Ireland, People, Photography, Photos, Street, Urban

Tearing It Down

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Black and White, Cork, Ireland, Photography, Photos, Urban

The former tax office on Sullivan’s Quay

The former tax office on Sullivan’s Quay will soon become the building site of the largest hotel in Cork according to this article in the Evening Echo.

ANOTHER major hotel development in Cork is set to begin construction after planning permission was granted to demolish the former tax office on Sullivan’s Quay, replacing it with a 220-bed, four-star hotel which would make it the Cork’s largest hotel.

Aperture ƒ/4
Camera Canon EOS 6D
Focal length 65mm
ISO 100
Shutter speed 13s
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Canon 20D, Cork, Ireland, Photos, Sigma 18-200, Sullivan's Quay, Urban

Red Lantern

red lantern

A lantern with red glass sides sits on the window sill of the restaurant in the Quay Coop, Sullivan’s Quay in Cork. In the background is Halifax Bank which I have photographed previously.

Processed shots from the photowalk in Doneraile will take a while to do. Still catching up after the day out yesterday!

Aperture ƒ/5.6
Camera Canon EOS 20D
Focal length 106mm
ISO 400
Shutter speed 1/250s
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Architecture, Canon 20D, Cork, Ireland, Photos, Sigma 10-20, Sullivan's Quay, Urban

Inside Sullivan’s Quay

A look inside the old Christian Brother school on Sullivan’s Quay in Cork.
The place is a mess. Desks and tables thrown about. Computer monitors sit staring into space and a basketball ring attached to the far wall unused for who knows how long.

Aperture ƒ/5.6
Camera Canon EOS 20D
Focal length 10mm
ISO 400
Shutter speed 1/60s
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Architecture, Canon 20D, Cork, Ireland, People, Photos, Sigma 10-20, Sullivan's Quay, Urban

Sullivan’s Quay sold!

The old Christian Brother’s school on Sullivan’s Quay was put up for auction and sold recently. It’s in a prime city centre location but is also a very old building.

My brother attended there briefly when the Model School transferred from Anglesea St near the end of it’s life.

Interesting bits: School Days at ‘The Quay’ and a photo from John Wallace.

Tomorrow, a picture looking in.

Aperture ƒ/10
Camera Canon EOS 20D
Focal length 10mm
ISO 400
Shutter speed 1/200s
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Architecture, Cork, Houses, Ireland, Photos, River, River Lee, Sigma 10-20, Sullivan's Quay, Urban, Water

Steps down to the river

Steps lead down to the River Lee in Cork City. Railing stops people going down them but in times past fishermen and other boat users hauled goods up these steps onto the quays.

This was taken a few yards up the quay from a previous shot.

Technique: To increase the dynamic range of this photo I made copies of the original layer. The bottom of the photo was quite dark and that had to be brightened and the sky was too bright so darkening that helped significantly. I used layer masks to isolate my changes to those areas of the photo that needed it.

The new Digital Journalist is out!

I like this: Ramadan in Beaumont. Love the second image here.

Aperture ƒ/10
Camera Canon EOS 20D
Focal length 10mm
ISO 200
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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