DARTMOUTH ROAD – LEESON STREET
I must admit that I was confused when I discovered that this was described as being on Dartmourth Road rather than Dartmouth Road.
This artwork depicts the late poet Patrick Kavanagh and the beautiful Hilda Moriarty for which his poem ‘On Raglan Road’ is about. The poem originally named “Dark Haired Miriam Ran Away” laments for his love for Hilda which was not reciprocated by her – She became a Doctor and married Donogh O’Malley. “I will immortalise you in poetry, Hilda.” – Kavanagh once said and so he did. The poem has had many versions, most famous of which was sung by Luke Kelly of The Dubliners after Patrick Kavanagh requested he do so.
Today I used a Full-Frame Zeiss Batis 85mm lens with a Sony FX-30 APS-C body which may not have been a good idea as it was impossible to photograph the other side of the cabinet … the side showing Patrick Kavanagh . An APS-C sensor is able to capture more total light than a smaller sensor with equivalent technology due to its larger size. This results in less image noise and shallower depth of field than a smaller sensor taking a picture with the same focal length, f-stop, aperture, and ISO. However, as an APS-C sensor is smaller than a full-frame camera or Medium Format sensor, the opposite holds true, with larger sensors having less image noise and shallower depth of field than the APS-C sensor when taking a picture with the same focal length, f-stop, aperture, and ISO.