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Dublin_my gaelic days
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Copyright: Jose m brito e silva (mbrito) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1929 W: 117 N: 3017] (13240)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008
Categories: Architecture, Mood
Camera: Sony DSLR Alpha-100, Sony 18-70mm f/3.5-5.6 Zoom
Exposure: f/7.1, 1/160 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2008-08-08 10:53
Viewed: 3211
Favorites: 3 [view]
Points: 176
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This is the «Custom House», a neoclassical 18th century building in Dublin, Ireland, on the north bank of the River Liffey, between Butt Bridge and Talbot Memorial Bridge.

It was designed by James Gandon to act as the new custom house for Dublin Port. It was completed and opened for business on the 7th November 1791. The four facades of the building are decorated with coats-of-arms and ornamental sculptures representing Ireland's rivers.

During the Anglo-Irish War in 1921, the Irish Republican Army (IRA) burnt down the Custom House, in an attempt to disrupt British rule in Ireland. Despite achieving its objectives, the attack on the Custom House was a disaster for the IRA because a large number of its members were captured fleeing the scene.

After the Anglo-Irish Treaty, it was restored by the Irish Free State government. The results of this reconstruction can still be seen on the building's exterior today — the dome was rebuilt using Irish Ardbraccan limestone which is noticeably darker than the Portland stone used in the original construction. This was done as an attempt to promote Irish resources (*).

This photo is my homage to all those who died fighting for his country in a war that impressed the western world, specially the Europe, in 20th Century.


(*)All the information was selected from «Wikipédia».

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Hello Jose

I think you take a nice shot of this house.
The backround of the house is amazing.
The reflection is very well.

Well done



Hi Jose,
Wonderful picture with perect sharpness on the building. I like very much its dramatic atmosphere, the reflection and the exposition of the clouds. Good note to accompany with.
Kind regards,

Very well done.

Olá José
Belíssima foto e homenagem.Cores e reflexos espantosos.
A atmosfera carregada e a arquitectura imponente sóbriamente condizentes com este teu nobre desejo.
Assim seja...
Grande abraço

Hi Jose
great pov with the reflections.
the colors of clouds make the magnificent building look more impressive. good capture of the bright dom.

Hello Jose
Wonderful picture .Nice work.

Hello Jose
wonderful postcard, great building and wonderful reflection in water, well done

Ciao Jose, affascinante composizione con un cielo fantastico e dei riflessi meravigliosi, bravo, ciao Silvio

Jose Hi;
Marvelous architecture composition. Wonderful POV, reflections, detail and sky.
Thanks for the educational note, as well.
Congratulations, nicely done.

I hope you have an excellent weekend.

Hello Jose-wow-what a great panorama and really effective use of the dramatic sky and reflection----an impressive,imposing building---thank you also for the text-very thorough-well done again,great image my friend----Lynne

Hi Jose,
Really beautiful architecture!
Great note and superb capture/presentation. I like the sky, and the mirroring. Nice clear image.

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  • Emma Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1397 W: 6 N: 1920] (10153)
  • [2008-08-08 13:48]

Hi Jose,
wonderfully contrast wonderful structure. It is a wonderful effect in picture in addition Interesate note.

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  • Reflex Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Workshop Editor/Silver Note Writer [C: 639 W: 205 N: 43] (1347)
  • [2008-08-08 14:27]

Fantastic dark colours with a dramatic sky. Good work on the light ! TFS

Hi Jose!
Original POV and capture. Very interesting lightness. Good colors. Very funny mirror.

