Beautiful photos of Dublin

The Irish Architecture Foundation and The Irish Times are running a competition through Flickr to promote a great initiative called Open House Dublin.

People who enter are asked to submit photos (a max of one a day) until the competition closes on October 8. It opened on September 20 and my friend Sophie sent me a link to it yesterday and suggested I enter it, so I did, even if I am a bit late to the game.

I have to say I am way, way out of my league! The work in there is incredible, have a look! here for a visual feast!

All the usual Dublin landmarks (photos have to be from Dublin/Dun Laoghaire) you’d expect in an architecture focused photography competition are in there (lots of Beckett Bridges and Custom Houses etc), but there really are some stunning shots, it’s wellΒ worth taking a look.

As I entered yesterday, I’m up to two photos now, one that has appeared on this blog recently and one that hasn’t been on it before (though others of the same feature have). I have posted them below. They are the only two photos so far on my brand new Flickr account.

There is a public prize, for the photo that is “favourited” the most on Flickr and then a judge’s prize too.

But, in all sincerity, while I haven’t a prayer, it’s great to have something like this to enter to see what’s being done out there by others, the extremely high standards people are reaching and – most importantly of all – it’s another excuse to try find time in my increasingly busy schedule to get out and about with the camera, something I am struggling with at the moment,Β dueΒ to the demands or work and life.

Thanks Sophie!

Moore Street Dragon

Fountain, People’s Park, Dun Laoghaire

Posted on September 29, 2012, in Architecture, Art, Dublin, Photography and tagged , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 70 Comments.

  1. Northern Narratives

    I think the work of other photographers is an inspiration. Good luck with your submissions.

  2. Wow, love both photos but that second picture is absolutely amazing.

  3. Beautiful photos, particularly like the People’s Park one (but I might be biased, I live there). Good luck!

  4. There are a lot of great pictures entered in the competition and they include yours.

  5. Your photographs are great Conor, I think Dublin looks cool, I’ve never had the chance to visit. And here is a quote another WP photographer posted, I think you might like it, I know I did.
    “The only photographer you should compare yourself to is the photographer you used to be”

    • Thanks Jen. I read that quote only very recently and I love it. Very true. Ah I’m in no way worried about where I am, just pointing out how great the work in there is! I’m in this because I’m really enjoying doing it. No more.

  6. Great photography indeed!

  7. Conor, your photos are exquisite. Beyond photographs, photographing is what you do to nourish your soul…don’t neglect that! xoM

  8. I think those images are outstanding Conor! Best of luck in the competition!

  9. I just looked through all the Flickr photos… through all these eyes, Dublin is sooo beautiful! And you are perfectly situated amongst your peers. I think I’d better finally get an account so I can vote…
    ps I also like Claire Crowley and a couple of others, great company…

  10. Best of luck!

  11. Love the second picture with the visibility of all these little waterdrops!

    • Thanks Claudia! I keep meaning to reply to “Strength, flexibility and balance”, but I wanted to give a considered response, as the post deserves it. It’s very honest and raw, I know it’s not easy to put your struggles out there, or make introspection public. I can also empathize with the subject matter!

      • Ah thank you so much! It actually was very hard to put it all down there, but I felt such a great need to just do it and let go of everything. And actually it worked, I feel a little more free now. And such comments as you give me are underlining that even too :).


  12. Since I am not a photographer I am probably not a good judge but you certainly hold your own with the other entrants. Will give you support as a ‘favourite!.

  13. Dublin is on my future travelling list! Beautiful photos πŸ™‚

  14. Good luck in the competition – what a fantastic collection of photos.

  15. Great, fresh-eyed shots, Conor – best of luck!

  16. Great photo`s. i like the drops of water frozen in the picture. I haven`t been to Dublin yet but I still have time when I go to the UK next year.

  17. really like the fountain one.

  18. Best of luck on your endeaver!! Your photos are wonderful I’m sure you will do great!!

  19. These photos are beautiful. Good luck!

  20. I love looking at your photos. I feel like a world traveler!

  21. Thank you for noticing so many of my photos, Conor! Appreciate the interest! Keep the the great work with your photography…I would say you have the “eye”!

  22. Love the fountain, nice shot and beautiful fountain.

  23. those are great images! best of luck in the competition!! πŸ™‚

  24. I love the shot of the fountain… really beautiful

  25. Nice work with the angles

  26. Awesome. Best way to get better, too, seeing other people’s ideas πŸ™‚

  27. I love your photos dude! I feel like they really interact with me πŸ™‚

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