A shot from an abandoned school I shot with Brian Matiash.We hit the school at the right time of day. The sunlight cooperated by
dropping in through the many skylights in the main hall and the
corridors that flanked it. There were two types of skylights – the
ones that were actually installed as part of the buildings design, and
the gaping holes in the roof created by nature and neglect. The light
on this wall was the result of the former. It seemed odd to me, so much sunlight illuminating a place so dark and
forgotten. While it made for good shooting, it made me wonder what
this place was like when it was alive with activity.
5 shot HDR processed in Photomatix and Lightroom, taken with a Canon XTI and Tamron 17-50mm
Nikon D700, f/11 @ 14 mm, ISO 100 9 Exposures 2EV
The front door where the butler, George, greets visitors and welcomes them inside. Samuel Clemens wrote Huckleberry Finn’s character after George. George was a slave before the war ende
Poolbeg is situated adjacent to the now-decommissioned Pigeon House generating station, where electricity was first generated in 1903. The Pigeon House was previously a military barracks and the officers accommodation building still exists. It was used for power generation until it was decommissioned in 1976, and the Poolbeg plant is still known locally as the Pigeon House.
The modern Poolbeg station was constructed in two separate phases, beginning in the 1960s. The ESB decided to construct the station in 1965 and the initial development was completed in 1971 with the construction of Units 1 and 2 at a cost of 20 million Irish pounds. The original Pigeon House generators remained on standby duty until 1976. Unit 3 was completed in 1978 at a cost of 40 million pounds.
The combined cycle station was constructed in the 1990s. CG14 was commissioned in 1994, CG15 in 1998 and ST16 in 2001.
3 exposure HDR .8, 3 and 13 seconds @ f20 and ISO 200. Photomatix and Photoshop.
Nikon D90 / Sigma 10-20.
Poolbeg Lighthouse in Dublin Bay was built in 1768 and initially operated on candlepower (reputedly the first in the world to do so) but changed to oil in 1786. It was re-designed and re-built into its present form in 1820. It is accessible from the Great South Wall.3 exposure HDR 1/15, 1/4 and 1/60 @ f20 and ISO 200 tonemapped in Photomatix and adjustments in Photoshop.
Nikon D90 / Sigma 10-20