Arriving in Dublin, we took a walk down by the river Liffey. The North Wall Quay in Dublin's Docklands is spacious and clean with plenty of space for joggers, walkers and cyclists to move about without any hindrance from traffic. Studded with public art, one of the first pieces we saw was one I immediately recognised from fellow TE’er, Noel Byrne’s post “Flow”. http://www.trekearth.com/gallery/Europe/Ireland/photo1424334.htm We met up with Noel a couple of days later but seeing this sculpture immediately made me feel ‘at home’ in Dublin. In my mind, the art installation will forever be known as Noel’s Box
Bord Gais Above Ground Installation – North Wall Quay Dublin 2009. Designed in collaboration with Martin Richman Artist For Dublin Docklands Authority
The objective was to design a treatment that would dematerialise an above ground gas installation on the Liffey quayside while still meeting the functional requirement to ventilate the pressure reducing chamber inside. To do this we wrapped the installation in a skin of glass that allows the air to enter below the skin and to escape behind the parapet. The installation building is covered in plastic sequins and the glass is treated with alternating bands of dichroic film. The flow of air causes the sequins to shimmer reflecting spots of coloured light back onto the glass. At night a similar effect is created by lighting concealed within the outer skin. This project won a commendation in the RIAI Awards 2010, and an AAI award in 2011. It was published in New Irish Architecture 26. The British architectural historian described it as a beautiful understated little kiosk.
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macjake (52340) 2013-09-20 2:34
looks like some fine weather you had here on this day!
thats always a bonus.
and yes, i don't even have to click on the link to remind myself of Noels photo - i remember it well.
this is a doozy of a shot!
love the long straight lines that dominate the scene.
I feel as if i'm about to run a 400 metre race in one long line :)
the colors are very unique and strange yet attractive.
and of course the funky architecture in the bg is sweet too.
funn reflections on the right aswell.
lots to keep our eyes busy here
mesutilgim (80178) 2013-09-20 2:55
Great shot with perfect pov and great graphical effect.
TFS and have a nice weekend
krzychu30 (15332) 2013-09-20 2:59
magnificnet picture from your latest trip to Ireland and really amazing view of Noel´s hometown!
I enjoy the view of the river and the Docklands on the left side and so eye-catching promenade you took the picture from.Of course-Noel´s box,but also these different coloured stripes create here so great,long perspective.And the last thing is the man walking by(did you notice how these colorful stripes illuminate on his shoulders and head?great!)
The end result is brilliant!
I´m looking forward to see more.
timecapturer (45321) 2013-09-20 4:22
an intriguing and beautifully composed shot. The lines and perspective here are just stunning as is the clarity and detailing. The reflected lights on the man and surrounding area is just fascinating. An original and wonderful shot. Well done!
Have a great weekend - Brian.
CLODO (29020) 2013-09-20 9:45
A strong colored perspective we follow with this lonely man. Surprisingly, his shirtgot the reflected colors of the wall.
Romano46 (16580) 2013-09-20 10:35
quasi telepatia, la tua. Mi stavo chiedendo proprio l'altro ieri che fine avessi fatto, poichè era qualche giorno cche non vedevo le tue foto, ed ecco che per incanto oggi sei ricomparsa.
Pensavo che avevi raggiunto qualche altro angolo del mondo e il tuo commento e la foto di oggi mi confermano che sei stata fuori alciuni giorni, il che vuol dire che a questa farai seguiore tante altre belle foto che illustrano questo paese molto interessante.
Già questa è un bel biglietto da visita per l'inizio di questo tuo bel viaggio virtuale: bella composizione, colori eccellenti e la tua solita nitidezza ricca di infiniti dettagli.
Ti aspetto alle prossime foto che ci presenterai.
Per il momento di saluto e ti auguro un buon fine settimana
carlo62 (27864) 2013-09-20 14:29
ben tornata, sicuramente carica di belle foto, come questa.
Bella prospettiva e bel gioco ombre e riflessi, eccellente la presenza dell'uomo in movimento.
PS grazie per le tue gentili parole
tyro (18652) 2013-09-20 15:30
Nice to see you back again and posting yet another delightful photograph!
Yes, I do recall Noel's picture of this place and this is a lovely capture of it. Your composition is excellent, the lines of the railings and the water's edge leading the eye well into the distance where we see the interesting bridge.
However, what I love best is the way in which you have allowed us to see the coloured reflected light from the surface of this "box" - the stripes of colour on the ground and the stripes of colour on the shirt and even the head of the man walking into the picture.
