Pictured here is a view of the town of Glamire, County Cork.
Situated just 6km outside of Cork city, the town traces an old history back to the earliest days of Christian Ireland. The bridge at Riverstown in Glanmire is one of the oldest constrcutions in Cork, and its history is dotted with events involving many of those who shaped the future of Ireland including the nephew of Brian Boru and Oliver Cromwell. In the 1800's, the town was a heavily industrial place with lots of mills and factories scattered around the river. As well as its industrial background, the town was also once plagued by an outbreak of smallpox which killed many of the residents.
Glanmire was once just a small village, but today is almost a suburb of Cork city, the drive from the city to the town never really deviates from built up urban areas, and even though the view here is of a rural area, this is pretty much the only rural area between the city and the town centre. With a population of almost 16,000 people, this is today a large town (by Irish standards) which relies heavily on tourism.
The body of water seen here is the Glashaboy river, which connects to the River Lee. The wooded area is part of the Glanmire Woods. Its hard to imagine that not more than 5 minutes drive from here is the Tivoli Docks and industrial estate area of Cork city.
This was the view over the river and entrance to the town at 7.00am on a calm morning.
Thanks for looking!
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photoray (13981) 2014-05-02 15:05
Fine view of the historical Glanmire, looking across the mirrored water with the forest leading into it, and the varied architecture including the church steeple. And the overcast adds to the uniqueness.
npecanhuk (75660) 2014-05-02 15:06
Beautiful and pleasant-looking place!
Attractive picture too!
I really enjoyed its sharpness, exposure, colors, chosen pov and composition!
TFS - congrats,
batalay (39489) 2014-05-02 15:41
A very beautiful view of Giamire in County Cork, with a ripple-free surface on the River Lee. With an overcast sky you've produced a superb shot, although on a sunny day some of the details, e.g. the spire of the church, would have stood out better. Alas, some times we have to do the best with conditions nature gives us.
Have a good weekend,
bukitgolfb301 (43548) 2014-05-02 17:59
Hi dear Noel
Sorry for my late reply and overlooked your great shots before, will catch up as soon as possible.
So fantatsic and artstic image in the best framework at all as usual. F5.6 is the best choice. Geatly tasteful / thick color touch and nice light ctaching at all.
All the best and have a good weekend!
Takero from Tokyo
macjake (70515) 2014-05-02 19:33
easy to see why you'd want to take this shot!
you took the photo as a wide angle, but it would also be sweet to see it zoomed in a bit with the buildings and their reflections. Either way you can't go wrong.
these are some of my favorite types of city scenes.
wicked shot and town.
excellent post, wish I was here myself!
RhodieIke (11744) 2014-05-02 21:59
Now this is a wonderful Irish photo of this small village by the lake.
Wonderful atmosphere, wonderful reflections, wonderful greens.
abmdsudi (56256) 2014-05-02 22:41
Looks like a great spot, not much colour which suits the mood pretty well with the hints of green really add and it still a cool shot, nice tones and interest. But what looks great is a wonderful calmness about this scene. The fab still water reflection adds so much here providing good foreground interest but also echoing the bit of foliage on the bank. The old town provides a strong focal point and what it lacks in colour it magnifies the tranquility superbly. A beautifully composed and captured image with both interest and depth, Congrats
jjcordier (79297) 2014-05-02 22:53
La nature t'a offert ce très beau tableau. Ta photo, exploitant l'harmonie des tons et les reflets, sublime l'endroit.
emka (102452) 2014-05-02 23:21
Not favourable weather with this overcast sky but you succeeded in making wonderful shot. beautiful small town on the river, perfect reflections and very impressive forest around. Very calm in the morning, it was well worth getting up so early. Marvelous picture. And so fresh - posted just after it was made. Compliments!
Warm regrads MAlgo
timecapturer (49288) 2014-05-03 2:36
this looks wonderful. Full of Emerald Isle charm and grace being captured irresistibly. The new spring greens look amazing here and amplify the reason why your country has attained jewel like status. Execution and presentation are just perfect too!
Enjoy your weekend - B.
PS glad you like the bluebells post today. I have so many I could post here but this one seemed just right for you - hope your quest to find some is successful, although they are past their best here in southern England now. B.
snunney (103165) 2014-05-03 3:04
The weather was not exactly of the best, but the point of view is perfect, encompassing the lovely reflections and making the church tower the focal point. You have made the best of the low light resulting in pleasing muted tones coming together to form a harmonious palette. Clarity is very good indeed.
Romano46 (18472) 2014-05-03 3:21
Un paesaggio ricco di verde ma dai toni estremamente delicati che ne valorizza ulteriormente l'intrinseca bellezza.
Un luogo fantastico che hai colto in una situazione di luce che lo valorizzato al massimo, tanmto più che il cielo grigio fa da spettacolare complemento alla scena.
Composizione bella e perfetta e colori fantastici.
Più che una foto sembra di stare ad osservare un quadro.
Ciao e buon fine settimana
cornejo (44591) 2014-05-03 10:35
Hi Noel, lovely view of this beautiful place with a nice reflection on the lake, very well captured with a great pov, in this great and beautiful photography. Wonderful image of a lovely place, very good sharpness, depth and quality. A good and interesting job perfectly done, congratulations my friend. Thanks for sharing this beautiful work.
Good night and good Sunday.
Warm greetings from southern Spain.
omid266 (6748) 2014-05-03 21:26
Dear my friend,
This is a wonderful dream place , very beautiful Peaceful landscape , fine details, good POV, nice clarity,
all the BEST and Thanks!
Best wishes , Nice moments
jemaflor (100029) 2014-05-03 23:35
Geta watermirror with the double view of the village, good choice for the POV, good depth result also, tfs.
tyro (26138) 2014-05-04 10:58
A very interesting note and a very fine photograph with which to illustrate it.
On first looking at this picture, I find that it doesn't really look all that sharp - but, then, the "new" TE site does downsize all images to 790 pixels wide and that definitely degrades them, some more than others. But, when we look at this image at its "proper" size of 1500 pixels wide, the sharpness is exceptional! All the fine colours, the subtleties of light and the perfect exposure are fully appreciated too. And a fine composition into the bargain!
chawax (20758) 2014-05-06 0:24
Not great weather (irish one actually !), but very beautiful shot. The POV is very good, the village is at the right place in the composition and the reflections are very beautiful.
delpeoples (59184) 2014-05-06 0:30
This is the one I've been eyeing off for a while. It shows me just how good you've got, because I'd bet anything that they sky and light was that really difficult Irish type of light where the sky gets washed out and leaches all the colour from everywhere. And having tried and failed to manage it when in Ireland, I know just what you've overcome. The image is razor sharp, beautifully asymmetrical and has an impressive perspective. I love the trees on the right, so lush and green. Sure there aint any crocs hanging around?
Have a great day, thanks for sharing
rogerl (1620) 2014-05-06 6:36
Noel, lovely muted colors against an overcast sky. The calmness of the day, with the resulting reflections, really enhance this shot. Thanks.