Dun Laoghaire/ Kingstown Photo's

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Re: Dun Laoghaire/ Kingstown Photo's

Postby Micheál » Fri Feb 01, 2013 12:04 am

This was quite difficult. Alligning the edge of the tower with the chimney seems to give the right horizontal aspect but the side of the station does not seem right. I may have to re-do from further back.

and look at the old church steeple ! Was that given to Blackrock?

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Re: Dun Laoghaire/ Kingstown Photo's

Postby Micheál » Fri Feb 01, 2013 12:34 am

Another cut at the Fountain.

And look who was there then - none other than Davy Stevens (mentioned/pictured elsewhere on this site.

and what about the pier - it looks unfinished ? (maybe this was just a defect in the glass plate)

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Couldnt get close (& low) enough - I really need to get out into the middle of the road.

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Re: Dun Laoghaire/ Kingstown Photo's

Postby Navanman » Fri Feb 01, 2013 12:42 am

Do you know what I never noticed the 2 "gas lamps" still there beside the monument.

I must look out for them the next time I am out there.

I know I have said this before but I would absolutely love to travel back in time for 24 hours and walk around from Glasthule to Blackrock. If anybody ever invents a time machine give me a call.


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Re: Dun Laoghaire/ Kingstown Photo's

Postby Micheál » Fri Feb 01, 2013 12:46 am

If anyone ever invents a time machine -
I'll settle for just 3 hours - last Saturday -
in Leopardstown!

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Re: Dun Laoghaire/ Kingstown Photo's

Postby Rocker » Fri Feb 01, 2013 2:30 am

Micheál wrote:CanI assume the guy who'll undo the painting job will use

A Blow Gun ?

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Was re reading the old posts today and .... ping....the penny just dropped... you and Jemser are so sharp an anagram!

Great work Micheál with the then and now photos. You did a marvellous job. I was just telling a friend today about the marvellous photos on this site and Lo and behold you come in with some real gems. Top class, a wonderful ability and great eye.
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Re: Dun Laoghaire/ Kingstown Photo's

Postby Denis Cromie » Fri Feb 01, 2013 10:02 am

Yeh brilliant Micheal. :D
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Re: Dun Laoghaire/ Kingstown Photo's

Postby Jemser » Fri Feb 01, 2013 10:27 am

Lovely shots Micheál and a good observation on what appears to be the missing end of the pier.
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Re: Dun Laoghaire/ Kingstown Photo's

Postby Strum » Sat Feb 02, 2013 3:10 pm

Well done Micheal. Great positioning. :D
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Re: Dun Laoghaire/ Kingstown Photo's

Postby Navanman » Sat Feb 02, 2013 3:29 pm

Yes Micheál and Gulliver how do you do that. You must be standing there with the original photo for ages. Really good positioning.


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Re: Dun Laoghaire/ Kingstown Photo's

Postby Sinead » Sat Feb 02, 2013 6:10 pm

Those steps at The Fountain were the stage for The Salvation Army when I was
young. Their band was a regular feature there.

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Re: Dun Laoghaire/ Kingstown Photo's

Postby Micheál » Sat Feb 02, 2013 7:46 pm

Navanman wrote:Yes Micheál and Gulliver how do you do that. You must be standing there with the original photo for ages. Really good positioning.

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That's exactly what I do Navanman. I bring along pics on my phone. But there are some preliminary tasks and post production adjustments too.
I'll set out the full process in the photo topic.

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Re: Dun Laoghaire/ Kingstown Photo's

Postby Rocker » Sat Feb 02, 2013 7:49 pm

Micheál,,

I've been saying for ages that I don't know anything about photography. HID says now with all yer tips I have no excuse and have to get out there!!!
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Re: Dun Laoghaire/ Kingstown Photo's

Postby grammer » Sun Oct 27, 2013 2:38 pm

An update on some old photos
I'm sure most of them are already posted :lol: but
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Re: Dun Laoghaire/ Kingstown Photo's

Postby Micheál » Sun Oct 27, 2013 2:52 pm

Absolutely terrific.

"Little Egypt" - now - is a far cry from its former glory

and is The Royal Mail Hotel a predecessor of what used to be Ross's Hotel?

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Re: Dun Laoghaire/ Kingstown Photo's

Postby Rocker » Sun Oct 27, 2013 11:54 pm

Grammer,
Super. Never saw any of those. Can't wait till I get a bigger better computer.
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Re: Dun Laoghaire/ Kingstown Photo's

Postby Navanman » Mon Oct 28, 2013 12:59 am

Grammer they are brilliant. I have never seen some of them before.

The shot of the guy standing on the railway line - is that the depot??? I don't think it is. If not where is it?


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Re: Dun Laoghaire/ Kingstown Photo's

Postby cambria49 » Mon Oct 28, 2013 3:38 am

I suggest that image is back to front and it is actually the east Pier in the distance.
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Re: Dun Laoghaire/ Kingstown Photo's

Postby Strum » Mon Oct 28, 2013 3:24 pm

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Re: Dun Laoghaire/ Kingstown Photo's

Postby Micheál » Mon Oct 28, 2013 5:43 pm

Great video.

Though a bit depressing so many businesses that featured in it are no more.

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Re: Dun Laoghaire/ Kingstown Photo's

Postby jaytee » Mon Oct 28, 2013 8:01 pm

Wonderful photos Grammer. All new to me. Thanks for posting.
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Re: Dun Laoghaire/ Kingstown Photo's

Postby Navanman » Mon Oct 28, 2013 8:43 pm

Does anybody know where the 2nd last photo was taken?


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Re: Dun Laoghaire/ Kingstown Photo's

Postby Strum » Mon Oct 28, 2013 9:16 pm

Navanman wrote:Does anybody know where the 2nd last photo was taken?


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It's a wonder that one alright NM. Single rail over water like a bridge. Very curious.
Could it have been a start of the line over to the Carlisle Pier :?:
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Re: Dun Laoghaire/ Kingstown Photo's

Postby bugrock » Tue Oct 29, 2013 12:06 am

I seem to remember diving off a bridge like that. Down behind the station near a row of granite cottages.
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Re: Dun Laoghaire/ Kingstown Photo's

Postby Micheál » Tue Oct 29, 2013 12:18 am

According to the historic 25" OS Map, there was a single branch line that headed out to where the present day Sealink Terminal is. And this crossed a narrow sea inlet.

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Re: Dun Laoghaire/ Kingstown Photo's

Postby Strum » Tue Oct 29, 2013 12:24 am

Justin made a suggestion.

Rail to the Coal yard?



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