Ferris Wheel & Christmas Market, Cork



On a crisp, dark December evening, there is nothing better than walking around Cork city with my camera and a tripod to capture photos of the cityscape at night.The erection of a Ferris wheel in the Christmas market on Grand Parade provided a great opportunity to take some long exposures and play with light in this brightly lit urban environment. 

The Ferris wheel provided the main focal point in these photos but the supporting lights around the street really emphasise the hustle and bustle around the Christmas market. Playing around with 15 second shutter speeds caught trails of car lights and, very unintentionally, the red, amber and green bulbs on the traffic lights together. A 30 second exposure captured the Ferris wheel lit up like a bright circle- exactly what I love about shooting in Manual mode.

Ferris Wheel Grand Parade

Cork Ferris Wheel

Grand Parade Cork Ferris Wheel Christmas Market

South Mall Electric Ferris Wheel Cork


Gecko & Termite Life, Angkor Wat

Things I am not fond of- lizards, geckos, snakes, large insects, small insects and mosquitoes.

Things I saw while in Cambodia- lizards, geckos, snakes and insects of all sizes. Shudder…

Still my photographic curiosity overcame my horror, and through my photos, I’ve found a little bit to admire about our smaller companions on this planet.

Looking at the gecko below, I now see shiny scales, versatile padded feet and bright little eyes… but still I’m not too sure I would be happy to see one of them on the ceiling above my bed.

The line of termites marching onwards on their journey, possibly towards a new home, caused me to admire their tenacity and social organisation. The photo of the line is only a tenth of the amount of termites we saw marching by in that line, and to me, there is something astonishing about that.

Lizard Angkor Wat

Termites March