Monday, 26 May 2008

Mulroy Bay early morning



After a dull start to the day for sunrise at five in the morning the clouds started to break up and the sun came out to play. While driving around Rosguill point I spotted a small  harbour and found the road down to this harbour. The above image was taken from the harbour wall at around eight in the morning just before we started to drive back to the hotel for breakfast. This is a image of Mulroy Bay with the reflection of the clouds in the water. I waited for the sun to go behind some of the dark clouds so the highlight would not blow out.

Tuesday, 20 May 2008

The Zone System

This article is taken from the Wikipedia website.


The Zone System
is a photographic technique for determining optimal film exposure and development, formulated by Ansel Adams and Fred Archer in 1941. The Zone System provides photographers with a systematic method of precisely defining the relationship between the way they visualize the photographic subject and the final results. Although it originated with black and white sheet film, the Zone System is also applicable to roll film, both black and white and color, negative and reversal, and to digital photography.

What The Duck

Donegal Trip

I am just back from my 3 day Donegal trip to Downies, Rosguil Peninsula. Again wonderful wheather and loads of full memory cards (10 gig worth). I was with six members of the Navan Camera Club. A lot of driving was done over the few days and I interduced a couple of the members to the 5 o’clock sunrise. The image above was taken on the road down from Fanad Head to Portsalon looking out over Lough Swilly and the Inishowen Peninsula. More to follow if I can get the time to process let alone look at the images.

Thursday, 15 May 2008

Lough Conn & Nephin


This image was taken just before the last posted image below from Lough Cullan. This is Lough Conn with Nephin in the background. The light was wonderfull for black and white photography. The sun was high in the sky and nice contrast from highlight to shadow while using ND Grad filters to keep the sky from blowing out.

Tuesday, 6 May 2008

Lough Cullan



The first B&W image to be posted from Lough Cullan. This lake is in the road from Foxford to Pontoon (R318). There is a couple of places for you to stop and walk around. This was the last image taken as I ran out of memory card space. I backup the cards when they are full to a portable storage device (Jobo Giga One), but I still do not format the cards and use them again until back home and have backed up the again.