Photography, Photos

Watching the Sunset in Edinburgh

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Canon 40D, Cork, Ireland, Photography, Photos, Sigma 18-200, Urban

Blarney Sunrise

Blarney Sunrise

Sunrise, as seen from my home office here in Blarney about 3 weeks ago. The weather was great in September. Much better than it was in August.

Aperture ƒ/3.5
Camera Canon EOS 40D
Focal length 18mm
ISO 100
Shutter speed 1/30s
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Canon 40D, Cork, Ireland, Landscape, Nature, Night, Photography, Photos, Sigma 18-200, Sky, Sun, Urban

Tullagh Cemetery at Sunset

Tullagh Cemetery at Sunset

Tullagh Cemetery in Baltimore, Co Cork, Ireland is just a field away from the excellent Casey’s Hotel where we spent the last week. I went down there one evening to shoot a couple of half capsized trawlers in the bay when I turned around and saw some of the headstones silhouetted against the setting sun.

I went searching online and found that 3 Commonwealth burials of the 1914-1918 war were in this graveyard.

Aperture ƒ/11
Camera Canon EOS 40D
Focal length 59mm
ISO 100
Shutter speed 1/640s
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Canon 20D, Cork, Ireland, Kinsale, Photography, Photos, Sigma 18-200, Signs

The writing’s on the wall for Heineken

The writing's on the wall for Heineken

Heineken logo silhouette on the ground outside a cafe in Kinsale on a very bright sunny day some time back.

If you’re wondering, the image above mirrored, otherwise the logo would be backwards!

Aperture ƒ/10
Camera Canon EOS 20D
Focal length 48mm
ISO 100
Shutter speed 1/200s
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Blarney, Canon 20D, Canon 75-300, Cork, Ireland, Photos, Sky, Sun, Urban

Great ball of flame

Great ball of flame

Sunrise over Blarney a few days ago. There was a thin layer of cloud on the horizon that nicely blocked out much of the light of the sun allowing me to capture this early morning sun.

It’s amazing to think that the light we see takes 8 minutes to travel the immense distance between the Sun and Earth. What’s even more remarkable is the thousands of years a photon can spend zinging back and forth inside the Sun before emerging as heat and light.

Aperture ƒ/6.3
Camera Canon EOS 20D
Focal length 270mm
ISO 100
Shutter speed 1/320s
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Abstract, Canon 20D, Caroline Street, Cork, Ireland, Music, People, Photos, Sigma 10-20, Urban

Silhouettes in the club

Some of the audience who gathered to take part in the Stanley Super 800 video of Gatecrashing silhouetted against the bright lights around the band’s equipment.

I underexposed on purpose so the silhouettes of the people in the image contrasted with the stage lighting. Shot during a break in performances when most people were outside getting some air!

Aperture ƒ/4.5
Camera Canon EOS 20D
Focal length 28mm
ISO 200
Shutter speed 1/6s
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Abstract, Architecture, Birds, Canon 20D, Cork, Ireland, Look up, Mardyke Parade, Photos, Sigma 10-20, Sky, Sun, Urban

Shadows of prison and freedom

A crow flies off into the freedom of the air with a crumb of bread he found on the pavement. The railings of nearby houses are like those of a prison keeping humans in and trapped and closed off.

Who is free?

Aperture ƒ/10
Camera Canon EOS 20D
Focal length 10mm
ISO 100
Shutter speed 1/200s
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Architecture, Cork, Ireland, Photos, River, River Lee, Sigma 10-20, Sky, Sullivan's Quay, Urban

Is it Bank of Scotland(Ireland) or Halifax?

Bank of Scotland(Ireland) are changing their unwieldy name to the much shorter “Halifax”. The bank is a major player in the UK market, but the name change could yet backfire because Halifax isn’t very well known in Ireland. I presume a slick marketing campaign will take care of that.

The building across the river is the Cork branch of the bank on the Grand Parade. I love how the sun picked out the bright white of it’s walls and the bike in the foreground was in shadow beneath a tree.

Aperture ƒ/16
Camera Canon EOS 20D
Focal length 10mm
ISO 200
Shutter speed 1/500s
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