Cityscapes

Samuel Beckett Bridge

South Quays, Dublin

23rd May2013

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Camera lens Focal Length Shutter speed Iso Aperture Additional details
Canon 6d
Canon 16-35mm
18mm
8sec
200
f11
2 neutral density graduated filters Lee

 


 

Sunset in Dublin

Sir John Rogersons Quay, Dublin

With the Samuel Beckett Bridge and the National Convention Centre

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Camera lens Focal Length Shutter speed Iso Aperture Additional details
Canon 6d
Canon 16-35mm

30sec
100
f22

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Le Orla

Sir John Rogersons Quay, Dublin

Irish Naval vessel docked along the quays

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Camera lens Focal Length Shutter speed Iso Aperture Additional details
Canon 6d
Canon 16-35mm

30sec
100
f22

 


 

The World

Dublin Docklands

This luxury cruise liner is docked at Dublin port for a few days

July11th 2013

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Camera lens Focal Length Shutter speed Iso Aperture Additional details
Canon 6d
Canon 16-35mm

10sec
200
f22
2 neutral density graduated filters Lee

 


 

Customs House and Liberty Hall

Dublin

28th May2013

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Camera lens Focal Length Shutter speed Iso Aperture Additional details
Canon 6d
Canon 16-35mm
18mm
8sec
200
f11
2 neutral density graduated filters Lee

 


 

Customs House and Liberty Hall

Dublin

28th May2013

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Camera lens Focal Length Shutter speed Iso Aperture Additional details
Canon 6d
Canon 16-35mm
16mm
8sec
100
f11

 


 

Twilight in Dublin

Dublin

29th May2013

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Camera lens Focal Length Shutter speed Iso Aperture Additional details
Canon 6d
Canon 16-35mm
16mm
8sec
100
f11

 


 

Customs House and Liberty Hall 2

Dublin

28th May2013

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Camera lens Focal Length Shutter speed Iso Aperture Additional details
Canon 6d
Canon 16-35mm
18mm
8sec
200
f11
2 neutral density graduated filters Lee

 


 

Samuel Beckett Bridge

South Quays, Dublin

23rd May2013

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Camera lens Focal Length Shutter speed Iso Aperture Additional details
Canon 6d
Canon 16-35mm
18mm
8sec
200
f11
2 neutral density graduated filters Lee

 


 

Famine Memorial

North Quays, Dublin

19th May2013

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Camera lens Focal Length Shutter speed Iso Aperture Additional details
Canon 6d
Canon 17-40
17mm
4sec
200
f11
2 neutral density graduated filters Lee

 


 
The Lonely Walk
The Lonely Walk


I took this shot at dusk on 19th October 2011.
These two figures are part of the Famine Memorial located on Custom House Quay in Dublin's Docklands.  'Famine' (1997) was commissioned by Norma Smurfit and presented to the City of Dublin in 1997. The sculpture is a commemorative work dedicated to those Irish people forced to emigrate during the 19th century Irish Famine. The bronze sculptures were designed and crafted by Dublin sculptor Rowan Gillespie.
This location is a particularly appropriate and historic as one of the first voyages of the Famine period was on the 'Perserverance' which sailed from Custom House Quay on St. Patrick's Day 1846.  Captain William Scott, a native of the Shetland Isles, was a veteran of the Atlantic crossing, gave up his office job in New Brunswick to take the 'Perserverance' out of Dublin. He was 74 years old. The Steerage fare on the ship was £3 and 210 passengers made the historical journey. They landed in New York on the 18th May 1846. All passengers and crew survived the journey.
If you look closely, you can see a replica of the "Jeanie Johnson" famine ship docked a little further on down the River Liffey...
I particularly like this image, as for me it is full of hope......