Lovely light and colours, perfect exposure and excellent details in this fascinating photograph!
abmdsudi (39774) 2013-09-20 19:29
Fantastic enjoy looking at Noel's back yard! A shot which has an enormous amount of detail in it -just too much to look at! Plenty of side lighting, so popped on a polariser as well, great use of depth of field and an interesting point of view, the strong perspective effect of the elaborate 'colored box', railing, water line and pavement follow the converging lines so smoothly to their vanishing point while the bright striding 'painted man' - not Noel for sure!- with his matching colours leads as powerful anchor point really brings the stunning composition so much life and the extra dimension. I love the contrast in colours, the brilliant clarity, the deep blue sky, the enormous depth and off course your patience to strike the jackpot at the precise time. An inspiring urban subject - a fascinating look place that you've made it stand out on the gallery page! and thks to your narratives. My congrats :)
jjcordier (73378) 2013-09-20 22:37
Les reflets sur le sol et sur la chemise du passant donnent beaucoup d'originalité à cette très belle photo.
annjackman (17869) 2013-09-21 3:28
Welcome back Rosemary - I had wondered where you were.
You can probably guess that I would love this shot. It has that interesting mixture of graphic elements and an urban landscape. A first class perspective with the man just in the right position. All the lines carry me towards the bridge in the distance.
A wonderful take.
Kind Regards, Ann
Noel_Byrne (20958) 2013-09-21 9:29
I'm grinning like a Cheshire cat :) I know you mentioned you would refer to this as Noels box, and I am smiling wildly that you put that name on it here on TE too, thank you! I have to say, this is a beautiful capture of it, I never seen the light reflecting from it like this, and lighting up the pavement beside, its a wonderful effect! Even better still that you captured this man walking past and brought him to life with it too, he is part of your own private lazer light show and he never even knew, brilliant.
The angle you have on the River is really cool too, the railing leads the eye perfectly down, and the bridge is a really nice focal point. Dublin does look so much nicer when the sun shines!
It was a true pleasure to meet with you both Rosemary, and I am glad you liked what you saw of Dublin. I hope the weather held up for the rest of your journey too.
Thanks again for this beautiful scene from Dublin, and for making me smile broadly. Love it!
All the best
bayno (18342) 2013-09-22 0:09
a refined composition and taken with care, full of reflections and perspective, dynamic and with beautiful colors, fine details in all areas, also very beautiful colors, you have been good with the timing...excellent...
warm regards...have a good WE...
ChrisJ (94806) 2013-09-22 2:44
Good sharpness with excellent use of diminishing linear perspective. The colored stripes of yellow green and green cyan add interest here. The concrete box is u=intriguing. Nice reflections at the top of the right wall and the bridge is well positioned over the bg vanishing point. Tfs!
gildasjan (40930) 2013-09-22 4:49
Une image bien composée avec cet homme bien placé dans le cadre de cette réalisation.Quelques couleurs chaudes équilibrent bien la dominante bleue des autres éléments de ce cliché.
mjw364 (7004) 2013-09-22 10:34
Great colours, lines and vanishing point perspective. Well composed. Like the way the guys shirt has caught the reflection off the box and created the coloured lines on the floor too!
worldcitizen (6485) 2013-09-22 18:20
Great POV here! I like the view of the bridge in the distance, and the way the colored lines bounce off the ground and the man's shirt as he walks by. It's great that he's in the foreground, and we have the long line of the walkway leading us away. Beautiful blue sky, too.
Hansaphotos (6415) 2013-09-24 1:00
Excellent shot taken along the riverside. Wonderful perspective. Funny how the lines from the building is reflected in the man`s shirt. Great work! TFS.
Have a nice day.
Best regards, Erling
ourania (26620) 2013-09-24 12:50
welcome back! I like very much the photo that introduces us to your Irish portfolio and your personal look to this lovely and interesting part of the world. There's a well arranged collection of perspectives that create an irresistible effect and each of them is very attractive of its own. They join effectively two of the landmarks of the city, Noel's Box:) and the bridge. The walking person adds reference and dynamism. A lovely, welcoming picture with wonderful colours and details. Congratulations and thank you!
All the best, have a good night,
serp2000 (38051) 2013-10-04 8:54
Hi, Rosemary, good morning!
Glad hear about this good old traditions of the TE-meetings everywhere in the world. I like your interesting report from Ireland. And I will back to this page again.
Excellent weather in Dublin, I see. Good support for you, as a photographer.
Best wishes from the Bulent's home, Virginia!
- Copyright: Rosemary Walden (SnapRJW) (29306)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2013-09-03
- Categories: Daily Life, Architecture, Artwork, Decisive Moment
- Exposure: f/16, 1/320 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2013-09-20 2:15