklow

Glendalough Lower Lake

Glendalough derives it’s name from the Irish name for the area, “Gleann Da Loch” which roughly translates as “glen of the two lakes”. It was a cold enough day so we only got a good look at the lower lake, but I’m looking forward to visiting again!

Aperture ƒ/6.3
Camera Canon EOS 20D
Focal length 18mm
ISO 200
Shutter speed 1/125s
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Architecture Glendalough Ireland Photos Sky Wicklow

Glendalough Round Tower

A Christian graveyard lies at the base of the round tower at Glendalough. Here’s a detail of a gravestone with the tower in the background.
Looking around, we saw graves from the 19th century, but I’m positive there are older graves.
Way back in 2004, I took some shots of the round tower at Ardmore and that town too. I was slightly nervous at Glendalough because I stumbled over a grave at Ardmore, hitting my Sony 717 off something and it died on me shortly afterwards. Thankfully the same didn’t happen in Wicklow!

Aperture ƒ/5
Camera Canon EOS 20D
Focal length 18mm
ISO 200
Shutter speed 1/60s