Sunday, May 17, 2009

Local Customs

This shot from Dun Laoghaire seems to capture the atmosphere of the seafront and harbour. The young man sitting in the small park seemed to set the shot off for me - a figure gives a shot scale and for the most part, I always try to get someone in the shot. This is not so far from where I work in Monkstown, so it's a local shot I guess. The coast road from Monkstown to Dun Laoghaire is interesting enough. You can see the sea until after Longford Terrace and then there are small roads leading to the harbour. For a distance the railway runs alongside the road. Then you are in Dun Laoghaire proper with the Town Hall, ferry port entrance and promenade. If you want to chill out on a sunny day you could do worse than stroll around the sea wall and watch the light glint on the surface of the water. There's a bit of activity and bustle but nothing too strenuous. Watch the Holyhead Ferry come in and go out. Listen to the sounds of outboard motors and seagulls. Then, when you're at the office or at home and you need to de-stress, you have a ready-made template to recall - complete with scenes and sounds.