STORY BEHIND THE PHOTO
I am leaving Dublin permanently very soon. Therefore I have a special motivation to go for blue hour photo sessions in the city. Last Tuesday I have met darek1978, former TE member, for our last TE meeting in Dublin. This photo is one of that meeting outcome.
OTHER PHOTOS OF THIS BRIDGE
Workshop photo: WHOLE HA’PENNY BRIDGE AT THE BLUE HOUR
One of my previous uploads: HA’PENNY BRIDGE AT THE BLUE HOUR FROM THE OTHER SIDE
Another one of my previous uploads: HA’PENNY BRIDGE IN THE DAYLIGHT
ABOUT THE BRIDGE
Ha'penny Bridge is a pedestrian bridge built in 1816 over the River Liffey in Dublin, Ireland. 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.
BETA TREK EARTH
Note for people using beta TE version: this photo was uploaded just before a major failure of the TE server so the small version/icon of this photo for the beta version was never created.
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ManuMay (35019) 2012-02-09 13:50
Fantastic capture...great light management and point of view choosen, very good sharpness and colours definition...the long exposure deserves a very fine reflection...Good, very good!!
Have a nice day...
Ninello52 (7572) 2012-02-09 14:03
Beautiful light on the bridge! Belli also colored reflections on the river! Excellent definition of the perfect composition! I also like the sky still blue!
Best regards, Nino.
saxo042 (37578) 2012-02-09 14:21
A beautiful bridge and very interesting light installations. But the best part of this photo is the long line of reflections in the water.
MJR (3360) 2012-02-09 15:50
I saw this and thoguht he is making the most of his last days in Dublin, then I read your note !
This is a great shot, though all the bridge would be neat, perhaps not possible...
I like the long exposure smoothing out the black water, it looks like polished ice !
Drop me a line when you are moved in, M'brough is not so far away !
Sonata11 (33283) 2012-02-09 19:16
podobaja mi sie Twoje zdjecie, ktore sa tak dopracowane perfekcyjnie. Przygladam im sie zawsze uwaznie, probujac je nasladowac. Duzo mi jeszcze brakuje. Podoba mi sie tak kompozycja tego mostu jak i jego wspaniale oswietlenie ktore odbija sie w wodzie jak w lustrze. Bardzo pieknie i starannie wykonane. SUPER praca !!! Moje gratulacje.
ifege (10225) 2012-02-09 21:48
Great night time one Mariusz - got the blue hour beautifully.
danos (87475) 2012-02-09 23:45
excellent the blue hour shot with the lampposts to ballance perfect the image and the reflections on the surface of the water to complete on the bottom of the shot.I like the clarity and the sharpness of the bridge with the quality of the whole image to be superb.
Have agood day,Danos
tedesse (25133) 2012-02-10 1:18
Interesujace nocne foto!
Piekna rowniez wersja w WS.
Ladnie oswietlony mostek.
Super kolory i odbicia w lustrze wody.
sacimar (25975) 2012-02-10 4:04
I like this night shot, the light management is excellent and the reflection game is eye catching, well done and good luck in your new destination!
Have a nice weekend,
jemaflor (85476) 2012-02-10 4:48
Well presented this famous bridge, interesting result with lights and these nice reflections on water, well made.
maria-v1981 (10814) 2012-02-10 7:28
The ultimate expression of the blue hour. Composition,colours and sharpness are all perfect.
Have a nice evening,
timecapturer (49286) 2012-02-10 9:49
I know you saw my comment before it disappeared, but must just say how much I love this shot and it deserves to get back the two points you lost.
Have a great weekend - Brian.
holmertz (41737) 2012-02-10 11:37
The narrow bridge makes a nice and silvery bow across the dark river and its many reflections. It's an atmospheric photo with a very interesting note.
Fis2 (86283) 2012-02-10 11:44
Ale ciekawy mostek,
Latarnie s± ³adn± ozdob±.
Dobry kadr i super kolorki.
TopGeo (38204) 2012-02-10 13:17
Hello Mariusz! Great night time you have caught a very spontaneous and fresh scene, night, in a very special atmosphere good quality of image, a great sharpness effect and lights and a few managed-well colors, they make a very interesting composition.Nice work.
bukitgolfb301 (36218) 2012-02-10 13:22
Hi my dear Mariusz
Another so fantastic shot indeed. You are so talented for night shot! Sharpness and clearness are remarkable as usual. Marvelous light management. Perfect framework and well considered composition! Thanks for your sharinig with finest work and have a good Saturday!
