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A boat in Cape Clear

A solitary boat in the North Harbour, Cape Clear Island. PS. Check out Jolt++, a new photoblog created by fellow Automatticer Michael Pick. Great photos, and I really like the Tumble theme. I wonder how I’d squeeze my adverts into such a theme? PPS. My brother Donal was featured on the envelope of the first […]

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Trophy

Kinsale Co. Cork, last July. Aperture ƒ/8 Camera Canon EOS 20D Focal length 200mm ISO 100 Shutter speed 1/400s

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Lifeboat 9 on the QE2

Lifeboats are dotted around the The Queen Elizabeth 2. They’re high up above some of the lower decks as far as I can remember and there are plenty of them. Hopefully won’t ever be needed. Aperture ƒ/10 Camera Canon EOS 40D Focal length 200mm ISO 400 Shutter speed 1/500s

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No visitors on the QE2

Crowds gathered to see the Queen Elizabeth 2 off from Cobh 2 weeks ago, but they weren’t getting on board unless they had a ticket! Aperture ƒ/9 Camera Canon EOS 40D Focal length 18mm ISO 400 Shutter speed 1/200s

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Cast Off in Bantry

A small ferry casts off and heads out of Bantry Harbour with lots of hunting dogs and their owners. This was last February and I watched with interest wondering where they were going. More QE2 photos to come, when I have time to work on them! Aperture ƒ/6.3 Camera Canon EOS 20D Focal length 10mm […]

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Flying the Irish Tricolour on the QE2

The Queen Elizabeth 2 is a British ship, and it’s likely that many of the passengers were British too. I spotted one large Union Jack flag draped over a railing and people on the ship waved mini Union Jack flags too. That sort of gets under the skin of many Irish people. A huge crowd […]

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QE2 Leaving Cork

The Queen Elizabeth 2, or QE2, flagship of the Cunard Line, docked for the last time in Cobh yesterday and left this evening just after 6pm. Here she is after turning in Cork Harbour and seconds before she increased speed and left the harbour for good. In 2009, she will become a floating hotel in […]

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The cars of Cape Clear

Cape Clear Island, or Oilean Chleire, is only 3 miles long and 1 mile wide, but it’s only 40 minutes by ferry to the mainland so it’s fairly easy to bring out vehicles. In fact, I saw many more cars on the island than I did on my last trip. As you may have guessed […]

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Speeding Boat

A speedboat, at speed, races past the more sedate Naomh Ciaran II on our way to Oilean Cleire, or Cape Clear. You can see the island itself in the background! Aperture ƒ/8 Camera Canon EOS 40D Focal length 106mm ISO 100 Shutter speed 1/320s

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Mulroy Bay II stranded in the evening sun

Another shot of the Mulroy Bay II as it lay in shallow waters in Baltimore Bay. Aperture ƒ/11 Camera Canon EOS 40D Focal length 125mm ISO 100 Shutter speed 1/50s

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Naomh Ciaran II

Naomh Ciaran II, the Cape Clear Ferry for many a year is still going strong. Here she is tied up at the pier in Baltimore, Co Cork, Ireland. The last time I boarded her (probably 15 years ago) and travelled to Oilean Cleire she was painted green and white, but it seems she has had […]

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Mulroy Bay II

Mulroy Bay II, one of two trawlers abandoned in the waters near Baltimore town in Co Cork, Ireland. Shot from Tullagh Cemetery. PS. Calvin took a few nights shots of the Mulroy Bay II a few days ago when local artist Sheelagh Broderick and others lit up the vessel with high powered lanterns. Aperture ƒ/40 […]

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Castletownbere Harbour

This is the harbour at Castletownbere with an impressive cloud hanging over the water. It may possibly be the same cloud over Allihies Beach but that’s probably just wishful thinking on my part. Both photos were taken close in time to each other so maybe .. Aperture ƒ/10 Camera Canon EOS 20D Focal length 10mm […]

Kinsale at night

Kinsale at Night

The quiet, residential part of Kinsale as photographed from the busy touristy part across the harbour! This was a long exposure shot that came out quite nicely but it did show up the dead pixels on my sensor again. Good thing I don’t have time to shoot many of these types of photos nowadays. The […]

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Skyhawk

Skyhawk, a boat moored in Kinsale harbour. Moored there for quite some time by the looks of things. It’s aptly named. It seems the local bird population have taken a liking to it and made it a stopping off point. I didn’t go to the Marathon today. Adam was up until 10.30pm last night bawling […]