Saturday, 19 January 2008

BenBaun Reflections

Not many people see this photograph. Why ? because they are too busy looking at Kylemore Abbey (along the N59 between Letterfrack and Leenaun, Co. Galway) in the other direction.
The image was taken from the bridge just passed the entrance to Kylemoe Abbey early one morning. It had been raining very heavy and when the rain storm passed every thing went calm. Out with and camera and tripod quickly before the clouds covered the sun's rays.

The Funny Side

This has nothing to do with Photography, but I receive a lot of emails about funny stories and jokes. I will post them on this new website and will try and keep them as clean as possible.

If you have any funny stuff you can email me and I will put on the website.

Wednesday, 16 January 2008

Live Yosemite Web Cam Views

The Yosemite Association (which I am a Member) website has a Virtual Yosemite section which has Live webcam feeds from around the park. The website also has "Timelapse Webcam Movies" including Moon Rise, Stormy and Cool Clouds.
I am in the process of planning a 3 week photo holiday in Yosemite in 2010. Yosemite and Ansel Adams are the biggest influences in my photographic career to date. I have a big collection of books and maps about the park which form part of the planned holiday for what, where and when to photograph.

Mountains, Lakes and Rivers.

Inverbeg Lough

This image is part of my Mountains, Lakes and Rivers Gallery on website.
It's from a place called Turlough, Connemara, Co. Galway along the R340. Again while on a family holiday out for a drive from Galway to Clifden along the coast roads. We had magic weather that day and the clouds played ball for me. I think it took us about 4 hours to travel 60km's as I was stopping every few kilometers to take photo's of the wonderful landscape.
The back drop for this image was The Maumturk Mountains and The Twelve Bens with the vast lowland of lakes and forests from Connemare making up the foreground.

I will be starting of my travels again this year with a 2 day visit again in Galway at the end of January. So lets hope the weather is good so that a few more new images can be added to my Gallery section.

Sunday, 13 January 2008

My B&W Conversion Workflow

I am in the process of putting a document together all about the b&w conversion workflow I use.
It will be a PDF document for download. It will cover form the capture stage right thru to the printing stage. You will need the following programs to do this workflow and funny that they are both from Adobe.
Lightroom and Photoshop either PC or Mac will do. The screen shots will be from a Mac but they are the same on a PC. So stay tuned and all my secrets will be revealed.

Tuesday, 8 January 2008

What The Duck

Rear End ?

This a image of a Rhino from Dublin Zoo. Ok it's not the usual animal photo but a funny side and how would you like to be down wind of this one when he let's go ?
This is from a collection of images I have from Dublin Zoo. I was in contact with the Marketing Dept of Dublin Zoo to see if they would be interested in using my work.
The reply back was "Perfect timing and images". They will be using my images from the Zoo in their publications. What a result. I am over the moon.

Thursday, 3 January 2008

Snow has fallen

This was taken tonight outside my house here in Navan, Co.Meath.
Went out after the snow had stopped with the 5D and took a couple of images as my parents who live in Dublin did not believe me. So there you are mom and dad.

Tuesday, 1 January 2008

Last Image from 2007

This is the last image taken by myself in 2007. It's Howth Harbour, Dublin, one of the days after Christmas.
A family walk along the harbour walls towards the lighthouse at the end of the pier. I had with me the Canon 1D (the original) which I got as a backup to the Mk3 when shooting sports. As been only 4 mega-pixel camera I was impressed with the image. My usual B&W conversion in Lightroom and Photoshop layers work.

What The Duck

Happy New Year 2008

I would like to wish everyone a Happy New Year and let's hope its a good one for all things Photographic.
Neil McShane