Spire of Dublin
Next stop at 120m - i found it hard to believe it is so high.
In the middle of Dublin on O'Connell Street you will find this "needle" made of steel.
The Spire of Dublin, or its official title the Monument
of Light, is a large, pin-like monument 120 metres
(393 ft) in height. It is located on the site of the
former Nelson Pillar on O'Connell Street in the Irish capital, Dublin.
Designed by Ian Ritchie Architects, it is an elongated
cone of diameter 3m (10 ft) at the base, narrowing to
15cm (6 in) at the top. The world's tallest
sculpture[verification needed], it was originally
intended that the Spire be completed by 2000 in honour
of the new millennium, but construction was delayed
because of difficulty in obtaining planning permission
and environmental regulations. It is constructed from
eight hollow tubes of stainless steel and features a
tuned mass damper to counteract sway.
In the WS-section you can see it standing on O'Connell Street.
Kameramodell Canon EOS 400D DIGITAL
Aufnahmedatum/-zeit 20.08.2007 15:55:54
Aufnahmemodus P (Programmautomatik)
Tv (Verschlusszeit) 1/250
Av (Blendenzahl) 10.0
Filmempfindlichkeit (ISO) 200
Objektiv EF-S10-22mm f/3.5-4.5 USM
Brennweite 10.0 mm
AF-Betriebsart One-Shot AF
Dateigröße 3307 KB
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happypoppeye (4817) 2007-09-26 22:16
This is a really nice looking shot Thorsten. I mean really nice. Color is excellent, as well as composition. Your subject is superb, especially with the reflection of the adjacent building providing a nice splash of color. I really had to look close to see exactly what I was looking at, I thought it was a reflection off the street at one point!!! Those interspersed mirrors in the building look like camouflage against the sky.
delic (6735) 2007-09-26 22:31
I can't believe I missed this when I visited Dublin in April. You used the spire effectively to have the reflections. Was there any reason you did not go for perfect symmetry? I am not sure if the clouds help here but that's nitpicking. Regards,
ViktorVaughn (1521) 2007-09-26 22:37
Great photo here, the blues are extraordinary, and the reflection showing the red building provide some colour to the photo.
Great recognition to see this photo opportunity.
jstewart (1146) 2007-09-26 22:52
Dramatic shot. I'd never heard of this. Thanks for the excellent image and the good note.
stevesieren (787) 2007-09-26 23:01
WOW! Very nice perspective on this very unusual shot. It says futuristic. TFS
DarkoG (8) 2007-09-26 23:52
Very interesting monument and really good presentation of it with this fine photograph.
Heaven (0) 2007-09-26 23:52
Surrealistic and futuristic! It's a very original picture, surprising and taken from a good point of view. The notes that accompany it are very interesting and useful, too. It would be interesting to know what kind of postprocessing you did.
bracasha75 (24443) 2007-09-27 0:06
Das wuste ich nicht und gut das du uns das mitteils
pic (240) 2007-09-27 1:18
Very nice shoot with beautifull color and composition.
isabib (1953) 2007-09-27 4:43
great shot of the spire!
lovely hues of the blue sky and i like the patches of reflection.
well done and tfs!
gramma (3519) 2007-09-27 10:28
Ce monument est effectivement très original et surtout pas facile à photographier. Tu t'en tires très bien en nous donnant l'impression que c'est la route vers l'infini. Merci pour le partage !
darrasin (2860) 2007-09-27 12:51
Hello Thorsten! Great capture on your part, the chips in the spire create interest texture. The colors of the reflected buildings are very warm and well seen. Very well done!
TheMystic (912) 2007-09-27 14:18
Fascinating, Thor! I thought that you went wild in ps and loaded it to the wrong site, but reading your note: I am quite impressed. Never knew about this one!
dip (21875) 2007-09-27 23:40
nach monatelange Pause kommst Du wieder mit schönen Fotos wie das hier :)
Es sieht interessant aus und Du hast es gut eingefangen,tolle Perspektive und schöne Farben,super belichtet und gute Schärfe auch,
espanek (1001) 2007-09-29 8:56
This is wonderful composed picture. Sharp with good colors. POV is simply fantastic. I love reflection of the buildings on the Spire.
Very well done.
skerdreux (3182) 2007-09-30 1:29
A wonderfull picture of the spire ! I love the building reflexion and the sky is so blue !
brevbrev14 (140) 2007-10-01 7:51
Hi Thorsten, very good image!
original composition, good perspective and reflection..
marietom (34603) 2007-10-07 13:40
Jolie composition, avec de beaux reflets dans.
Dpbours (222) 2007-10-24 5:49
Wonderful work here with that point of view to eternity! Love this kind of work. I also saw your shot 'Welcome to Athens', which is wonderful due to the graphical impact it has. Good work!
capthaddock (28790) 2007-11-06 8:19
The best photo of this monument that I've seen so far, great work, excellent angle, the reflected old buildings make it work for me.
pasternak (15165) 2007-11-09 0:37
Very good, Thorsten, fantastic palette of different tints of blue, and great reflections breaking the main colour!
wojteczek (1114) 2008-02-18 7:23
Great framing, like way to heaven
blindseeker (199) 2009-03-27 4:38
Nice picture. Reflections in the Spire in strong point of the photo fills up the composition.
dinkar (196) 2009-06-22 7:30
Beautiful shot. Very futuristic. Hard to grasp that this is a real object as against a computer generated graphic. Very nice balance of colors.
meysun (103) 2009-07-17 6:09
Blue is beautiful！
popsick (635) 2009-07-29 5:27
wie geht's? ;)
this is an amazing photo. the blue colour, the reflection, all are great. well done..
Bluejeans (64221) 2009-08-10 5:50
Ola Thorsten ,
Que beleza de foto com este tubo em azul levando o nosso olhar para o infinito , bonitos reflexos no primeiro plano , bom ponto de visão , parabéns!!
Um abraço Gonçalo
westcoastgirl1 (660) 2009-11-12 2:41
I thought this was a building at first glass. Then I saw the top and your write up.
Cool POV and perspective.
Lovely shades of blue.
Nice reflective quality captured.
Unique and creatively shown.
- Copyright: Txxx Bxxx (thor68) (5586)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2007-08-20
- Categories: Artwork
- Camera: Canon EOS 400D, Canon EF-S 10-22 f/3.5-4.5 USM, SanDisk Ultra II 2GB, 77MM Circular Polarizer
- Exposure: f/10.0, 1/250 seconds
- Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
- Date Submitted: 2007-09-26 22:11
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