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05 Feb 2014
Milford Sound - Touching Up Old Photos, Revisiting Old Photos

Revisiting old photos

I noticed that I had a lot of photos from 2010/2011 which I had backed up but very few were every touched up or had much editing done on them. There were 2 reasons for this; firstly I didn’t have very good editing software back then and secondly when tools I did have, were limited in what they could do. Now with better software and better understanding of what can be done, old photos can be re-edited and re-touched. Therefore […]

06 Jan 2013

3 Photography Myths Discussed

With the reduction in price of DSLR cameras, may people have DSLR cameras, have the interest in photography but have ideas or “a little knowledge” and as a result photography myths are created. This blog post discusses 3 of these photography myths. 1) My Camera is the Problem – I need to upgrade “I would be able to take much better photos if I had a better camera.” No, it won’t … Better equipment does not produce better photographs by […]

12 Feb 2012
Train Hangs from Red Iron Bridge, Train Disaster Waterford just avoided by Photoshop - Fake Photo - Not Real !!!

Train Hangs from Red Iron Bridge, Waterford – 6/Project52

Today I took the camera down to Red Iron Bridge and as I did I was amazed to see a train move slowly down towards the gap in the Red Iron Bridge, I was sure it would stop well before the gap but it kept on coming, until …. Well, that would be an amazing news story and something to go into the photo-journalism portfolio, if indeed it were true ; but this alas is simply a slow photo week, […]

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 Sep 2011
Fantasy Waterfall Scene - Fantasy Scene, Water, Boat, Waterfall

Fantasy Waterfall Scene – Photo of the Week

I did a bit of digital editing of the St. Patricks Well photo from last week and thought it might be interesting to zoom in and use the small cascade as a huge fantasy waterfall effect. I added a tall-ship, some birds and vignetted the edges to enhance that section of the shot. I didn’t have much time to create the photo I was after, but 10 minutes in Photoshop gave the following effect.  

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 […]

05 Dec 2010

Why Snow appears Blue in Photographs…

Do you want to know How To Photograph Snow and have it come out white? Why does snow appear blue in photos … and how can you correct it? We have had a lot of Snow in Ireland over the last week and I have seen a lot of pictures on Facebook / Flickr which have a blue or non-natural snow colour. This post explains why thBasically, snow reflects a lot of light including the blue colour from the sky […]