Here comes trouble…

Black And White Photography, David, Photography

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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

Black And White Photography, David, Photography

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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)

 

Swan

Black And White Photography, David, Photography

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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

Black And White Photography, David, Photography

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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

Black And White Photography, David, Photography

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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…

Black And White Photography, David, Photography

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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

Birdy, birdy

Black And White Photography, David, Photography

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A young seagull waiting for scraps. Almost tame. Seen in the middle of Dublins fair city on the banks of the Liffey.
Nikon D800
Nikon 50mmF/1.8 @f/1.8
PP: Silver Efex Pro II

Famine

Black And White Photography, David, Photography

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I was in Dublin a couple of weeks ago and I wanted to visit the famine memorial. It’s a series of statues depicting poor unfortunates wandering along the banks of the river Liffey looking for food or hope. I added a tint for a little more drama

You can read more about the memorial  here
Nikon D800
Nikon 14-24 f/2.8G-ED
Post Silver EfexPro II

 

Those face’s

Black And White Photography, David, Photography

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Last weekend I was with friends in Dublin. I took this when we were with a guide in Phoenix Park. All the people in this shot I know. But take a moment…I know what’s going on, you don’t there’s a story here…I’m not telling. I’ll just say it wasn’t staged. I just shot into the sun. When I got the shot onto the Mac at home it was one of those shots you overlook at first but this has grown on me for a week now. The lens flare is very pronounced but in this shot I thinks adds a certain something…and those face’s

Nikon D800
Nikon 50mm f/1.8 D (Remember those before the G)
PP Silver eFex Pro II

Love Lock

Black And White Photography, David, Photography

This looks like a very simple everyday shot. The significance lies in where it was taken. It’s just a padlock on a bit of exposed rebar. This just happens to be the Berlin Wall. Let’s not build walls anymore.

Nikon D800

Nikon 14-24 f/2.8