I love taking pictures of lights, and when better than now during the short days and very long nights. Getting the correct aperature is key to making great pictures as I feel the above shot of the Centra Filling Station in Castletownbere shows. I took several shots with varying degrees of success, trying to get a nice set of red lights but balanced with the lights of the station looking their best.
The one below is of Cork Airport
I was at the launch of a Collins Press book of aerial photography. Having been published by Collins and interested in aerial photography myself I was keen to be there. I arrived early and so with time on my hands took some shots of the airport buildings. I left my tripod in the boot of my car on this occasion, parked a mile away in a hotel, so rather than trapse back for it I hand held the camera against a lamp post to take the shot. Using the Canon 5D mk3 helps as it is particularly good at low light
The above I shot at the pier in Adrigole on the Beara Peninsula. A very simple shot, hand held. Often the simple shots are the ones that work the best. I loved the sky, but also the lamp light reflected in the pier wth Hungry Hill in the background which is the highest mountain on the Beara Peninsula