The final day of the year 2007. It’s cloudy and misty and rain is in the air. Very mild for this time of year actually.
2007 was a mixed bag for many people. It was a year of extremes – joy and sadness in equal measures, but life changing for myself and my wife as our son Adam was born into the world this year.
This sunset was shot at Garrettstown Beach a few weeks ago. Dedicated to the memory of Gerry who visited that beach with us before she passed away.
A skip or large rubbish bin is manoeuvred into place on a building site off Paul Street, Cork.
Those tall cranes are practically a part of city life now …
Darkness descends on the City of Cork and the lights of the Grand Parade spill from the windows. In the background is St. Finbarr’s Cathedral and the rest of the urban environment heading out west.
This image is quite similar to another Grand Parade shot from about a month ago. This one isn’t quite as wide, and was created from one RAW image, shot after the sun had gone down.
Like yesterday’s shot of the landmarks this was also taken at the top of the Grand Parade car park!
In this one single image are pictured several landmark buildings in Cork City:
The day I shot this was gloomy and overcast. Thick black clouds covered the city but for a few minutes a small part was bathed in light from a sun peaking through a gap in the clouds.
This was shot from the roof of the car park on the Grand Parade.
Oh yes, I’m toying with the idea of watermarking my images. I hate seeing an image destroyed by a name written over the actual image. A false bottom border and my details there might be a good compromise. It’s simple to remove but it’s one more step for a thief to take. What do you think?
A long exposure at f/22 creates the beautiful star like pinpoints of light and enough time to capture the light trail from passing cars.
No tripod, so I used street furniture to balance the camera!
The post box outside a post office in Fermoy, Co. Cork.
A fuel truck from Maxol fuels a boat docked at Dingle Harbour with diesel.
Meanwhile, a long lorry next to it is loaded with goods from the boat. Busy times.
Today is dull, there’s a glimpse of blue out, it’s cold, there’s a chilly wind blowing.
Blue sky and fluffy clouds in Kerry while on holiday. Great memories.