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.
A Donegal Seascape. I had not planned to get up for sunrise this morning as the forecast was pretty bleak. Yea I know why would I ever listen to a weather forecast! I guess though that something in me made me get out of bed just as the sun was about to rise and when I saw the potential I grabbed my bag and ran. I mean that literally. I had no time to spare.
Here I share another image from my recent trip to the rugged landscape that is Donegal. A small stream was running down through the mountainside and meandering is way down to feed the Dunlewy Lough. I just love the ruggedness of this landscape, surrounded by mountains, full of boulders and streams and lots of little lakes dotted around.
I’ve had about a month with the new iMac and after discussing some of the background story and completing some performance tests I’ve now had some proper time to live with the machine in normal day-in-day-out type of activity. I feel I can now talk with confidence about some of the stuff I like (planned post) and dislike (today’s topic).
A Donegal Seascape. The first in a series of images I plan to release from my recent trip to Donegal, Ireland. The image offers a very calm, almost serene seascape taken just after dawn on the 1st morning from a wonderful golden sandy beach overlooking cliffs and open sea.
One week in and I share my first impressions of the new mid-2011 Apple iMac. I complete the speed testing I started last week comparing the iMac against my old Mac Pro. I also share a number of unboxing photos.
My new Apple 27-inch iMac has arrived in the door. Before I even take it out of it’s packaging I decided to write this article and share with you the reasons I upgraded from my old MacPro to an iMac. I also provide some initial benchmarks from the MacPro as a baseline to test the new iMac a little later.
A Wicklow Panoramic | As the sun rises on a new day in the Wicklow mountains the moon begins its slow decent. The Sun was just peaking above the mountains out of frame left and that soft light was just kissing the peaks of the mountains giving them this amazing soft pink glow.
It’s hard to believe another year has gone by, and I have said that before. It is that time of year again when I prepare for the Peoples Photography Exhibition being held here in Dublin over this weekend, August 27th & 28th.
Yup, not quite Moonrise over Hernandez but still something that has been on my to-do list for a long time. I wanted to capture a nice sharp image of the moon. Now that I know what I can achieve I think I’ll try something a little more creative next time.
I spent this weekend with Family down in our usual log cabins at Skeagh Lake in County Cavan. I came across this tiny buttercup almost lost inside tall blades of lush green grass that were drenched after a downpour an hour earlier.