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Tyrella Beach

It is no secret that I love the striking contrast of the Mourne Mountains and the stunning Tyrella beach. As a result we visit the location regularly and spent the last week staying at the beach doing very,...
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A Journey in Astrophotography

One of the advantages (or negatives) of the "clocks going back" in the United Kingdom is that it's dark from early evening. A few days in the Mourne mountains offered an opportunity to capture the skies in an...
Managing photos in Lightroom

Poll : Managing your photos in Lightroom

Looking back over my archive of images I have changed and refined the way I manage my images in Adobe Photoshop Lightroom since first using the beta all those years ago. I have a process for managing and...
Using Lightroom

Lightroom : The Painter Tool

Over the years I have refined how I manage my photos in Lightroom, my early digital photos had few keywords, and some even have no metadata at all. Badly managed metadata means finding relevant photos from...
Blackberry picking

Blackberry Picking

Autumn brings the golden browns and yellows of changing leaves and the harvest of blackberries. A Sunday afternoon picking berries through the brambles brought an opportunity to make some jam and to capture...
Blurb Books Review

The Importance of Print

Digital cameras have made the whole process of image capture so much easier. Most households own a digital camera and take considerably more photographs to the generations who grew up during the 36 and 24...
Long Exposure Photography with the X-E2

Long Exposure : Dunluce

I’ve come to realize that isn’t the long exposure photographs I actually enjoy it is the process. Heading to a location just in advance of ‘golden hour’ I carefully clean and set up my camera and the...
Fujifilm X-T1

Photography and Puddles

I recently experimented with using a large puddle of rain water when photographing the Blackford Dolphin oil rig at Belfast's Harland and Wolff. It was interesting to see how the surface reflection can be used...
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Bird Watching with the X-T1

I know this isn't my usual style of photography, furthermore I know these are not interesting images but I thought using the X-T1 for simple wildlife photography may be of interest to some. Each winter we...