I had a shot in mind for the "Urban" theme competition and thought Cork City would be the best place. With the help of "Google Street Viewer" I set my sights on a couple of streets off Patrick Street. I was looking for a narrow street with high buildings and settled on "French Church Street"
I took several shots at different angles. The low angle shot, to me, gave good depth to the image and I was happy with the leading lines from the side and the drain up the middle.
To add mood to the image I thought Black and White worked best but the sky was too grey and blown out. With an "app" on the ipod i was able to change the sky to add more mood.
Taken on Nikon D5000, Tokina 11-16mm wide angle lens at 12mm focal length. Aperture 7.1, ISO 400, 1/6s shutter speed. iPod app, "Juxtaposer"
- Jim O'Neill