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Waterford by Night – Blast from the Past

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Oct 08 2014
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I was recently going through some photos and I found a shot taken from the now closed Ardree Hotel in 2005, Waterford by Night. It was my first long exposure and without a tripod I managed to take this 4 second exposure with a Fuji S7000. In 2008 I entered the Imagine Arts Festival Photography competition and won with the above photo. We have a beautiful city and it is great to see it from such a location – such a pity that the iconic hotel is no longer in service.     Photo Location

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Tramore Dog Surfing – Yes, Dog Surfing!

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Sep 01 2013

On Sunday September 1st, Tramore saw a spectacle which I had not seen in Ireland before, Dog Surfing…. Yes, surfing for Dogs. Some of the dogs didn’t seem to like the idea and once on the surf boards decided to abandon ship and swim to shore, while others took to it like a duck dog to water. Crowds had come to Tramore for this well advertising dog surfing event and cheered as each dog made their way to shore on the surfboards – there was even a-paws (applause) from the crowd for these 4 legged surfers. My favourite was Ozkar […]

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Tramore Amusements Monster Firework Display 2013

Aug 26 2013

On Sunday 25th August there was a Monster Fireworks display in Tramore, Co. Waterford. I decided to try and get a few shots having not brought the camera to the Spraoi fireworks display. In this post I outline the technique used I used in taking photos of fireworks and also some photos of the Tramore Amusements Monster Firework Display 2013. Firework Photos – Technique For those interested in how I took these fireworks photos, the settings I used were as follows: Tripod was used – it’s foolish to try take firework photos without one ISO 100 WB-Auto Full Manual Mode […]

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Experimenting with ND Filters and Long Exposures

Jan 10 2013

Having recently purchased some ND filters I had being longing to try them out for quite some time. I decided to try the seascape at sunset style with the waves crashing across the rocks. The waves become misty and it looks quite nice but I had never tried this before. I am going to outline below how I used the ND Filters, ND Grad Filters and Long Exposures for capturing the waves and rocks. The time was about 5 minutes before sunset when setting up, so I was trying to work fast. Before putting on the filter holder I focused […]

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Making the Most of the Blue Hour in Waterford

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Aug 22 2012

Tonight I decided to put the camera in the car and drive around and see what presented itself. Around 9pm the darkness was starting to become apparent and I chanced checking what time the International Space Station would be heading over Waterford. Thanks to the Twisst service on Twitter 21:10pm was listed and I made my way to the Quay. The light in the sky was still present and as it passed over Barronstrand Street the ISS was a bit too faint, so I repositioned the camera and got the shot below of the ISS over Waterford. It was a […]

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Tall Ship Stavros S Niarchos passing Hook Head

Aug 20 2012

This post and this photo could not have happened without the power of Twitter. Sunday evening I was browsing the Twitter feed on my @shanesphoto feed and I noticed a few tweets about the Stavros S Niarchos which was berthed in Waterford over the weekend. One of these mentioned that the Tall Ship Stavros S Niarchos would be passing through Dunmore East around 9pm. That was enough, camera bag into the car and off to Dunmore East. Patiently awaiting the view of the Stavros S Niarchos eventually it was spotted coming towards the open ocean. The wind was really picking […]

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Chicks and their Mom – Seagull Chicks in Dunmore East : 26/Project 52

Jul 08 2012

Halfway through the Project 52 challenge and it has been very hard these past few weeks to get any decent shoots in the evenings – the weather this year has been deplorable and this week was no exception. I nearly didn’t bring the camera on this day but I spotted some chicks in the cliff face and their seagull mom feeding them. The location was a nice little cove called Badger Cove (even though i think I tweeted Beaver cove on @shanesphoto – different place all together!). The nest was about 20 – 25ft above the ground but I put […]

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Moon through the Bridge Wires – 25/Project 52

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Jul 05 2012

On the way home from Kilkenny one evening I spotted the full moon high in the sky, and as I approached the new N25 toll bridge at Waterford I wondered if the 2 would be in the same shot. I decided to go down as far as the old Waterford – Carrick road, now a dead end, and shoot the bridge from there. And as I suspected the 2 were ideally placed to take in the same shot. I was hoping that the moon might be a bit higher but I was able to get it through the suspension cables […]

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Sunset in Waterford : 23/Project52

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Jun 20 2012
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Having got some ND filters, I had being playing around with evening light and captured this shot looking towards the new N25 toll bridge in Waterford as the sunset. I had used an ND4 and a ND grad filter. The lighting was probably a bit too harsh to do a long exposure. I used a tripod, timed shutter, manual focus and IS was turned off (as IS can cause blurry photos when on a tripod). The resultant shot of sunset at the new bridge is shown below. My next attempts at this will be later in the evening, I may […]

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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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As the Tide Rushes In – Kilfarrasy, Co. Waterford – 16/Project52

Apr 23 2012
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I have been trying to get out to the beach late in the evening for a long time and eventually last night I did, however I didn’t have my full compliment of filters so I made the job a bit tougher than normal. I had been scouting Hook Head, Kilfarrasy and Annestown Beach as possible locations for a sunset long exposure shoot. I was also hoping to capture the space station as it passed overhead (supposed to be 20:46pm but I never saw it). The resultant shot is what I got, not what I was hoping for but the shot […]

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Waterford Photo on 3e Weather Forecast

Apr 19 2012
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One of my photos, “Sunrise over Waterford City” will be shown on the 3e weather forecast on Friday 20th April at 6:28pm. The photo which I took from the bridge in Waterford is shown below. It is part of the LoveWaterford week on the 3e Weather forecast. A big thanks to everyone who, via my Facebook page, helped to secure the photos spot on the 3e forecast. Thank You!!

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