Thursday, October 23, 2008

Sculpture in the Baroque Garden, Emo Court, County Laois

At Emo Court

RGB Swap and Irfanview


In one of its many avatars,
this photo was a virulent green.

Using the RGB Swap feature in Irfanview
gave several, less overwhelming
colour options.

Somehow the Bokeh is a bit like a heart.
The red toning was the best...

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Cyclamen in Season

For some reason Cyclamen
respond really well to playing
round with DOF.

Cheerful Cyclamen Dof

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Sculpture in Contest at the National Botanic Gardens, Glasnevin

At the Bots

People flocked to the Botanic Gardens on Sunday last
to view the sculpture exhibition.

Very well worth a visit.

Cameras everywhere.

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Stating the Glaringly Obvious

Filters are essential if you want to take well exposed
photos in extremes of light and shade.

The link in the Title Bar is useful on what to choose.

Also, carrying an umbrella is very important in
many hot countries.
Photos taken at sunset in Australia were very
pleasant and with subtle tonal range,
thanks to my trusty umbrella,
bought in Singapore as a protection
from the tropical sun.

People made some interesting comments when
they saw it, at first, but gradually realised
that it was one of the most practical accessories
a photographer could have.

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Creative Commons... Again

Ever so often it's worth checking up on
which sites show your photos.

Rows break out from time to time
if photographers find that their work is
being displayed without their permission.

Forewarned is forearmed.

With a Song in My Heart

Ever so often I meet someone who thinks that blogging is a
complete hoot.
"So you have a blog?"
Their eyes twinkle with mischief.
"What's it about?"

... I moved this post to PhotographeDublin and Moderntwist2
as it was posted by mistake here.

In ways, the confusion has made me sit and think
about how to proceed for the next two months.

There are so many photography blogs offering tips
and advice that it is difficult to stand out from
the crowd.

Adding links to other blogs might help?

With the weather taking a serious turn for
the worse in Dublin, photos of warm interiors
and gentle still life subjects might cheer
us all up?

For the time being, I've posted a link to
a Flickr api site in the tool bar here.

Api time for all...

Friday, October 3, 2008

Is Grain Good?

Urban Tree

When using film I often throw my hat at
any effort to control grain.

Set out on a sunny day with an ISO 100 film,
the Celtic Sky suddenly darkens and photos are
returned moody and full of grain.

Set up a good shot, full of cloud and drama,
having chosen ISO 400, and the sun blazes through
brightening and causing crazed effects.

Buying a second film camera is one solution?

No wonder people in Northern climes are so moody...

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Is Film on the Way Out?

Butterfly on Daisies

Discussions about the increasing unavailability of
some film types are beginning to fill the Web.

White Balance and In-Camera Settings

In-camera colour casts can be a bit gimmicky...

but they offer the possibility of a drama
and very vivid colour.

Verbena bonariensis, Green Leaves