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Ascension Saturday

More pics on facebook. The requirements of the Dad-taxi service meant I had limited time on the Bull Island this afternoon for the Battle of the Bay kite-surfing festival but I like this one. As the light was very strong anyway, I pushed it even further by adding contrast as well as blue in the white balance to to get a vaugely Alexian look to it. I took it with the Canon 100-400mm, handheld with image stabilization at 210mm, for 1/1250th of a second, f11 and ISO 200. The statue is commonly known as the Virgin Mary Monument but its correct name is Realt na Mara - Our Lady Queen of the Sea - built in 1972.

 

An alternative title for the shot could be Someone to Watch Over Me but I didn't think the rythym of this classic jazz ballad by George Gershwin syncs with kite-surfing!

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Taken on May 26, 2012