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Fox Glacier – Reflective Lakes, Lake Matheson – Photo Update

Jun 26 2011
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Having done some work on the Lake Matheson at Fox Glacier photo (see older post here) , I have finally retrieved the type of shot I was hoping for. The photo was taken in the late evening when there was a lot of shadow cast in the extreme right of the shot – so the trees were in total shadow. I created 3 exposures from the RAW file, one +1.65Ev, One original version with a bit of contrast and a final one with some extra saturation and some shadows -1Ev. These were then compiled into a HDR so that I […]

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Tramore and Crashing Waves Evening Photo – Photo of the Week

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Jun 17 2011

I was out in Tramore last week. It was around 8pm and the sun was beginning to set. Waves were crashing in and there was some nice rays of sun here and there. I took the following photo of Tramore church in the background as the waves roll in at the pier. One of the techniques used in this photo was to keep the camera lens at a fixed length as I walked up and down the pier, trying different angles and different views. After I got a nice angle and view I played around with the zoom to get […]

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Steps to the Castle – Lismore Castle, Photo of the Week

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Apr 05 2011

I decided to upload a photo to the blog, and converted a shot which I liked and decided to upload it as Photo of the Week. Its a shot of Lismore Castle and steps leading up to the castle and grounds. I have a few different versions of this, the only thing I didn’t like was the way the sky came out. I even tried a semi-greyscale version which is shown below. I Actually found this path by accident as it wasn’t an actual route around the gardens, so its worth going off the beaten path every now and again.

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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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HDR, 7 Minute Exposure at Granny Castle – Photo of the Week

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Jan 30 2011

I recently got a cable release for the Canon D450 and it has opened a new world of Bulb exposures. Before this my longest exposure (without using stacking software) would have been 30 seconds. Now I am doing 10 minute exposures and thinking nothing of it. This weeks photo of the week is one I took at Granny Castle looking West at Sunset. I was trying to get a long exposure of > 7 mins but the exposure was a tad too bright even with some ND filters attached. So I experimented and found that there was some decent range […]

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