Photographer's Note

This is Dublin's well known and touristy Temple Bar district, which also contains the famous namesake pub.

It's a very artsy and creative district, containing a photography gallery, some art studios, many street musicians, and just a very eclectic free-spirited feel.

This was taken late one night after a drizzling rain had cleared most people off the streets. I've been a fan of night photography for a few years now because I just love the etheral light and the pleasant surprises it sometimes produces.

I'm also a fan of motion blur in some instances where it lends a sense of activity to a scene. So I like this photo of Dublin. My only regret in this photo is that someone was walking a straight line and it left more of a streak along the left side than anything of interest, but that's how it turned out... so that's how I present it.

I realize it's nothing special compositionally about this photo, but I think it's a good representation of Temple Bar and it shows a contrast to how Temple Bar is normally seen, packed sidewalk to sidewalk with pedestrians.

This was shot with a four second exposure at f/8. I bracketed other shots at two and six seconds. The frame at two seconds was two dark. The six second frame didn't look very much different than this, but I liked this one just a bit better.

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