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Monthly Archives: August 2013

26 Aug 2013
Tramore Fireworks 2013, Fireworks, in Tramore, Amusement Fireworks Tramore 2013

Tramore Amusements Monster Firework Display 2013

On Sunday 25th August there was a Monster Fireworks display in Tramore, Co. Waterford. I decided to try and get a few shots having not brought the camera to the Spraoi fireworks display. In this post I outline the technique used I used in taking photos of fireworks and also some photos of the Tramore Amusements Monster Firework Display 2013. Firework Photos – Technique For those interested in how I took these fireworks photos, the settings I used were as […]

20 Aug 2013
Bees landing on Flowers - Summer Bees and Summer Flowers

Summer Flower and Bees – An Exercise in Patience

Summer is a great time to take photographs of flowers, wildlife, butterflies and other insects (if that’s something which interests you) and I noticed that there was a lot of activity among a set of red flowers. I decided to try to get the bees approaching the flowers just before they landed. Using the Canon 24-105 L lens I set up shop about 2 feet off the ground shooting upwards towards the sky in order to get plenty of blue […]

13 Aug 2013
Peresid Meteor Shower - How to photograph the peresid / persid meteor shower

Photographing the Perseids meteor shower – My First Attempt

This is my first appempt at taking photos of┬áThe Perseid Meteor Shower. The Perseids is a prolific meteor shower associated with the fragments from comet Swift-Tuttle and are called “The Perseids” because the point from which they originate, lies in the constellation of Perseus. Having checked the StarWalk app on the iPhone it seemed that the Perseids would be in the North East of the sky at about 11pm and the International Space Station would bass at 11:03pm. I chose […]