As I mentioned in my previous post, I visited Dublin after two years. I spent a whole week wandering around its beautiful streets and parks, remembering all the good things that happened during the three years I lived in this city. It’s funny, because a lot of these good memories have something to do with the photos I took there!
During my years in Dublin, I lived most of the time very close to the water. My apartment was only a few minutes walking from the sea, the Liffey river and the Grand Canal and all the modern buildings in the city. That area was fascinating, with beautiful reflections at night. When I got my camera I started looking for a tripod very soon, because there was a type of photography that fascinated me a lot: long exposures. So you can imagine how often I went to take long exposures at night (when the rain allowed it, of course). And not only that! I showed you already how beautiful Dublin can be during the day. But that’s nothing compared to how the city looks at night!! Specially the city center, with its low golden light, the colorful traditional pubs and atmospheric streets. Photographing Dublin at night is a extraordinary experience!!
Now in Zurich I don’t live that close to the water. Even if I still love long exposure photos, sometimes it is a great effort to take all the gear (tripod, lenses, filters…) to the city center to take these photos… In summer the sun sets late, and in winter it’s too cold to wait for these photos (I still do it, specially during Christmas, when Zurich looks so beautiful… but I always end up with my fingers frozen and hurting!!). Knowing that winters in Dublin are a bit warmer than in Switzerland, I was looking forward to the opportunity to take some long exposures shots in the city! And I was very lucky with the weather!
Here are some photos I took at night during my visit in Dublin. Some are new versions of photos I took in the past (because I love these locations), and others are places that are new or I discovered a few days ago. I hope you like how Dublin transforms when the sun goes down!