Bantry, Canon 10-22, Canon 20D, Cork, Flowers, Ireland, Landscape, Nature, Photos

Mountain Daffodil

A daffodil in the garden of a house in the hills north east of Bantry Bay. I drove up there last Saturday morning and stopped when I saw the open gate. Wandering in the driveway I took a few shots of the view and then noticed these daffodils growing.

I prefer the daffodils. The day was too gloomy and the view wasn’t that great.

Dedicated to the memory of the three young men who lost their lives today in nearby Dunboy Castle.

Aperture ƒ/8
Camera Canon EOS 20D
Focal length 10mm
ISO 200
Shutter speed 1/200s
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Beach, Black and White, Canon 20D, Dingle, Ireland, Kerry, Photos, Sigma 10-20, Sky, Vehicles

Holiday Caravan

A holiday caravan near a beach on the Dingle Peninsula.

This caravan has been in the same spot for at least the last 2 years, and probably longer. I wanted to shoot it for quite a while but it wasn’t until I converted this shot to b/w that I was happy with it.

Aperture ƒ/7.1
Camera Canon EOS 20D
Focal length 10mm
ISO 100
Shutter speed 1/125s
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Canon 20D, Ireland, Kerry, Killarney, Lights, Long Exposure, Night, Photos, Sigma 10-20, Urban

Randles Court Starlights

We stayed in The Randles Court Hotel in Killarney, Co. Kerry last February and one night I wandered out to take a few shots.

This was a long exposure shot, with the aperture closed down as much as possible to f/22.

Lovely hotel too!

Aperture ƒ/22
Camera Canon EOS 20D
Focal length 10mm
ISO 100
Shutter speed 30s
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Beach, Canon 20D, Ireland, Kerry, Landscape, Nature, Photos, Sea, Sigma 10-20, Sky, Slea Head, Sun, Water

Shadows on Slea Head

Shadows from the broken clouds above play over the landscape on Slea Head in Co. Kerry. Every moment was a different photo until the rain eventually caught up with us!

Aperture ƒ/8
Camera Canon EOS 20D
Focal length 18mm
ISO 100
Shutter speed 1/160s
Standard
Canon 20D, Dingle, Ireland, Kerry, Photos, Sigma 10-20, Sky

Shadows of a blue sky

Shadows from unseen clouds leave their mark on the ground telling of their passage through the heavens.

Shot on Wine Strand, Co. Kerry, looking across the bay.

Aperture ƒ/11
Camera Canon EOS 20D
Focal length 88mm
ISO 100
Shutter speed 1/400s
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Autumn, Candid, Canon 20D, Ireland, Kerry, Look up, People, Photos, Sigma 10-20, Sky

Feeding the horse

Feeding a horse in a field near Dingle in Co. Kerry.

It was a gorgeous beautiful day last September. The sky was blue and dotted with clouds and the sun shone brightly.

Aperture ƒ/11
Camera Canon EOS 20D
Focal length 20mm
ISO 100
Shutter speed 1/125s
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Abstract, Candid, Canon 20D, Cork, Grand Parade, Ireland, People, Photos, Sigma 10-20, Signs, Street, Urban, Vehicles

Cork City Tour Bus

The Tour Bus just left without me! An open top bus brings tourists around the city, where to? I’m not sure, I’ve never taken it!

This was on Grand Parade about 9 months ago. The plastic dividers in the middle of the street are now gone and where that bus is driving is now pavement, with the odd road works still going on.

Aperture ƒ/10
Camera Canon EOS 20D
Focal length 10mm
ISO 200
Shutter speed 1/250s
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Architecture, California, Candid, Canon 20D, Look up, People, Photos, San Francisco, Sigma 10-20, Sky, United States

Antennas in the sky like sentinels

Antennas reach to the sky above San Francisco. I’m not sure of the name of this hill, or how to get there again! Niall showed myself and Mark around up there before heading down by the Bay Bridge, grabbing a bite to eat in a local restaurant and finally ending up at the post-WordCamp bash with the rest of Automattic and everyone else!

Aperture ƒ/13
Camera Canon EOS 20D
Focal length 10mm
ISO 200
Shutter speed 1/320s
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Advertising, Black and White, California, Canon 20D, Photos, San Francisco, Sigma 10-20, Street, Trains, United States, Urban, Vehicles

San Francisco Tram

A tram waits for tourists a few blocks from Union Square in San Francisco. It’s a popular attraction. There was a long line of people waiting to board just behind me!

Technique – I used a blurred layer with a layer mask and circular gradients to create the blurred background. Black and white conversion with colour mixer.

Aperture ƒ/5.6
Camera Canon EOS 20D
Focal length 10mm
ISO 200
Shutter speed 1/60s
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Black and White, Boat, Canary Islands, Candid, Lanzarote, Panasonic FZ5, People, Photos, Water

Watching the fish underwater in Lanzarote

A young boy watches fish swim past on a boat off the coast of Lanzarote in the Canary Islands. The boat’s staff threw food overboard for the fish while the passengers went below decks to watch from the observation windows. As it was the start of the season in May, the boat was nowhere near full and everyone got a good look at the marine life swimming past.

This is the first picture I’ve posted from our honeymoon in Lanzarote last year. I took so many photos it’s daunting to look through them and pick out the ones I want to publish.

Aperture ƒ/2.8
Camera DMC-FZ5
Focal length 6mm
ISO 80
Shutter speed 1/50s
Standard
Architecture, Black and White, California, Candid, Canon 20D, Look up, People, Photos, San Francisco, Sigma 10-20, Sky, Street, Union Square, United States, Urban

San Francisco Tourists

Tourists stopped on the sidewalk off Union Square in San Francisco last summer. Despite the city’s reputation for fog the day was sunny and clear.

I had a great time doing some street photography of course!

Aperture ƒ/10
Camera Canon EOS 20D
Focal length 10mm
ISO 200
Shutter speed 1/200s
Standard
Alcatraz, Architecture, California, Canon 20D, Photos, San Francisco, Sigma 10-20, United States

Alcatraz Control Center

The Control Center in Alcatraz. This room is visible to all visitors to the prison and is beautifully preserved.

I couldn’t find anything specific about this room but Alcatraz History has a very good site with lots of information about the prison on Alcatraz Island.

Aperture ƒ/4
Camera Canon EOS 20D
Focal length 10mm
ISO 200
Shutter speed 1/2.5s
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