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The view from Mount Maunganaui

Sep 15 2014

In the previous post, with the cloud shaped like a fish, I mentioned Mount Maunganaui. In this post I show you what it looked like from the top of this mountain. It is only just over 760ft high but it looks impressive. The walk up to the top is not for the faint hearted, even in July, which is New Zealand’s winter the temperature was around 21C and you would certainly need some water before making the walk up. We were expecting a clod windy assent but it was warm and one bottle of water barely lasted the way up. […]

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When you see it …

Sep 11 2014
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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 and sea spray were catching the great sunlight of a spectacular winters day. Later on, when reviewing the photos, I […]

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Woodstown Beach, Co. Waterford – Sunset : 19/Project52

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May 14 2012
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Eventually got the camera out and with some nice weather over the weekend I saw this during a walk on Woodstown beach as the sun was setting. I liked the reflection of the sun on the wet sand. The tide had made the sand quite reflective and I just liked the overall effect. Not the best shot in the world but a relaxing view more than anything. I used the Canon 18-55 kit lens for a change with a polarising filter which I was playing around with over the weekend. The resultant shot is shown below. Photo Location : Woodstown […]

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As the Tide Rushes In – Kilfarrasy, Co. Waterford – 16/Project52

Apr 23 2012
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I have been trying to get out to the beach late in the evening for a long time and eventually last night I did, however I didn’t have my full compliment of filters so I made the job a bit tougher than normal. I had been scouting Hook Head, Kilfarrasy and Annestown Beach as possible locations for a sunset long exposure shoot. I was also hoping to capture the space station as it passed overhead (supposed to be 20:46pm but I never saw it). The resultant shot is what I got, not what I was hoping for but the shot […]

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Travel Photography : Some Photos from New Zealand

Mar 08 2012

I have been going through some of my photos from New Zealand and doing a bit of cleaning up and Photoshop tweaking and I have uploaded some shots from New Zealand plus one from Singapore which I always liked but did a bit of fixing up of the image. I have placed some details about each image below the photos and I hope to put some more online via my Flickr account (see right of page for the Flickr Stream), and I hope to put up another few posts like this one with further New Zealand shots in the coming […]

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Playing with Fire – Photo of the Week

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Nov 14 2011
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Recently we had a Carrick Camera Club shoot on Annestown Beach, and one of the shots involved lighting steel wool and doing some fast revolutions of the item while at the same time having the camera setup on long exposure. I was using Bulb, averaging 50 to 80 seconds and one of the results is shown below. Its a nice effect and more of these can be seen on my Flick channel. If you are doing this yourself, please be careful as there are plenty of bits of hot metal which can fly around. Don’t forget to use a tripod, […]

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Photo Theme – Blue

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Oct 09 2011

A recent club competition was a photo theme “BLUE’ – therefore any photo which could fall under the style or theme of blue. I had a selection problem on my hands as I had 2 main contenders. Photo selection is critical when submitting your work to a portfolio or photography competition. Sometimes your personal feelings of a photo can overweigh the ‘better’ photo. Therefore you may have 2 or 3 photos which you can’t decide between – the wrong choice might be your favourite one, the right choice is the better photo. (I think on this occasion I let my […]

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