Night Lights over Samuel Beckett Bridge
After a long winter hibernation it’s time to get the gear out and start photographing (and sharing) again! The goal is to do as much spot hunting as possible, take some good pictures, and share the best hints and suggestions about photographic opportunities across Ireland. Be it street life, landscape or seascape photography, the “Emerald Isle” has it all. Stay tuned not to lose next photo hints.
Location: Samuel Beckett Bridge, Dublin, Ireland.
What to shoot: Samuel Beckett Bridge is undoubtedly an architectural masterpiece, well worth a picture itself; but playing with the lights of the passing cars and buildings in the background at night-time makes the whole shooting experience a real pleasure.
Ideal time to shoot: All day long. Blue sky with scattered clouds is perfect for contrasted black and white pictures, while night is ideal for long exposure, capturing traffic light trails. My favourite time, though, is the “blue hour”, when city lights start to shine and the sky has still some contrast. You’ll need both your tripod and a ND filter to lengthen your exposure enough to catch some good traffic light trails.
Gear: Wide angle lenses to standard zooms.
How to get there: From City Quay or North Wall Quay, served by public transport (15A, 15B, 500, 501, 747).
Coordinates: 53°20′49″N 6°14′29″W