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These days in Limerick we are almost overwhelmed by the financial crisis. There are so many shops closing down that the main street looks like a mouth full of broken teeth. Economic recession and the planning mistakes of the past have put our city under enormous stress.

But next Wednesday is St. Patrick's Day - our national holiday - and the festivities started tonight with a massive fire works display which brought throngs of people into the city centre in search of some relief from all the doom and gloom. There was a wonderful atmosphere and sense of fun.

The photograph shows King John's Castle built circa 1200.

I took the photograph from the board walk outside the Curraghgower bar looking across the Shannon River at the castle which is built on an island in the river. Dianne brought me a pint from the bar as I was working.

Everything on manual. Aperture f/11. Exposure was 10 seconds (I'm amazed at how steady my hand was!!).

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Recording media:RAW (digital)
Title:Happy St. Patrick's Day
Username:John_Humphreys John_Humphreys
Uploaded:14 Mar 2010 - 12:39 AM
Tags:Ireland, Landscape / travel, Limerick, St. patrick's day
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colmar
colmar e2 Member 742 forum postscolmar vcard Scotland35 Constructive Critique Points
14 Mar 2010 - 12:43 AM

A wonderful night low light shot captured so very well for hand held this is superb Colin

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John_Humphreys
John_Humphreys e2 Member 969 forum postsJohn_Humphreys vcard Ireland2 Constructive Critique Points
14 Mar 2010 - 12:47 AM

I was only joking about hand holding the camera!!
John

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Mynett
Mynett e2 Member 6142 forum postsMynett vcard United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
14 Mar 2010 - 1:03 AM

some skill to get this display

Linda

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saeidNL
saeidNL e2 Member 5saeidNL vcard Netherlands3 Constructive Critique Points
14 Mar 2010 - 1:08 AM

great shot well taken.
saeid

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Diana
Diana e2 Member 82011 forum postsDiana vcard Netherlands19 Constructive Critique Points
14 Mar 2010 - 1:22 AM

got to be manual but hand held? never !

Diana

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Canadiann
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14 Mar 2010 - 2:08 AM

What a great capture really lovely. Very well done indeed.
Regards
Ann

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Charlesmoss
Charlesmoss e2 Member 5Charlesmoss vcard England14 Constructive Critique Points
14 Mar 2010 - 4:16 AM

Brillant capture. need a stady hand to hold your drink in this weather we are having. Thank god for tripods.
Regards Charles

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LynneJoyce
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14 Mar 2010 - 8:09 AM

Fantastic shot, full of energy and colour.

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Imagephotographics
Imagephotographics e2 Member 5Imagephotographics vcard Wales1 Constructive Critique Points
14 Mar 2010 - 8:39 AM

Beautiful night shot - well taken

Chris

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John_Humphreys
John_Humphreys e2 Member 969 forum postsJohn_Humphreys vcard Ireland2 Constructive Critique Points
14 Mar 2010 - 9:39 AM

... the pint of Guinness was for real though!!
John

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woolybill1
woolybill1 e2 Member 8woolybill1 vcard United Kingdom65 Constructive Critique Points
14 Mar 2010 - 10:12 AM

A fine composition and well-timed exposure.
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Bill

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mrswoolybill
mrswoolybill Critique Team 8529 forum postsmrswoolybill vcard United Kingdom1094 Constructive Critique Points
14 Mar 2010 - 11:18 AM

Quite a variety of textures in those fireworks, like feathers and flowers. Hope better times come along soon - it's the same story everywhere at present.
Moira

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bliba
bliba e2 Member 9bliba vcard Austria2 Constructive Critique Points
14 Mar 2010 - 1:17 PM

wonderful

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davidhu
davidhu e2 Member 9davidhu vcard United Kingdom19 Constructive Critique Points
14 Mar 2010 - 8:32 PM

Excellent night shot John (or should that be steady Eddie ?), big and colourful.
Dave

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