Canon 20D, Cobh, Cork, Ireland, Landscape, Photography, Photos, Sigma 18-200, Urban

Boats in Cobh

Boats in Cobh

Some of the boats that have taken up semi-permanent residence in Cobh pictured in 2006. I think some of those boats are still there!

That was a beautiful but cold January evening.

Aperture ƒ/4
Camera Canon EOS 20D
Focal length 18mm
ISO 400
Shutter speed 1/500s
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Canon 40D, Cork, Ireland, Landscape, Photography, Photos, Sigma 18-200, 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
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Canon 40D, Ireland, Kerry, Landscape, Nature, Photography, Photos, Rain, Sigma 10-20

A pot of gold in the fields of Kerry

A pot of gold in the fields of Kerry

This is my desktop background. I love it! After Inch Strand on the way to Dingle in County Kerry the road gets very narrow and winds through the hills before coming down to sea level again. The picture above should be a familiar scene to anyone who has travelled that road!

The day we drove down to Dingle was a stormy one but the sun suddenly broke through the clouds and I had to pull over and get half a dozen shots of the beautiful golden light, the countryside and the rainbow. Stunning, even if I do say so myself!

Since I had one request for print prices, I uploaded this to Red Bubble. Check out A pot of gold in the fields of Kerry over there. Lots of print options.

Aperture ƒ/5.6
Camera Canon EOS 40D
Focal length 10mm
ISO 400
Shutter speed 1/250s
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Black and White, Canon 40D, Cork, Ireland, Landscape, Photography, Photos, Sigma 18-200, Urban

Cork rooftops on and on

Cork rooftops on and on

The view from the Grand Parade Car Park is a wonderful one in every direction. Rooftops and the architectural sites of the city can all be seen from there. In this view you can only see the rooftops of the city’s shops and old buildings but in the middle distance is the construction work on the block by Emmett Place (featured a few days ago).

Aperture ƒ/8
Camera Canon EOS 40D
Focal length 33mm
ISO 100
Shutter speed 1/100s
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Canon 10-22, Canon 40D, Landscape, Nature, Photography, Photos, Trees, United Kingdom

Autumn Trees

Autumn Trees

Beautiful golden leaves adorn the trees in Burnham Beeches near London. Last year I posted a photo of the same trees in Burnham Beeches and this version has been sitting in my TODO folder ever since, waiting for me to work on it.

Aperture ƒ/8
Camera Canon EOS 40D
Focal length 10mm
ISO 400
Shutter speed 1/125s
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Black and White, Candid, Canon 10-22, Canon 40D, Cork, Ireland, Landscape, People, Photography, Photos, Street, Urban, Vehicles

Idle Machinery

Idle Machinery

Cranes towering over Cork City sit idle as the sun sets on a late October day in 2008. I suspect this scene will become more rare as the recession bites.

Aperture ƒ/11
Camera Canon EOS 40D
Focal length 10mm
ISO 400
Shutter speed 1/320s
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Beach, Canon 20D, Cork, Flowers, Fountainstown, Ireland, Landscape, Nature, Photography, Photos, Rocks, Sea, Sigma 10-20, Water

Windswept Daisies

Windswept Daisies

Daisies cling to the sparse earth at the water’s edge in Fountainstown, Co Cork. This was taken just a few metres from my previous Fountainstown picture and was mocking me for over 2 years, sitting in my “Work in Progress” folder, defying my attempts to capture the feeling of that cold October day in 2006.

Aperture ƒ/9
Camera Canon EOS 20D
Focal length 10mm
ISO 200
Shutter speed 1/160s
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Canon 20D, Cork, Fountainstown, Ireland, Landscape, Nature, Photography, Photos, Sigma 10-20, Water

The tide is out at Fountainstown

The tide is out at Fountainstown

The tide was out on this evening when we visited Fountainstown in Co Cork in 2006. This photo of a boat was taken across those mud flats on a later visit so there’s plenty of opportunity for photographers there.

Aperture ƒ/8
Camera Canon EOS 20D
Focal length 10mm
ISO 200
Shutter speed 1/125s
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Canon 20D, Cork, Doneraile, Ireland, Landscape, Nature, Photography, Photos, Sigma 10-20, Trees

Sunset Glow at Doneraile Park

Sunset Glow at Doneraile Park

The setting sun cast a beautiful glow on the trees near Doneraile House in Doneraile Park in November 2006. That was a cold day, wind blew through us despite the warm coats we wore. My wife was pregnant at the time and we were in the park with her sister Gerry so it’s a memorable day for all of us.

Links: Splish splash redux – Ponder has some tips on shooting high speed photos of water and milk drops. Venividi got a few dramatic shots of the fire on North Main Street, Cork last Friday night. I got a few shots on Saturday morning but all that was left of the smoke was a smell in the air.

Aperture ƒ/5
Camera Canon EOS 20D
Focal length 24mm
ISO 200
Shutter speed 1/50s
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Canon 20D, Cork, Ireland, Kinsale, Landscape, Photography, Photos, Sea, Sigma 18-200, Urban, Water

Reflections on Kinsale

Reflections on Kinsale

If you walk along the quay in Kinsale, Co Cork and glance across the harbour you’ll see the houses above. I’ve always wondered who lives over there and what do they think of the busy tourist town across the water.

Aperture ƒ/11
Camera Canon EOS 20D
Focal length 59mm
ISO 100
Shutter speed 1/80s
Standard