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SuperMoon Shot with New 70-300 Lens

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Jul 16 2014
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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 week we had Supermoon and I decided to try this out. Unfortunately I missed 100% supermoon so this was the […]

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Robin on Tree Stump

Jun 25 2014
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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. This photo is also on my 500px account and you might get a larger / more detailed version there. I […]

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10 things to Remember before or during your Photography shoot

Jan 16 2013
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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 or spec of dust on the final image, you might be lucky to clone it out with Photoshop but better […]

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Notre-Dame Basilica, Place d’Armes, Montreal

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Nov 07 2012

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 a little over exposed and also there is a little lens flare coming in on the right due to the […]

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Montreal Street View – 32/Project52

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Oct 20 2012
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Street Photography is something I have being trying to do some more of recently and this next shot is a photo from Montreal which I really like because of the lighting and the way the sun hits the buildings. The sun was setting and the sky still had a bit of interest. There were also some interesting buildings in the shot, the old impressive building with the turret, the Hotel Nelson with the red brick and the building in the direct foreground which had very interesting windows and caught the light well. I really like this shot, perhaps taking the […]

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Woodstown Beach, Co. Waterford – Sunset : 19/Project52

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May 14 2012
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Eventually got the camera out and with some nice weather over the weekend I saw this during a walk on Woodstown beach as the sun was setting. I liked the reflection of the sun on the wet sand. The tide had made the sand quite reflective and I just liked the overall effect. Not the best shot in the world but a relaxing view more than anything. I used the Canon 18-55 kit lens for a change with a polarising filter which I was playing around with over the weekend. The resultant shot is shown below. Photo Location : Woodstown […]

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Last of the Spring Flowers : 15/Project 52

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Apr 16 2012
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All this week I had made multiple attempts at taking a nice shot of a field of rapeseed against quite a vivid skyline, but every time I tried something in the shot just wasn’t working. In the end I decided to try something on a smaller scale, that was the last of the spring flowers. I liked the contrast of the purple against the green and the light behaved itself during a week when the weather was not the best, neither one thing or the other. The final shot of the spring flowers is below. This coming week the weather […]

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Moonshot – 9/Project 52

Mar 06 2012
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Once again this past week the weather didn’t cooperate with my plans. ISS was in our skies last week and Monday and Tuesday it was too cloudy, Wednesday I didn’t have access to my camera, and Thursday – Sunday was not good for taking photos, with wind and rain. The best I did was a brief window on Sunday evening to get a shot of the almost full moon. I like it better when the moon is ‘almost’ full as you can see more of the craters rims etc. Believe it or not, but this shot of the moon was […]

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Hook Head, Co. Wexford, Sun Beams – 3/Project 52

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Jan 19 2012
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A few days ago I took a photo at Hook Head which I liked. I hadn’t planned on using it for this weeks Project 52 photo, but having gone out tonight to take some night shots, I found that the clear skies had clouded over !! The weather for photography at the moment is dire (neither one thing or the other) … and its not great for the next few days, so this photo taken at Hook Head is as good as I am going to get. Hook Head is a great place to go, stunning vistas, crashing waves (amazing […]

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Sunrise over River Nore – 2/Project52

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Jan 15 2012
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Second week of my Project52 was a bit more difficult with the weather not cooperating. Dull overcast days are tricky to shoot as the colours are not as vibrant as when the sun is peeking through the clouds. The photo below was taken about 20 minutes after sunrise last Tuesday morning, as the sun rose over the River Nore and broke through the clouds. The clouds were nice and I decided to take 5 different exposures in order to get as many textures as possible. The result for this weeks delayed Project 52 shot is below. I had hoped to […]

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International Space Station Pictured over new Waterford Bridge

Aug 22 2011
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I was hoping the International Space Station would track directly over the new Waterford Bridge and had set up my camera at around 10pm with the ISS pass scheduled for 10:05pm over Waterford. I could see the ISS coming and took 2 quick shots of the bridge to check focus and light levels. Unfortunately as the ISS passed over head it was obvious the Space Station would track more Easterly than the South East track required to get it over the bridge. (Actually had I been on the other side of the river near Carriganore it ight have worked). The […]

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

Jul 15 2011

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 after sunset is also shown below. It was at f/18 and it was a 13 second exposure.

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