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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

Aperture ƒ/8
Camera Canon EOS 20D
Focal length 10mm
ISO 200
Shutter speed 1/4000s

By Donncha

Donncha ร“ Caoimh is a software developer at Automattic and WordPress plugin developer. He posts photos at In Photos and can also be found on Twitter.

6 replies on “Joyce and the Spire”

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! ๐Ÿ™‚

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 ๐Ÿ˜‰

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