Monday, October 31, 2011

Windy day at Culloo Rock, Valentia.

Culloo Rock is one of many beautiful views in Valentia. On this particular day there were men fishing but I treaded with extreme caution as the waves came unexpected and fast and would frighten the life out of you. (Well me anyway). Used a 300mm telephoto lens and as I was hand holding for a quick escape used a shutter speed of 1/2600sec, therefore had to increase my ISO to 800 hence the noise. Any tips on how to improve these settings welcome....

Friday, October 21, 2011

Killorglan bridge

Club night was spent in Killorglan bridge this week and weather held up nicely. There was a lovely light reflecting on the water. We could not leave without getting one of the great "Puck" himself. The night finished off with a lovely slide show from John Dowd showing us photo's and informing us of his most interesting climb up Mount Everest along with many more climbs in different parts of the world.  The photos were both  unique and awesome and a very big thank you to John for sharing them with us.

Sunday, October 9, 2011

Beauty in a flower.

A dull an lifeless day, but lovely soft weather in the garden for macro shots. Getting the lighting right can be tricky, this is my favourite flower in the garden. Shot using a screw on macro with an 18-55 lens. Aperture priority F 25.

Friday, October 7, 2011

South Kerry Camera Club Photo Shoot 06/10/11

The South Kerry camera club members met at Barbara's last evening to carry out another nigh time shoot during the Blue hour, and the moved on to taking photos of the old tower in complete darkness with just the light from Michael Herrmann's powerful torch. The following are a few of my efforts.

Club members braving the cold wind, photo looks bright, but don't let it fool you, it was pretty dark at this point!

The start of the blue hour, next seven photos!

Start of the torchlight illumination photos

All photos with Pentax K10d 28-200mm Aperture priority ISO range 100-400

Saturday, October 1, 2011

Worldwide Photowalk Ballinskelligs

Here are some of the photos I took during this years´s worldwide photo walk in Ballinskelligs. With Michael´s macro lens I tried to capture nature´s tiny creatures along the road side. It is amazing what you can find there even on an overcast day and with all the summers glorious colours gone.