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14 Nov

Chuck Berries?

In f. Nature & Sky by admin / November 14, 2011 / 0 Comments

10 Nov

Full Moon, Empty Heart (Belly song)

In f. Nature & Sky by admin / November 10, 2011 / 0 Comments

Here’s my token photo of a full moon. I think that every amateur photographer has taken a photo of a full moon at some stage.
I checked and the optimal settings are meant to be something like:
1/125 second
f 11 or so
lowest ISO possible

I saw the moon on my way home from work but by the time I arrived home it was already dark so I shoot at f2.8, 1/60 second and ISO 200 at 200mm. Ideally I’d have a longer zoom lens so I could crop closer without losing detail.

09 Nov

Where We Sported And Played- Pairc Ui Chaoimh

In h. Sport,k.Buildings & Architecture by admin / November 9, 2011 / 2 Comments

Pairc Ui Caoimh stadium, home to Cork GAA

Pairc Ui Caoimh a Gaelic Athletic Association (GAA) stadium in the Ballintemple area of Cork in Ireland, where major hurling and Gaelic football matches are played and home of Cork GAA. Pairc Ui Caoimh had an original capacity of about 50,000, however, this capacity has been progressively reduced because of safety regulations to the current figure of 43,500.

I’m used to large crowds in Pairc Ui Caoimh on sunny Sundays in the summer and seeing Cork win another hurling or football game. I was walking with Conor, my son there a weekend over the summer and was allowed into the stadium to have a wander around. I know Pairc Ui Caoimh is an old stadium but I was amazed at how basic the changing rooms are (see 2nd last photo).

Please click here to see my other set of photographs from Paric Ui Chaoimh

07 Nov

You Can Leave Your Hat On

In d. People & Animals by admin / November 7, 2011 / 0 Comments

I’m suprised that Conor (1 1/2) will leave his hat on when he’s outside, his older sister kept taking hers off and throwing it away. This is the first time I used the in built filters in my camera; a Pentax K-7, you can see the effect in the second shot. it gives a nice effect I think. I used to think that any in built filters would just be a novelty but I like some of them.

03 Nov

Row, Row, Row Your Boat

In g.Colourful by admin / November 3, 2011 / 0 Comments