The Quays Bar

The Quays Bar

The Quays Bar in Temple Bar, Dublin all dressed up with a moody, vintage look

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Split-toning a Dublin sunrise

Split-toning a Dublin sunrise

One fine morning in Dublin, I was out and about and happened upon a beautiful sunrise.  I share those photos today, and talk a little about split-toning and HDR as well.  Enjoy the pics and if you get a chance to visit Dublin, take it!  It's a beautiful city.

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Another fabulous sunrise in Dublin

Another fabulous sunrise in Dublin

I love to shoot in Dublin, Ireland - it's a beautiful town.  But my favorite thing to do there is wander the streets at sunrise.  It's empty and more beautiful when you have it all to yourself.  And if you get a stunning sunrise?  Well that's just a bonus!

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A perfect day in Howth

A perfect day in Howth

If you ever find yourself in Dublin, Ireland and are looking for a quick escape from the city, consider taking a day trip out to the little fishing village of Howth.  It's a short train ride away, but it feels like you went much further.  Here are two dozen (!) photos from a trip I made out to Howth earlier this year.  Enjoy!

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A big bunch of Dublin stuff!

A big bunch of Dublin stuff!

There is just so much to shoot in Dublin, and so much to love about it.  I really enjoy my visits there, and always come home happy (and with a few memory cards that are bursting at the seams!).  Today I share 22 photos from my most recent trip to Dublin.  Lots of street scenes and pubs in this one, so beware...you might want to hop on a plane after this!

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A bit of this and that from Dublin

A bit of this and that from Dublin

Whiskey, bridges, a church and a jail - not your normal collection of shots!  Today's post doesn't really follow a "theme" like many of mine do.  This is rather just a group of shots from some of my trips to Dublin that I happened to have ready, but which don't necessarily all go together.  But I think it does give you a nice tour of some cool spots around this lovely Irish town...so click on in and have a look!

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Wandering the streets of Dublin

Wandering the streets of Dublin

Do you ever get out and shoot at sunrise?  You should!  Especially when in a touristy area of a city, sunrise is great to shoot because all the tourists are still asleep.  It's quiet and awesome.

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5 Things I Love About Dublin

5 Things I Love About Dublin

Some of my favorite things in that lovely Irish city...

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Three pubs in Dublin

Warning!  This post might make you thirsty.

I do love me some Irish pub.  Of course I make the requisite visits inside when I can <ahem>, but most of the time I am shooting these from the exterior.  But that's ok, as I find there is a lot of character among Irish pubs.  

One of my favorites to shoot is the Oliver St. John Gogarty, which you see below.  It's a short walk from The Temple Bar, which is the most famous (and most photographed, at least by me!) Irish pub in a town that's bursting with them.  I love all those flags, and have shared many a photo of this place here in the past (and likely will do again).

Isn't this a fun looking Irish pub?

This next one is the Bison Bar, which from the outside is pretty easy to miss.  So easy, in fact, that I have missed it many times though it is next door to my normal hotel there.  But on my last visit we ended up there after some shooting (and while waiting for the light to change).  I'm really glad we did!  I thought this interior was really interesting.

I loved this wooden interior, and that light reflecting across the floor.

And lastly this is The Dame Tavern, which I have never been in (but there's always hope!).  We were wandering around doing the photography thing and when I saw this scene with all the kegs stacked outside, I just really liked it...so here it is.

See?  There's another pub just over there!  LOL

Dublin is really a wonderful town which I immensely enjoy wandering in.  I find there is a lot to aim the camera at, and there's always a pub to rehydrate and rest in.  Good times!