Picture Perfect Tuesday: Temple Bar

Time to look on the brighter side of life! After a few weeks of gaols, graves and skulls, it’s time for something a bit more upbeat. I snapped this moment in time at The Temple Bar in Dublin, Ireland. I used a small table top tripod and a slow shutter speed to show the buzz of activity at this popular pub. The sepia tone was an in-camera filter. This image (and most images I share) are either taken with a click and shoot camera or my iPhone, proving that you don’t need a lot of fancy gear to take great pictures. But yes, fancy gear is nice!

The Temple Bar, Dublin Ireland

Picture Perfect Tuesday: Kilmainham Gaol

I seem to be on a bit of a morbid roll with Picture Perfect Tuesdays, but sometimes the most amazing shots come from sad, lonely places. Like this image of the “death row” at Kilmainham Gaol in Dublin, Ireland.  During its operational years (1796 – 1924) Kilmainham played an important part in Irish history as “home” to many leaders of Irish rebellions.  Of course, today its a museum.

Shot in Ireland at Kilmainham Gaol.

Picture Perfect Tuesday: Doorway to Salvation

This image was taken at St. Michan’s Church located in Dublin Ireland. This old church was simple, yet beautiful.  Interesting fact about St. Michan’s Church, underneath it are five long burial vaults with mummified remains of many of Dublin’s most influential 17th, 18th and 19th century families and apparently one crusader.

Door at St. Michan's Church, Dublin Ireland