Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Dunbrody famine ship, New Ross, Co Wexford

This is not actually a ship dating back to the 1840's but a replica commissioned in 2001 by the Taoiseach(Prime Minister, pronounced tea-shock). The original was designed originally as a merchant ship, but with the outbreak of the great famine in the 1840's a lot of merchant ships were converted to passenger ships to deal with the growing numbers of Irish who were desperate to get to the 'New World'. Anyway the boat is docked in New Ross and it was late when I got there and there was little light, but I liked the shots

6 comments:

Leisha Camden said...

I like them too. Beautiful colors. I love them melding of the sky and the water.

Paz said...

You notice the birds roosting in the second one? I liked that one too

Hilðe said...

Have you added an effect or something to them? Looks kinda mystical and misty, but I like it! :D

Paz said...

No effects used, these were taken just at dusk thats why you get the effect, I liked the way they turned out too with the reflection of the clouds on the water and the lighting

Hilðe said...

Yey. :D

two_swords said...

to who it concerns, i have a 36 roll of slides i took some tine dureing the building of the Dunbrody, these slides are of quite excellent quality ... and show the hull and parts lined up to be added, some quite big, you may be intrested to see these slides as they show the ship half built from all angles,my email can be offered,
regards,
Tony.