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Monthly Archives: November 2010

30 Nov 2010
New Zealand Bay of Islands from the Sea

Welcome to the New PhotoBlog Website

Welcome to my new photoblog website – shanemcdonald.me. I’m going to be uploading some of my latest pictures, favourite photos, and also some other photography related blog posts. Nothing other than photos, photography, pictures and related items. I wanted to keep the content focused and separated from content on my other domains shanemcdonald.org, my personal website,  and shanemcdonald.com, which used to be a huge jokes website but has been reduced in size more recently. Hope you enjoy the photos on […]

27 Nov 2010

Using the iphone as a photography tool

Sometimes you get caught without your camera. I travelled to Bunclody on 26th November and it snowed on 27th … Alas, No camera with me! All I had was my iPhone and a collection of iPhone Apps. I have included some examples below of photos taken on the iPhone and made better with some clever photo apps. TiltShiftGen This allows you to add blur, vignetting, contrast and saturation to photos. End result is below. HDR For Free This App is […]

21 Nov 2010
Horses at Mount Juliet image

On the Way to Work – Horses at Play

On my way to work one morning, I spotted the morning mist was creeping along the River Nore at Mount Juliet. At the same time I spotted 3 playful foals in the paddocks. Luckily, I had the camera in the bag and spent a few minutes at the fence taking a few shots. I didn’t have time to look at checking my metering, or to change lenses (as I had a nice 75-300 in the bag). What I got wasn’t […]

21 Nov 2010
Small Bird at Lake Taupo, New Zealand

New Zealand, Lake Taupo Bird

On my way from Wellington to Lake Taupo on New Zealands North Island we stopped off at a viewing point at the start of Lake Taupo, about 45 minutes from the main town. There I took some nice shots of the lake, a storm coming from the East and the black swans which were swimming close to the shore. The main star of the shoot was this small bird, obviously very tame, which at every opportunity was jumping into shot. […]