Just some minutes ago darek1978 has posted a fantastic blue hour shot from Dublin. His view is to the west, so just to give you almost a 360 degrees panorama of the Dublin in the blue hour I post a photo taken from almost the same place and almost the same time but facing the east.
In this picture you may see famous (I don't know why) Ha'penny Bridge and far in the distance beautifully illuminated Custom House.
further from wikipedia:
Originally called the Wellington Bridge (after the Duke of Wellington), the name of the bridge changed to Liffey Bridge. The Liffey Bridge remains the bridge's official name to this day - though it is still commonly known as the Ha'penny Bridge.
Before the Ha'penny Bridge was built there were seven ferries, operated by a William Walsh, across the Liffey. The ferries were in a bad condition and Walsh was informed that he had to either fix them or build a bridge. Walsh chose the latter option and was granted the right to extract a ha'penny toll from anyone crossing it for 100 years. Initially the toll charge was based, not on the cost of construction, but to match the charges levied by the ferries it replaced. A further condition of construction was that, if the citizens of Dublin found the bridge and toll to be "objectionable" within its ﬁrst year of operation, it was to be removed at no cost to the city.
The toll was increased for a time to a Penny Ha'penny (one and a half pence), but was eventually dropped in 1919. While the toll was in operation, there were turnstiles at either end the bridge.
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jimkilgallon (0) 2009-02-18 12:01
I have walked over Ha'penny many times, a few sober times and a few drunken times ;-).
The arches are superb and again like Dariuz shot good exposures and reflections. The framing looks well balanced with spot on exposure.
Pablo25 (3184) 2009-02-18 12:07
Hej, swietna kompozycja, piekna gra swiatel i odbicia w rzece. Super praca.
darek1978 (13361) 2009-02-18 12:16
Czyste piekno Mariuszu- nic dodac nic ujac. Nie wybaczylbym sobie spaceru pod katedre w taki wieczor. Tak jak mowilem nastepny taki wieczor w Dublinie bedzie za sto lat;) Wspaniale kolory i naprawde widoczek jak nie z Dublina. Nie pamietam lepszej pogody na nocna sesyjke czego dowodem jest to zdjecie. Sam napewno nie ruszylbym sie z domu i przegapilbym taka okazje. Zdjecie super!! Mam nadzieje, ze pogoda da nam jeszcze kilka takich szans.
rey316 (16) 2009-02-18 12:42
Very nice POV...good work and reflection
Andala (32) 2009-02-18 13:36
great shot, great reflections, very clear and nice colours.
I've tried to take the same photo several times but none of mine where a quarter as good as yours. Thanks for sharing.
divail (8288) 2009-02-18 17:21
Une superbe photo de nuit, belle réflexion, belles couleurs. Bravo.
swiatopelk777 (0) 2009-02-19 3:24
Ale fajowskie odbicie w rzece. Bardzo dobre, swietna ostrosc. Znaczy sie, ze woda stoi. Piekne foto, nie ma co gadac za duzo, piekny strzal. Dobry pstryk.
andywo (4723) 2009-02-19 3:41
podoba mi sie ten centralny kadr, ktory bardzo tutaj pasuje, piekne, przyjemne dla oka kolory i swietne wykonanie.
s_lush (16134) 2009-02-19 5:03
This beautiful shot shows that you are keeping capturing marvelous scenes under blue-hour light conditions. I like this one for the great architecture and unbelievable quality. Perfectly good job!
romuszka (365) 2009-02-19 9:25
Swietny nocny dublinski widok. To co ginie w gaszczu budynkow, zostalo wyeksponowane w odbiciu. Wspanle kolory i przemyslany kadr.
Gratuluje - Roma
kpav (5031) 2009-02-20 1:21
Hello Mariusz, amazing blue hour capture, very balanced composition with excellent colors and superb reflections. Very sharp and with great clarity too. Thanks for sharing
marietom (34607) 2009-02-20 7:04
Magnifique, cette composition tout en lumières, les couleurs sont superbes !
cyim (523) 2009-02-22 6:31
I adore your night pictures.
This is another brilliant capture. The combination of deep blue sky, the reflection, the bridge and the street lights, while ordinary when looked at with naked eyes, turns out to be a piece of art through the lens of your camera.
Congratulations for the great capture.
jurek1951 (40949) 2009-02-25 9:20
ladna nocna fotka,super ostrosc i kolorystyka,pozdrawiam
flacha (1085) 2009-02-25 10:00
Piêkny ten Dublin! ¦wietne zdjêcie.
ophelcia (0) 2009-02-27 11:18
Nadal zachęcające:) Do tego jeszcze super opis:)
avene (12675) 2009-03-02 16:48
I've always had a soft spot for nighttime reflections, so when I was browsing your photos this one immediately attracted my attention. love the steel blue sky and water, against such background the lights look a little like jewels. I tried a quick WS with cropping just a little from the right to emphasise the symmetry, hope you don't mind.
Amaz (11475) 2009-03-25 0:24
Amazing photo with a mirror effect. Nice colours.
hispic (9619) 2009-04-26 4:17
Beautiful nightscape in a nice blue hour with fine definition. The reflection has been softly and beautifully captured by the long exposure.
By the way, there is a railway station by the name of Kamiooka in my neighborhood. It always reminds me of you whenever passing here. The station is used by 140,757 passengers daily.
Best wishes, Hisashi
westcoastgirl1 (666) 2009-12-11 1:41
Fantastic blue hour shot
Great clarity seen in the buildings
Lovely reflection with vivid colours
Great balanced image
Dyerco (10185) 2009-12-19 6:45
A very pleasing composition that actually picks up a second bridge in between the first bridge and its reflections. Also the tall building is balanced by the smaller church to the right. Nicely done.
kennyblack (4207) 2012-03-20 11:29
After a large gap here I am admiring new add and beautiful images. I hit this your night image with fabulous colors and reflections, impeccably resolution to which we have become accustomed. I love it, congratulations.
Greetings and best wishes for good evening ... Marino
Miguel82 (21260) 2013-10-03 5:42
What a nice view of Liffey river and happeny bridge by night Mariusz, I can see that you went in many places in Ireland, high definition and superb night colors
A brillant picture, regards
elenimavrandoni (14241) 2014-04-30 12:53
Mariusz, now, this is a 100% fascinating reflection perfect in all aspects, crystal clear, sharp and very beautiful, highlighting this superb city view!!
my compliments, I'm learning from you!!
- Copyright: Mariusz Kamionka (mkamionka) (29531)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2009-02-17
- Categories: Transportation, Architecture, Decisive Moment
- Camera: Canon EOS 450D, Canon EF-S 17-85mm IS USM
- Details: Tripod: Yes
- Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
- Theme(s): Riverside @ blue hour [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2009-02-18 11:57