Ha’penny Bridge, Dublin, Ireland

AUGUST 2003 – After sunset, people cross the historic Ha’penny bridge in Dublin, Ireland. © Mark Zanzig/zanzig.com

The story behind the image

Dublin inIreland is full of history. And sometimes it can even be funny history. Take the Ha’penny Bridge. It’s got its name from the time when it was a toll bridge, connecting the Northern quarters of the city with the Temple Bar district. You could either take a (longish) walk across one of the other bridges or spend half a penny for the toll bridge. Fortunately, today it’s entirely free, and so it is used by thousands of people every day.

But it has become a historic icon of the city. I shot this image on a paricularly beautiful summer evening in 2003. The sun had already set, dipping the city into magenta and blue colors. Very nice, and one more reason to return to Dublin in the future.

The high resolution image

Capture DateAugust 2003
LocationDublin, Ireland
CameraCanon AE-1 Program
Image SourceFuji Slide Film
Digital Image SourceEPSON Perfection 4870 Photo
Digital Image Source FormatTIFF, 48 bits/pixel, sRGB
Edited Image FormatJPEG, 24 bits/pixel, sRGB
Edited Image Dimensions6475 x 3642 Pixels
Copyright© by Mark Zanzig/zanzig.com

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