ABOUT THE PHOTO
For some reasons this seems to be a less popular spot among tourists, although it is located in the very centre of Dublin. I have never seen a photo of this place before and I really like the architecture of this church so I have attempted to photograph it several times already. All parks and gardens are closed after sunset so my favourite blue hour was out of question here.
WHAT YOU SEE
The picture was taken in the Garden of Remembrance which is in the Dublin City Centre. In the foreground you can spot a fragment of an artificial pond which has a shape of cross. At the bottom there are painted waves which are supposed to symbolize a river. In Celtic custom, on concluding a battle, the weapons were broken and cast in the river, to signify the end of hostilities. Hence some weapons are also painted in the corner. By the way the water surface in the foreground was frozen on that day, hence only very subtle reflection of the church. In the back you see the Abbey Presbyterian Church. In the workshop photo I show the whole square together with the main monument “Children of Lir” (CLICK HERE).
GARDEN OF REMEMBRANCE
The Garden of Remembrance is a memorial garden in Dublin dedicated to the memory of “all those who gave their lives in the cause of Irish Freedom". It is located in Parnell Square, a Georgian square at the northern end of O'Connell Street. The Garden was designed by Dáithí Hanly. It is in the form of a sunken cruciform water-feature. Its focal point is a statue of the Children of Lir by Oisín Kelly, symbolising rebirth and resurrection, added in 1971.
ABBEY PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH
Abbey Presbyterian Church, known also as Findlater’s Church, was designed by Andrew Heiton, finished 1863. It is located at the Parnell Square in Dublin City Centre.
In the 1860s the growth of the Presbyterian congregation and a substantial increase in rent on the Mary’s Abbey property made it desirable for the congregation to seek new premises. By the great generosity of Alexander Findlater, a Dublin merchant, the present site in Rutland Square, now Parnell Square, was bought and a church building was erected at a cost of £14,000. The building is popularly known as ‘Findlater’s Church’ and is referred to by that name in two of James Joyce’s novels. The opening services were held in November, 1864.
ABOUT THE TITLE
Obviously the title refers to the Garden of Remembrance partially visible in the foreground. At the same time as some of you know, very soon I am leaving Dublin permanently so recently I tried to upload some more photos from this city. This photo collection will surely help to refresh my remembrance of Dublin in the future.
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mauro61 (52623) 2012-02-18 3:43
scelta del POV come sempre curata con un bel FG colorato.
Il taglio dell'inquadratura slancia l'immagine con il chiaro della chiesa sullo sfondo,
batalay (35875) 2012-02-18 3:43
I find architectural harmony of the Church and the pool genuinely impressive. Here you've recorded the scene in sublime light, especially with that beautiful cloud cover. Also, thanks for the informative note.
timecapturer (49288) 2012-02-18 3:43
this is a beautiful and perfect composition. All the elements are here and everything is so harmoniously balanced. Executed with your usual accomplished technique and full of wonderful and captivating light. I love it!
Regards - Brian.
Gigidusud (17005) 2012-02-18 4:10
Beautiful composition With Nice Colors.Fantastic technique on the Water.I like it!
Have a Nice WE.
francio64 (38961) 2012-02-18 5:00
bella immagine di Dublino dall'ottimo formato verticale.
Il POV diagonale dà una buona profondità.
Bello il grafismo in FG. Gradevoli i colori soft.
Well done and TFS!
jurek1951 (42160) 2012-02-18 5:31
piekna ta wieza tego kosciola,ladny kadr i kolory,pozdrawiam
cargus (8621) 2012-02-18 5:36
Une excellente composition, scène intéressante d’architecture, de belles couleurs, bien encadré et rendu, image bien fait.!!
Sergiom (63002) 2012-02-18 5:49
C'est incroyable l'effet que provoque le fond du plan d'eau en premier plan. Le mur offre une très belle diagonale dans l'image et le ciel gris ajoute une belle touche.
