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Grey Heron at Cahir, Co. Tipperary : 11/Project 52

Mar 20 2012

I came across this grey heron totally by accident in Cahir, Co. Tipperary ; it was standing in the weir just opposite Cahir Castle. Over a period of about 5 minutes this heron did not move, apart from tipping the flowing water with its’ right foot. I used the Canon 75-300 and upped the ISO to 400 so that I could get a nice crisp shot with the flowing water from the weir rushing by. The shot below is the zoomed version and there is a wider angle shot further down this page. I was hoping that the heron might […]

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Crescent Moon over the River Suir – 4/Project 52

Jan 28 2012
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This week I decided to take advantage of the recent crescent moon in our skies since Monday. Using the 75-300 Canon lens, tripod & cable release I got a few good photos of the waxing crescent moon (at about 19%) and did some work with it from there. The photo above was taken in Carrick On Suir, Co. Tipperary, a 56 second exposure converted to black and white (actually monochrome with a little tint). I then implemented the moon on top of a gradient layer in PhotoShop and created the reflection with a ripple effect and motion blur to copy […]

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2011 – My Photography Year in Review

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Dec 31 2011
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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 starting the Project52 – which is one quality photo per week uploaded to the blog (the Project365 seems like overkill and I tried it once before and failed to keep it going). Photography Highlights of 2011 As a photographer, the highlight of the past 12 […]

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St. Patricks Well, Co. Tipperary – Photo of the Week

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Sep 06 2011
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This photo is one I took a few weeks ago but only got round to working on now. It is St. Patrick’s Well near Clonmel in Co. Tipperary. An area which I never knew about, but one which is very beautiful and a must see if you are into photography, as there are many places to get some nice shots. This photo (my photo of the week for this week) is of a small cascade or water outlet and it was taken with the Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8 L USM Lens … my first day using one. I was very […]

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