Canon 20D, Cork, Ireland, Photography, Photos, Sigma 10-20, Urban

Reach For The Sky

Bare trees reach for the sky by the Atlantic Pond and Marina in Blackrock, Cork.

Shot in April 2008.

woof woof woof woof woof woof woof woof woof….

Aperture ƒ/10
Camera Canon EOS 20D
Focal length 10mm
ISO 100
Shutter speed 1/250s
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Blackrock Terrace
Blackpool, Canon 20D, Cork, Ireland, Photography, Photos, Sigma 10-20, Urban

Blackrock Terrace

Blackrock Terrace

The Blackrock end of Pairc Ui Chaoimh in Cork. Michael Jackson, U2 and err, not sure who else have played in this stadium as well as the obvious GAA matches!

Aperture ƒ/5.6
Camera Canon EOS 20D
Focal length 10mm
ISO 100
Shutter speed 1/80s
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Canon 20D, Cork, Ireland, Photography, Photos, Sigma 10-20, Urban

Bare Trees, Budding Trees

Bare naked trees are all you’ll see along the Marina in Blackrock at this time of year but in April the leaves are budding and life is returning.

Aperture ƒ/10
Camera Canon EOS 20D
Focal length 14mm
ISO 100
Shutter speed 1/200s
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Canon 40D, Cork, Ireland, Photography, Photos, Sigma 18-200, Urban

Páirc Uí Chaoimh

Pairc Ui Chaoimh

Páirc Uí Chaoimh in Blackrock, Cork. It’s named after Pádraig Ó Caoimh (no relation), “a native of Roscommon, this War of Independence veteran became secretary of the Cork County Board at 21, and he began a 35-year stint as General-Secretary of the GAA barely a decade later”(ref)

Michael Jackson and U2 have both played here in the distant past.

Shot from the roof of the Montenotte Hotel during our last photowalk. You can also see the Marina, the River Lee and Lough Mahon in the distance.

Aperture ƒ/5.6
Camera Canon EOS 40D
Focal length 106mm
ISO 100
Shutter speed 1/200s
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Black and White, Canon 40D, Cork, Ireland, Photography, Photos, Sigma 18-200, Urban

Big Wheel in the Showgrounds

Big Wheel in the Showgrounds

The big wheel, as seen from The Atlantic Pond outside Pairc Ui Chaoimh in Cork.

Sort of fitting that I post a photo of a fairground ride on the day that Michael Jackson is laid to rest.

BTW – there are still places on the Cork photowalk on the 18th. It’s less than 2 weeks now! Anyone have any suggestions about where to go afterwards? Old Oak perhaps? Would they be serving any sort of food around 4pm? It’ll be hard to find a restaurant that could fit up to 50 of us and we’d be stuck sitting down at a table, not mingling and chatting.
I know, we pop into Burger King first eh? 🙂

Aperture ƒ/8
Camera Canon EOS 40D
Focal length 200mm
ISO 100
Shutter speed 1/320s
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Cork, Ireland, Photography, Photos, Sigma 10-20, Urban

Little Fluffy Clouds

Little Fluffy Clouds

Clouds drift over the River Lee across from Blackrock Village about a week ago.

I’m trying out the preview of Bibble 5 Pro at the moment. Great DAM features, although it is starting to slow down after importing about 90,000 images and it’s reading from an external USB 2.0 drive.

Aperture ƒ/11
Camera Canon EOS 40D
Focal length 18mm
ISO 100
Shutter speed 1/250s
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Cork, Ireland, Photography, Photos, Urban

Samskip Pioneer

Samskip Pioneer

Samskip Pioneer, a container ship, docked in Cork last weekend. We were down by the Marina in Blackrock on a blistering hot Saturday. While us Irish sat in the shade, Spanish students sat out in the 3pm sun, some wearing long sleeve tshirts! I know, I know, they’re used to the heat but the mind still boggles. I’m useless if the temperature goes above 25C.

Anyway, I went searching and found aprs.fi where you can track the radio transmissions from shipping and found this map showing the location of Samskip Pioneer last Saturday. Login as “V2BT5”, the callsign of the ship. Yes, it’s in Cork Harbour!
The lines might be wrong but then they’re as the crow flies and a big ship doesn’t fly.

What do you think of the border? I adjusted the image in Bibblepro using it’s lens guide which created the border. Normally I’d resize it out but this time I liked the effect.

Aperture ƒ/11
Camera Canon EOS 40D
Focal length 33mm
ISO 100
Shutter speed 1/200s
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Cork, Ireland, People, Photos, Sigma 10-20, Street, Urban

Blackrock Farmer’s Market

blackrock market

Last weekend we went down to Blackrock Village, Cork to visit the farmer’s market and go for a walk along the Marina. It was our first time there in quite a while and it was a lovely surprise to see my cousin’s wife Louise at one of the stalls.

She sells beautiful jewelery so if you ever see any of the pieces above it’s Louise behind the stall, make sure to say hi from me!

Nice rounded frames in the photo above by Gingerpixel! Thank you!

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Canon 10-22, Canon 20D, Cork, Ireland, Landscape, Look up, Marina, Photos, Sky, Trees, Urban

Trees on the Marina

The trees along the Marina in Blackrock, Cork are bare at the this time of year but the sun shone today as if it was the height of Summer. It was lovely, even with the biting wind.

Shot from the grounds of Pairc Ui Chaoimh (no relation!) while out walking with my sister, my son Adam who slept quietly in his buggy, and my dog Oscar who loved the long walk.

Aperture ƒ/10
Camera Canon EOS 20D
Focal length 10mm
ISO 100
Shutter speed 1/250s
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