Archive for the ‘General Posts’ Category

  • 2013 – My Year in Photo Blogging

    2013 – My Year in Photo Blogging

    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 […]

  • Swans on the Lake Revisited – Morris Oil Calendar Final 12

    Swans on the Lake Revisited – Morris Oil Calendar Final 12

    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 […]

  • 2012 Photography Year in Review

    2012 Photography Year in Review

    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 […]

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  • iPhoto7 – iPhone Photography Challenge : 20/Project52

    iPhoto7 – iPhone Photography Challenge : 20/Project52

    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 […]

  • Waterford Photo on 3e Weather Forecast

    Waterford Photo on 3e Weather Forecast

    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 […]

  • 2011 – My Photography Year in Review

    2011 – My Photography Year in Review

    With 2011 drawing to a close I have being trying to set aside some time to review some shots which I have being meaning to edit & improve in post-production etc. That plan didn’t work out but I’m going to try and take some time in Jan 2012 to do this. I also plan on […]

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  • Photo of the Week – Fog in Kilkenny

    Photo of the Week – Fog in Kilkenny

    November is always a good time for getting photos with early morning mist and fog. This can create some lovely effects when the sun is rising as the light breaks through the fog and starts adding color to the landscape. I went out and about this week, early in the morning to capture some shots […]

  • Why Snow appears Blue in Photographs…

    Why Snow appears Blue in Photographs…

    Do you want to know How To Photograph Snow and have it come out white? Why does snow appear blue in photos … and how can you correct it? We have had a lot of Snow in Ireland over the last week and I have seen a lot of pictures on Facebook / Flickr which […]

  • Welcome to the New PhotoBlog Website

    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 […]

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