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Black and White Ireland Photography Photos

Through the Window

The Black Valley, Co Kerry, Ireland. February 2007.

Aperture ƒ/5.6
Camera Canon EOS 20D
Focal length 10mm
ISO 100
Shutter speed 1/80s
Categories
Black and White Cork Ireland Photography Photos Urban

The Chimney Stacks of Blackrock

Some of the now demolished chimney stacks in Blackrock, Cork. October 2005. You can also see them in this panorama of the site of the Elysian taken on the same day.

Aperture ƒ/5.6
Camera Canon EOS 20D
Focal length 144mm
ISO 100
Shutter speed 1/80s
Categories
Cork Ireland People Photography Photos Street Urban

Battle of the Dogs

Midleton, Co Cork. September 2005.

Aperture ƒ/8
Camera Canon EOS 20D
Focal length 106mm
ISO 200
Shutter speed 1/320s
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Photography Photos

Sunset on Stinson Beach

Stinson Beach, California. July 2007.

Aperture ƒ/9
Camera Canon EOS 20D
Focal length 59mm
ISO 100
Shutter speed 1/200s
Categories
Cork Ireland Photography Photos Urban

Construction and before the Elysian

Site of the Elysian
Elysian Construction Work
R&H Hall

I posted a version of the panorama before but this one was made in Lightroom and I think is better. The following images are from 2007 during the construction of the Elysian.

Aperture ƒ/6.3
Camera Canon EOS 20D
Focal length 18mm
ISO 100
Shutter speed 1/100s
Categories
Black and White Cork Ireland People Photography Photos Street Urban

Prince of Patrick Street

St. Patrick Street, Cork. September 2006.

Aperture ƒ/9
Camera Canon EOS 20D
Focal length 18mm
ISO 200
Shutter speed 1/200s
Categories
Cork Ireland Photography Photos

A Rainbow from Whitepoint to Ringaskiddy

A rainbow stretches across Cork Harbour from Whitepoint near Cobh to Ringaskiddy on the other side, as seen from near Monkstown.

May 2005.

Aperture ƒ/9
Camera Canon EOS 20D
Focal length 18mm
ISO 100
Shutter speed 1/250s
Categories
Black and White Cork Ireland Photography Photos Urban

Before the Elysian

The Elysian, the tallest storeyed building in the Republic of Ireland was completed in 2008, but before that An Post had a sorting office on the site, and before that it was a train station. Out of the shot to the left were buildings belonging to Suttons on Albert Quay up until 2015 but have since been demolished and now One Albert Quay sits on the site.

This photo was taken in 2005 on US Day, October 1st, after the An Post building was demolished. It’s a panorama made (in Affinity Photo) from a number of images, one of which I posted in 2005. I think all or most of the chimneys in the background have since been demolished as well. You can see some photos my cousin Siobhan took of the docklands and these chimneys here.

The archiseek page I linked to in that post is gone now but I found it on archive.org:

One of the most exciting developments put before Cork city in many years is to be greenlit come Thursday 7th July 2005. Though the notion has been somewhat of an open secret these past few weeks, a source with Cork City Council has declared that the proposal by O’Flynn Construction will be granted subject to approx. 20 conditions [?] after Senior Planner Ronnie McDowell signs his name this Thursday. Details of these conditions will be made clear here either tomorrow evening or Thursday evening latest.

The project was originally lodged for the 3 acre, former An Post Sorting Office site, last October 8th 2004. Further Information was requested on the development on November 1st 2004, following a questionable planning authority handling of the application. The first request was responded to on December 23rd 2005 and a due date was set for Feburary 23rd 2005 – however, trouble was encountered with the application in the hands of planner Evelyn Mitchell when it seemed as though CCC were only willing to grant permission for the project subject to a near 50% reduction of the 550 basement parking spaces proposed. Other issues that proved a sticking point included light reflection of the tower and the height surrounding block parapets. Additional Further Information was requested and Senior Planner Ronnie McDowell took over handling of the application.

Where the original Wilson Architecture designed project comprised of 217 apartments over blocks ranging in height from 6 to 8 storeys, w/ a 17-storey landmark tower (70m) in the southwest corner of the site (facing the South City Link Road), 550 basement parking spaces over 2 decks, 7 own-door office units and 5 large bulk-goods retail units – the revised application submitted in response to the Additional Further Information, received on the 13th of May 2005 – altered the plans so that block heights of the parameter buildings reduced to 6-storeys with a set-back level, rearranged building layouts (providing a new ‘pod’ building in Northern end of the site) and new glazing features for the landmark tower (which otherwise remained untouched). CCC concluded that for such residential developments as Eglinton Street, parking spaces as proposed would be generally acceptable given that apartment sizes were generally designed to accommodate long-term residencies (some 3-bedroom apartments extending to 1,900sq ft) and that reductions in space provision would clutter surrounding, heavily trafficked streets with unwelcome additions using the retail, office and residential facilities of the development. The revised application in fact, actually allowed for an increase in apartment unit numbers from 217 to 226.

Only 1 objection was lodged in response to revised plans – that of a nearby resident Cait Ui Connail, who cites that the development will affect her light and bring unwelcome traffic from persons utilising the retail facilities. The developers have noted in response that among the reasons for such a large basement parking provision was to address such traffic concerns and that the tower overshadowing had been well studied and assessed, concluding that it did not affect nearby residency light given its design, shape and location in the site.

Should this prove to be the final planning step for OFC with regards Eglinton Street. Construction is scheduled to start in early 2006.

Categories
Ireland Photography Photos

Swan on the Lakes of Killarney

Aperture ƒ/5.6
Camera Canon EOS 20D
Focal length 50mm
ISO 100
Shutter speed 1/400s
Categories
Cork Ireland Photos Urban

Light Trails on the Street

Aperture ƒ/22
Camera Canon EOS 20D
Focal length 18mm
ISO 100
Shutter speed 5s
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Black and White Ireland Photography Photos

Black Valley Rocks

Aperture ƒ/9
Camera Canon EOS 20D
Focal length 10mm
ISO 100
Shutter speed 1/160s
Categories
Cork Ireland Photography Photos

Doneraile Deer

Aperture ƒ/7.1
Camera Canon EOS 20D
Focal length 300mm
ISO 200
Shutter speed 1/400s