This is the Liffey Bridge, known by Dubliners as the Ha'penny Bridge and in Irish as the Droichead na Life. The bridge is one of seven bridges linking each side of Dublin City over the River Liffey. It was built in 1816, of cast iron and most recently renovated in 2001. Nearly 30,000 pedestrians cross this bridge daily, so the bridge is both a practical necessity as well as being exquisitely beautiful.
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Noel_Byrne (19939) 2013-11-02 10:17
Big beaming smile from me :) This is a fantastic shot of the hapenny bridge, probably the finest I have seen. I love that you took the unique idea of not going for the whole bridge, but just focusing on this slice of it but including the iconic lamps. The sun gives that warm golden feeling to it, and makes this look like an absolutely perfect scene. That the bridge and the people are in silhouette creates a perfect air of mystery. Beautifully done.
Special mention to the seagull on the lamp too :)
ChrisJ (94204) 2013-11-02 10:20
A sublime sunset with a wonderful warm orange glow throughout amplified by the reflections. Good graphism and silhouettes and I like the rippled distortions of the bridge. Exposure is spot on for the sun which is no mean feat! Tfs!
sabermonajati (8811) 2013-11-02 11:18
the bridge with reflect exist excellent composition.you captured amazing frame.
photoray (9751) 2013-11-02 11:58
Howdy Dubliner Lisa,
Attractive setting with the sun's last stand on the horizon, and coloring the air and water.
And a functional transportation for all which I like greatly.
Another fine artistic posting,
siudzi (31617) 2013-11-02 12:56
Wow! What a beautiful scene here! Absolutely awesome composition taken very creatively and originally. Perfectly executed work to achieve such a outstanding result. Love it!
parvatibb (1307) 2013-11-02 13:56
A beautiful sunset with great reflections. Lace like feeling is superb. And the handsome bird on the lamb completes the composition perfectly.
have a nice Sunday
carlo62 (26654) 2013-11-02 15:21
proprio pochi giorni fa stavo osservando la struttura in ghisa della stazione ferroviaria di Livorno e pensavo a come siano ancora utilizzate queste vecchie strutture.
Molto bella l'atmosfera della tua foto, oltre al ponte, c'è un grafismo molto accentiato nel riflesso e nella colorazione del tramonto. Il sole costituisce un punto di riferimento molto importante per l'osservatore.
lousat (71247) 2013-11-02 15:48
Ciao Lisa,sembra di essere a Venezia..ehehe..ammazza che foto,l'originalita' e la classe si vedono tutte,esposizione al top in una composizione monocromatica,coi riflessi che sembrano tanti underscores per sottilineare il capolavoro! Complimenti e Buona Domenica,Luciano
elenimavrandoni (14161) 2013-11-02 17:12
Lisa, as I'm following you to the world I see similarities of events in different places...people sit and watch the sunset in Italy, France, Greece...everywhere when that time of the day comes it is beautiful to say goodbye to another beautiful day!!
great picture, fantastic color and reflection!!
all the best to you always
KristinsCamera (2373) 2013-11-02 18:10
gorgeous shot, lisa ~ beautifully captured with a lovely symmetry and that intriguing broken pattern in the water that brings to mind an ikat fabric. the lines are like music, you have captured this with a poetic eye.
all the best for a happy sunday ~
abmdsudi (38684) 2013-11-02 22:15
A bold and standout silhouette shot against the lovely coloured sunset, clean and crisp and there's something about this I love grabbing our attention. Apart from the fire ball, those mystery figs create effective anchor points and interest strengthening the composition and the angle has caught the lovely lines of the bridge with those wonderful reflections on the shimmering water. It's beautiful sunset, even the bird seems to enjoy the end of the day and I love the fact that a bit of the shot is left to the imagination, it makes it more moody. Great capture, Congrats
SnapRJW (28714) 2013-11-02 22:31
Hello dear friend, I am quite green with envy over this shot! I didn't get a decent image out of the Ha'penny Bridge, it was draped in advertising banners when we were there and stupid me never even gave a sunset shot a thought! Here circumstances aligned perfectly for you.... that sun and the superb reflections are just superb! Even the seagull played his part. The shot is very lovely, perfectly managed and a real treat to see. Now I'm going into the corner to sulk and eat worms. Have a lovely day. Rosemary
jjcordier (72519) 2013-11-03 0:15
Très beau coucher de soleil. Très beaux tons d'image et excellente composition verticale. Un petit merci à la mouette qui s'est placée au bon endroit.
annjackman (17387) 2013-11-03 0:53
Absolutely first class! The sun has given a lovely coppery tone to the sky and water. I like the silhouetted bridge with the people crossing and the lovely lamp post, but best of all I like the reflections. I see a seagull got into the action!
Best wishes, Ann
Romano46 (16576) 2013-11-03 1:04
Con un bel colpo d'occhio ed una tecnica perfetta hai colto una visione molto romantica della città irlandese.
