River

That after sun glow

The after sun glow The sun had just set over this stretch of the water in Cork Harbour near Monkstown and the sky had turned a beautiful orange and purple and red and golden. Much to the annoyance of my dog Oscar, I stopped and spent a good 10 minutes shooting this scene and basked […]

Grand Parade on the Lee

Grand Parade on the Lee This is the Grand Parade in Cork, from across the River Lee on Sullivan’s Quay. It was the graffiti on the river wall, “Tek”, that prompted me to shoot this image and I like how it came out. It does lose something in this resized version because of the distant […]

45 on the Golden Gate

45 on the Golden Gate The posted speed limit for the Golden Gate Bridge, San Francisco is 45mph but good luck to anyone who managed to reach that speed! Traffic crawled the day we were there and I suspect that’s the norm. Shot from the car as we drove along. Thanks Andy for driving that […]

Doneraile Park Stream

Doneraile Park Stream Water flows through Doneraile Park on a cold November afternoon. Despite the late season, leaves still cling to the branches of nearby trees although they’ve turned golden-orange and make a beautiful covering on the ground. I was quite surprised that the Wikipedia page for Doneraile didn’t mention Elizabeth Aldworth, one of only […]

The Moonlit Shipyards

The Moonlit Shipyards The shipyards in Rushbrooke, just outside Cobh are still active although much quieter now than during their heyday. The cranes make for great photography against the moonlit sky. This was shot from across the River Lee in Passage last November. FRLinux asked about settings so here they are, including post-processing: Flickr’s exif […]

City Hall at night

City Hall at night Cork City Hall at night as viewed from across the river. It was all lit up for the Modern Homes Exhibition and as it was such a calm night the reflection on the River Lee was beautiful. If you watch the RTE news at 6pm or 9pm tonight, watch out for […]

The River, The Brewery and the Cathedral

The River, The Brewery and the Cathedral The River Lee rushes by the Beamish and Crawford Brewery on one side, and O’Sullivan Electrical on the other with St. Finbarre’s Cathedral in the background. I have discovered there’s a dead pixel on my camera’s sensor. Fortunately it doesn’t seem to show itself much but when I […]

A sunlit river

A sunlit river The sun blazes over Cork City and the River Lee on a fresh October afternoon. This was taken on Patrick’s Bridge looking out over the River Lee on a wonderfully bright October day. This bridge was opened on December 12th 1861 by the then Mayor, Sir John Arnott. I read a story […]

Steps down to the river

Steps down to the river Steps lead down to the River Lee in Cork City. Railing stops people going down them but in times past fishermen and other boat users hauled goods up these steps onto the quays. This was taken a few yards up the quay from a previous shot. Technique: To increase the […]

Is it Bank of Scotland(Ireland) or Halifax?

Is it Bank of Scotland(Ireland) or Halifax? Bank of Scotland(Ireland) are changing their unwieldy name to the much shorter “Halifax”. The bank is a major player in the UK market, but the name change could yet backfire because Halifax isn’t very well known in Ireland. I presume a slick marketing campaign will take care of […]

Bay Bridge San Francisco

Bay Bridge San Francisco This is the Bay Bridge in San Francisco. It’s the view from Matt’s apartment building. He brought Andy and myself up there to enjoy the view, and probably in my case to keep me awake after the long flight!

A Golden Glow over Cobh

A Golden Glow over Cobh Last night we went down to Cobh to walk around and lucky for us the rain disappeared as we approached the town! It was strange. There was lots of localised rain yesterday. Blarney was mostly dry, the roads were dry as we drove down but as soon as we crossed […]

Cobh Peoples Regatta Fireworks

I went down to Cobh to see the end of the Cobh Peoples Regatta on Sunday night. I met Donal and Celine down there and a great night was had by all! The Regatta is a weekend long festival which I found out about last year, watched the fireworks and the band that played. This […]

White Reflection

White Reflection Pure white light reflects off the waters of San Francisco Bay in this shot taken on Friday night. Thanks again Niall for that mini tour!

Tenacious in Cork

Tenacious in Cork (print) The sailing vessel, Tenacious, docked in Cork a few weeks back. I spotted the top masts over the buildings of the quayside while we went home so I had to stop! She’s a beautiful ship and apparently the largest wooden tall ship built in England in the last 100 years! She […]