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Elisabeth Leaves Cork

Elisabeth Leaves Cork

The container ship Elisabeth left Cork yesterday at 17:19 on its way to Southampton in the UK. Here it is rounding the bend by Blackrock Castle as it heads into the harbour and out to sea.


Apertureƒ/8
CameraILCE-7M3
Focal length240mm
ISO100
Shutter speed1/320s

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Heron in the River Lee

Heron in the River Lee
A heron walks along the weir by the Lee Fields, waiting for fish.
Heron in the River Lee
A heron waiting for fish to swim past on the weir in the River Lee.

While on an outing with Blarney Photography Club to the Lee Fields, we were lucky enough to see a very patient heron attempt to catch his dinner.

The light was falling, and it cast a lovely warm glow on everything.

The heron did catch a fish eventually. I was 100m away down river and on hearing a shout looked up and caught a very blurry photo of the bird with the fish in it’s mouth.

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Fishing in the Lee

Fishing in the Lee
Fishing in the Lee

A fisherman sits on a fallen tree in the middle of the River Lee by the Lee Fields. He eventually left with no fish.


Apertureƒ/6.3
CameraILCE-7M3
Focal length600mm
ISO5000
Shutter speed1/500s

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A fish out of water

A fish out of water

A fish jumps out of the water of the River Lee by the Lee Fields in Cork a few weeks ago.

Most of the fishermen gathered on the banks had no luck. The fish were after the little flies buzzing over the water!


Apertureƒ/6.3
CameraILCE-7M3
Focal length240mm
ISO4000
Shutter speed1/500s

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The Tide is Out

The Tide is Out
The Tide is Out

Low tide on the River Lee recently, but with the talk of drought in Europe this summer, it’s hard not to jump to the conclusion that the water level is extra low.

I drove by the river yesterday evening during high tide. The water was only 30cm or less below the level of the street, an extremely high tide, and quite a contrast to the low!

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Across Parliament Bridge

Across Parliament Bridge

Walking across Parliament Bridge. February 2004.


Apertureƒ/4
CameraCYBERSHOT
Focal length28.5mm
ISO100
Shutter speed1/250s

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Holy Trinity in Reflection

Holy Trinity in Reflection

Holy Trinity Roman Catholic church reflected in the River Lee.


Apertureƒ/4.5
CameraCYBERSHOT
Focal length36.6mm
ISO100
Shutter speed1/500s

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Engine Trouble on the Lee

Engine Trouble on the Lee

Spotted on the River Lee by the Marina in Cork a few weeks ago.


Apertureƒ/8
CameraILCE-7M3
Focal length35mm
ISO3200
Shutter speed1/500s

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The Weir in Ballincollig Regional Park

The Weir in Ballincollig Regional Park

On a particularly foggy morning in December 2002 I wandered around Ballincollig Regional Park. I photographed the weir that morning in the mist. Wasn’t much to be heard except the rushing of the water.

Some fifteen years later the centre of the weir would collapse. The OPW may rebuild it at a cost of over €1m. Hopefully that happens.


Apertureƒ/2.8
CameraFinePix2800ZOOM
Focal length8.2mm
ISO100
Shutter speed1/170s

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Love on the Lee

Love on the Lee

St Patrick’s Bridge in the background, pictured from Mary Elmes Bridge. A love lock on the fence but thankfully there aren’t many on it. Love locks are a serious problem for structures as they add unplanned weight.

Happy holidays! Hope you had a nice day today!


Apertureƒ/8
CameraILCE-7M3
Focal length35mm
ISO125
Shutter speed1/250s

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Reflections on the River Lee

Reflections on the River Lee

Looking across from the Lee Fields on a nice October evening earlier this year.


Apertureƒ/10
CameraILCE-7M3
Focal length24mm
ISO6400
Shutter speed1/125s

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Lights on the Lee

Lights on the Lee

Lights shine on the River Lee from the new office buildings along the quays. One lone light from a boat on the river makes itself known, not to be outdone by it’s land based cousins.


Apertureƒ/8
CameraILCE-7M3
Focal length28mm
ISO100
Shutter speed2s