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Tag : Lens

18 May 2015
Tramore and the Metal man

Tramore and the Metal Man

There is a brand new looped walk behind the old Tramore racecourse near the back strand. It was from here on a sunny April day I decided to use a Zoom lens to compress the scene and focus on the metal man with some passers by also in shot. The lighting was very nice and with some polarisation and a small amount of extra vibrance added to the shot I ended with the final result above.

16 Jul 2014
Supermoon shot with the Canon 70-300

SuperMoon Shot with New 70-300 Lens

My Canon 70-300 lens got a battering over the past few years (I had it over 6 years) so I invested in a brand new 70-300. The latest version of this zoom lens has IS and 2 auto-focus modes. The zoom is incredible and I have taken some great shots of aircraft at 36,000ft, on which you can see the features of the wings and in one case clearly read the word Emirates on the underside of the A380. This […]

25 Jun 2014
Robin Red Breast on a Tree Stump

Robin on Tree Stump

I was testing my new Canon 70-300 lens and spotted this Robin Red Breast standing in a patch of sunlight on a tree stump. I took 2 shots, in the first you couldn’t see his head but this was the second. I was very happy with the shot as the feather lines and detail were very clearly visible plus I like the fact that the background, which was out of sunlight, is very dim and therefore is not too distracting. […]

16 Jan 2013
My Camera - Canon D450

10 things to Remember before or during your Photography shoot

This is my 6th year using a DSLR and my 12th year of using a digital camera and over this time I have learned a few photography lessons … some, the hard way!! This post has 10 things to remember before you start taking photos, either on a photo shoot or before you set out. Is your camera lens clean? May sound simple but the amount of times I have taken a shot only to later spot a water mark […]

25 Jun 2012
London Dove in Your Face - Pigeon, Dove, Fly

London Dove In Your Face – 24/Project52

I went for a walk in St. James park near Buckingham Palace in London and found that the pigeons were very tame, in fact, when I held my had out, 2 of them landed on my arm. While I was doing this I thought I could capture some of the avian flapping action that was going on all around me. I upped the shutter speed to 1/1000s and locked the focus. 4 or 5 shots later I had the shot […]

23 May 2011
Mount Hamilton Panorama

Mount Hamilton Panorama – Photo of the Week

This panorama of Mount Hamilton was taken on the way from Dunedin to Te Anau on the South Island of New Zealand. The shot was taken with a wide angle lens and then cropped in a panorama format. Bit of photshop work was requried to bring out some of the detail hidden by the shadows created by the early morning sun. This whole area is amazing, with Te Anau and Milford Sound being stunningly picturesque, especially when the weather cooperates.