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City Hall Hides A Secret

City Hall Hides a Secret

I’m sure every City Hall hides some secrets but in this shot, Cork City Hall hides the looming tower of the Elysian!

Aperture ƒ/8
Camera Canon EOS 40D
Focal length 18mm
ISO 100
Shutter speed 1/160s
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Cork Ireland Photography Photos Sigma 10-20

Cork City Hall

Cork City Hall

Cork City Hall, on the banks of the River Lee. Shot on the same night as yesterday’s shot of Gardner House. Also not the first time I’ve posted a photo of City Hall!

Only 9 places left for the photowalk. Unfortunately the weather forecast for Saturday is bad so umbrellas and raincoats are a must. I’ll be emailing everyone tomorrow too. Watch your inbox!

Aperture ƒ/8
Camera Canon EOS 40D
Focal length 18mm
ISO 100
Shutter speed 10s
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Cork Ireland Photography Photos Sigma 10-20 Urban

Gardner House

Gardner House

As I mentioned already in my Polish Coal post, my dad worked in Suttons Coals for years. Gardner House on the South Mall in Cork used to be called Suttons House but then coal’s fortunes changed.

Oil and gas became more popular. Legislation banned any coal other than smokeless coal from urban areas and the coal industry in Ireland went into decline.

Anyway, South Mall is the “financial district” in Cork City. There are some beautiful buildings but also some damn ugly ones like Gardner House and the white building across from it.

The photowalk on Saturday is almost full! Will is going to be there too and has blogged all the photowalks countrywide. It’s going to be busy!

On the off chance it’s going to rain make sure to bring an umbrella, or at least a rain coat and if you can, a plastic bag to cover your camera. We can head into the English Market of course but there will be wanderings around the city too!

I must ring the Old Oak tomorrow and ask if they’re serving food around 4pm, failing that perhaps a restaurant. Any other suggestions?

Aperture ƒ/8
Camera Canon EOS 40D
Focal length 18mm
ISO 100
Shutter speed 6s
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Cork Ireland People Photography Photos Urban

Daly’s Bridge

Daly's Bridge

Daly’s Bridge over the River Lee, or The Shakey Bridge is it’s locally. Shot on the way back to the car after SPWC on Sunday.

This is the bridge that David Rowell & Co built!

Aperture ƒ/6.3
Camera Canon EOS 40D
Focal length 18mm
ISO 100
Shutter speed 1/100s
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Black and White Canon 20D Cork Ireland Photography Photos Sigma 10-20 Urban

Oscar on the Shaky Bridge

Oscar on the Shaky Bridge

Oscar, our Shih Tzu, on the Shaky Bridge just outside Fitzgerald’s Park in Cork. I think he prefers solid ground!

Aperture ƒ/5.6
Camera Canon EOS 20D
Focal length 10mm
ISO 100
Shutter speed 1/60s
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Canon 20D Cork Ireland Photography Photos Urban

Under the Shaky Bridge

Under the Shaky Bridge

The Shaky Bridge over the River Lee in Cork is just outside Fitzgerald’s Park.

Aperture ƒ/10
Camera Canon EOS 20D
Focal length 10mm
ISO 200
Shutter speed 1/200s
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Cork Ireland Photos Urban

The banks of the Lee

The banks of the Lee

The River Lee runs through Cork City along two channels with an island in the middle. That island is where the City Center is and provides for plenty of opportunities shooting the river 🙂

Shot during the pre-iba09 photowalk ages ago.

Aperture ƒ/13
Camera Canon EOS 40D
Focal length 18mm
ISO 400
Shutter speed 1/400s
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Cork Ireland Photography Photos Urban

Blackrock Boat

blackrock boat

A rowing boat lies just below the waterline in Blackrock village, Cork. Tide’s out so it’s not going anywhere!

Aperture ƒ/13
Camera Canon EOS 40D
Focal length 72mm
ISO 400
Shutter speed 1/320s
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A touch of colour

A touch of colour

A slightly different version of yesteryday’s black and white shot of the River Lee. Which one do you prefer?

Aperture ƒ/7.1
Camera Canon EOS 20D
Focal length 10mm
ISO 100
Shutter speed 1/125s
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The river in black and white

The river in black and white

The River Lee in Cork shot from the Nano Nagle Bridge (erected in 1985 to commemorate Cork’s 800th birthday). Far off in the distance is Holy Trinity Church as well as Parliament Bridge. That ugly building on the right is where the IDA have their offices. What an eye sore.

Another version of this shot tomorrow. I couldn’t decide which one I liked best so I decided to post both!

Aperture ƒ/7.1
Camera Canon EOS 20D
Focal length 10mm
ISO 100
Shutter speed 1/125s
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Reflections of the city

Cork City Hall and the urban lighting on both sides of the River Lee are reflected in the water at night.

I took this back in October 2006 when the Elysian hadn’t reached it’s glorious present day height. I venture to say that a photo of this scene now would feature at least a part of the Elysian buildings blocking the sky in the top right of the photo.

Aperture ƒ/4
Camera Canon EOS 20D
Focal length 10mm
ISO 100
Shutter speed 6s
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Grand Parade on the Lee

This is the Grand Parade in Cork, from across the River Lee on Sullivan’s Quay. It was the graffiti on the river wall, “Tek”, that prompted me to shoot this image and I like how it came out.

It does lose something in this resized version because of the distant detail but it’s going to be a while before everyone has 20″ monitors and even longer before I put full size images on display for public consumption.

Aperture ƒ/13
Camera Canon EOS 20D
Focal length 20mm
ISO 200
Shutter speed 1/160s