8th of April 2013

Ok, I have managed to do the blog early in the week and not be late two weeks in a row! I am currently working on another photography project that I can’t say much about at the minute so I have not had a chance to go with the camera at the weekend. What I decided to do then was find a shot from earlier in the year and process it to black and white to see which people prefer.

The area is called Naas Harbour. I took the shot early in 2013, around January just as the schools resumed after the Christmas break. It is at the south end of the town beside the town library. Please feel free to comment or ask any question..

The first shot is the original shot with small contrast/exposure adjustments.

Settings : ISO 100, 18mm, f 4.5, 1/4sec (Tripod used)

 

Naas Harbour Original Shot

 

For the second version I have used more of the features of lightroom than I would normally. After converting to black & white I adjusted the contrast, shadows and added the vignetting. The settings are the same obviously. I would really love to hear if people have a preference for either shot and why?

Naas Harbour B&W
Naas Harbour B&W

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26th March 2013

Last weekend I decided not to go far from the home town in search of photograph. I decided to get up early on Sunday and go for a walk along the canal at the back of Naas. The idea was to check out what wildlife was around. Regularly along the canal bank there are posters put up by Irish Wildlife on what you can expect to see living around the canal. Unfortunately there was no sign of Foxes, Otters or the Grey Heron that is a regular sight normally. The lack of wildlife may have been related to the fact that it was very cold and after about 30 minutes I was beginning to wonder what I was doing down there as well! I then noticed this little Robin was watching me intently and seemed very happy to pose for me 🙂

 

Settings : ISO 1600, 300mm, f5.6, 1/40sec. I had the ISO up high as it was very cloudy and the Robin was in the shelter of the hedge.

Robin Watching Me!

 

Adding this to Kent Weakley Sweet Shot Tuesday.
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