St. Patrick's College Maynooth LogoJust after sunset there is a window of an hour or so where the sky turns a deep blue on long exposure photographs. Unsurprisingly you’ll hear it referred to as the blue hour by some photographers. This shot was taken during the blue hour and shows the most famous building on the St. Patrick’s College campus in Maynooth. This is St. Patrick’s House as seen from St. Joseph’s Square. The twin towers over the front door are used as the logo for St. Patrick’s College.

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For those of you interested in such things here are some of the technical details of the shot:

  • Camera: Nikon D40
  • Lens: Nikon DX AFS 18-55mm (D40 kit lens)
  • Exposure: 1.6 sec (using tripod)
  • Focal Length: 18mm
  • Focal Ratio: F3.5
  • ISO: 400
  • Camera Mode: Aperture Priority
  • Exposure Compensation: 0.0

[tags]Photography, Maynooth, Ireland, Kilare, St. Patrick’s College, night[/tags]