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Queen Elizabeth 2 in Cobh

Queen Elizabeth 2 in Cobh

The QE2 docked in Cobh last Thursday. This was shot at the bottom of steps down to the water where seaweed made footing precarious. I saw a few people venture down the steps but none went further than half way down. The tide was well out so I was maybe 3m below the quayside, standing in wet and slippery seaweed. The risks I take to get a photo!

Oh yeah, there’s already something gone bust in my new Canon 40D. The pop up flash refuses to pop up unless I prise it open with a fingernail. It tries a few times, gives up and issues an Error 99 and needs to be switched off and on. The same happened to my Canon 20D, but I’m surprised the 40D didn’t last a bit longer ..

Aperture ƒ/8
Camera Canon EOS 40D
Focal length 21mm
ISO 100
Shutter speed 1/125s

By Donncha

Donncha Ó Caoimh is a software developer at Automattic and WordPress plugin developer. He posts photos at In Photos and can also be found on Twitter.

4 replies on “Queen Elizabeth 2 in Cobh”

Awesome photo. wish i had seen it when it was in belfast, don’t think i’ve seen such a big ship before (in person).

That does suck about the flash, though I can’t remember the last time i used my built-in flash.

as much as i loved all of your pictures i feel i have to mention your very outdated comment regarding the waving of a Union Jack on the QE2. i am British and have been living in Ireland for 6 years, but lived here for much of my youth so am in the words of the Irish a blow-back. i was outraged when i read your comment about the waving of a union jack geting under the skin of the Irish. the QE2 is a British Ship, most of her passengers are British so what is the harm in flying a british flag. i llived in london for many years and on a daily basis you would see many irish people wearing jumpers with the tri-colour on it and not once would you hear a negative comment about it. i think its about time you buried the hatchet and stopped making small minded comments about how it gets under the skin of most Irish.. it does not and its people like you who dont let the past stay in the past. how many British people died as a result of the IRA?????????

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