Welcome to my library…I wish…

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…anyone that has known me for a while knows how much I love books and reading. This library is the one at Farmleigh House in Dublin. It would be a dream for me, still I have a few IKEA shelves groaning under the weight of my collection so that will have to do me until I win the lottery. The house was once the home of the Guinness family(Yes that Guinness family). It was purchased by the Irish government in 1999 for the sum of €52.2 million Euro (Including extensive restoration costs) It’s now open to the public.

Here comes trouble…

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…luckily I know them well. Shot in Phoenix Park in Dublin one Sunday morning in October.

Nikon D800
Nikon 24-70 f/2.8
PP. Silver Efex Pro II

Trinity College Library, Dublin

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I cropped this shot quite high to remove the crowds. It was a very wet Saturday and the place was packed to the gills. I really wanted to go to the pub. I was three hours into a 4,5 hour guided tour and was wet through, cold and a little cheesed-off. Still I got off a few shots of which this is one. It makes my eyes go funny if I look at it too long…it looks like a big funnel.

Nikon D800
Nikon 14-24mm f/2.8 AFS
ISO 6400 (It was dark in there)

 

A horse outside

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I shamelessly stole the title from the Rubberbandits (Look them up on YouTube. Not for the faint of heart). There really was a “horse outside” of the Guinness storehouse. Ready and willing to take well-healed and well lubricated tourists back into the city centre…
…We took a more traditional Taxi.

Nikon D800
Nikon 14-24 f/2.8G IF-ED AF-S
PP Silver Efex Pro II

Swan

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Well, ok lets get it out in the open. I blew a good part of my Christmas bonus on a new lens.
The lens in question is the Nikon 300mm f/4.0 PF ED. I’ve never owned a lens for 35mm format longer than 100mm before. Now I have 3 times as much. I took this shot down by our local river. The lens is surprisingly very light compared with my 24-70 and wasn’t much hassle to carry around.
The shot above was taken hand-held in minus 5 degrees C. The VR really helped. I must say I’m very pleased with the results so far. I love that water droplet. I’m no wildlife photographer but who knows.
Nikon D800
Nikon 300mm f/4.0 PF ED VR
PP: Silver Efex pro II and LR.

Dog in Dublin

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This is an on the ground wide angle shot of the dog in the Famine statue group in Dublin.
he really needs a good feed-up.

Nikon D800
Nikon 14-24mm f/2.8 AFS ED

Schloss Schwerin

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I had the pleasure of visiting Castle Schwerin this past summer. The castle and the grounds were well worth the effort.

Nikon D800
Nikon 14-14mm f/2.8

Thank Goodness…

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The St. James’s Gate Brewery in Dublin. Better known as the home of Guinness. To be honest the place was like Disneyland. I love Guinness just didn’t like all the razzmatazz at the visitors centre. So not many points on trip advisor.
Nikon D800
Nikon 14-24 mm F/28

My Elliott Erwitt moment

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This, I thought would be a Homagé to Elliott Erwitt. I love his series of dog photos. Seeing this little charmer on the ferry ride into town in the summer I took a few quick shots. This was one of the best.
LeicaM9P
Leica Summilux-M 50mm F/1.4 ASPH

I’d like to take this opportunity to wish all the followers of Monochromia a very happy Christmas and Happy holidays . See you on the other-side

David :0)

Dazzle

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Looks a bit down on their luck if you ask me 😮
Part of an art exibition in Lymington Hampshire.
Leica M9P
35mm Summilux-M35 f/1.4 ASPH