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 Date||August 2003|
|Camera||Canon AE-1 Program|
|Lens||Canon FD 50mm f/1.4|
|Image Source||Fuji Slide Film|
|Digital Image Source||EPSON Perfection 4870 Photo|
|Digital Image Source Format||TIFF, 48 bits/pixel, AdobeRGB|
|Edited Image Format||JPEG, 24 bits/pixel, sRGB|
|Edited Image Dimensions||6546 x 4099 Pixels|
|Copyright||© by Mark Zanzig/zanzig.com|