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Photo Review of 2015

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Jan 06 2016
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2015 is over and 2016 is barely a few days old. I decided to look back at a few of the my photos from 2015. I didn’t really update the site much in 2015 but I’m hoping to remedy that in 2016 with some weekly posts and hopefully I will restart the Project 52 which will see one key photo per week being uploaded to the site.. Some of the highlights of 2015 and my favourite photos are listed below; Glastonbury Festival This was my 2nd time going to the Glastonbury festival and this time I was lucky enough to have to opportunity […]

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Tramore Photo Shortlisted on Morris Oil Calendar 2016

Oct 06 2015
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I am delighted that one of my photos was shortlisted for the Morris Oil Calendar 2016. The shot of Tramore and the Metal Man has been selected under the theme “Friendly, Reliable, Local” in this photo competition … I opted for local, since Tramore is only 10km from Waterford City it seemed like a good fit. The photo was taken in late May 2015 on a new looped walkway located a few minutes walk from the beach. Using a 70-300mm lens I was able to capture the iconic Metal Man plus a few people strolling along towards the sandhills. I believe the […]

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The Dunbrody, New Ross, Co. Wexford

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Nov 25 2014
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Last Saturday I noticed that the sky was lining up to create a nice sunset. I jumped in the car and decided to look for a new spot to take some shots. I hadn’t been to New Ross on a photo shoot and opted to go there. On arrival in New Ross it was about 5 minutes to Sunset and already the sky was ablaze with colour; Reds, oranges and blues. Unfortunately due to not being able to get a car park space I actually missed the sunset but did get two shots of the Dunbrody Famine Ship, Post-Sunset. I […]

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Waterford by Night – Blast from the Past

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Oct 08 2014
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I was recently going through some photos and I found a shot taken from the now closed Ardree Hotel in 2005, Waterford by Night. It was my first long exposure and without a tripod I managed to take this 4 second exposure with a Fuji S7000. In 2008 I entered the Imagine Arts Festival Photography competition and won with the above photo. We have a beautiful city and it is great to see it from such a location – such a pity that the iconic hotel is no longer in service.     Photo Location

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Woodland Evening Light

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Jul 01 2014
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I always like unusual lighting conditions and on a recent woodland walk I noticed a tree which was being lit in spots thanks to the overhead canopy and surrounding trees filtering the light. This resulted in only a section of the tree being lit and thus created an effect which I very much liked. The shot is shown below. This shot was taken on 22nd June at 7pm so there was a lot of light around and sunset was around 10pm however this area of the woodland was dark apart from the spots of light hitting the ivy and tree. […]

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Robin on Tree Stump

Jun 25 2014
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I was testing my new Canon 70-300 lens and spotted this Robin Red Breast standing in a patch of sunlight on a tree stump. I took 2 shots, in the first you couldn’t see his head but this was the second. I was very happy with the shot as the feather lines and detail were very clearly visible plus I like the fact that the background, which was out of sunlight, is very dim and therefore is not too distracting. This photo is also on my 500px account and you might get a larger / more detailed version there. I […]

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Beauty of Swans

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Jun 10 2014

During a recent visit to Naas I went for a walk around the lakes near the hospital, and although I lived in Naas for some time, this is an area I had never visited. The swans had their young nearby, still fluffy and probably only a few weeks old. There was also some activity amongst the male swans, defending their patch perhaps. Some swan fights were very interesting to watch. The benefit of carrying your camera every where you go was certainly obvious on this occasion as I captured some shots which an iPhone would not have done justice to. […]

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2013 – My Year in Photo Blogging

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Jan 07 2014
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WordPress via the Jetpack plugin publish reports on your blogs which are very interesting.  If you have a WordPress blog and you have not yet installed Jetpack then you really should as there are some great features including the ‘Publicize’ feature where you can auto-update your Facebook, Twitter and Google+ accounts with your posts. My 2013 Report One of the most interesting stats from my 2013 year in photo blogging was that I had about 10,000 views on the Photo Blog in 2013 and the WordPress report states the following. “The concert hall at the Sydney Opera House holds 2,700 […]

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Swans on the Lake Revisited – Morris Oil Calendar Final 12

Oct 20 2013
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Back in March I posted a photo called “Swans on the Lake”. I recently submitted this to the Morris Oil calendar competition and it has been now shortlisted in the final 12. I am now hoping that you have a few minutes to vote for this picture by clicking the image below and on Facebook simply LIKE the photo. There are many other fine photos in the Calendar’s Final 12 but hopefully this photo will come in Top 3. UPDATE 29th OCT : The Contest is now closed and although the image didn’t win I am still happy with the […]

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2012 Photography Year in Review

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Jan 01 2013
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With 2012 now over, I am having a look back at the photoblog, my photos during 2012, the blog traffic and what photography blog posts were the most popular during 2012. I got the WordPress email which had some very interesting stats. I have combined this report with some from Google Analytics and the results are below. My Year in Review In comparison with 2011, 2012 was a very successful year. At the start of 2012 I decided to try and use my photos more, instead of just taking photos and letting them rot on a hard drive somewhere; I […]

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iPhoto7 – iPhone Photography Challenge : 20/Project52

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May 29 2012

I played around with the idea of using the camera which is with me 100% of the time, my trusty iPhone4S which has a great 8Mb pixel camera. One photo per day for 5 to 7 days seemed like an easy challenge but I was trying to create quality photos, or different photos than just a photo of a bird or a nice scene. All the photos could only use apps native to the iPhone to edit or tweak the results. The project shed some light into my photography in general and my lack of time to take out the […]

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Waterford Photo on 3e Weather Forecast

Apr 19 2012
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One of my photos, “Sunrise over Waterford City” will be shown on the 3e weather forecast on Friday 20th April at 6:28pm. The photo which I took from the bridge in Waterford is shown below. It is part of the LoveWaterford week on the 3e Weather forecast. A big thanks to everyone who, via my Facebook page, helped to secure the photos spot on the 3e forecast. Thank You!!

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