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Experimenting with ND Filters and Long Exposures

Jan 10 2013

Having recently purchased some ND filters I had being longing to try them out for quite some time. I decided to try the seascape at sunset style with the waves crashing across the rocks. The waves become misty and it looks quite nice but I had never tried this before. I am going to outline below how I used the ND Filters, ND Grad Filters and Long Exposures for capturing the waves and rocks. The time was about 5 minutes before sunset when setting up, so I was trying to work fast. Before putting on the filter holder I focused […]

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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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Glencomeragh – Carrick Camera Club Shoot

Jun 19 2011

On Tuesday 14th June, Carrick Camera Club held an evening shoot at Glencomeragh, 10 minutes from Carrick On Suir, Co. Tipperary. I have posted some of my shots from this shoot below… taken before the weather and heavy mist moved in. In the limited time, low evening light and the critical lack of a tripod I was fairly happy with the shots…. especially since the 25 second exposures of the waterfalls was done balancing the camera on mossy rocks. (I felt like a challenge!!!)

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Reginalds Tower HDR with Star Trails – Photo of the Week

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Mar 23 2011

I took this photo as part of an internal Carrick Camera Club competition – The theme was “Motion”. I had experimented with a few different concepts but I thought the imposing and impressive Reginalds Tower might be a nice subject. I took 3 Bulb exposures each at about 45 seconds each. The exposures were -2 0 and +2 and were merged in Photoshop as a HDR. Next, Star Trails… These were taken over a  period of a few hours. Made up of something between 8 and 10 Bulb exposures taken at about 30 mins each thanks to a shutter release […]

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