After dark

December 19, 2014  •  Leave a Comment

Centra Filling StationCentra Filling StationThe Centra Filling Station, Castletownbere, selling Topaz fuel

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

Cork AirportCork AirportAfter dark on a November night

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

Adrigole PierAdrigole PierThe pier at Adrigole, looking across the harbour to Hungry Hill

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


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