PHOTOGRAPHED 30 AUGUST 2022
Today I used a Canon 5DMkIII coupled with a very old Sigma 12-24 lens. I originally purchase the Sigma 12-24 to use with my original Canon 5D back in 2005 or 2006 and I was somewhat disappointed because of distortion and unacceptable amounts of lens flare. I tried using it with my first Sony 7R and it performed badly so I more-or-less put it on a high shelf and forgot about it.
Today the lens performed much better than I had expected but lens flare was, without doubt, an issue but in most cases I was able to compensate in post-production.
Pearse railway station or Dublin Pearse is a railway station on Westland Row on the Southside of Dublin, Ireland. It is Ireland’s busiest commuter station and second busiest station overall (behind Dublin Connolly railway station) with 9 million passenger journeys through the station in 2016.
The station was renamed in 1966, when several Irish railway stations were renamed as part of the Easter Rising 50th-anniversary celebrations, after the Pearse brothers, Patrick and Willie. Probably due to confusion with the nearby Pearse Street, Dubliners often refer to it as “Pearse Street station”. My Grandmother always referred to it as Westland Row Station and it should be mentioned that I was baptised in the church beside the station.
Major renovation commenced in 2007 with publicity erected in the station for this in March 2008. As part of phase 1, automatic ticket validation machines were installed on platforms 1 and 2. The front entrance of the station was changed. The former Spar shop was completely taken out of the station and the old ticket barriers were removed. Platforms 3, 4 and 5 were removed. New signage and CCTV cameras were added on both active platforms and, on Platform 2, a larger waiting area for passengers was provided.
An additional Southbound entrance (Pearse Street and Trinity Bio Science) was opened 9 April 2013. At the official opening of the entrance by Minister Leo Varadkar the National Transport Authority used the term Pearse Street Station in the title of a page on its website although there was no evidence of any official renaming.
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