I did not plan on taking a break from the camera over Christmas but it worked out that way! Each year I think the lights and shop windows in Naas always look well for Christmas. This weekend I got out to take some photographs of the town. Here is a small sample of some these from this year. Please feel free to comment or ask questions. Hope 2014 is good for everyone.
Naas Presbyterian Church
While the idea is simple this is always my personal favourite each year. It can be seen from the top of town and I think it is a great reminder of what Christmas is about.
Naas Town Hall
The Town Hall has looked very well at different times this year. I think it looked really well with the Christmas tree this year. Interesting point there is normally two Christmas trees at the Town Hall and this year at the start there were two trees. I am guessing our recent storms were responsible for one tree disappearing..
Shop Front Window
There are a lot of lovely windows in Christmas this year. This is just one of the windows.
This decoration has been used for several years and I like it. One year it was actually hung upside down.
So I have missed a week for the first time since I started the blog. The plan is to do a second blog during the week to balance it out. The shot is from the same time as the night shots of Dublin back at the end of February. I entered this shot in a competition but as I have not heard back I assume it is safe to put up on the web. It is the middle of Dublin on O’Connell Street around 8:30pm. I was looking to capture Dublin on the move although with the Luas I did not need to keep the shutter open for too long.
Night photography and buildings are one of my favourite types of photography. I was fascinated from an early stage of the idea of being able to photograph in low light, I spent a lot of money going through high speed film with very mixed results!
Custom House Quay, George’s Quay and the Samuel Beckett bridge are close to Dublin City centre and are very popular with photographers. Last weekend I got to spend a few hours taking shots. Below are two of the shots. I will load more to the galleries later in the week.
George’s Quay, Millenium Spire, Custom House Quay.
This was taken from the Sean O’Casey pedestrian bridge which is a relatively new bridge in Dublin. It allows great views up and down the river Liffey.
Settings : ISO 400, 18mm, f14, 8 Sec.
Custom House and IFSC
The Custom House is a favourite subject of mine to photograph. Going back through my photographs I am sure there are several versions at least! This time I found a set of steps going down to the Liffey so I was more or less at river level when I took this shot which is slightly different angle from previous attempts.