Peace and quiet in the city centre

I had half an hour to kill in Stephen’s Green on saturday. It was a beautiful day and, as you’d expect, the green was jammed full of people hanging out and strolling about. I just about had time to take a few long exposure shots, and a quick timelapse. Next time, I think I’ll spend the whole time doing the time-lapse. The one I have here is just six seconds long, but it took twelve and a half minutes to shoot.

Long exposure shot. Two minutes, using a 10 Stop ND filter.
Long exposure shot. Two minutes, using a 10 Stop ND filter.
Infrared shot, taken with a two-minute exposure.
Infrared shot, taken with a two-minute exposure.

Infrared shots take a fair bit of colour correction during processing. At the moment, I’m still figuring out how to do that properly. I will spend some more time on the image above when I get a chance to see if I can tidy it up. There’s some odd looking red patches on the shrubbery and reflections to the left. You can see a ghost-seagull standing by the edge of the pond, and there’s a hint of a person, or people inside the pagoda.

Here’s the (brief) time-lapse video. In contrast to the serene and vacant looking long expo shots, you can see that the park was pretty busy.

Here’s a couple more snaps too.

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