This photo was taken in the National Botanic Gardens in Dublin. Deep in the centre, below the arch, you can spot the Palm House. Behind my back there is another glasshouse hence the shadows.
Like with all institutions in Ireland which are called “national” (e.g. National Museum, National Gallery, etc), the access to this garden is free of charge.
Botanical gardens similarly to zoological gardens are kind of similar all over the world so tourists rarely visit them. If you want to meet locals these are good places to go.
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sway (436) 2011-09-30 23:47
Fantastic shot! the Shadows lead my eye through the arch to the glass house.
Nicely captured and composed
JFS (32459) 2011-10-01 0:30
Shot of great quality and splendid management of the light. Delightful image.
macjake (67532) 2011-10-01 1:09
i see you've posted a new recent photo this time :)
my first thoughts when i looked at this were "hmm, thats nice", and it is, its very tranquil and relaxing, a calming type of atmosphere.
seems like a great place for a walk with a loved one.
good use of the arch as a peek-a-boo.
enjoy your weekend
npecanhuk (75026) 2011-10-01 2:27
Truly beautiful and certainly very attractive picture!
Sharpness, exposure, chosen pov, dof, colors, vertical format, contrasts and composition really pleased me!
TFS - congrats,
timecapturer (49288) 2011-10-01 3:01
a perfectly controlled shot with superb light management. Love the shadowy fg that draws you into the image so cleverly. Wonderful clarity and textures, a real quality and original image. Love it!
Have an enjoyable weekend - Brian.
Urs (14082) 2011-10-01 4:02
I like this composition very much because you used the shadow to add more interest to the shot, make it more lively, as nobody was around. Good light management and excellent DOF. Well done
rodgerg (55767) 2011-10-01 4:48
Excellent FG with the very graphic play of shade and the gate which give a beautiful framing and a greta depht with the prospect open to the garden and the glasshouse which arise in the BG.
Sergiom (78457) 2011-10-01 5:53
J'aime beaucoup la perspective que donne l'arche dans l'image et qui guide le regard vers la magnifique serre qui brille au soleil. L'image est d'une très belle profondeur.
stevesaba (8163) 2011-10-01 6:01
Very well seen, and perfectly done! I gather you are surrounded by these glass houses! You have really managed the light wonderfully here with the distant house perfectly exposed. A very striking composition. Warm regards,
sabermonajati (11213) 2011-10-01 6:19
this gate is very nice and exist nice composition with building.
sacimar (26205) 2011-10-01 7:01
good image of this place, I like how you framed the glass building, you used the elements in a smart composition, well done,
SWEETFREEDOM (24621) 2011-10-01 7:27
very nice p.o.v. i like the view past the arch, beautiful colors and light.
elkab (4951) 2011-10-01 10:52
Fantastyczna kompozycja z perfekcyjną kontrolą światła, która wydobyła wszystkie interesujące detale sceny. Super gra między światłem a cieniem. Ciepłe i miłe kolory.
Vitaly (1021) 2011-10-01 10:56
Very interesting composition solution of image. Excellent place for rest.
josepmarin (58357) 2011-10-01 12:02
there is a fantastic game of light and of shades in this image, and you have chosen a very creative framing, in which you have used the stone arch as a frame for the nice glass-building that we see across it.
The composition is very attractive and has a high quality of image and an excellent light.
A beautiful work.
francio64 (39888) 2011-10-01 12:31
bella vista del secret garden attraverso l'arco che fa anche da cornice naturale.
Luce ben gestita e colori delicati.
Sonata11 (33795) 2011-10-01 12:42
faktycznie jak wejscie do tajemniczego ogrodu. Bardzo ladne ujecie z odpowiedniego punktu widzenia. Bardzo ladna kompozycja i format. Bardzo ladne naturalne kolory, sliczne niebo i piekna architektura szklani. Na pewno sa piekne i rozne drzewa palmowe. Mam nadziej zobczyc inna szklarnie ktora jest za Twoimi plecami. Swietna fotografia. Bardzo mi sie podoba. Lubie takie ogrody, poniewaz jest na co popatrzyc i podziwiac ronorodnosc gatunkow. Wspaniala praca.
Sersdecznie pozdrawiam i zycze milej niedzieli,
ifege (10367) 2011-10-01 17:59
Well taken and framed Mariusz. The other shadows add extra interest.
emka (96356) 2011-10-01 19:31
rzeczywiście turysci nie odwiedzaja ogrodów zoologicznych i botanicznych? Nie wiem, istotnie do zoo raczej nie chodzę, bo zwykle mi szkoda czasu, natomiast ogrody botaniczne odwiedzam, równiez szklarnie. Bardzo ładny kadr z widokiem szklarni we właściwym miejscu pod lukiem, prz7y sprzyjającej pogodzie. super zdjecie tajemniczego ogrodu, tylko brakuje robina, zeby tam zaprowadzil.
s_lush (16134) 2011-10-01 23:47
This well-proportioned glasshouse looks great having been captured by you inside such an aesthetic arch and against the wonderfully clouded blue sky. A very well thought-out composition, a lot of interesting details, excellent quality and informative note!
danos (97395) 2011-10-02 0:04
nice hte view of the entrance as lead-in the eye on the Palm House.I like the creative depth with everything in the scene to are so sharp and clear.The light and the colour management are superb.
Have a good Sunday,danos
jlbrthnn (76037) 2011-10-02 2:30
The architecture of the arc is at once beautiful and interesting. The botanical greenhouse is skillfully presented. The austere color of the stone brings to light colors. Excellent light, colors and neatness. Bravo.
Fis2 (96681) 2011-10-02 12:20
Swietnie umiesciles palmiarnie w bramie.
Zagadkowe cienie dodaja uroku.
