Monday, January 19, 2015

And Check Me Out...

My Tumblr Blog

I started a new blog on Tumblr, again more social, but I can post whatever I like-stories, essays, photos, etc.  Please have a look.

Monday, November 12, 2012

Onward and Outward

I discovered a more social way of blogging my photos, where photographers will see them and provide criticism, etc.  The site is 500px, and the link to my photos there is: 
Please check it out.

Monday, June 6, 2011

More Vancouver Island flowers - May 2011

Vancouver Island Seascapes - May 2011

This is a good picture to demonstrate the need for more depth of field in landscape shots. In order to get the logs in front and the mountains all clear, I had to use a small aperture (large f number), which slows down your shutter speed of course. If it's not a bright day a tripod becomes necessary. Then focus about a third up the distance, and you're grand.

I love the subtle colour palette and textures here.

Vancouver Island - May 2011

I was attracted here to the different textures present and was able to separate the background with a fairly shallow depth of field.

I don't find perfection in nature is required for beauty...sometimes it actually detracts.

I was playing here with a borrowed lens, an old Nikkor 50 f1.4, for which my camera can't meter. So in bracketing I got these 2 exposures that both worked for me. It also doesn't autofocus, and with my 47 yr old eyes, that's a problem as you can see.

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

More May wildflowers

I tried a new lens this weekend, a Tamron 60mm f2 Macro. I have never owned a macro before, but I'm sold on this one. The wide-open f2 aperture lets me play with depth of field to my heart's content, so I don't need my usual 50 f1.8 lens, and I don't have to mess around with close-up filters or extension rings, which keeps my kit uncomplicated and clean. These 3 and the one below were all shot with the new lens at various low aperture values (f2-3.5) to accent focus in one small area of the shot and nicely blur out the background.

May long weekend jaunt

I like the lines on this barbed wire fence, so cool and curvy. Lines were also the attraction for the trees in the second shot...I loved the angles formed by the fallen trees and the fence post.

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Thursday, January 27, 2011

BattleGrounds II

Have you ever seen so many black t-shirts?

That's Craig Phillips again, showing off.

Billy Kohut doing something crazy.

BattleGrounds - August 2010

Craig Phillips up to his tricks.

There were some beautiful bikes there, too.

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Hook's Lighthouse

Tintern Abbey, Co. Wexford

Johnstown Castle & Gardens, Co. Wexford

Johnstown Castle & Gardens, Co. Wexford

Lismore Castle Gardens, Waterford Co.

Lismore Castle Gardens, Waterford Co.

on Lismore Castle grounds, Waterford Co.

Lismore Castle Gardens, Waterford Co.

Lismore Castle, Waterford Co.

Co. Tipperary