Takero from still cold Tokyo
brianmcc (6181) 2012-02-10 13:53
this is a fantastic view of the bridge. your notes on its history are very interesting and informative. incredible clarity and sharpness. your blue sky pictures are stunning and this one is no exception. the sky is wonderful. the reflections and smoothe texture of the river are perfect.
you are moving from dublin, does this mean you are moving from ireland also? i hpoe you enjoyed your time in dublin, and wish you well for your next stop.
have a good weekend,
barrufeto_77 (28886) 2012-02-10 17:52
Again, another great light management!!! It's great how you get this amazing sharpness!!!
kordinator (18548) 2012-02-11 0:59
This is fantastic composition.
Perfect night shot with lovely colors and perfect conduct light.
Impressive architecture of this bridge, lovely reflection and very good blue hour.
Budapestman (82620) 2012-02-11 1:04
a beautiful blue hour photo again, the realization is splendid I like the reflections and the nostalgic atmosphere, the composition is very attractive, great shot, Tfs! Have a nice weekend! Kellemes hétvégét kívánok!
jlbrthnn (76037) 2012-02-11 3:44
This is a photographic masterpiece. I like the choice of perspective and framing. The photo at the blue hour is perfectly exposed. The light, colors and sharpness are excellent. Bravo.
Have a nice day
emka (79875) 2012-02-11 4:45
Cześć, Ładny mostek, przyjemnie oświetlony i te światła ładnie się odbijają. Powinnam tez wypróbować bluie hour in warsaw, ale jakos jestem za leniwa. Może jak się ociepli, bo na razie mróż mnie zniechęca do wyjscia z aparatem. Nie wiem jak by sie zachował mój NEX, na przykład penntax w tych temperaturach nie działa. ciekawam, jak sie udało spotkanie z Darkiem. Widzę, że juz nawiązujesz kontakty w Anglii. Mnie z Madrytem słabo idzie.
josepmarin (57823) 2012-02-11 6:09
a beautiful image of this romantic and beautifully illuminated bridge, I like its good contrast with the architecture in background, and the aesthetic effect of the reflections on the water.
The composition is elegant, attractive and has a perfect exposure and a few very natural colors.
It is a beautiful work.
jhm (140054) 2012-02-11 8:53
I use always beta version of TE.
A pity that a lot members are left, to other sites as our friend darek1978.
Your picture shows us a very soft image and great reflection and enlightenment.
Composition and colors are nice.
Also nice depth and perspective, TFS.
Have a nice weekend,
vasilpro (40933) 2012-02-11 14:53
Wonderful nocturne composition, beautiful blue hour atmosphere, lovely light and reflections, vivid colors, very good contrast, clarity and sharpness, excellent POV, very nice framework, TfS!
Have a nice weekend, Vasilis.
macjake (57074) 2012-02-11 16:37
thanks for your kind comments on my last SF photo, much appreciated.
So you're leaving Ireland, well...that also means more opportunities and more photos to be had.
I like the underlined white fence/railing that wants to hide beneath the bridgedeck. and you've got that special blue color that we both love.
the bridge contrasts everything due to its white color and we see more whites reflected in the water.
I really look forward to seeing blue hours in england!
see you around
nikkitta (14858) 2012-02-11 19:27
The near you are to leave Ireland the beautiful your Blue hour photos are
This photo is really fantastic, colors, reflections POV
What I like the more is the white bridge, must be a real pleasure to cross it, so beautifully lighted
From far I preferred this to the WS
Greetings and TFS
Graal (97857) 2012-02-11 23:33
lubisz fotografowanie podczas "blue hour", zauwazylem. Niebo jest wtedy piekne. Tutaj interesujace miejsce w Dublinie. Fajnie wyszedl ten most i odbicia w wodzie. Ciekawa konstrukcja lamp. Darek wyemigrowal z TE, szkoda. Bdb jakosc zdjecia.
Milej niedzieli zycze.
jurek1951 (42158) 2012-02-12 2:28
potrafisz wyczarowac nastroj w Twoich nocnych fotkach,ladne refleksy na wodzie,pozdrawiam
delpeoples (53167) 2012-02-12 3:37
What a great idea to leave your mark on Ireland in this way. The dominant silver tones are simply stunning, as are the reflections and the cropping of the bridge. A classy shot, beautifully exposed and saturated.