JFS (32459) 2012-02-18 8:58
Perfect POV, so many details, i like the natural colors and the depth of field. I've never been in Dublin and seems a nice city. Thanks Mariusz!
siudzi (34113) 2012-02-18 9:00
To musi być urocze miejsce! Biała wieża dominuje nad całością otoczenia znakomicie. Doskonała kompozycja oraz realizacja. Brawo!
saxo042 (37594) 2012-02-18 9:04
A very impressive and attractive architecture. You have capture the spire in very pleasant colours below the darker and cloudy sky. Interesting paving of the street below, with a resemblance of water.
jemaflor (86670) 2012-02-18 9:21
Well framed, perfect vertical format for this church, good light management with an intersting and photogenic fg, excellent brightness.
Jeppo (17645) 2012-02-18 9:41
never seen a picture of this place? that's also why you are on TE: to show us this hidden corner of Dublin
Sonata11 (33298) 2012-02-18 9:48
to Twoje kolejne zdjecie jest pieknie wykonane jak zawsze. Sliczna kolorystyka, wspaniala ostrosc, punkt widzenia. Z przjemnoscia mozna je podziwiac. Znakomite wykonane technicznie. Pokazana jest piekna architektura tego pieknego kosciola. Wspaniale zdjecie. Podoba mi sie bardzo. Moje gratulacje oraz dziekuje za zalaczona informacje.
Serdecznie pozdrawiam i zycze milego WE,
Bluejeans (64249) 2012-02-18 10:08
Ola Mariusz ,
Bonito este ponto de visão com a igreja de fundo , gostei muito dos detalhes deste chão , boa luz , parabéns!!
Um abraço Gonçalo
mesutilgim (86718) 2012-02-18 10:28
Nice capture from Dublin.
Good pov and perfect ligth management. The cloudy wintery sky creates a perfect background. The mosaic pattern of the bottom of the pond creates a nice balance with the upper part of the layout.
TFS and have a nice weekend
Budapestman (82620) 2012-02-18 13:10
beautiful view with splendid architectural details. I like the attractive lights and the composition, great atmosphere, Tfs! Have a nice weekend! Kellemes hétvégét kívánok!
tedesse (25133) 2012-02-18 14:24
Piekny pionowy kadr, super kolory i ostrosc.
Wspaniala wieza kosciola.
Pozdrawiam i zycze milej niedzieli
adores (38709) 2012-02-18 16:41
You're right, the church is very beautiful and it seems a good idea to capture it from the park. Even without blue hour, it's a nice shot because you had a dark sky and a very good light to show the details!Good moment!
adramad (39174) 2012-02-19 11:39
A superb composition, which in this vertical plane allows us to see a succession of ideal elements, from the beautiful pond with this funny design on the bottom, to the elegant slender tower of the church, I love the beautiful graphics of these trees, which stand out from the gray sky lead.
The brightness is fantastic, as well as the beautiful, natural color, we note the magnificent situation and makes it even more interesting viewing this picture.
Good start of week.
danos (88347) 2012-02-20 0:34
nice the view of the place with the WS to complete our knowledge about the Garden of Remembrance.I like your informative note for the place, with the painted waves of the bottom of the artificial pond to symbolize a river,and the Presbyterian church to dominates the backdrop.
Have a good week,Danos
ifege (10225) 2012-02-20 0:57
A good photo of an intriguing spot in Dublin and one the I certainly didn't find but wish I had.
npecanhuk (67520) 2012-02-20 5:19
Very beautiful urban environment!
Very attractive and interesting picture!
Sharpness, exposure, colors, chosen pov, vertical format, contrasts and composition are all excellent!
In addition to the wonderful architectural details of that church, I love the neat-looking surroundings and, above all, the colorful underwater details!
TFS - congrats,
lakshmip1949 (19081) 2012-02-20 9:33
What a superb composition of this less visited place. The architecture is beautiful with the steeple rising so much high. I like the color contrasts between the white facade of the church and reddish brown colors of the adjoining buildings. The pool is another beauty to look at with artistic floor. The colors and sharpness are fantastic.
rbassin (18989) 2012-02-20 11:54
Une superbe photo d'architecture, bel effet du plan d'eau avec son fond en couleur.
Waylim (25368) 2012-02-20 14:04
I was wonder if there is water or jsut some mosaic of tiles with shiny surface.
