Posts tagged ‘Cork harbour’

April 23, 2009

The Grand Princess

Panasonic LX1, f4.5, 1/400 sec, +1.35 EV, ISO 80 (4 pictures ‘stitched’ together)

Despite the gloomy weather Cobh came to life yesterday with the “Grand Princess” in town. The tiny looking 52 seater coach gives some sense of the sheer scale of this massive ship…

(If you would like to see a really large version of this photo, clicking on it will take you to my flickr page where you can see the picture at larger sizes).

March 3, 2009

From a front door

Panasonic LX1, f4.5, 1/400, -0.33 EV, ISO 80, 69mm equivalent (click to enlarge)

This is the view from someone’s front door! I knocked and no one was in, so as I was writing a note to put through the door I turned round and thought ‘wow’! O.K., on the left you can see Fota Island and then Great Island beyond. On the right you have the edge of Little Island in the middle and then beyond looks towards Passage West. Again on the left you can just make out the railway line that goes from Cork via Fota to Cobh and then the ugly remains of the old Fertilizer manufacturing plant in the middle – and here concludes our short tour of the north-west of Cork Harbour area!