The Slieve Donard Hotel at night

Hotel Splendide

Like a scene from the Terence Gross film we payed the (external) location of Hotel Splendide a visit. It was a visit with a focus on relaxation rather than photography but it didn't stop the camera being...
Lightroom 5 is it worth it?

Lightroom 5 arrives, is it worth it?

Well it is here, Adobe have released version 5 of their brilliant Photoshop Lightroom photo management and editing software. I have been using Lightroom from the initial beta and have watched it grow from...
FlixelPix X100s

Waterfalls and Dandelions

I am still really getting to know the Lee Filter Seven5 micro filter system for the X100s so decided on some more test shots at my favourite waterfall in Crumlin. I discovered on arrival that a large tree...
The flickr changes

The Flickr changes, what do you think?

Flickr is one of the most prolific photography sharing websites around and criticism of the lack of investment and change over the last few years has resulted in a remarkable revamp of the service. The new...
X100s, One Year on.

The Fujifilm X100s, the story so far..

When Fujifilm announced the X100s I have to admit I was excited. I had grown to love the X100, I had grown used to the quirks and foibles of the original incarnation and learned to focus on the positives, as...
Lisburn Mayor's Carnival

Lord Mayor’s Parade 2013

Every year without fail we visit the Lisburn Lord Mayor's Parade and carnival. This year was unlike previous visits, a new route and probably the worst May weather in quite some time. Heavy rain, hale and even...
X100s Macro Advice

I love Free Lightroom Presets

Adobe Lightroom is a powerful photo management and editing application that gets better and better with every release. Like any new piece of software it can be daunting editing your images and understanding...
FlixelPix : Twenty

Exhibition : TWENTY

I hosted my first solo exhibition in the Island Arts Centre back in 2010. Through the Mill was a series of images documenting the sad demise of the four hundred year old Barbour Mill in Hilden. DATE:...
Mourne View

To Mourne the Snow

During the recent Snow in Northern Ireland we attempted to make our way through Silent Valley but had to turn and go back. Not to be deterred we attempted the trip again today and despite a thaw we only...