Well here we stand at the very edge of 2011; 2012 just within sight. It’s that time of year again; and as promised last week and again on Tuesday I am sharing my personal Top 10 favourite images from this year.
As we enter the last week of 2011 I’d like to share a little retrospective with you about both my own personal fine art photographic work during 2011 along with some interesting facts (at least to me) about www.johndunnephotograph.com.
Wishing you a very Happy Holiday Season, whether you celebrate Christmas, Hanukkah, Winter Solstice or just plan to spend time with your family and friends.
A Wicklow Nightscape | Well here’s something a little different from me. Creating an image of the night sky has been on my list all year but clear skies are as uncommon at night in Ireland as they are during the day.
February, yup February is when I took this image. I actually shared an image I took of this Rhododendron back in April but had this version siting in my Aperture Library waiting for some love and attention. Well I made sure it got that today and wanted to share the final result with you. There is something quite special about a pure white flower; the delicacy and amazing texture of the petals. I hope you enjoy.
A Donegal Seascape | After I had taken the Fanad Lighthouse Image I took a walk around the cliff and surrounding area to see what else the location had to offer. Just a short walk away I was able to get down to the sea upon a jagged outcropping of rocks. By this point though the winds had begun to pick up sending the waves crashing upon the rocks, and a much more threatening clouds had begun to move in. Perfect I said in my head.
A Donegal Seascape | I have been promising to return to sharing some images from my recent Donegal trip for the last couple of weeks and today the wait is over. A stormy cloud covered sky hovers threateningly above Fanad Lighthouse while the surrounding cliffs plunge into rough seas.
A Floral Image | I came across this Orchid in their Glasshouse dedicated to these types of flowers. I thought this unusual as it had not flowered yet. Added to that the sprinkelers had just been on and I could’t resist trying something a little different from the average Orchid photograph.
Here we are entering the 2011 Holiday Season. Wow where did that year go?! It’s the time of year I run my own bit of seasonal cheer with a Print Sale. Simply use the Coupon code XMAS2011 at the checkout for a 15% discount off any Standard or Signed Giclee Print orders between November 2nd, 2011 and December 24th, 2011.
A Dublin Seascape | Last Saturday I braved a Dawn shoot after several days of heavy rain and flooding. I knew this would bring some great weather conditions at the sea. I headed down to the Forty Foot near Dun Laoghaire.
So today I am publishing the final post in my four part discussion on my recent purchase of an Apple mid-2011 iMac. So far I have stepped you through the reasons behind my decision to move from a MacPro to an iMac an unboxing fest along with a round of speed tests and the last post covered off a number of the things I disliked about the iMac. Today, by way of balancing that last post I will discuss a number of things I really like about my new iMac.
A Floral Image | I had a chance to visit our local Botanical Gardens here in Dublin and, as many of you will know this is one of my favourite places to visit in Dublin. This flower, known as a Asteraceae Dahlia ‘Ferncliff’ Decorative has a very large head and the space was densely populated. What drew me however was the tips and how the lavender transitioned into the white of the rest of the petal. I decided I’d break out the 100mm Macro Lens and focus on that detail, working very closely to the flower head and drawing out the detail, form and texture I was trying to convey in this image. I think it worked but I’ll let you be the judge.