My photos in real life...
Some sample pictures sent in by happy customers
Emmett Place, Cork City
This is stiched photograph of 6 separate images, taken from left to right and blended together afterwards using PtGui.
I used a B+W ND110 10 Stop filter to allow me to take a long exposure (1 min) during daylight hours which meant that it gave the effect of the street being empty when in fact there were people walking everywhere. Any person that wasn't standing still disappeared over the course of a 1 minute exposure.
Details :- Canon EOS 60D + Sigma 18-50 . Exposure 60 @ f22 iso 100
I was out and about lookig for somewhere else and got frustrated when I couldn't find it so I abondoned the car and ended up on the side of this cliff instead looking south from Waterford towards Cork.
This shot is from Guileen in East Cork. It's a pretty rocky outcrop really which gets some stunning sunsets, although I haven't had time to get to try and catch one yet unfortunately. This was taken during the day as the tide was coming in and the waves were beginning to wash a little higher over the rocks. It's on my list of locations to get back to when I have the time again.
Details :- Canon EOS 60D, Exposure 0.4sec, F22 @ 29mm, ISO 100, B+W ND110
Sharpening in Photoshop
I have been looking for a method of sharpening images I am happy with for a while and finally settled on the method below. I hope it is of some use to someone else.
Lighthouse Sunbeams March 2011
This is Roches Point Lighthouse in East Cork. I was in the area and decided to pop over to get a shot while I was there. The sun was just breaking the clouds as I arrived and the sunbeams were clearly visible. I took a long exposure to try and get all the colour and detail I could in and the did a little post processing on it to up the saturation and bring back some detail in the clouds and sky.
Details :- Canon EOS 60D, Exposure 15sec, F14 @ 18mm, ISO 100, B+W ND110
Beached Rock March 2011
It was a fairly dreary day and I wasn't busy with anything else so I headed off to the beach to see if I could get any nice images. The sky was pretty dull and lifeless so I took out my 10 stop filter to try for some long exposures. The water breaking around this rock and on the stones and pebbles around it was what I came up with!
Details :- Canon EOS 60D, Exposure 181sec, F13 @ 33mm, ISO 100, B+W ND110
Cork Bonded Warehouses
These old warehouses with their distinctive text have been knocked down but there is not anything in their place yet..just an empty quayside..
Details :- Canon EOS 60D, Exposure : 20sec, F13 @ 18mm, ISO 100 Filter B+W ND110