Joyce and the Spire

James Joyce, forever forced to look upon the Spire on O’Connell Street Dublin. Here’s a humorous look at the names of the statues and monuments in Dublin. I had heard that the Spire was nicknamed the “Stiletto in the Ghetto”, but I hadn’t heard it called, “North Pole”!

Overhead wires destroy urban photography and this is no exception. I could have tried to clone it out but it’s notoriously difficult to clone out objects against a varying sky. Ah well.

I like this: self-portrait with 6×9 ultrawide pinhole camera

6 Comments

  1. micki Reply

    Still a great shot with the sun on the Spire like that. Nice work!

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  2. Matty Reply

    Just out of interest, why do you think the overhead wires destroy the shot? (IMO I don’t think they do at all!)

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  3. Donncha Reply

    Thanks for commenting! Maybe I was a bit over the top describing the wire like that but overhead wires are the bane of a photographer’s life. I took a nice shot in Cobh on Sunday of the Cathedral there with a small dinghy in the foreground.. and a wire crossing the top third section of the photo! Grrr! Got another few shots without said wire and I was happy again! :)

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  4. Matty Reply

    Donncha. I love the bloody things. Swallows sit on them!

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  5. photogenic Reply

    great photo. thanks for dropping by.

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  6. Dave Davis Reply

    Fantastic shot Donncha!

    Took me about 40 seconds to actually notice Joyce’s face.I thought you were referring to a “day out” with someone called Joyce when you shot it!

    Dublin suits you, you should take more photos up here ;)

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