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13 Aug 2016
Airbus A380 Emerged from Clouds

Monster A380 emerging from the clouds

While I was in London we visited Hyde Park and there was an approach to Heathrow on the far side of the park, running parallel to the direction in which I was walking. I spotted an A380 in the distance and saw it was going to have to pass through a series of clouds. My aim was to capture the amazing Airbus Super Jumbo as it emerged from the clouds. The last time I saw one as close was when […]

02 Feb 2015
Hong Kong by Night from the Peak, Photo of Hong Kong, Hong Kong Night, Skyscrapers, Photo of Hong Kong, by Night, Night Photo of Hong Kong

Hong Kong by Night from the Peak

This photo was taken from the summit of The Peak in Hong Kong. This area is certainly worth the admission fee, with an incredible view. However, due to the cityscape, it is certainly a popular area. If you are intending taking a few shots from this area, I would certainly recommend bringing a monopod or if you can get away with it a tripod. I was lucky to get a spot to take the shot above before a few eager […]

26 Sep 2014
Hong Kong iPhone Photo

iPhoneography Vs DSLR Photography

The iPhone over the past few years has revolutionised the ability to shoot, edit and share your photographs by just using one device. Personally I prefer using a DSLR but with the iPhone you get to experiment with panoramic styles, filters, but for me its how accessible it is. By no means will the current smartphone cameras ever match the aperture / shutterspeed / quality of a good DLSR. However  it does mean you can use the iPhone for recce […]

11 Sep 2014
When you see it - fish or whale cloud in the sky - Mount Maunganui

When you see it …

In an area of New Zealand called the Bay of Plenty, near Tauranga there is a town called Mount Maunganui.  Mount Maunganui is also the name of the huge extinct volcanic cone, 761 ft in height,  that somewhat dominates the town and is locally known simply as ‘The Mount’. We were just about to set out on a walk up the mountain when I took a photo of what I thought was a nice beach scene, as the huge waves […]

24 Feb 2014
Arch, Paris, Parisenne Archways, Arch, parisenne, Paris, Louvre

Parisenne Archways

On a visit to Paris you can be guaranteed of having amazing subjects to photograph. The people, the architecture, the landmarks, night photography and much more. On one such visit, in the courtyard behind the Louvre Museum, I spotted an archway leading to a bridge and on into the distance. I liked the lines it offered and the people in the distance. The contrast from dark into light was also a nice feature of the shot – as well as […]

28 Dec 2012
Montreal Street Scene, Evening photo of street in Montreal

Montreal, Evening Street Scene

I thought I had finished posting photos of Canada when I found this one. I thought that the photo had potential so after a bit of editing I ended up with a version I was happy with. The shot itself was one which I took while walking past this area. Set the camera up on a high ISO (400 or 800 as far as I recall) so that I could get a bit of movement at 1/30s … while all […]

12 Dec 2012
View of Vieux-Québec (Old Quebec) Photo

View of Vieux-Québec (Old Quebec)

Old Quebec is a very picturesque area with much to see and on a good day, has plenty to keep a photographer busy. I liked the sky in this, early in the day, before 10am so the sun wasn’t too high. The original is a lot wider than this but I heavily cropped the image to remove a bus queue on the left and a barrier on the right, focusing on the subject and using the nice bush on the […]

05 Dec 2012
Quebec by Night

Quebec Boardwalk by Night

One of the main features of Old Quebec is The Château Frontenac and the vast boardwalk which sits in front of it. The boardwalk is a very busy thoroughfare during the day and especially at night. The dominant Château Frontenac is a now a luxury hotel in Vieux–Québec or Old Quebec which is currently operated by Fairmont Hotels as Le Château Frontenac. Château Frontenac was built on the site previously occupied by the Chateau Haldimand, residence of the British colonial […]

20 Nov 2012
Chinese Gardens in Montreal Botanical Gardens

Chinese Gardens in Montreal Botanical Gardens

If you are in Montreal you must visit the Montreal Botanical Gardens. Highlight of these amazing gardens was the Chinese gardens and buildings. The vivid colours were striking with Greens and the reds from the buildings. In order not to white out the colours with the intense sun I found some shade and this allowed more of the colour and detail to be preserved. I like the shot below because of the framing thanks to the trees and shrubs. The […]

23 Oct 2012
Marché Bonsecours Montreal, Bonsecours Market Montreal Photo 2

Marché Bonsecours Montreal – A Second Version

I added a photo of Marché Bonsecours Montreal as part of my Project52 earlier this week but I have found an alternate version which might be of interest. I was taken earlier in the evening and from a slightly different angle. The sky is less red and it is easier to see the detail in the roof of Bonsecours Market and environs. I still used the same setup, the wide angle lens, low tripod, cable release but I was not […]

18 Sep 2012
CN Tower Toronto dominates the Toronto Skyline

Photos from Toronto, Canada

I have being working through some photos from Canada and I’m still on the Toronto area as I work through over 1,000 photos which I took while there. Toronto is a very nice city with lots to do in and around the city. I have put together some photos from the area which I like and over the next few weeks will add more to the blog from Canada. The CN Tower dominates the skyline of Toronto and you can […]

14 Aug 2012
Royal Ontario Museum, Toronto, ON, Canada - ROM, Toronto

Royal Ontario Museum, Toronto, Canada – 28/Project 52

I haven’t been updating the project52 recently as I was away in Canada and during the trip took a few snaps which will appear here on the blog and also on the Flickr Stream. Delighted to have some good weather to take photos, the typical Irish man in me would comment that it was a bit too hot! Hitting 37 degrees some days, carrying a camera bag with 4 lenses and mini tripod seemed to be lunacy. Thankfully, I rejected […]