Non so se e quanto ci abbia eventualmente lavorato anche in postproduzione, ma il risultato è straordinariamente bello ed è questo che conta. La magia di una luce straordinaria e di un taglio particolarmente efficace colpiscono ed amplificano questa bella silhouette che annuncia una notte ormai prossima.
Straordinaria come al solito.
krzychu30 (15258) 2013-11-03 1:35
It´s really amazing how excellently you were able to create here so unique,romantic mood.Just the beautiful golden tones of the sun and silhouettes of the bridge and people on it(btw.great addition id the seagull sitting on the street lamp).
Beautiful,atmospheric and thanks to such delightful colors also very evocative composition!
Have a nice sunday
mirosu (12240) 2013-11-03 1:47
Excellent exposing for the sky has nicely captured the colors of the sunset and made a good silhouette of the bridge. The sunlight reflections are outstanding and the vertical arrangement very good. Well done.
ikeharel (51305) 2013-11-03 1:50
Bridge silhouette against the sunset, what a moment you managed to collect, Lisa.
Water black reflection and golden tone, mirror superbly the sight in real.
Mi piace questa immagine.
Have a nice week ahead,
holmertz (36299) 2013-11-03 2:25
The colors, the setting sun and the silhouettes of people create a magic atmosphere. The composition as such rests heavily on the diagonals created by the bridge, its shadow and the view of the opposite bank. Maybe most of all I like the seagull sitting on the lamp. I'm just not sure if it's real or actually attached to the lamp :-). Whatever, it looks good.
PaulVDV (20231) 2013-11-03 3:07
A splendid sunset picture with nice warm colours and wonderful silhouettes of the bridge and the passers-by.
The bird sitting on top of the lamp is a beautiful detail.
Best regards, Paul
Gigidusud (13151) 2013-11-03 4:36
Ciao cara Lisa,
Splendida composizione in tramonto con belle sagome e bellissimi toni arancioni. Un scatto magico!
rigoletto (34107) 2013-11-03 5:58
hmmm, that's delicious, everything in its place. i would say venice, rather than dublin. how did noel miss these details?
Cricri (100105) 2013-11-03 7:53
Hi dear Lisa
Je me rappelle de ce pont que j'ai moi aussi photographier
ici le moment est bien choisi avec la couleur oranger du ciel, un super contre jour, mettant les silhouettes en valeurs avec les reflets sur l'avant, belle réalisation
emka (72032) 2013-11-03 8:16
Ciao cara Lisa,
I am a bit lazy with writing critiques lately, sorry. Marvelous photo of this bridge at sunset. And a lamp with the gull on it is cherry on the cake. Superb colours. I like also this reflections in the golden river in lower part. Amazing photo, perfect in all.
I have just returned from Turkey but I can't live without the flight tickets .. I go to Liverpool in the end of November and for a day I fly to Dublin (to have some new yellow on the map :)).
mkamionka (29151) 2013-11-04 4:59
beautiful composition. Why didn't I think about it! :)
I like how the sn makes a perfect circle here and both the bridge and people walking it provide nice silhouettes. You caught even a silhouette of a seagull on top of the lamp. Together with the reflection bridge creates also nice diagonals. Wonderful work, full of atmosphere,
Didi (54645) 2013-11-05 7:38
Interesting composition with the reflections in opposition to the bridge
Good lights management with nice warm ambiance
Bartleby (13472) 2013-11-05 9:14
I hadn't recognized the the Ha'penny Bridge from the thumbnail. That's an original take on this famous footpath. Lots of details for your eyes to wander about when opened in full size. I like that.
jemaflor (79824) 2013-11-05 11:48
Great shot with this warm tone, light is perfectly managed, good idea for this vertical frame and these interesting reflections of this famous bridge.
chawax (18371) 2013-11-05 13:00
A nice sunset view on Ha'Penny bridge. Beautiful atmosphere.
macjake (51262) 2013-11-08 23:44
Yes, I think Noel recently posted a photo of this funny named bridge. I remember enjoying the story about the Ha'Penny story and its history.
Your photo is totally different than Noel's, this one uses the silhouettes to the best way possible. gotta love the bird on the light fixture too :)
and once again you got your peachy color, how do you get that!
seems like you got to see alot of different cities on your recent trip! very jealous that you got to see Pisa too :)
I went for a walk downtown today, you may want to take a look at the photo I posted
adores (33846) 2013-11-15 12:14
It's a well thought composition! I like the way you framed the bridge and the reflection. The silhouette of the bird at the top is perfect. Beautiful colours and sunset!
COSTANTINO (50494) 2013-12-13 3:33
a dreamy sunset with minimalistic details
the subject of the sunset has no end
everybody loves sunset with his personal
the sun gives a warm feeling to us
and to this composition too