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Blarney Cork Flowers Ireland Nature Panasonic FZ5 Photos Rain Water

Wet Wellow Web

Early in the morning dew coats everything and water droplets on spider webs glisten in the rising sun.

I’m not sure where this was taken, it was probably somewhere in Blarney but it was taken with my Panasonic FZ5 last September and I only copied it off a few days ago!

Aperture ƒ/4
Camera DMC-FZ5
Focal length 11mm
ISO 80
Shutter speed 1/125s
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Beach Inch Strand Ireland Kerry Photos Sea Sigma 10-20 Sky Water

The Fish Box

An abandoned fish box on Inch Strand, Co. Kerry. Clouds and a storm loom over the mountains across the bay but it was a bright blue sky that greeted us with only fluffy white clouds. I expect this box either fell overboard off a trawler or may have been used by a fisherman on the beach but left behind.

Technique: Split into two layers, darkened the top one to bring out the sky and cloud, used a gradient to make a smooth transition. Merge layers, burned the whole image, then created a new layer, set the mode to overlay and used another gradient to darken the sky further.

I like this: Oh oh, I’m caught!!

Aperture ƒ/10
Camera Canon EOS 20D
Focal length 18mm
ISO 100
Shutter speed 1/250s
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Cork Events Food Ireland Market Midleton Midleton Food and Drink Festival Photos Rain Sigma 10-20 Street Urban

The Apple Store

An apple stall at the Midleton Food and Drink Festival last weekend. It was a wet morning and when I saw the water glistening on the apples I just had to make this photo.

Technique: Photo was levels adjusted manually because the GIMP thought there was too much green in the image, it gave a blue tinge to the whites in the image. I then burned the scene and did the apples over a little more to really bring out the rain drops. Saturation increase of everything but the blue and cyan channels helps to warm up the image. Finally resize and unsharp mask to sharpen. (Was that useful? I’ll add this more often if it was!)

Aperture ƒ/4
Camera Canon EOS 20D
Focal length 10mm
ISO 200
Shutter speed 1/800s
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Architecture Black and White Candid Chicago People Photos Rain Street United States Urban

Small Figures

Small figures run for cover to get out of the downpour.
You’ll be glad to hear that this is the last of my shots from this square for the time being!

Pictures of the day: mute, Eric, Iced Coffee, nowords, Gareth Marlow, Learning to see, Mystery Me

Aperture ƒ/4
Camera Canon EOS 20D
Focal length 18mm
ISO 200
Shutter speed 1/40s
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Candid Chicago People Photos Rain Street United States Urban

Not happy in the rain

Moments after my previous shot another group ran for cover from the downpour!
Definitely not “singing in the rain” this morning!

Aperture ƒ/4
Camera Canon EOS 20D
Focal length 18mm
ISO 200
Shutter speed 1/40s
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Black and White Candid Chicago People Photos Rain Street United States Urban

Grab your bag and run!

I’m not sure where this is. We sheltered from a very heavy rain storm and watched while people ran for cover from all over.
Thankfully the storm didn’t last too long and I wandered to Millennium Park!

Aperture ƒ/5.6
Camera Canon EOS 20D
Focal length 55mm
ISO 200
Shutter speed 1/6s
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Black and White Blarney Flowers Photos Rain

A rose by any other colour

One of the Blarney Castle roses.
The original was very saturated and detail was lost in the bright red of the petals. Making a monochrome image made the detail stand out and drops became visible again.
A little dodge and burn to finish.

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Black and White Candid Canon 20D Christmas Cork Ireland People Photos Rain Sigma 18-200 Sky St Patrick's Street Street Urban

Wet Day Shopping

Couple walking along Patricks Street Cork on Saturday.

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Blarney Cork Ireland Landscape Nature Photos Rain Sigma 18-200 Sky Trees

The Land of Blarney

Looking out from Blarney Castle yesterday morning.

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Blarney People Photos Rain Urban

Still Raining in Blarney

Pictured last Sunday. The sudden downpour didn’t catch this woman out!

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Blarney People Photos Rain Urban

Running Through Rain

We were sitting in the car waiting to pick up someone off the bus when it started raining. Suddenly, this girl ran flying past with a big gleeful smile on her face! Unfortunately, she turned her head to look back at her parents just as she passed!