Posts Tagged: Water

Boats in Drake’s Pool

There are always boats moored in the section of the Owenabue River called “Drake’s Pool”. This was a shot I took last weekend while out walking with my family there. Quite frosty but many people out walking the light from the setting sun was amazing.

Yes, this location is associated with Sir Francis Drake:

The name reveals the linkage to Sir Frances Drake who in 1743 took refuge in these waters from the Napoleonic forces as they patrolled around Cork Harbour. His hiding place worked and he lived to fight another day. (source)

PS. The name Owenabue River fascinates me. I wonder if Owenabue is the English phonetic spelling of “Abhainn Bui”? That would be “Yellow River” in Irish. Where did that name come from?

Aperture ƒ/5
Camera Canon EOS 40D
Focal length 40mm
ISO 400
Shutter speed 1/250s

River Nore, Kilkenny

River Nore, Kilkenny

The River Nore runs through the city of Kilkenny where we spent a weekend earlier this month at WordCamp Ireland. In the photo you can see the Rivercourt Hotel where I stayed with my family on the opposite bank the famous Kilkenny Castle.

Beautiful city, well worth a visit.

Aperture ƒ/4
Camera Canon EOS 40D
Focal length 10mm
ISO 800
Shutter speed 1/13s

Five Arches

The bridge spanning the river outside Abbeystrowry Cemetery near Skibereen in County Cork.

My wife was driving, I was able to enjoy the scenery! 🙂

Aperture ƒ/9
Camera Canon EOS 40D
Focal length 18mm
ISO 100
Shutter speed 1/200s

Gates of the Dead

The roofed gates of Abbeystrowry Cemetery near Skibereen in County Cork.

Aperture ƒ/9
Camera Canon EOS 40D
Focal length 72mm
ISO 100
Shutter speed 1/160s

Walsh BSC

A small boat in Baltimore, County Cork.

The Galleries on Mallow Camera Club are back in operation! The site used to use a modified fGallery to allow members to upload photos but there’s an exploit for the last version of that plugin, it doesn’t work in WP 2.9.x and the author has abandoned the project unfortunately.

WordPress now supports galleries anyway so I converted the fGallery galleries into pages and upload files in the posts table. Works nicely now!

Aperture ƒ/8
Camera Canon EOS 40D
Focal length 10mm
ISO 100
Shutter speed 1/160s

The Clarion and the Boardwalk

The Clarion Hotel and the Boardwalk and offices sit on the banks of the River Lee in Cork City Centre.

Aperture ƒ/8
Camera Canon EOS 20D
Focal length 10mm
ISO 100
Shutter speed 1/200s

Seagull and the Boat

A seagull calmly swims by a small boat in Baltimore Harbour, County Cork.

Aperture ƒ/10
Camera Canon EOS 40D
Focal length 22mm
ISO 100
Shutter speed 1/50s

The chains that bind

A disused chain lies forgotten on the ground near the lighthouse on Mizen Head, County Cork.

Aperture ƒ/8
Camera Canon EOS 20D
Focal length 10mm
ISO 100
Shutter speed 1/160s

Stuck in the middle with you

A construction platform of some type sits in the River Lee, Cork in this photo shot in April 2008. I’m sure I have a photo of it up by Sullivan’s Quay too.

Aperture ƒ/10
Camera Canon EOS 20D
Focal length 14mm
ISO 100
Shutter speed 1/200s