Camera Lens Focal Length Shutter speed Iso Aperture Additional details
Canon 50D Canon 17-40mm 17mm 20secs 100 f10 2 neutral density Graduated filters (Cokin)

 

 


 

 
Festive Lights in Dublin

Festive Lights in Dublin

2nd January 2012

Festive lights along the river Liffey in Dublin.  You can see Liberty Hall and the Customs House to your right.  On the left you can see Ulster Bank headquarters

Canon EOS 50D / Canon EF 17-40 lens @ 17mm / 5s / f8 / iso100

 

Camera Lens Focal Length Shutter speed Iso Aperture Additional details
Canon 50D Canon 17-40mm 17mm 5secs 100 f8

 

 

 


 
Customs House, Dublin

Customs House, Dublin

2nd January, 2012

 

The Custom House (Irish: Teach an Chustaim) is a neoclassical 18th century building in Dublin, Ireland which houses the Department of the Environment, Heritage and Local Government. It is located on the north bank of the River Liffey, on Custom House Quay between Butt Bridge and Talbot Memorial Bridge.It is regarded as one of the jewels in the city's architectural crown. Designed by James Gandon, it took 10 years to build and was completed in 1791. It is beautifully proportioned, with a long classical façade of graceful pavilions, arcades, columns; a central dome topped by a 16 foot- statue of Commerce; and 14 keystones over the doors and windows, known as the Riverine Heads because they respect the Atlantic Ocean and the 13 principal rivers of Ireland. Although burned to a shell in 1921, this building has been masterfully restored and its bright Portland stone recently cleaned.
Camera Lens Focal Length Shutter speed Iso Aperture Additional details
Canon 50D Canon 17-40mm 17mm 10secs 100 f11

 

 

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Poolbeg power station, Dublin

Poolbeg Power Station, Dublin.

New Years Day 2012, approx 4pm

Taken from the promenade at Clontarf

The two big chimneys of the Poolbeg power station are a landmark visible across the city.They have been one of the most recognisable landmarks in the capital for decades, featuring in films and photographs.  The thermal station chimneys are among the tallest structures in Ireland. Number 1 chimney is 207.48m (680 ft 9in) high. Number 2 chimney is 207.8m (681 ft 9in) high. Dublin City Councillor and historian Dermot Lacey began a process to list the chimneys for preservation to safeguard their future after the Station  closed in 2010. This was later refused by the Council Planning Department.

On Wednesday March 31 2010 , DUBLIN'S skyline changed forever as the iconic Poolbeg chimneys puffed their last plumes.  While the 680-foot high structures operated by the ESB  remain standing for the moment, they are no longer in use .  The closure of Poolbeg's oil- burning plant was part of a deal to create more competition in the electricity generation market.

 

Camera Lens Focal Length Shutter speed Iso Aperture Additional details
Canon 50D Canon 17-40mm 40mm 13secs 100 f20 Cokin neutral density graduated filters

 

 


 
the Four Courts, Dublin

The Four Courts, Dublin

18th November 2011

The Four Courts in Dublin is the Republic of Ireland's main courts building. The Four Courts are the location of the Supreme Court, the High Court and the Dublin Circuit Court. The building until 2010 also formerly was the location for the Central Criminal Court.   
Work based on the design of Thomas Cooley for the Public Records Office of Ireland, began in 1776. After his death in 1784 renowned architect James Gandon was appointed to finish the building, which we recognised today as the Four Courts. It was built between 1786 and 1796, while the finishing touches to the arcades and wings were completed in 1802.

The dome which covers the courts is one of the most famous features of Dublin's skyline.  Before the Euro was introduced, the dome actually appeared on the Irish currency (£20 note).

 

Camera Lens Focal Length Shutter speed Iso Aperture Additional details
Canon 50D Canon 17-40mm 21mm 30secs 100 f18

 

 


 
Twilight in Dublin
Twilight in Dublin.
18th October 2011
Another shot along Dublin's river Liffey.   You can see the Famine replica ship, the Jeanie Johnson here, the National Convention Centre also on the left, the Samuel Beckett bridge, and the big wheel down at the Point depot.  You can also see the two big chimneys ( now defunct) of the Poolbeg power generating station.
Camera Lens Focal Length Shutter speed Iso Aperture Additional details
Canon 50D Canon 17-40mm 24mm 30secs 100 f11 Graduated filter (Cokin)



 

 


 

 
Ha'Penny Bridge
Ha'Penny Bridge Dublin.

