Monday 26 August 2019

Dublin: 14 photos that will change your perspective on our capital city

A fresh take on Dublin's Fair City

View from the top of the Dublin Spire looking down on O'Connell Street. The photo was taken from the cradle of a massive crane during routine maintenance work. Photo: Paul O'Connell
View from the top of the Dublin Spire looking down on O'Connell Street. The photo was taken from the cradle of a massive crane during routine maintenance work. Photo: Paul O'Connell
Wintertime for the deers of Phoenix Park. This photo was taken on a cold, foggy Christmas Day in 2011. Photo: Paul O'Connell
Winkle picker at North Wall along Dollymount strand on a beautiful January afternoon in 2015. Photo: Paul O'Connell
Winter scene along Dublin's south quays. Photo taken at Grattan Bridge looking towards Capel Street. Photo: Paul O'Connell
Young boy running to catch his train at Connolly Station on a January evening in 2014. Photo: Paul O'Connell
A lone deer in a snow covered Phoenix Park during the winter of 2010. Photo: Paul O'Connell
View looking south from the top of the Dublin Spire. The photo was taken during the Spire's maintenance and cleaning. Photo: Paul O'Connell
View of the Custom House taken from across the River Liffey on a clear summer night. Photo: Paul O'Connell
Passer-by photographed while walking through Dublin's Temple Bar. Photo: Paul O'Connell
Two figures walking across a snow covered Phoenix Park during the severe winter of 2010. Photo: Paul O'Connell
Man walking along Dublin's North Wall on a late afternoon in January 2015. Photo: Paul O'Connell
View of Dublin's O'Connell Street looking towards the south of the city. Photo taken from the Spire. Photo: Paul O'Connell
View of Dublin bay at low tide with a mercurial sky overhead. Photo: Paul O'Connell
Keeping an eye on the time while out for a stroll. An elderly man checks his watch while walking through Dublin's Phoenix Park. Photo: Paul O'Connell
Pól Ó Conghaile

Pól Ó Conghaile

A bird's eye view from the top of the Spire. Snow billowing about Grattan Bridge. A curious deer in Phoenix Park.

It takes a special eye to make the familiar seem exotic.

But that's exactly what photographer Paul O'Connell has done.

Since getting his first camera at the age of 12, O'Connell has been experimenting with new ideas and techniques around his native Dublin. His work ranges from creative, interior and portrait to music photography - and he also specialises in Google Business View Photography.

It was his knack for capturing unique angles to the city that caught our eye, however.

Take a look through the gallery above, and you'll get a feel for his different perspectives - we particularly love the photos he grabbed from the top of the Spire during a maintenance operation.

For more information on Paul, visit his website (www.pauloconnell.photography), or check out his Facebook page (www.facebook.com/pauloconnellphotography).

Got any great photos to share? Get in touch!

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