…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.
…luckily I know them well. Shot in Phoenix Park in Dublin one Sunday morning in October.
Nikon 24-70 f/2.8
PP. Silver Efex Pro II
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 14-24mm f/2.8 AFS
ISO 6400 (It was dark in there)
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 14-24 f/2.8G IF-ED AF-S
PP Silver Efex Pro II
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 300mm f/4.0 PF ED VR
PP: Silver Efex pro II and LR.
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 14-24mm f/2.8 AFS ED
I had the pleasure of visiting Castle Schwerin this past summer. The castle and the grounds were well worth the effort.
Nikon 14-14mm f/2.8
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 14-24 mm F/28
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.
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
Looks a bit down on their luck if you ask me 😮
Part of an art exibition in Lymington Hampshire.
35mm Summilux-M35 f/1.4 ASPH