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A glimpse of the Douro River

A glimpse of the Douro River

The Douro River, spotted through an alley in Porto, Portugal in November 2019.

Aperture ƒ/11
Camera ILCE-7M3
Focal length 22mm
ISO 400
Shutter speed 8s
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Cork Ireland Photography Photos

BG JADE in Cork

BG JADE in Cork

The BG JADE in Cork harbour last month. It’s now on the way from Rotterdam to Dublin.

Aperture ƒ/8
Camera ILCE-7M3
Focal length 24mm
ISO 100
Shutter speed 1/200s
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Cork Ireland Photos

At the Inniscarra Dam

At the Inniscarra Dam

Last week was my first time visiting the Inniscarra Dam on the River Lee. It’s only 10km from where I live but the entrance to the car park is on a winding country road that’s easy to miss.The dam itself is difficult to see from the road too putting it out of mind so I think most Cork people don’t think they can visit this beautiful riverside walk.

Aperture ƒ/9
Camera ILCE-7M3
Focal length 96mm
ISO 1600
Shutter speed 1/100s
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Cork Ireland Photos

Ballydehob’s 12 Arch Bridge

Ballydehob's 12 Arch Bridge

In 2004 I was chased by swans on the River Bawnaknockane that runs through Ballydehob, but luckily in 2017 when I took this photo there was no sign of them. 🙂

Aperture ƒ/8
Camera Canon EOS 6D
Focal length 24mm
ISO 100
Categories
Cork Ireland Photos

On the River Lee

On The RIver Lee

Looking down towards Nano Nagle Bridge from Parliament Bridge. October 2002.

Note the tanks of the brewery in the background and the overgrown trees of the Peace Park to the right. Both gone now!

Aperture ƒ/8.2
Camera FinePix2800ZOOM
Focal length 9.8mm
ISO 100
Shutter speed 1/500s
Categories
Cork Ireland Photos

The river under the trees

The River Under The Trees

The River Martin flows through the grounds of Blarney Castle under stone and wood bridges and of course under the canopy of overhanging trees. Blarney Castle today in glorious sunshine.

Aperture ƒ/8
Camera ILCE-7M3
Focal length 52mm
ISO 100
Shutter speed 1/100s
Categories
Cork Ireland Photography Photos

On the River Lee

On the River Lee

The River Lee and Cork on a gorgeous January afternoon.

Aperture ƒ/2.4
Camera SM-G965F
Focal length 4.3mm
ISO 50
Shutter speed 1/850s
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Photography Photos

The view from Quinta da Foz

The view from Quinta da Foz

One of the benefits of working from home at Automattic is meeting up with your team a few times a year in various parts of the world. Obviously that did not happen last year, won’t happen this year either and we had been playing a meetup for April or May last year but that didn’t work out.
In November 2019 I met my team in Porto, Portugal. During the week we had a day to relax so we did a tour of vineyards. After a lengthy drive we toured a couple, took a boat ride on the local river and had a nice meal in a local restaurant. The Quinta da Foz was the second vineyard we visited and it was wonderful. Old architecture and setting mixed with new technology to make wine.

Here’s the view from the road in front looking out on a tributary of the Douro River. It’s a beautiful part of Portugal.

Aperture ƒ/8
Camera ILCE-7M3
Focal length 16mm
ISO 125
Shutter speed 1/400s
Categories
Cork Ireland Photography Photos

Sunset on 2020

Sunset on 2020

It’s almost 2021 and Ireland is in level 5 lockdown again! Here’s the sunset on the second last day of the year in Cork City.

Aperture ƒ/6.3
Camera ILCE-7M3
Focal length 27mm
ISO 125
Shutter speed 1/30s
Categories
Photography Photos Urban

Dom Luís Bridge

Dom Luís Bridge

Dom Luís Bridge

The Dom Luís Bridge in Porto, Portugal last November.

Aperture ƒ/8
Camera ILCE-7M3
Focal length 23mm
ISO 100
Shutter speed 3.2s
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Black and White Cork Ireland Photography Photos Street

The view from Parliament Bridge

Parliament Bridge, Cork. July 2015.

Aperture ƒ/8
Camera Canon EOS 6D
Focal length 24mm
ISO 100
Shutter speed 1/250s
Categories
Cork Ireland Photography Photos

The River Lee runs past Blackrock

The River Lee in Cork. November 2014.

Aperture ƒ/2.2
Camera SM-G900F
Focal length 4.8mm
ISO 40
Shutter speed 1/480s