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Photo of the Week – Mount Juliet House, Co. Kilkenny, Ireland

Aug 30 2011
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I was testing out a nice Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8 L USM Lens and with the weather being so nice I decided to try a shot I had taken many times before – Mount Juliet House, Co. Kilkenny. The day was bright, horses out in the paddocks, and the sun wasn’t too high resulting in some nice shadows and contrast of colour. I was very happy with the result. The Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8 L USM is an amazing lens, great detail, sharp and gives great tone to shots. The next lens I am testing is the Canon EF 70-200 […]

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First Fashion Event – Photo of the Week

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Mar 15 2011

Hadn’t done a Photo of the Week for a while but I decided to upload a few of these. I took some photos at the recent Mount Juliet Spring Salon Fashion Event – first time I ever tried taking photos at something like this. The event was expertly staged and the luxurious setting of Mount Juliet House, only 20 minutes from Kilkenny was something very special.  The models come through fast, the lighting was subdued and at times was hard to meter for, and I found that I had to take each opportunity as it presented itself while models were […]

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On the Way to Work – Horses at Play

Nov 21 2010
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On my way to work one morning, I spotted the morning mist was creeping along the River Nore at Mount Juliet. At the same time I spotted 3 playful foals in the paddocks. Luckily, I had the camera in the bag and spent a few minutes at the fence taking a few shots. I didn’t have time to look at checking my metering, or to change lenses (as I had a nice 75-300 in the bag). What I got wasn’t bad though – I’m fairly happy with the end results even if it was without a tripod. Definitely, early morning […]

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