Posts Tagged: Signs

Telecom Club

Telecom Club

The Telecom Club on McCurtain Street, Cork.

Telecom Éireann was the state telecoms monopoly until other companies came into the country some years ago but in it’s current state, Éircom, they still own most (all?) the copper phone lines that go into homes here.

I’m not sure of the history of the Telecom Club in Cork, but I have been in there. A few years ago I took Spanish classes there for about 3 months until my interest waned. Don’t take that for a sign of how you’ll do with your new year’s resolutions. 🙂

Aperture ƒ/4
Camera Canon EOS 40D
Focal length 18mm
ISO 400
Shutter speed 1/40s


The London Underground, March 2012.

Aperture ƒ/5
Camera Canon EOS 40D
Focal length 48mm
ISO 800
Shutter speed 1/20s

No Hotel

Moore’s Hotel on Morrison’s Quay, a former hotel that is now up for rent. I’d never been in there when it was a hotel but did meet an interesting man who worked there. The woo was strong in that one!

Edit: mouse over the image. Trying to do a before and after thing. Do you like it?

Aperture ƒ/8
Camera Canon EOS 40D
Focal length 16mm
ISO 100
Shutter speed 1/80s

Waterloo Geocache

There’s a geocache close to where I live near the village of Waterloo. It’s hidden away next to a bridge but I have not been able to find it despite my best efforts.

Still, got a photo out of the walk there yesterday.

Behind the scenes of the Thieving Duck

Long time readers will remember the thieving duck photo that I made in 2005. Scratch that, many people who use email, Facebook, Twitter or other social media website will be familiar with this photo. A recent post on Reddit showed me just how tired some people are of it as a meme! I would dearly love to know who it was that copied the photo into a joke email because I would thank them.

At first I was upset that my photo had been taken and used without my permission. It took me a long time to figure out that it doesn’t matter. I had fun taking the photo and it’s a reminder of a great holiday. I smiled looking at the photos this morning while I picked out these shots for this post. I wonder if the model, or the people pictured here have seen the meme?

I had no idea who financed this shoot although the Snopes article on it suggests Western Union did, nor did I talk to anyone there but I saw a chance to get an interesting photo and I took it.

Here’s a gallery of behind the scenes shots. Enjoy!

Aperture ƒ/6.3
Camera Canon EOS 20D
Focal length 55mm
ISO 100
Shutter speed 1/80s

Goldhawk Road

The train station at Goldhawk Road, London. March 2012.

Aperture ƒ/14
Camera Canon EOS 40D
Focal length 21mm
ISO 400
Shutter speed 1/400s

Countdown to the Olympics

The Olympic countdown in Trafalgar Square. Obviously from a few months ago unless the timer has stopped again!

Aperture ƒ/9
Camera Canon EOS 40D
Focal length 20mm
ISO 100
Shutter speed 1/80s

A Peaceful Tree in Iceland

A tree wrapped in a woven covering with the peace sign on it in Reykjavik. Anyone know the story behind it?

Aperture ƒ/10
Camera Canon EOS 40D
Focal length 10mm
ISO 400
Shutter speed 1/200s

Frak that Cup

In the window.

Aperture ƒ/5.6
Camera Canon EOS 40D
Focal length 40mm
ISO 100
Shutter speed 1/100s