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Old Jul 16, 2010, 11:54 AM   #1
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Default The Emerald Isle's a few pics..

A few pics from just north of Dublin, in Ireland (was there for work). Hardly any time to shoot .. just work but I did get manage to get these. It was nice to be out street shooting and without having to worry about the camera and yourself. Still no good at the ol landscapes though...

I didn;t take the 35-100 , didn;t fancy it getting damaged on the way there, so I took the old OM 135 F3.5 .. and my that can be such a sweet lens.

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2. Part of the harbor near oat,



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5. Gone fishing...



6. Wave watching



7. Dublin Airport.. on the roof of arrivals...



8... Mandatory seagul shot.. taken with the 135F3.5




I'll be going back in the next couple of months so hopefully, I'll have more time to shoot in Dublin City itself and more of the coast.

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Very nice, 3 and 4 especially. Anybody know anything about the purpose/class of the right hand boat in 3?

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Hi Harj,

Good to see your post.

The OM Zuiko 135mm 3.5- an excellent choice to bring along. Of the legacy lenses I own, this particular lens seems to be my favorite. Easy to get into focus, quite sharp, and a very appealing out-of-focus background.

It is really a pleasure to use that lens on an E-30 or E-3 since it is so small as compared to today's ZD lenses. The larger viewfinder of the E-1, E-3, or E-30 makes a big difference in how easy it is to focus this little performer.

Anyways, nice shooting and thanks for sharing.

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Very nice, 3 and 4 especially. Anybody know anything about the purpose/class of the right hand boat in 3?

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I'm no expert in boat type/design but that looks to me to be a wooden sailing trawler. Trawlers were originally used as fishing boats or used to haul heavy loads. Their deep hull design, allowed them to float like a cork, and they were very seaworthy. Over time, they became very popular with the wealthy who wanted to cruise long distances in safety.

I think they are more commonly called trawler yachts.


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I'm no expert in boat type/design but that looks to me to be a wooden sailing trawler. Trawlers were originally used as fishing boats or used to haul heavy loads. Their deep hull design, allowed them to float like a cork, and they were very seaworthy. Over time, they became very popular with the wealthy who wanted to cruise long distances in safety.

I think they are more commonly called trawler yachts.


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Hi Zig

I think your pretty spot on with that explanation .. it reads pretty similar to what my friend Adrian (he was born andbought up in that town) told me when I took the shot. He knew the guys that built that wee boat and it did stand out from all of the others in the harbour.

lenswise, i should use the 135f3.5 a lot more it is for its size a cracker and the old OM's do make you think why our current 4/3 glass has to be so big .. and theyre small compared to most ASP/FF glass.

That wee town, was a fab place to visit ..very refreshing compared to home but I simply didn;t have enough time on this trip.

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Enjoyed your shots, Harj. Thanks for the posts.

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Thanks for the boat info. Does look rugged and sea worthy.

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Very nice selection of images Harj, always enjoy seeing your posts from across the pond.
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Nice shots, Harj!

I'm glad to have the explanation of that boat. When I first looked at that photo I said, "A trawler with sails? Huh?"

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