Wednesday, April 25, 2007

Limerick Skyline

You'd swear Limerick was surrounded by mountains from this photo. I was about two miles away in my folks' house, so the zoom lens pulls the background in close. I like it, it gives a totally different perspective on Limerick. The picture is not as blurry as it appears above* - click on it to see the full size. I need to figure out why it is getting so blurred when I upload. It's at full zoom and I did take the picture though a dirty window, but still the original is much sharper than above. Any of the photogs out there know why?

* Update. I posted it on flickr, seems to have solved the blurriness problem. This only occurs on blogger when I post cropped photos using the blogger interface.

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Blogger Kav said...

Blogger distorts images because it puts them into a standard frame, regardless of their original size. You can teak this but I can't remember how. Easiest just to tell people to click on it to see it properly.

Cool pic - I could never have guessed that was Limerick.

2:10 AM  
Blogger Kav said...

Um...tweak, not teak. You probably could teak it too, but that'd cost you a fortune.

2:11 AM  
Blogger Sam, Problem-Child-Bride said...

The bright lights of the Limerick skyline make it seem that anything is possible.

9:57 AM  
Blogger John Mc said...

Kav - that would make sense. This is cropped quiet a bit. I must post it on flikr and blog it from there and see if that works.

Sam - its all about perspective. Stand it the wrong place and it all looks bad, change your point of view ... I knew a fella once who was a tad odd. He'd be sitting in a room full of people and would move chairs, if anyone asked why, he'd say he had a much better view from where he had moved. Certain amount of logic in that.
My rambling point being, that Limerick is a place that gets a lot of bad publicity, but rarely is it noted that it is in a great location. Surrounded by hills, with a majestic river flowing through it, and several big beautiful lakes north of it. As the city planners turn the city more towards the water that surrounds it, ( Limerick turned it's back on the river in the 20th century), the city is looking better and better. It has a long way to go, and it will be almost impossible to overcome the ugly gray housing estates the neccesity built in the 50's/

4:12 PM  
Anonymous EashtGalwaywoman said...

Now listen....your mother will kill you for saying the window was dirty. What were you thinking John? Short phonecalls for you!

7:56 PM  
Blogger Limerick Gal said...

Great pic!

12:07 PM  
Blogger John Mc said...

Limerick gal: Welcome and thank you!

3:36 PM  

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