Saturday, March 28, 2009

Bee in the March Garden

Bee in the March Garden
Originally uploaded by rosewoodoil

Photography Sites on the Net

Although I am largely self taught in the fine art of
photography, I would not have got anywhere without all the
help that is freely available on the Internet.

Photographers, a gregarious bunch, tend to rescue one another from
the worst excesses of over exposure, murky colours and excessive grain.

When I joined P45 Rant years ago, the photos I uploaded were a pale shadow of their
possible selves. I will remain grateful forever to all the experts there who took time,
often with robust invective, to keep my work presentable.

The old guard there seems to have changed as posters spread out over the Globe.
As a result I now hang out at and have discovered many Irish photographers
who document our often moody landscape in very individual ways.

Given that Spring has hit our green isle with a wild and intense colour palette,
the next two months will see us wandering in gardens and groves, documenting
tulips, daffodils and the many flowering trees that make Dublin such a very
beautiful city.

Monday, March 23, 2009

Of Clouds, Mountains and Super Saturation...

I have noticed a trend on my Flick account.

Whenever I increase the saturation on photos,
they get more favourable comments than those
presented Straight Out of Camera (SOOC).

This says a lot about contemporary tastes.

Is Hyper-Realism the way forward?

Saturday, March 21, 2009

Sweet William

Sweet William
Originally uploaded by rosewoodoil

This photo is Rosewoodoil's contribution to the Boards Exhibtion
on view at the Dublin Camera Club. Congratulation to all involved.

Tonight's the Gala Opening at the Dublin Camera Club

Last Summer a
group was formed to share photos that could,
in time become the subject of an exhibition at the Dublin Camera Club.

The Exhibition, will open tonight.

Here's wishing every success to all concerned.

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Wedding Photo Shoot

Wedding Photo Shoot
Originally uploaded by rosewoodoil

Love and Marriage

The past month has been spent travelling.

The highlight, a marriage in Melbourne, out of doors in
one of the finest Botanic Gardens in the World,
has brought joy to all involved.

Gradually I'll start to share photos here and on

Gallopping around Singapore, Victoria and Tasmania has left little time for
blogging, but next week should see more frequent posts here.


Originally uploaded by rosewoodoil

Monday, March 9, 2009