This photo was taken from the balcony of our stateroom on the Jewel of the Sea. Queenstown it was for some decades before reverting to its old Irish name in 1922 - the Cobh (cove) of Cork. From here hundreds of thousands of mostly hungry and penniless Irish men and women left for America to build a new life, especially in the Famine years of 1844-48. Cobh, Cork was the last port of call of RMS Titanic which anchored at the mouth of the harbour on April 11th 1912. It was from here that the ship weighed anchor for the last time and sailed west towards her tragic fate in the icy waters of the North Atlantic.
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jrj (34841) 2006-12-09 9:10
Fine presentation of the Cork 'skyline' Asa. Good details of the buildings and interesting too see the dominating placement of the cathedral in the little town.
InasiaJones (29355) 2006-12-09 9:40
First, let me tell you that your note is highly interesting. It provides a great context to fully appreciate this historic importance of Cobh.
Your point of view is fantastic and the soft light reveals the buildings in a very photogenic way. Well-managed exposure with difficult sky to capture. Nice work!
worldcitizen (4926) 2006-12-09 11:46
This is a lovely view of this port city. I like the layers of buildings and the vivd colors. The cathedral, sitting at the highest point, is beautiful, and seems to crown this scene.
jmcl (14535) 2006-12-09 14:13
beautiful well composed capture Asa, .. nice of them paint all those buildings so brightly for you : ) and the dominating cathedral is just fantastic.
jemaflor (69709) 2006-12-12 12:28
a good compositionwith this pov with church and houses, moreover this colourful houses are so beautiful, well taken.
Leonie (8809) 2006-12-13 6:36
Thanks for stopping by on my pic. I see you have also been to this marvellous country that is Ireland!! Nice capture here of Cobh and its colourful houses! Nice light also...
Aviller (3866) 2006-12-28 10:50
a nice shot. I'd have placed the cathedral a bit further to the left though. The left part of the picture just seems a bit empty, especially compared to the abundance of colors and buildings on the right side. Nonetheless a good picture.
VeeJayCee (2410) 2006-12-30 14:09
Hi Asa. The wonderful light and good exposure has resulted in a very sharp and well coloured image. It is so good that it seems churlish to suggest a possible improvement. However I believe that as the buildings on the left are less attractive they could be cropped and thus placing the Cathedral in a more pictorially pleasing position to one side of centre. I'll post a WS for your consideration. An excellent image either way.
gunbud (34052) 2007-01-13 15:04
Lovely variety of colors and exact details to this harbor town. Youe note is full of history and sorrow. The pale blue sky against the detailed cathedral works very well.
Warm Regards, Tom
NikosG (196) 2007-01-22 3:40
Wonderful shot of what looks to be a very pleasant town. THanks
mkamionka (24806) 2009-05-21 8:39
Fantastic point of view, I never got there and I am jealous.
The colors are amazing creating a special atmosphere.
I like it very much,
- Copyright: Asa Jernigan (asajernigan) (19669)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2006-06-22
- Categories: Architecture
- Camera: Canon Rebel Digital, Canon 18-55 mm
- Exposure: f/11, 1/100 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
- Date Submitted: 2006-12-08 17:30