THE TALL SHIPS LEAVING DUBLIN

    THE TALL SHIPS LEAVING DUBLIN – THE PROMISED PARADE OF SAIL WAS CANCELLED

    4 JUNE 2018:

    Today did not go well in many ways.

    There was a Tall ships Regatta in Dublin and my understanding that it would be on Saturday, Sunday and Monday. I visited on Saturday and was more than a little bit disappointed but my fallback was that I could photograph the ships leaving on Tuesday. On Sunday night I discover that the was cancelled and that the ships would make their own arrangements to set sail at noon on Monday.

    Up until today I always chose the Westlink Bridge as the best location from which to photograph the departing ships but this year I decided that Bull Island would be a better location. I decided to get the 130 bus and despite a number of problems I arrived at Bull island just before noon but the ships did begin to appear until bout thirty minutes later and because of a blue haze it was almost impossible to photograph them. The upside was that I met four other photographers.

    When I arrived at the bus stop to return home a bus was due within 9 minutes but it failed to arrive the next bus which was due twenty minutes later also failed to arrive at the bus stop so I had to wait about an hour for a bus and this really annoyed me.


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    • ‘Expression’ or Urban Expression is a Street Photography programme by William Murphy who operates under the name ‘Infomatique’ or ‘White-Cat’. Most kinds of portable camera are used for street photography but William has, over the years, switched from using large heavy DSLR cameras to light Mirrorless Cameras such as the Sony Alpha E-Mount range of cameras.

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