The Rejects

Ladies and gentlemen,

Welcome to the laziest blog post ever.

These are some of the many photos I have taken that have failed to make their way onto this blog in recent weeks (though a few did make my Facebook page), for reasons that will – in most cases – become apparent when viewing them. With others It may have just been my own personal taste.

They are all Dublin scenes and came to light again when I was going through the archives (can they be called archives if they only go back a few months?!) to find some photos for this competition.

Anyway, here are the rejects. I would call them outtakes, but that would be failing to take responsibility for my lack of creativity with this post!

Ringsend, late at night

Public Baths, Dun Laoghaire

Floral Shipwreck, People’s Park, Dun Laoghaire

Back Yards, Dublin 7

The Countess

Smithfield Sunset

Watch out!

After I took the Ringsend photo at the top of the post, I turned right around and took this one. I need a lot of night time practice.

Steps, Dun Laoghaire

Late evening run by Sandymount Strand

The Irish Times

Cheers! Temple Bar.

Rowing boat docking at Grand Canal Basin


Public Lighting, Dun Laoghaire

Guitarist, Temple Bar

Boot Camp, Phoenix Park

Posted on October 5, 2012, in Architecture, Dublin, Photography and tagged , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 56 Comments.

  1. Very nice and well-composed pictures. Thanks for sharing!

  2. I love the colors of the candy shot!

  3. Even your rejects are remarkable!!!

  4. They don’t look like they should have been rejected. There are some lovely photos here. You must be a perfectionist!!

    • I;m not a perfectionist, just have a funny way of looking at things maybe. And I’m very subject to whims and flights of fancy too 🙂

      • Yes, indeed. I think we all perceive things differently, from our own point of awareness. As for flights of fancy, I’m subject to those, too. They add to the excitement of living, don’t they. Blessings from Lizzie Joy

  5. That’s a pretty darn nice group of rejects or outakes there Conor!!
    Some real nice stuff for sure!

  6. All beautiful, as usual… my favo(u)rite one I think is the first one. Or the candy… it’s hard to be sure… 😀

    • Thanks Tarina. For your very kind words and for taking into account the Anglo spellings 🙂

      • Haha, I’m actually from New Zealand so I should spell it like you. It’s just both spellings look weird to me now (I’m talking to too many Americans on the net??) 😀
        Thank you for sharing your photos, I am going back to look at them again.

  7. Beautiful pictures! Especially love the bootcamp/yoga picture ;).


  8. Rejects? Surely you jest! Great photography. 🙂

    • Too kind John, I’m afraid they were retrieved from the cutting room floor. I feel a lot of them could have been great, but just aren’t tight for different reasons. But I’m learning all the time!

  9. I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE all of them!

  10. laura@eljaygee

    the steps – how can you reject those? These look like some of my best shots!

    • Your best is far superior to that, don’t be so modest 🙂 Thanks though. I did a big post on a visit to Dun Laoghaire and they just didn’t make it. I’m very fickle though 🙂

  11. You have genuine pearls here, surprised about them being rejected.

  12. I wish I had rejects like these!

  13. Really like the rooftops and the candy!

  14. certainly not rejects on my screen

  15. Love (as always)!! You’re making me miss Dublin Conor 😦

  16. Great stuff – fantastic even if they are rejects

  17. They don`t look like rejects , the colours and composition are great. I also take a lot of photo`s , that at the time seem to be well worth taking. Then you can`t find a place in your blog for them. I still have a lot of old photo`s laying around that i tried copying, but the quality sometimes isn`t worth it. 🙂

  18. It shows the editing is good when even the rejects get plaudits!

  19. Beautiful. Thank you for showing us around Dublin! My heart is there with your photos.

  20. An Irish lad. Thanks Conor for stopping by my blog. Hope to make it to Ireland one day. I especially like the sunset shot.

  21. Beautiful pics! Keep up the good work 🙂

  22. settleandchase

    Lovely – I have very fond memories of Dun Laoghaire and Dublin..

  23. Even though you consider these photos rejects, they tell a wonderful tale of the city Dublin.

  24. I got that troll shot, too. Really made me laugh, but I couldn’t find anyone else who found it funny!

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