Thanks for sharing and I look forward to seeing some more before you go
adramad (38563) 2012-02-12 9:30
Very beautiful these reflections at night and a fabulous color, especially with that blue sky at a time so magical, beautiful graphics that brings the bridge with its whiteness, a very sharp image with great pleasure that we envision. Well done.
Good Sunday afternoon.
chawax (19476) 2012-02-12 13:29
You're leaving Dublin ? So it probably means you found a new job ! I'm glad for you ! What is your next stop ?
Nice blue hour shot of this famous Dublin bridge. Good sharpness and nice square format. I found it difficult to photograph this bridge. It is nice but not very convenient for photography. I was satisified with none of the many pictures I took there.
Have a nice week,
Vasa (16778) 2012-02-12 16:40
Perfect presentation Mariusz. The picture motivate me to look for Canon EOS Kiss X4. I learn the tings with you. Many thanks,
Silvio1953 (123561) 2012-02-13 0:49
Ciao Mariusz, fascinating blue hour with fantastic reflections, splendid light and colors, very well done my friend, have a good week, ciao Silvio
cavli (1876) 2012-02-13 4:15
Very good night scene. you captured it very good. I like the effect on the river very much. It is look like icy. tfs
mauro61 (52623) 2012-02-16 6:14
una buona idea compositiva con il ponte che divide in due parti l'inquadratura tra realtà e rifessi.
Ben gestita la luce e i colori,
Waylim (25360) 2012-02-17 16:37
This is a nice blue hour shot. I like the sense of movement going one direction on the clouds and the water. Good expsure with good clarity and sharpness on the bridge. the starbust of the light make it sparkles. Square composition work well here. Beautiful colors too.
siolaw (38284) 2012-02-17 22:49
Good blue hour shot with special mention for the water texture and colour.
I also like the "marble" light cloud pattern.
Angshu (55914) 2012-02-20 1:51
One of the 'icons' of Dublin. Nice exposure here against the blue hour sky. Like the silken reflections of the houses in the water thanks to the long exposure. Well done!
Noel_Byrne (24852) 2012-03-05 6:22
Another great iconic Dublin shot, and the blue in the sky is particularly beautiful. Love the lights on the bridge and reflections in the river.
kennyblack (4207) 2012-04-21 7:55
As always amaze us with your wonderful shots that stand for 'high quality in every sense. To comment on perfection ... is unnecessary and I can say is just .... thanks for sharing.
The best greetings, have a nice weekend ... Marino
COSTANTINO (56223) 2012-05-05 23:52
difficult shot taken during a difficult
blue hour,the reflections are very impressive
and give depth to the whole scenery,
excellent definition of a perfect
ilDottore (5252) 2012-08-20 17:46
No i znów mnie zaginasz i wstyd przynosisz, bo nie jestem w stanie wyciągnąć z archiwum lepszego ujęcia Mostu Półpensowego.
Pytałeś o kolory - używam teraz nowej wersji programu ACDSee Pro. Tyle ma z "pro" wspólnego, co koń z koniakiem, ale amatorowi styknie. Dużo i tak lepsza od poprzedniej - lepsze algorytmy i interface. Jeszcze jakby miała filtry kolorowe to pełnia szczęścia, ale nie ma.
Ma za to nowe opcje obróbki. Jest zakładka "advanced colours" i możesz sobie uczynić fotkę generalnie atrakcyjniejszą, używając opcji "vibrance" plus suwaka, do tego mogę teraz wyciągać poszczególne kolory i tak właśnie uczyniłem przy nowych fotkach z Teneryfy. Oryginały nie były tak odjazdowe, zapewniam! :)
Ale cóż - to przywilej fotografa: patrzeć na świat swoimi oczami, prawda?
Wracając do oceny:
Piękna ogólna jakość zdjęcia, extra kompozycja i kolory.
- Copyright: Mariusz Kamionka (mkamionka) (30694)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2012-02-07
- Categories: Daily Life, Artwork, Decisive Moment
- Camera: Canon EOS Kiss X4, Canon EF-S 15-85mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM
- Exposure: f/7.1
- Details: Tripod: Yes
- Map: view
- Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
- Theme(s): Riverside @ blue hour [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2012-02-09 0:52