Dublin, Ireland

AUGUST 2003 – A long exposure shot of the building at Georges Quay No. 1 in Dublin, Ireland, during the blue hour after sunset. © Mark Zanzig/zanzig.com

The story behind the image

We re-visited Dublin in August 2003 as part of a long weekend trip. We realized that Dublin had changed a lot between 1999 (our first visit) and 2003. One example is the George’s Quay Building overlooking the River Liffey which had been completed in 2002.

Our hotel was a bit further down the road on the opposite side of the Liffey. When we walked towards the city center I realized how beautifully the light of the blue hour – the period after sunset before the night sets in – illuminated the scene. I put the camera on the ground, close to the river, opted for f/8 and several seconds of exposure. The result: an awesome, rare shot of the building.

Ah, I just love Dublin. I need to return sometime.

The high resolution image

Capture DateAugust 2003
LocationDublin, Ireland
CameraCanon AE-1 Program
LensCanon FD 50mm f/1.4
Image SourceFuji Slide Film
Digital Image SourceEPSON Perfection 4870 Photo
Digital Image Source FormatTIFF, 48 bits/pixel, AdobeRGB
Edited Image FormatJPEG, 24 bits/pixel, sRGB
Edited Image Dimensions6546 x 4099 Pixels
Copyright© by Mark Zanzig/zanzig.com

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