5th January 2014

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 Presbyterian Church Christmas 2013
Naas Presbyterian Church Christmas 2013

 

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..

Naas Town Hall Christmas 2013
Naas Town Hall Christmas 2013

 

Shop Front Window

There are a lot of lovely windows in Christmas this year. This is just one of the windows.

Naas Shop Window Christmas 2013
Naas Shop Window Christmas 2013

 

Christmas Lights

This decoration has been used for several years and I like it. One year it was actually hung upside down.

Naas Christmas Lights 2013
Naas Christmas Lights 2013

 

Adding this to Kent Weakley’s Sweet Shot Tuesday.

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30th April 2013

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.

Settings : ISO 400, 18mm, f8.0, 1.6sec

Dublin On The Move..
Dublin On The Move..

 

 
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27th February 2013

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.

Dublin City Night
Dublin City Night

 

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.

Setting : ISO 100, 18mm, f22, 30sec

Custom House IFSC Dublin
Custom House IFSC Dublin

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