This morning (Wednesday) I headed into Cork City for an appointment with the dentist, rain was falling steadily, puddles lay on the ground and I discovered my shoes were porous.
Sounds like a nightmare morning, but you’d be wrong to come to that conclusion. The dentist was just a check up and a clean bill of health was provided, the shoes were on my list to replace anyway and the rain and puddles simply meant that there would be reflections and umbrellas to add to the street scene.
I was trying to get a sufficiently slow shutter speed to get blurred motion, but not excessive. I also felt that black and white worked best for most of these scenes, with too many colours in the damp weather proving a distraction.
So here are the images from my damp hours in Cork City this morning (click on an image to enlarge):
For many of these shots I have to say I prefer using the backs of people rather than their faces; by giving less one almost seems to add more to the image. Undertaking these images on St. Patrick’s Street has also made me take in the facades of the buildings above shop level.
Be interesting to know what you think of the B&W vs Colour debate for these images; the two images on the right being identical with one being converted to B&W.