Posts Tagged ‘ballincollig’

Day 68 – Back to colour

November 27, 2009 2 comments


I took a walk in Ballincollig park at lunch today looking for some nice ferns to photo but ended up going abstract. I love shooting abstract.

Manual Reading

Page 79 & 80, AI servo for moving subjects.

Photographers Images Studied

Richard Holroyd, landscape photographer.

Work toward self employment

I’m still glued to Dane Sanders book. I’ve been trying to figure out which area of photography I would be best suited to.

On another note I went printing mad today. A lot of people have been asking for prints of images I’ve made so I felt it was about time to deliver.



Day 58 – lock me up

November 17, 2009 1 comment


I try to get a good image of this lock every couple of days but just cannot get one that I am happy with. It’s not used anymore and is just a feature in the Ballincollig Heritage Park that I go for a walk in during my lunch breaks. Unfortunately it is also surrounded by a safety fence on the other side so getting a good angle on it is difficult. I’m sure you will see more of this as I make more attempts.

Manual Reading

Page 69, White Balance Auto Bracketing. I’ve never tried this before so must do a few test shots.

Photographers Images Studied

I went through the Photographer Of the year 2007 portfolio from Digital Camera magazine. Some day I would like to get an image in there. I haven’t a link to it but there are some stunning images in there. Now to see where I’m going wrong. I tried to lead the eye from the cog in the bottom left along the row of cogs, across the railing, over to the bright leaves and back to the cog. I think I just lead the eye along the line of cogs and straight out of the image.

What do you think?

Work towards self employment

I’ve just been refining yesterdays listing and organizing my project folder. I work in IT project implementations so organizing a project launch and keeping it on track is something I’m supposed to be good at. We’ll see how I go for a project of my own.

Day 38 – What’s around the corner?

October 28, 2009 1 comment


The idea of not knowing what’s around the corner can be exciting or spooky. I always want to know what around the next corner and can’t wait to take a look. The “what if”s never bother me too much. Success, disaster who cares just go and look around the corner. Remember it’s better to go look and run back than to turn away and wonder what was around that corner.

Manual Reading

I’m glad I read my manual today. I read page 42, setting the date and time. As I read the the title I just remembered that I never changed the time to reflect the daylight savings time change on the weekend. Who knows when I would have thought to change it. Have you changed your cameras time?

Professional Photographers Images Studied

One of the people I follow on twitter is Jack Hollingsworth aka @photojack, and today he gave a list of photographers to follow on twitter. The list is great and I have been checking out some of the work of the the photographers names I didn’t recognize. Here’s the list Jack recommended.

Some other images

Day 30 – Autumn has settled in

October 20, 2009 Leave a comment


Well I was back out for a walk during lunch today and saw this pool of water under the shadow of a tree. If only I had the courage to put on the chest waders I keep in the boot of my car then I would have gone down to the edge of the water. I think I would have looked a bit odd walking through a park in a suit and chest wader with no fishing rod though. I should just get over it and use the stuff I have. Here I am saying “I should have done xyz” again. Oh well, next time, maybe tomorrow. “Maybe tomorrow”, that was what I kept saying to the tuk tuk drivers in Sri Lanka outside my hotels when I went for walks during the day. They always just smiled and said “okay then”. Great place to go see if you ever get the chance.

Manual Reading

Page 35, Shutter Button. Enough said.

Professional Photographers Images Studied

I looked at the Landscape Photographer of the year 2009 images on the website.

One more image