It is a beautiful photo and beautiful place. Sometimes it is hard to say why some place are more famous than other. Sometimes the more people go, it makes other think there something special about it and therefore more people want to go there. Like Restaurants and clubs, people attract more people.
If you keep showing more beautiful photos of this place, it might just become a place people want to go.
raszid62 (18585) 2012-02-21 1:48
Piêkny kawa³ek irlandzkiej stolicy, czerwone, ceglane budynki, ¿ó³ty ko¶ció³ z piaskowca i zadziwiajaca sztuczna woda u stóp muru. Szare niebo wspaniale kontrastuje z barwn± w sumie dolna czêsæi± obrazu.
Cudowna kolorystyka i bardzo dobra ostro¶æ.
holmertz (42831) 2012-02-21 7:28
The painted waves provide a fine foreground for this nice view. I like the light you have captured beneath the dark sky and the way the light falls on the church and the surrounding red buildings.
The other day I scanned a few pictures I took in Ireland in 1968! I think the country has seen some changes since then.
Fis2 (87427) 2012-02-21 23:53
Piekna wieza, wspanialy gotyk.
Przemyslana kompozycja i kadr.
Moja uwagê zwrocilem na dno tego zbiornika wody ;)
jhm (141307) 2012-02-22 3:39
You chose a perfect angle for these nice picture.
I find your picture very well of color and presentation.
Excellent taken these lovely picture, sharpness and clarity be perfect.
Nice compositon, good presentation.
Very well done, TFS.
TopGeo (38206) 2012-02-22 5:02
I find architectural harmony of the Church
jlbrthnn (76037) 2012-02-22 5:19
The picture is remarkably framed from a great perspective. The architecture of the trees is amazing beauty. Light, the colors, the sky is outstanding. Bravo.
Have a nice day
ikeharel (59615) 2012-02-22 10:07
Good sense of hight in this image, from atificial pond with blue/green tiles, up to the church's tower rise on BG.
Light was just about on the facade, contrast the clouds aloft.
fabianoleite (9581) 2012-02-22 15:42
Great contrast between the clear waters of the fountain and the classic style of the castle. good work, congratulations!
nikkitta (15334) 2012-02-22 18:11
Creative way to show the church in a delightful and soft light with the pool at the FG
Like the diagonal composition and the sky with the clouds
Nice place to stroll
Greetings and TFS, also an informative note
Graal (98670) 2012-02-22 23:29
ladne dwa ujecia z tego miejsca. Efekt HDR wyszedl bdb. Strzelista wieza kosciola wyglada pieknie. Dobra notka z odnosnikami. Podoba mi sie calosc Twojej pracy.
SWEETFREEDOM (22966) 2012-02-22 23:50
you are quiet right, the architecture is very attractive, you caught it with a beautiful light. interesting the artificial pond with the shapes of cross.
cavli (1876) 2012-02-23 4:11
very good architecure details. very nice clouds give a very good effect your picture. nice light conditions. tfs
macjake (57950) 2012-02-23 22:41
sorry for the late reply.
there are so many good qualities in this scene.
i like the perspective lines, the angles and depth that created with them.
also, the lighting is spot on, illuminating the church like a spotlight.
it also has your signature sharpness and overall high quality.
maria-v1981 (10816) 2012-02-24 5:59
The lamdscape itself is a stand. It is a pleasant impression on the elements. A picture of high quality, well balanced and beautiful light and colours.
Enjoy the WE,
sacimar (26037) 2012-02-24 8:51
good image of this part of Berlin, I like the composition with the water and the tower, the light is beautiful here, well done,
Have a good weekend,
bukitgolfb301 (36742) 2012-02-24 16:28
Hi my dear Mariusz
Sorry for my late reply, as I get a light pneumonia due to much fatigue, now getting well.
Another great picturessque shot as your trade mark!
Marvelous lights and colors tochh / dispose in panfocus framework and outstnding detail focusing.
Very comfortable to see in the Saturday morning.
Perfect vertical framework and so well considered composition! Thanks for your sharinig with finest work and have a good Saturday!
