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Tag : Long Exposure

12 Mar 2014
N25 Bridge Waterford

Waterford N25 Bridge at Night

The last time I visited the River Suir for a view of the N25 Bypass Bridge, also known as the Cat Flap to locals, I had a different camera and a different lens. Now armed with a Canon 7D and a 24-105 L Lens I was attempting a re-shoot. Shot just after the blue hour ended I had to change the White Balance to Tungsten to combat the yellow street lights from Waterford city in the background. The photo was […]

07 Nov 2012
Notre-Dame Basilica, place d'armes, Montreal, Canada - Photo of Notre-Dame Basilica, place d'armes, Montreal

Notre-Dame Basilica, Place d’Armes, Montreal

The Notre-Dame Basilica, is located in Place d’Armes, Montreal, opposite where the photo of the Maisonneuve Monument was taken. Again the area was swarming with tourists so I opted for a long exposure. The shot was taken with the same wide angle Tamron 10-24mm lens. The result, Notre-Dame Basilica, is shown below. The photo is nice but there are certain things I would do differently. I think the exposure is a bit off on the highlights within the church spires […]

02 Nov 2012
Place d'Armes Maisonneuve Monument, Old Montreal, Montreal, Canada - Place D'Armes photo, Montreal

Place d’Armes Maisonneuve Monument,Montreal

This shot is an evening shot of The Maisonneuve Monument in Old Montreal which, built in 1895 at Place d’Armes in Montreal in memory of Paul Chomedey de Maisonneuve, founder of Montreal. The Maisonneuve Monument is in a busy square and with many people about I opted for a long exposure, therefore any people walking by would not appear or would appear less vividly than the subject of the photo. The photo was also taken during what is known as […]

26 Sep 2012
Niagara Falls at Night

Niagara Falls at Night – 30/Project52

Working without a tripod is always recommended, working without a tripod in low light is vital … how about doing a long exposure without a tripod? The following image was taken at Niagara Falls about 30 minutes after sunset and it was a 20 second long exposure of Niagara Falls at Night. Thanks to a table, 2 phone directories and a small box to stabalise under the lens (so that the lens didn’t drop and face downwards). I focused manually, […]

22 Aug 2012
Waterford Quays by Night - Long Exposure, Waterford, Ireland

Making the Most of the Blue Hour in Waterford

Tonight I decided to put the camera in the car and drive around and see what presented itself. Around 9pm the darkness was starting to become apparent and I chanced checking what time the International Space Station would be heading over Waterford. Thanks to the Twisst service on Twitter 21:10pm was listed and I made my way to the Quay. The light in the sky was still present and as it passed over Barronstrand Street the ISS was a bit […]

23 Apr 2012
Kilfarrasy Waterford

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

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 […]

28 Jan 2012
Crescent Moon over River Suir, Carrick-On-Suir, Tipperary - B/W Moon shot

Crescent Moon over the River Suir – 4/Project 52

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 […]

14 Nov 2011
Playing with Fire on Annestown Beach - CCC

Playing with Fire – Photo of the Week

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 […]

06 Sep 2011
St. Patricks Well, Clonmel, Co. Tipperary - Photo of the Week

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

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 […]

15 Jul 2011
Moon and Weather Vane in Dunmore East

Moon and Weather Vane in Dunmore East – Photo of the Week

I took this photo on Tuesday night in Dunmore East as the almost full moon was crossing behind the weather vane on top of the Dunmore East Lighthouse. I though it was an interesting composition (as if you didn’t know where the moon was) with the arrow slightly out of focus. The photo of Moon and Weather Vane in Dunmore East (0.2 sec at f/13 using ISO 100) Another photo I took that evening of Hook Head, taken about 20 minutes […]

10 May 2011
Singapore by Night - Photo of Singapore at Night

Singapore by Night – Photo of the Week

I took a few night shots in Singapore recently and remembered some tips which Canon Cameras had in one of their presentations regarding the taking of night shots. I came up with the following shot of Singapore by Night. The shot was taken around 10pm from the 22nd floor of the Fairmont Singapore Hotel. In the distance you can see the amazing Marina Bay  Sands Hotel, which has an observation deck, restaurant and infinity pool on the roof. You can […]

23 Mar 2011

Reginalds Tower HDR with Star Trails – Photo of the Week

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 […]