Last Saturday, we went to Cobh, a small island to the east of Cork city. We lived there before for a short period before moving back to the city. It is a picturesque harbour town. Its main claim to fame is that it was the last port of call for the doomed Titanic. The town has a wonderful seafront promenade and the dramatic Saint Colman’s cathedral perches high on a hill looking over the town.
I went there with the objective of getting photographs, of getting out and using the DSLR, not just the iPhone. It is a hard task to get two new photos every day for both my Flickr accounts. Down there I found a little daisy (the day’s eyes as they called – they open when the sun comes up and close when it sets). I had my prop. In the photos below you can see how I plucked the daisy from its roots, thus killing it and exploited it to my own end, positioning it in poses to suit my photographic needs. Ya, I killed that little flower. But flowers dies: Electronic images live forever.
Here are some of the images from that trip. The first one, with no flower, hit Flickr’s explore this week and wow – I was amazed to see the number of views it got. It seems that getting into Explore now returns far more views than ever before.