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  • Beger Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3311 W: 1066 N: 5188] (23042)
  • [2008-08-08 19:59]

Hi Jose,
Good decison to restore this impressive building! Excellent POV emphasized by the dramatic sky and the gleamy reflections. The colors are the colors of the war! Great unity with the your subjet and note! Bravo! Annie

Boa noite jose
So dramatic sky and great capture of custom house.
Your note is a bonus to your take. You make me remember the first time I want to came to Dublin and Belfast. How to forget? Thanks
My regards

ciao Jose
it's really striking!! wonderful reflection and wonderful details! i only.. shoudl make something in PP for the extraexposed sky on the right!! however an excellent post! thanks
ciao Marco

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  • gnada Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2538 W: 70 N: 4788] (22221)
  • [2008-08-09 1:41]

Hi Jose...
Beautiful architectural capture - nice reflections...
Great natural lighting, beautiful tones and contrast...
Nice details - Well done,
Rgd. George

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  • milas Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2841 W: 398 N: 3076] (34114)
  • [2008-08-09 4:04]

merhaba dear Jose...
wonderful shot and reflections...superb colors and focus..bravo..selamlar

Amazing capture Dear Jose
Wonderful perspective and clarity

Si esto no tiene nada que decir, excepto que era tan perfecto y la perfección.(google traslate service)

Hola mb
this is really a great POV
fantstic effect of the reflection in the water
sharpness is wonderful
Great work

Ola, José.
Good looking piture and together with the heavy sky, it suits your description very well.
Beautiful old building it is.
Have a good weekend.
ps, we off as from tomorrow a few days to the North of Gemany.
See you later.

Hi Jose,
Beautiful picture of the custom house in Dublin, Excellent catch and well presented and composed with great colors and reflections, Excellent ««pov. and details , excellent note too,, very well done.
Michel ;)

High class archtectural photogrps. Nice soft light on the building.

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  • EOSF1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1977 W: 301 N: 3060] (26902)
  • [2008-08-09 7:11]

Hello Jose, wonderful architectural shot, great light and fabulous sky, well done, thanks!


Hi Jose,
Wonderful architectural built...
Nice reflections and good details.tfs.
Dr.Seyfettin Güner

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  • Dot Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1583 W: 40 N: 3488] (13942)
  • [2008-08-09 9:48]

Hi Jose
Great description note depicting the Irish war that lasted for so long.
The building is a beautiful architecture and you did it justice with your capture with a good reflection.

Hello Jose,
One of the your best shots.
Extraordinary BG, reflections and composition.
Selahattin E

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  • wilth Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 374 W: 43 N: 520] (2028)
  • [2008-08-09 11:37]

Very somber looking image for a somber note.
Nice capture and good processing on this one.
The reflections are particularly interesting and valuable to the overall image and message.

Ola Jose,
very impressive image vith superb POV, perspective and great atmosphere.TFS.
Um abraço,


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  • pikas Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 154 W: 9 N: 277] (1105)
  • [2008-08-09 15:03]

Olá José,

Fantástica perspectiva de uma bonita obra arquitectonica.

As cores estão espectaculares, o ceu e os reflexos na água estão soberbos.

Excelente captura!!! Muitos parabéns.


Hi Jose!

Beautiful reflections, nice mood. I like it!



An impressive building Jose and shown off perfectly in that light. Good colour, strong reflections and an ominous looing sky,

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  • dareco Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1672 W: 16 N: 832] (15528)
  • [2008-08-09 21:35]

Very interesting and beautiful architecture! I like the detail in this and the reflection is gorgeous. TFS and have a happy day!

hello Jose,

dramatic looking sky with the beautiful custom house at the center.. even the reflection is beautiful.. good one.. it give moody feeling looking at this.. a lovely capture.. tfs..

regards, terry

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  • ARGI Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 99 W: 2 N: 40] (1139)
  • [2008-08-10 2:12]

Extremely beutiful Jose !!
Dramatique atmosphere with this heavy sky.
I like very much the almost lack of colors and the dark reflactions.
It's a real dark diamont !!
best regards

Hello Jose!
Wonderful architecture! Lovely place! Beautiful colors, reflections and details.
TFS, Best regards

Hello Jose,
A very beautiful photo, good composition , beautiful sky ,very nice capture,
My Best Regards

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  • Tizio Silver Star Critiquer [C: 15 W: 0 N: 3] (191)
  • [2008-08-10 4:45]

Ciao Josee, very great work,good pov! well done! Tizio

This is a good crisp shot of an interesting building. Thanks for the information also.
The sky is indicative of the sometimes depressing Northern Atlantic rains that sweep all the way from Galicia in Spain along the coast of the Cantabrian Sea through the English Channel and beyond the North Sea. The British and Irish Islands are right smack in the middle of it all. However, Ireland was my next country of residence if Spain hadn't opened up for me.
This photograph reminds me of my trips to Dublin, the photographs of which are unfortunately elsewhere.
Thanks Jose,