Takero from still cold rainy Tokyo
delpeoples (53667) 2012-02-24 21:12
Hello dear Mariusz
A beautiful parting goodbye to this wonderful city. The vertical frame works well, I love the blue tones and of course the patterns in the foreground are the icing on the cake. A sharp, well-seen and well-realised photo. Congratulations.
Angshu (56190) 2012-02-27 0:44
While this is a good picture indeed, I liked your WS post with the wide view a lot. Somehow I felt that the landscape format did more justice to this place. The artwork at the bottom of the pond with the waves & arms is quite intriguing...at sudden glance gives an impression of real waves. The church steeple stands out against the dark sky. The light was, I think quite delicious!
PS : You would soon be leaving Dublin behind…how does it feel?
Silvio1953 (125725) 2012-02-29 11:50
Ciao Mariusz, great POV on fantastic cathedral, superb Grey sky, splendid light and wonderful pastel colors, very well done my friend, ciao Silvio
Vasa (16778) 2012-02-29 17:29
I stay without words in front of the quality of your shots, Mariusz! What a pleasure to see your pictures, friend!
siolaw (38290) 2012-03-02 1:50
I like the soft colour tones and also the contrast between the modern pool patterns and the classic church in the back
A well balanced photo
Ricx (13495) 2012-03-06 14:48
Hi Maurisz, Yeah I believe from MJR that you have moved to England. so One foreigner to another - welcome.. A lovely image to leave with- very symbolic. loved your note- fascinating the aspect that they threw their arms into the water to sympolise the end of hostilities.. maybe some country lkeaders from around the world could consider it. Have a great time in England TFS Ric
abmdsudi (44844) 2012-03-14 4:12
The is well thought out shot and nicely proportioned in this format with the church perfectly placed as strong focal point. I just love the features merging nicely together and tremendous amount of detail to draw attention. Perspective and diagonal are impressive with a very eye catching foreground in the water adds interest as well as an effective anchor to the shot taking viewers through the frame and into the far end. Excellent light management and clarity with wonderful soft pastel colors and the grey sky boosts the everall visual effect and contrast. Brilliant capture of this historic spot and great infor note as well. Marvelous shot, Congrats
kordinator (19438) 2012-03-17 1:40
An impressive capture of very attractive architecture. Amazing motive and color tones.
Nice clear details and lighting.
Excellent composed image.
josepmarin (57833) 2012-03-17 11:28
a nice composition in portrait format.
With this good framing you offer us a beautiful architecture in background, where the slender tower of the church is outlined under a cloudy and grey sky, and its contrast with the artificial pond in foreground, with the waves painted in its bottom.
The ensemble has a great graphical interest, a good luminosity and a perfect colors.
A great work, my friend.
ilDottore (5252) 2012-08-09 13:57
Przykro mi słyszeć że żegnasz się z Dublinem.
Nigdy nie było okazji choć pyfka się napić... :(
Gdzie teraz będziesz? UK czy back to Poland?
Zdjęcie piękne kolorystycznie, kompozycyjnie i ideowo. :)
Pozdrówki i powodzenia!
Noel_Byrne (25788) 2012-10-14 2:37
Another great Dublin capture. Like you say, its not a place that many people visit, but I personally love it here. I think one reason not many go here is that there are sometimes people in the area that you dont want to be too close too, but I still love the Georgian houses and church architecture here.
Might make you smile to know that the last time I was here, I was leading back to take a snap of the Children of Lir, with my legs against the wall of the fountain. I lost my balance and fell into the water with a loud splash. Thankfully, the camera arm stayed above the water as its so shallow :)
All the best
fritzi007 (7033) 2013-02-12 4:08
Unglaublich guter Kommentar, sehr Informativ. Das Foto ist Spitze, vor Allem die Wellen und die Waffen. Wahrscheinlich hast du das gleich schlechte Wetter gehabt wie ich in Köln.
- Copyright: Mariusz Kamionka (mkamionka) (31305)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2012-02-02
- Categories: Daily Life, Architecture
- Camera: Canon EOS Kiss X4, Canon EF-S 15-85mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM
- Map: view
- Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
- Theme(s): Dublin churches by Mariusz [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2012-02-18 3:39