Colourfully painted buildings seem to be a feature of Cork towns and villages and perhaps none more so than Kinsale in West Cork. Here the buildings shriek in a colourful cacophony of hues. This shot was taken in the centre of the town on an overcast Saturday morning before the shops had opened and before the tourists were out in force!
Kinsale is situated in the estuary of the river Bandon, nestling among hills that hides it from the open sea. Because of its situation it is a historic port and is still popular with pleasure sailors and anglers today
Two forts guard the approach to the sea and one of the most significant battles in Irish History was fought here. The battle was in 1601 and was fought when an Irish army had traveled from the north of Ireland to relieve an English siege on the town that was held by the Spanish. Against the odds the Irish lost the battle, and this defeat marked the end of the ancient Gaelic aristocracy in Ireland.
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mesutilgim (72978) 2013-09-30 12:15
A real feast for the eyes of the viewer! Again a perfect evidence,that people living here are real masters of life !
TFS and best regards
williewhistler (9845) 2013-09-30 12:21
oh this is simply gorgeous,I guess that the overcast conditions may have helped to bring out the vibrant colours.
There are so many lovely features to enjoy,not least the variety of flower and their containers.
Kind regards Les.
InasiaJones (30028) 2013-09-30 12:23
This isn't the right time to publish this photo Rosemary... You should have waited for Easter!... :-p)) You could have named this photo "Saturation"!
I think it was a good thing that it was overcast on this Saturday morning, as if these colours would have been photographed under a bright sky, it would have damaged my computer screen.
Very vibrant and catchy presentation of yours, with lots of details to appreciate.
Silvio1953 (105467) 2013-09-30 13:00
Ciao Rosemary, great view of lovely corner, wonderful colors, fine details, excellent sharpness and splendid light, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio
lousat (64127) 2013-09-30 14:18
Hi Rosemary,a very high saturation to have the best optical impact by this colorful corner,really original,beautiful and full of things for a complete composition,i like it! Have a nice day and thanks,Luciano
abmdsudi (32471) 2013-09-30 19:57
This is simply stunning, lovely punch colours that just jump out at you, even in dull wet weather. Extremely charming frontage full of character and simply a photographer's paradise, brilliantly captured love the vibrancy of this....
jjcordier (67214) 2013-09-30 23:12
Ici, on aime la couleur! On en prend vraiment plein les yeux!
Romano46 (11461) 2013-10-01 1:29
Bellissima. Un vero trionfo del colore in una foto composta in maniera perfetta.
E' in questo tipo di foto che si riconosce la bravura del fotografo ed in questa c'è tutta la tua classe.
Ciao e buona giornata
Nicou (105767) 2013-10-01 1:34
Merveilleuse compo et vbue quel captage et iamge quelle compo et vue ce tons rouge orange avec les belle fleur un pastel merveilleux.
Bravo et amitié
CLODO (26430) 2013-10-01 1:58
what a splash of vivid colors, so eye catching, and I understand you can't resist to take this picture!
snunney (72680) 2013-10-01 3:22
The colours are extreme to say the least, I bet the owners have big personalties to match:-) A very well framed composition captured under ideal lighting conditions. Superb saturated colours and excellent clarity.
Sergiom (45398) 2013-10-01 4:41
On ne peut faire autrement que d'arrêter devant des couleurs aussi vives et contrastantes car au niveau de la photo, quel sujet de choix. Pas vraiment besoin de saturer les couleurs.
timecapturer (37064) 2013-10-01 5:13
a shot that has a WoW! about it. Such amazing colours and so beautifully kept. Super clarity and detailing make this jump out of the t/nails. Striking image!
PS Yes I did have to play with today's window posting. I hope the stretching of the image is not too apparent. The window is really small too, but so unusual and beautiful.
Kugart (1770) 2013-10-01 8:05
Wow, love the colours. This photo really jumps out at you in the thumbnails and is even better in the large view. Superb.
Noel_Byrne (13314) 2013-10-01 9:23
Wooooo, that is colorful and then some! I don't think I've ever seen such an eclectic mix of colors and tones all in one place and it creates a stunning capture. The shot jumps out of the gallery page and pulls the eyeballs in, this kind of color and vibrancy demands attention! Brilliant capture.
All the best
romanaa (7642) 2013-10-01 9:24
I always love when somebody combines colours I would not dare to. This cheerful colour mix is as mad as the shop name says. Brilliant.
Thanks for sharing.
UlfE (14132) 2013-10-01 11:00
What a feast for the eye! I love the vibrant colours and your tight cropping that makes it look like a country house rather than a house in the commercial street of Kinsale.
I actually visited Kinsale and when cycled around in Cork County with some friends many years ago. Also in those days there were colourful houses in this area both country houses and houses in the villages of Cork County. TFS and have a nice evening!
olive224 (2521) 2013-10-01 11:55
Great shot ;) I like the vivid colors !
THe orange wall is awesome
COSTANTINO (44115) 2013-10-02 2:28
wonderful colorful and fresh capture
looking at this scenery everybody
feels better and changes everybody s
great variety of lowers and dynamic
have a nice evening
jhm (127955) 2013-10-02 3:01
These people have to real love it of much colours, but these façade is perfect painted
Lovely flowers decoration, with pleasant colours too.
Excellent composition, nice captured.
Very well done, TFS.
Miguel82 (14442) 2013-10-02 4:10
Beautiful flowers nearby that shop of Kinsale Rosemary, high definition and vivid colors, so many different colors, good framing
A brillant picture, all the best
annjackman (15529) 2013-10-02 23:21
Wow - what a contast with your latest post. This is bright and colourful and must be frequently taken by passing photographers. A wonderfully cheerful image with gorgeous saturation in the colours.
Kind Regards, Ann
marina7 (7160) 2013-10-03 11:56
I'd say it's mad with color:) But I do like this garishness, just one look at the picture is a geat energy booster. A very positive image:)
Thanks and best wishes
chawax (16485) 2013-10-05 0:06
Kinsale of course ! There is no other place to see such incredible colours !
dekanski (1067) 2013-10-05 0:10
No specific comments, except that it would be better if the whole window was in a photo.
I just want to say that I like the photos!