Hello Jose,
The desaturated colors heighten the contrast and architectural details of this building. Well presented, the swaying reflection is beauttiful. Regards, Danilo

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  • nicou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2777 W: 0 N: 5194] (50772)
  • [2008-08-10 7:35]


fantastique image, quelle ambiance, ce reflet, ces couleurs avec un superbe ciel, un mangigique ensemble.

Bravo et amitié


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  • Fons Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1165 W: 2 N: 215] (16615)
  • [2008-08-10 7:46]

impressive bldg. splendid architecture nicely put on the screen

Hi Jose..great shot..wonderful POV and details...great light.



A magnificent capture of this majestic structure José.
I love how the lines are slightly tilted, in way that just brings the shot to life.
I love the desaturated areas and the bursts of colors here and there.
Great offset placement and refelections.
Overall a fine artistic rendering.
Well done.
- Vincent

The sky is ominous. Interesting note, and very nice composition of this monstrous building.

Hi Jose
Wonderful colour tones and perspective.
Excellent reflections and composition.

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  • hester Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1320 W: 31 N: 1634] (9994)
  • [2008-08-11 12:14]

Hi Jose

Great shot, I love the drama in the sky, the colour tones and the reflection. It really is a stunning shot



Beautiful architectural shot - the colours and details in the building are great and the reflection in the foreground an added bonus.
Thanks for sharing

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  • trekks Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1995 W: 141 N: 3390] (13665)
  • [2008-08-11 18:24]

hello Jose

The darkening sky really brings this shot a very special mood. You composed the building well with a superb reflection and detail. A fine post.

tfs, bill

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  • Ramdan Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 688 W: 31 N: 1408] (5765)
  • [2008-08-11 20:11]

Jose Hi...
Kind of a moody shot that nicely composed - the tone was excellently rendered and the colors presented here is something that made the photo very attractive. They made the architecture even more beautiful. Reflection had given a nice bonus too.


Hi dear Jose
exceptionally good atmosphere. Very dramatique sky. Marvelous building and I like the most the green cube made of brass in wich we could see passing of time. Excellent and very romantic reflection
Best wishes my friend

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  • Maged Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 82 W: 9 N: 251] (2656)
  • [2008-08-12 5:04]

Hello Dear Jose
Great shot and atmosphere, the building looks amazing , the light too is excellent , beautiful reflection.
Very Well Done My Friend
Best Wishes

Hello Jose!
The dark, frightening sky, here, is certainly creating the right atmosphere for drama! I especially love the reflection of the building in the water. Wonderful take, dear friend!
Best regards and sunny skies,
Diana :)

Hello Jose, Dear friend!

Very dramatic view and wonderful work.
Fine work of the "virtual tripod"

Malik & Mary.

merhaba dear jose
excellent architecture picture.marvellous colours and reflections.well done my friend.
best regards.
gürkan akçakır.

Hello Jose,
Your shots of Ireland are very good. The desaturation, sky and reflection here make for a very dramatic presentation.
Great notes also.
The best!

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  • PaulH Silver Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 34 W: 0 N: 107] (651)
  • [2008-08-14 4:40]

very good work on the PP, those clouds look awesome! Great POV and nice framing too. well done!

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  • eosnut Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 647 W: 285 N: 2085] (13374)
  • [2008-08-14 18:18]

Hello Jose,
Without the modern buiding on the right, this image is timeless.
The threatening sky and reflections really enhance the beautiful building, well seen.

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  • zms Gold Star Critiquer [C: 268 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2008-08-15 8:46]

Dear Jose,
Like allways an outstanding capture.
Friendly Greetings

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  • Nikas Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 352 W: 3 N: 97] (2034)
  • [2008-08-15 17:16]

Olá josé!

Bem esta foto está espantosa! Adoro-a do principio ao fim, desde o motivo ás cores aos reflexos... simplesmente espectacular!


