Old rope on the quayside in Bantry Harbour, Co. Cork. I love the different textures in this image, and I knew I’d be happy with it in b/w!
Bertie’s going overboard today, hopefully. As I write this Bertie Ahern is speaking and it sounds like a resignation speech. I haven’t heard an apology for lying under oath and deceiving the public yet however.
Unfortunately we’re all going to forget this by the next election. Hopefully the other parties will make hay while the sun shines.
Posting this today as Miriam’s photo of the same sign reminded me I had shot this at Allihies Beach in Co. Cork.
It’s appropriate too.
Edit – he’s out. Bertie Ahern will resign on May 6th 2008.
The Ouvane River runs near Bantry in Co. Cork and in the distance is Carriganass Castle.
The weather was terrible when I took this. Showers, cold, wind. How I suffer for my art!
Some of the swans at the Lough a few weeks ago during the photo walk. Got a few more shots from that session to post!
This was shot from a precarious position. I jumped up on one of the concrete posts dotted around the pond and very carefully snapped a couple of shots. I just about managed to balance there for a few minutes! See the two black swans everyone else was shooting?
From left to right: Donal, Ryan, Kevin, Katie and Sean spotted me and started shooting the biggest birdbrain there ..
Girls feed the swans at the Lough on Sunday afternoon.
Will posted his first photo from the day on his blog. He did arrive late, but he made up for lost time!
You really only appreciate how large and imposing a swan is when they rear up out of the water and spread their magnificent wings. While at The Lough on Sunday there were a number of fights between swans. Guess it’s that time of the year again, eh?
The swans were fairly tame towards us humans, and allowed us to shoot quite closely, but I’ve had run ins with swans before and I’m always suspicious of them!
A heron swoops in on a bunch of greedy gulls at The Lough yesterday!
In retrospect, we were very lucky with the weather for the photowalk. Just after I got home the downpour started and 60mph winds ravaged the south of the country!
I was going to upload a bunch of the photowalk shots today but I’ll let them trickle in and then post the remainer on Friday.
Ropes tie up small boats in Bantry, Co Cork. The tide is very far out and many boats are stranded in the mud.
I love the texture of rope. Yummy.
Looking forward to meeting you all at the photowalk tomorrow!