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Monthly Archives: February 2012

28 Feb 2012
Crows in the Tree Tops at Sunset

Crows in the Tree Tops at Sunset – 8/Project 52

Last Week I was out and about at or near sunset and I spotted a large number of crows in the trees. When I took the photo they were moving so fast, that even at 1/100 the birds were still showing up as moving blurred images. I like this shot because of the color in the sky (totally natural – no photoshop apart from a slight boost on Fill Light and Exposure +0.5). I didn’t really get a chance to […]

19 Feb 2012
Grey squirrel with a red head - squirrel photo - photo of a squirrel, a grey / gray squirrel

Grey Squirrel with a Red Head – 7/Project 52

In the grounds of Kilkenny Castle there are many areas where you can catch a glimpse of some amazing wildlife, from ducks, geese, swans, and many other types of small woodland birds to squirrels and even on a rare occasion badgers (according to the signs in the grounds of the Castle). On Friday I was luck enough to get a shot of a small grey squirrel, which I spotted in a tree. Luckily I had my 75-300mm lens on, so […]

12 Feb 2012
Train Hangs from Red Iron Bridge, Train Disaster Waterford just avoided by Photoshop - Fake Photo - Not Real !!!

Train Hangs from Red Iron Bridge, Waterford – 6/Project52

Today I took the camera down to Red Iron Bridge and as I did I was amazed to see a train move slowly down towards the gap in the Red Iron Bridge, I was sure it would stop well before the gap but it kept on coming, until …. Well, that would be an amazing news story and something to go into the photo-journalism portfolio, if indeed it were true ; but this alas is simply a slow photo week, […]

12 Feb 2012
Reginalds Tower Waterford, HDR Long Exposure with Star Trails

Some Project 52 Themes for 2012…

I decided to set some photography themes for the Project 52 which I am doing this year on shanemcdonald.me. I have not set dates against these as I want to be able to use them when ever I find a suitable subject or opportunity. There are 26 photography themes which allows me to use one ever second week or so (bearing in mind that we are almost 6 weeks into the year already). I will then link up the themes […]

07 Feb 2012
Lake Matheson at Fox Glacier Updated as HDR to recover details

Landscape Photography Competition with £1,000 in prizes

For all those who take landscape photography, you may be interested in this excellent Landscape Photography Contest which is being run by Lavenderworld.co.uk 1st prize is £500 (roughly €600) of photographic equipment with £300 for 2nd and £200 for 3rd place. The theme is Landscapes and entries are 1 digital photograph in colour or monochrome. To enter this photo contest visit http://www.lavenderworld.co.uk/blog/2012/01/31/the-lavenderworld-landscape-photography-competition About Lavender World Lavender is known for its medicinal properties as well as its beauty. Yorkshire Lavender was founded 13 years ago, […]

01 Feb 2012
Photo of Waterford City - Picture of Waterford City in Early Morning as Sun Comes Up

Waterford City in the Early Morning – 5/Project 52

This weeks Project 52 photo was quite easy, as it just happened that I had the camera & tripod with me (fairly common these days) and that I was near the bridge in Waterford as the sun was coming up. The sun was nestling behind the clouds which gave a nice ray / beam of light over the city. I ended up with a few different versions of this photo. The one below is the photo which I think represented […]