Kilmainham Gaol, Dublin (II)

Kilmainham Gaol, West Wing

"Beware the Risen People" - Kilmainham Gaol, Dublin

Another shot from Kilmainham Gaol, this time from the older west wing. The writing on the wall reads: “Beware of the Risen People, that have harried and held, Ye that have bullied and bribed.” The words are those of Patrick Henry Pearse, who was executed in Kilmainham Gaol for his part in the Easter Rising.

From a travel photography viewpoint, one of the challenges of Kilmainham is that entry is via guided tour only, and in everywhere except the east wing, the light levels are extremely low. You’re working with slowish shutter speeds, high iso, no tripod, and a requirement to keep up with a group while simultaneously trying to keep unwanted tourists out of the shot.  It’s no coincidence that the most distinctive shots of Kilmainham are taken looking up – it lets you shoot over the heads of other group members.

9 thoughts on “Kilmainham Gaol, Dublin (II)

  1. No tripod? You did amazingly to capture the mood and light. THanks for explaining the writing. So cool. I’m so envous of your travels 😉

    • I generally prefer not to use a tripod anyway (I know, blasphemy), so I have a bit of practice 🙂 Travelling is heaps of fun, although I done much recently – but that gives me a chance to start this blog, so it’s all good 🙂

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