A PR company, Simply Zesty (via Stephen over at Galloping Green), got in touch last week about a campaign Nokia were running for their new flagship model – the N8. Basically they were looking for a few photo bloggers to take photos at various locations Continue reading
The National Lottery Skyfest kicked off the 2010 St. Patricks festival in Limerick. We didn’t have the best vantage point (this was taken from Sarsfield Bridge), but I couldn’t really get any closer and fit the whole lot into the frame.
It was a pretty good show – nice to see the streets of Limerick packed on a Saturday night – everyone in good form.
My first attempt at capturing the light trails of traffic in Adare. I managed to catch a bus in this one, but the whole thing is a little too busy for my liking – with the street lights and signs. I’m going to be trying this again a few times (until I get it right) – next time it’ll be from a height.
Finally! I’ve managed to get the blog up to the start of October. I’ve finally started taking a few photos again – so I have a small bit of a backlog to get through. Lots of night & long exposure shots coming your way.
This freshly painted door caught my eye as Síofra and I were driving up O’Connell St. in Limerick. We were moving at the time and I had the 50mm on the camera – hence the lack of surrounding blockwork and odd lines (I tried to correct the perspective issues afterwards). Not bad considering I didn’t have time to look through the view finder!
I’m just going to come clean and admit that this is the single most photoshopped photo I’ve ever put up here. I don’t think it’s much better as a result. Basically this is a combination of three photos. Two bracketed shots – one for the church and one for it’s reflection. The final shot is the sky. The morning this was taken, the sky was uniformly grey and dull. So I took the sky from a photo I took in Curraghchase a few weeks back. In my defense, the sky (and it’s reflection) do help the photo a little. I’m not sure that it was worth my while doing any work on the reflection of the church though. I suppose it is something I would have let Photomatix (HDR) take care of previously but I’m starting to hate HDR. Your comments and Critique are most welcome!
The church is real and is located in Killaloe.
Couldn’t get back to sleep last night after I got three calls at 3.30 am – got out of bed at 5.30 and went into Limerick to take a few shots. Most shots were slightly out of focus, not entirely sure why – probably my tired eyes. I was also wearing my glasses when shooting – which I don’t normally do.
A shady character sprayed onto one of the walls of the Car Park at work.