19th October 2011
The Ha’penny Bridge is the best known of Dublin’s bridges. It was built in 1816 and was the first iron bridge in Ireland. It is a single span structure with cast iron railings and decorative lamps. It was originally named the Liffey Bridge but is now called the Ha’penny because until 1919 to cross it there was a half-penny charge.

Accepted as the symbol of Dublin, the Ha’penny Bridge (officially Wellington Bridge after the ‘Iron Duke’) was opened in 1816. Cast at Coalbrookdale in Shropshire in England, the bridge acquired its unofficial moniker from the toll paid to cross the river - one old half penny. The bridge was the only pedestrian bridge on the Liffey until the Millennium bridge further up was opened in 2000.

The bridge has three lamps supported by curved ironwork over the walkway. In a bad state of repair, the bridge was closed in 2001 for major repair. It was reopened, with its original paint color restored and changed made at the ends to allow standing room for pedestrians before crossing the road. The original line of the decking was restored.

Before the Ha’penny Bridge was built there were seven ferries, operated by a William Walsh, across the Liffey. The ferries were in a bad condition and Walsh was informed that he had to either fix them or build a bridge. Walsh chose the latter option and was granted the right to extract a ha’penny toll from anyone crossing it for 100 years. Initially the toll charge was based, not on the cost of construction, but to match the charges levied by the ferries it replaced. A further condition of construction was that, if the citizens of Dublin found the bridge and toll to be “objectionable” within its first year of operation, it was to be removed at no cost to the city.

The toll was increased for a time to a Penny Ha’penny (one and a half pence), but was eventually dropped in 1919. While the toll was in operation, there were turnstiles at either end the bridge.

In 2001 the number of pedestrians using the bridge on a daily basis was 27,000 and, given these traffic levels, a structural survey indicated that renovation was required.

The bridge was closed for repair and renovations during 2001 and was reopened in December 2001 sporting its original white colour.

The structure was rebuilt to retain many of its old components, although controversially some features were removed. The repair work was carried out by Harland and Wolff.

( thanks to Wikipedia for the above info )
As you can see below, this was a 30sec exposure, so I was willing the couple at the bridge to remain still till I was done  :)

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Canon 50D Canon 17-40mm 17mm 30secs 100 f18


 

 


 

 
Jeanie Johnson
Twilight in Dublin.

22nd August 2011.

I took this shot on a twilight visit to Dublin with members of Off-shoot Photographic Society.   I love the mixture of old and new here.....the old famine ship, the Jeanie Johnson, and the new Samuel Beckett Bridge.......
The original Jeanie Johnston was built in 1847. As the famine gripped Ireland, the owners carried fleeing Irish emigrants to North America. It made 16 voyages in total, carrying 2,500 Irish emigrants. The fare to Quebec was £3.10.
Camera Lens Focal Length Shutter speed Iso Aperture Additional details
Canon 50D Canon 17-40mm 29mm 25secs 100 f22 2 neutral density Graduated filters (Cokin)

 

 


 

 
Samuel Beckett bridge
Samuel Beckett bridge.

28th October 2011
This is the Samuel Beckett bridge on Dublins river Liffey, with the National Convention Centre to the left
I borrowed a friends 16-35mm lens for this shot.  Its a lovely lens , and gave me that extra bit of length at the sides of the photo.
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Canon 50D Canon 16-35mm 16mm 30secs 100 f13



 

 


 

 
Reflections
Reflections
22nd August 2011
Reflections along Dublins river Liffey, looking down towards the Point depot and port area.  The big wheel that you see in the photo has unfortunately been removed now, as it was running at a loss.  I was sad to see it go, as it made a nice addition to Dublin's skyline
Camera Lens Focal Length Shutter speed Iso Aperture Additional details
Canon 50D Canon 17-40mm 21mm 20secs 100 f9