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Sneem & Parknasilla, Co. Kerry, Ireland

Feb 14 2016
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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 view over the bay. I have included 3 shots on this post, one of which is the same photo but […]

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Photo Review of 2015

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Jan 06 2016
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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 was my 2nd time going to the Glastonbury festival and this time I was lucky enough to have to opportunity […]

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Woodland Evening Light

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Jul 01 2014
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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 10pm however this area of the woodland was dark apart from the spots of light hitting the ivy and tree. […]

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2012 Photography Year in Review

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Jan 01 2013
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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 and use my photos more, instead of just taking photos and letting them rot on a hard drive somewhere; I […]

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Pet Photography : 18/Project52

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May 09 2012
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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 weeks Project52 shot of the week … even if it was last weeks shot (since it was taken on Sunday). […]

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Landscape Photography Competition with £1,000 in prizes

Feb 07 2012
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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, and not only has this young company been tracing the history of the lavender plant, and but also experimenting with […]

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iPhone as a Camera – 7 Days of iPhone Photos

Dec 11 2011

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 apps was allowed. Some of the results were very impressive when you consider they were captured on a mobile phone. […]

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Singapore by Night – Photo of the Week

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May 10 2011
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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 also see the Opera house which looks like a fly’s eye (supposed to look like a microphone). Camera Settings were; […]

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