Budapestman (82620) 2011-10-03 0:59
a superb photo of this beautiful place with spectacular composition, the atmosphere of the photo is romantic, the POV is very attractive, Tfs! Have a nice week! Kellemes hetet kívánok!
jhm (152164) 2011-10-03 3:31
You chose a very nice angle and a good moment with the gate as eye catcher in foreground, excellent frame.
Composition and depth image are nice.
Pleasant color, good presentation. TFS.
siolaw (38292) 2011-10-03 5:16
Good use of the arch to highlight the Palm House down there.
Pleasant light and good naturally saturated colours.
Bluejeans (64251) 2011-10-03 5:37
Uma composição vertical bem realizada com este arco a levar o nosso olhar para a estufa de vidro de fundo , bons detalhes no primeiro plano , gostei muito da luz , boas cores, parabéns!!
Um abraço Gonçalo
abmdsudi (53601) 2011-10-03 7:32
what a marvelous composition, you could make a story out of excellent composition and great control of highlights and shadows. A picture with dynamism, love your view point and how the passage ways invite the eye to explore further beyond. Archway shots are always intriguing and there is a mix of invitation and mystery sometimes.. There are lots of random elements working well. Good lead-through with the cobbled pathway and beyond. Strong on detail, the stonework is fascinating with lots of charm about this place. Lighting is good and the overall effect is very pleasing to the eye. Brilliant capture, a place of historal value, and thanks to your notes. Congrats.
ManuMay (36141) 2011-10-03 8:01
Clever composition and framing!!
And great result for this one!
Good use of contrasts to enhance building light and colours, great light mnagement indded...really clever and original capture!
Have a nice day...
Graal (102752) 2011-10-03 23:29
ladne miejsce, dobry pomysl na zdjecie. To przejscie niczym niezwykla oprawa obrazu. Ja tez lubie schowac swoj cien w takich sytuacjach. Dobra robota.
Silvio1953 (141955) 2011-10-04 12:45
Ciao Mariusz, lovely composition well framed by arch, beautiful alternating light and shadows, wonderful colors and splendid clarity, very well done my friend, ciao Silvio
delpeoples (57590) 2011-10-04 17:37
Hi dear Mariusz
What a beautiful place, not before seen on TE I believe. Your composition reminds me a little of Brian's (timecapturer). I love the depth of field and the marvellous natural colours. A really artistic and unique way to show us this wonderful place.
Have a great evening
nikkitta (17066) 2011-10-04 18:50
So taken the 24 September with sun and blue sky?
Please not to complain about the weather, not yet..
Great idea to use the arch as a frame to the beautiful Botanical building that I usually visit like the Brooklyn Garden in New York
Greetings and TFS
A suggestion ..a close approach at the building?
marcan44 (6307) 2011-10-05 0:33
la inquadratura di questo giardino da questo arco è molto gradevole e l'occhio va subito alla Palm House.
Lo scatto è stato eseguito con molta cura e maestria.
Una buona serata
Angshu (56750) 2011-10-05 7:00
The framing has been done well through the arched gate. Its the shadows which create a good lead-in into the image. The lavender coloured plants on the gate...are they heather? The slightly angular take is good as well, rather than a straight on approach. Good light & nice colours. Good to see a new picture from Dublin :-)
paololg (31448) 2011-10-05 8:47
Masterful management of light and sharpness, dear Mariusz, every detail is perfect! The good choice of the POV gives a excellent depth to the photo, perhaps for the effect of the long shadows across the arch. A good demonstration of your talent and of love for the nature of the Irish. BRAVO!
Ciao, have a nice evening!
adramad (45294) 2011-10-05 9:57
A large composition that's also very beautiful, ideal as you have framed in the arch, the greenhouse glass pavilion, which offers a good light, with the beautiful sky that is ideal, the foreground give strength and image contrast with these well-defined shadows, you get a nice graphics.
As always a job well done, with proper brightness, sharpness and color.
fabianoleite (11479) 2011-10-05 20:10
The arch made a good frame for the glass palace in behind, and the shadows enriched the composition. Good work, congratulations!
batalay (38773) 2011-10-24 5:53
You've created a dramatic photo of the green house, framing it with the arched entryway. Thanks for the informative note about the National Botanic Gardens of Dublin, as well as the explanation of the somewhat distracting shadows in the foreground.
jafadabret (56501) 2011-11-03 11:33
Excellente composition avec ce premier plan d'ombres et de lumières qui guide le regard jusqu'à l'arche très graphique sous laquelle la grande serre semble posée comme pour la préserver et lui donner de l’importance !
Waylim (25502) 2011-11-14 18:03
Really good shot with great POV looking through the arch doorway, you managed very well the strong shadows, Ideally I would have like to see it with less shadow it makes kind of too busy in the foreground, but you did the best under such condistion.
ikeharel (70607) 2012-02-05 2:36
I like the shadows mingled with the many photographic-elements on scene: The palm-house you mentioned under the arc which has a fine stone-work, garden with blue sky seem through.
A nice premeditated image.
SnapRJW (31629) 2014-01-01 10:39
Happy New Year Mariusz! Thanks for pointing me in the direction of this shot. I love the way you have framed the palm house and used the arch as a feature. The sharp shadows add another layer of interest and I guess that they are cast by another glass house. I hope you have a wonderful 2014 and your family enjoy good health, happiness and prosperity. Warm regards Rosemary
- Copyright: Mariusz Kamionka (mkamionka) (36250)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2011-09-24
- Categories: Architecture, Artwork
- Camera: Canon EOS Kiss X4, Canon EF-S 10-22mm f/3.5-4.5 USM
- Map: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): Glasshouses, Arches by Mariusz [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2011-09-30 22:57