Water Abstract | And abstract photograph showing the water swirling in abstract patterns while the riverbed beneath glows in vibrant greens and golds.
A Dublin Seascape | Ducks floating across a calm dawn sea enter the frame from both left and right in this Black and White Photograph. Another experimental image from me.
I seem to say this every year, but where did that year go? Well it’s that time again, and as I promised in last weeks post to share with you my Top 10 Personal Favourite Images from this year. This is my fifth year (gasp!) doing this.
An abstract image of a Cotoneaster arbusculus through the use of camera motion during exposure. Another image from my developing ‘impression’ series.
An abstract image of a ‘Lionel Fortescue’ through the use of camera motion during exposure. Today I wanted to share how I am progressing in my pursuit of a photograph as an ‘impression’ of a time and place rather then ‘record’.
I had the opportunity over the weekend to spend the whole day with the camera on personal work and wow did I enjoy it. It’s been a waaaaay too long since I’ve had the chance to wander around with nothing to do but take pictures. I’ve been promising myself for a while now to produce something shall we say… less photographic!
A Donegal Seascape | “Waves crash upon the rocks of a rugged Donegal coastline in Ireland while the dawn sun sends out its golden glow.” Here’s something a little bit different from me. I plan to experiment this year with a lot more abstract type work. And with that in mind I started to experiment a little over the last few months of 2011.
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.
I decided on this occasion to visit the Alpine Gardens as I rarely spend any time there and I was confident I was missing something. And I was right, I came across this Mountain Cornflower which I had not seen before.
A close-up image capturing the shape and texture of a flowering Strelitzia Reginae with dewdrops on its base. The Strelitzia Reginae, also known as the Bird of Paradise Flower, indigenous to South Africa has been on my photographic list from the first time I saw it almost two years ago in our local Botanical Gardens here in Dublin.
I am currently traveling so this is a post I prepared last week and is being automatically published. Technology eh! its wonderful 🙂 This was taken earlier this year during my numerous visits to the botanical gardens. It is actually a very tight crop of the right petal (Leaf?) of an Orchid. I wanted to…
Not your typical image from me. Our little photogroup set the monthly assignment as ‘Smoke’ for February. Shot using incense burning on a small table with a black background. Strobe to the left with a snoot and a reflector on the opposite side. Fairly narrow Aperture to increase depth of field and strobe on full…