Black and White, Canon 40D, Cork, Ireland, Photography, Photos, Sigma 10-20, Urban

Corned Brisket

Corned Brisket

One of the many butchers in The English Market. I’ve had brisket a few times, but only ever in the USA. Doesn’t seem to be a popular cut of meat here.

Taken on the World Wide Photowalk on July 18th.

Aperture ƒ/4
Camera Canon EOS 40D
Focal length 10mm
ISO 1600
Shutter speed 1/250s
Standard
Black and White, Candid, Canon 40D, Cork, English Market, Ireland, People, Photography, Photos, Sigma 10-20, Street, Urban

The Roughty Fruit King

The Roughty Fruit King

A long time fixture of the English Market in Cork is this fruit stall run by M F Murphy.

Aperture ƒ/4
Camera Canon EOS 40D
Focal length 10mm
ISO 1600
Shutter speed 1/30s
Standard
Black and White, Canon 40D, Cork, Ireland, Photography, Photos, Sigma 18-200, Urban

Square Deal

Square Deal

Square Deal Interiors where we bought several items of furniture recently. Absolutely huge showrooms and nice helpful staff. Prices seemed reasonable too, even if they did take a big chunk out of my credit card.

Aperture ƒ/3.5
Camera Canon EOS 40D
Focal length 18mm
ISO 400
Shutter speed 1/125s
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Candid, Canon 18-55, Canon 20D, Chicago, People, Photography, Photos, United States, Urban

Shoe Shopper Heaven

Shoe Shopper Heaven

I’m reliably informed that many women enjoy the occasional trip to shoe shops and other establishments were garments and other finery may be purchased. Thankfully my wife isn’t one of them and hates shopping almost as much as I do. Nevertheless we found ourselves inside this shoe shop in Chicago so I decided to make the most of the moment and snap a few photos.

Aperture ƒ/5.6
Camera Canon EOS 20D
Focal length 21mm
ISO 1600
Shutter speed 1/100s
Standard
Automattic, Breckenridge, Canon 10-22, Canon 40D, Colorado, Photography, Photos, United States, Urban

Pumpkins For Sale

Pumpkins For Sale

Pumpkins for sale in the local store in Breckenridge, Colorado. I post this today because Dunnes Stores are selling pumpkins and they’re only half the size of the large pumpkins pictured here!

Does anyone actually eat pumpkins? They’re a new sight in Irish shops, and are only ever for sale in the large chains around Halloween.

Aperture ƒ/5
Camera Canon EOS 40D
Focal length 10mm
ISO 400
Shutter speed 1/60s
Standard
Canon 10-22, Canon 20D, Cork, English Market, Ireland, Market, Photography, Photos, Urban

The English Market Olive Stall

the olive stall

The olive stall in the English Market, Cork is a well known part of this indoor market. There is always a queue of people waiting to bu some of their delicious produce.

If you like the olives you get in jars, try some fresh ones. You’ll be blown away by the flavour!

Aperture ƒ/3.5
Camera Canon EOS 20D
Focal length 10mm
ISO 1600
Shutter speed 1/50s
Standard
Black and White, Canon 10-22, Canon 20D, Cork, Douglas, Ireland, Photography, Photos, Urban

Trolleys

Trolleys

Trolleys outside Quinnsworth Tesco in Douglas last weekend. There’s such manic building going on in Douglas right now it’s a nightmare for any driver trying to get around the place. Hopefully it won’t last too much longer but they seemed to be digging up the carpark there for ages. Now it’s on to the road with bored signallers waving traffic on or stopping it as their mood dictates.

Aperture ƒ/8
Camera Canon EOS 20D
Focal length 10mm
ISO 100
Shutter speed 1/200s
Standard
Black and White, Candid, Canon 20D, Cork, Ireland, People, Photos, Sigma 10-20, St Patrick's Street, Street, Urban

Little girl goes shopping

A young girl on Patrick’s Street pushes her buggy with her mothercare bag. See the face she’s making? She means business!

Aperture ƒ/3.5
Camera Canon EOS 20D
Focal length 18mm
ISO 400
Shutter speed 1/400s
Standard
Black and White, Canon 10-22, Canon 20D, Cork, Ireland, People, Photos, Signs, Urban

The MAC Counter at Brown Thomas

Hands up now lads. How many of you have waited around while your significant other picked out makeup or browsed the aisles in a department store?

Yeah, me too.

This young fella was collecting the rubbish from the drawers and in contrast to the immaculately done up girls dressed in black he wore torn jeans and a cheap sweater.

PS. Lunar eclipse in 2 hours time. I think I’ll be asleep!

Aperture ƒ/4
Camera Canon EOS 20D
Focal length 10mm
ISO 200
Shutter speed 1/50s
Standard
Advertising, Candid, Canon 20D, Cork, Grand Parade, Ireland, People, Photos, Sigma 10-20, Signs, Street, Urban

How to buy jewellery gifts for Christmas

When shopping for jewellery gifts it’s important to note the following steps to make your life easier.

  • Make sure you start early. It’s already too late. Better luck next year. This lady started her shopping on November 10th!
  • Examine the shop window in meticulous detail. Bring a magnifying glass.
  • Drag an unfortunate shop assistant out into the cold, wind and wet to show him which item you want to buy, before changing your mind and looking at something else.

Don’t worry about price. The piece you like will always be the most expensive.

Pictured is the premises of Hilser Bros Jewllers on the Grand Parade, Cork.

Aperture ƒ/4
Camera Canon EOS 20D
Focal length 10mm
ISO 400
Shutter speed 1/200s
Standard
Advertising, Architecture, Black and White, Candid, Canon 20D, Cork, Ireland, People, Photos, Sigma 10-20, St Patrick's Street, Street, Urban, Vehicles

Debenhams’ confused identity

Debenhams bought Irish department store chain, "Roches Stores", back in 2006, and rebranded their Cork store on Patrick Street shortly afterwards.

Unfortunately nobody has yet replaced the big "Roches Stores" logo at the top of the building. It’s still there, more than a year later! 🙂

Aperture ƒ/8
Camera Canon EOS 20D
Focal length 10mm
ISO 400
Shutter speed 1/320s
Standard