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14 Feb 2016
Co Kerry, Parknasilla, Ireland

Sneem & Parknasilla, Co. Kerry, Ireland

Just after Christmas and on the day of the arrival of Storm Frank, I visited Co. Kerry and the picturesque area around Sneem. Staying at the Parknasilla hotel there were many walks near by and the break in the weather the day after Storm Frank allowed for some exploration of the area. There are many facets to the walks in and around Parknasilla, including costal sections, inland marshes and rivers as well as a small climb to give an amazing […]

06 Jan 2016
Punting on the Avon on a lazy Sunday afternoon at Stratford Upon Avon, UK

Photo Review of 2015

2015 is over and 2016 is barely a few days old. I decided to look back at a few of the my photos from 2015. I didn’t really update the site much in 2015 but I’m hoping to remedy that in 2016 with some weekly posts and hopefully I will restart the Project 52 which will see one key photo per week being uploaded to the site.. Some of the highlights of 2015 and my favourite photos are listed below; Glastonbury Festival This […]

01 Jul 2014
Light on Tree - Woodland Walk and nice light on tree

Woodland Evening Light

I always like unusual lighting conditions and on a recent woodland walk I noticed a tree which was being lit in spots thanks to the overhead canopy and surrounding trees filtering the light. This resulted in only a section of the tree being lit and thus created an effect which I very much liked. The shot is shown below. This shot was taken on 22nd June at 7pm so there was a lot of light around and sunset was around […]

01 Jan 2013
Photography Year in Review, Best Photos of 2012, Best Photo Blog Posts - Shane McDonald Photography Blog Review of Photos in 2012

2012 Photography Year in Review

With 2012 now over, I am having a look back at the photoblog, my photos during 2012, the blog traffic and what photography blog posts were the most popular during 2012. I got the WordPress email which had some very interesting stats. I have combined this report with some from Google Analytics and the results are below. My Year in Review In comparison with 2011, 2012 was a very successful year. At the start of 2012 I decided to try […]

09 May 2012
Puppy, Pet Photography, Pet, Photography, Pets, Photographing Pets

Pet Photography : 18/Project52

This week I tried my hand at Pet Photography with a new puppy, Pippa, a willing and participant miniature yorkie was a great subject and reacted very well whenever the motor in the auto-focus was whirring. The light was fairly low and as soon as the AF was triggered puppy’s head would pop up and look into or towards the camera. The result below was one of many great shots, so I couldn’t resist putting up this picture as this […]

07 Feb 2012
Lake Matheson at Fox Glacier Updated as HDR to recover details

Landscape Photography Competition with £1,000 in prizes

For all those who take landscape photography, you may be interested in this excellent Landscape Photography Contest which is being run by Lavenderworld.co.uk 1st prize is £500 (roughly €600) of photographic equipment with £300 for 2nd and £200 for 3rd place. The theme is Landscapes and entries are 1 digital photograph in colour or monochrome. To enter this photo contest visit http://www.lavenderworld.co.uk/blog/2012/01/31/the-lavenderworld-landscape-photography-competition About Lavender World Lavender is known for its medicinal properties as well as its beauty. Yorkshire Lavender was founded 13 years ago, […]

11 Dec 2011

iPhone as a Camera – 7 Days of iPhone Photos

I decided to try push the iPhone 4S and its new camera to see what types of photo results I would or could get from the New iPhone Camera. The iPhone Camera on the 4S is miles ahead of the iPhone 3GS which I had upgraded from. Clearer images and much more dynamic range. I took 7 photos on the iPhone. All editing had to be done on camera, no external post processing (on pc or mac). Use of iPhone […]

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 […]