Olá José,

Simplesmente fantatica essa fotografia. O dramatismo das nuvens com o efeito de espelho no lago deu a foto uma mistica sublime.

Grande abraço


Hi dear friend,
intersting building.
I like the tones and reflectins in this shot.
Nicely seen and presented.
Have a lovely WE.
:) soon

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  • subs Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 302 W: 0 N: 296] (2670)
  • [2008-08-18 8:16]

Hi Jose,
Truly impessive shot. Have done some PP work on the sky....adds a dramatic effect.

08 august was my birthday. I consider this masterpiece like a friend's present.


Strong image, with enjoyable reflection and moody sky. The POV creates an interesting angle for the composition. Well done:)

Hello Jose

O que eu posso dizer mais desta maravilha!
ficar olhando este belo cenario e apreciar
todos os detalhes e beleza nela contido,
Excelente visual e reflexos!


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  • lele Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 796 W: 48 N: 1708] (11179)
  • [2008-08-25 4:42]

ciao jose..grande composizione..bellissimi colori e ottimo riflesso..ambientazione molto suggestiva..complimenti

Olá José!
Excelente fotografia!
Cores e contraste fabulosos!
Reflexos e luz muito bem conseguidos.
Excelente composição de um belíssimo "marco arquitectónico"!!

Parabéns também pelas notas!

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 624 W: 0 N: 993] (4864)
  • [2008-08-25 21:20]

Hello Jose,
wow this is a real stunning shot of the building.Great dramatic sky and wonderful reflection. But the sharpness and clarity cant de denied, it is the most impactful element that pushed you shot into an impressive one.
Excellent composition.


Hello Jose. This is really good. The perspective and the reflection is very well framed. Sharp image against the drama in the sky. Well done. Jusni

hi José,
this picture is really very nice, it has a beautiful reflection and gives a great atmosphere, bravissimo
kind regards

Hello Jose,
what an atmosphere, great light and mood.
Superb pov, reflection and architecture.
Regards Caesar

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  • budgun Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 319 W: 2 N: 382] (2091)
  • [2008-08-29 11:56]

Hi Jose,
Beautiful capture of this famous Dublin landmark.
The dramatic stormy sky give this one a very brooding feel.
Love the riffling reflection.
My father was born in 1900 and lived in Ireland until 1926, so I thank you for your fine historic note.
Regards, Tom

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  • jan515 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2792 W: 58 N: 4702] (20934)
  • [2008-09-01 9:54]

Hello Jose,
Very good illustration of the shade and contrast. Super picture with these details. The colors are class. beautiful old house with architecture.

Hi, Jose, absolutely beautiful, the lights and the colors are amazing...

Hello Jose. Nice shot, wonderful dark threatening sky gives a different ambiance. Thanks for sharing.

Regards Phil.

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  • berek Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 680 W: 60 N: 8] (86)
  • [2008-09-15 21:44]

Hi Jose,
another beautiful framing. lovely reflection and architecture. greetings.

Hi Jose,
the reflections are superb. Very good exposure too.
Well done.
Best regards, Daniel

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  • chrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4430 W: 637 N: 9632] (55124)
  • [2008-09-25 3:27]

Hi jose

Good symmetrical reflections with a superb capture of the dark, menacing clouds. Superb sharpness & tonal range. Tfs!

Very nice work on reflection in the water, light and colors of the sky.

A good work,

Fantastic sky rounds this atmospheric shot beautifully.

Hi Mbrito
Wonderful POV of this palace that reflex in the water

Hello Jose.

Excellent image, nice composition and colors.

Jose Luis.

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  • lavan Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 710 W: 2 N: 153] (4208)
  • [2009-01-31 5:28]

nice composition
good colors
good overall exposure
well done

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  • cycle Gold Star Critiquer [C: 190 W: 0 N: 3] (1873)
  • [2009-02-08 10:06]

Amazing reflections...

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  • ramon Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 294 W: 39 N: 824] (4058)
  • [2009-02-19 7:19]

Hello Jose,

I really like architectural shots, very dramatic cloud
formations. I like most the rippled reflections on the water.
Great mood and composition. Well done.


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