Wicklow – Day One

10 06 2011

 

Ah, the countryside. The perfect place for some landscape shots given, y’know, all the land and scape and stuff. Unfortunately it pissed rain like something out of the bible. Big drops that covered half the dashboard of my car. So, most of the day was spent in the car eating strawberries and listening to Adam & Joe with Siobhan, which was great, but when you’d specifically planned to take pictures that day, it felt a tad disheartening.

I did get to use my extremely cheap new, no-brand ND 8 filters and new circular polariser though. Turns out you do get what you pay for… But they were usuable. Could’ve spent about 90 on the lot and instead paid only 21 quid on the cheapo ones. They did the job, but were not exactly 4-stop filters. And they just totally killed the contrast in every image too.

The above picture was taken on Military Road (or thereabouts, I’m a bit rubbish with directions/locations). It’s a 2.5 second exposure at f32 with two 8nd filters and a 4nd grad nd filter too. It was windy as feck and spitting rain too, so it’s been through photoshop to clean it up. If you click it you can see it larger over on Flickr.

Here’s another one – it’s Lough Tay:

That’s an ELEVEN image composite right there. Click to see it slightly larger. Flickr can’t really handle its awesomeness…

Pity it’s a tad dull. But I shall be returning sometime soon, hopefully at dusk (or if I’m feeling adventurous, dawn – which is like 4:20 or something ridiculous these days)





Choice Muisc Awards (Part Two – mostly Adebisi and Cast of Cheers)

8 03 2011

After trawling through the other 7.9gbs of photos, I found some others I quite like. Havn’t got around to them all yet, but there a-coming!

Cast of Cheers:

Maykay, Fight Like Apes:

 

Adebisi Shank:

 

 





Logikparty

15 01 2011

Click to see on black


The hunt continues! Richter Collective’s show last night in The Button Factory saw me interview and shoot some fantastic bands and interesting people. Some of Ireland’s best new bands were present and making a hell of a sound and they were more than happy to answer a few questions and stand in-front of my lens! Huzzah!

Logikparty were first up and proved to be the most natural in front of the camera. These guys made life pretty easy on my behalf. I finally think I’ve got my lighting ratios and style down too. I mean lookit that, eh?

Magic.

Keep your eyes posted over on my FlickrStream for more piccies from the Richter Collective guys as they come/when I get the finger out and edit them.





In Print!

29 12 2010

With three days to spare, I’ve managed to keep my New Years Resolution for 2010 – get printed in the National Press. After a tip-off from the fantastic Kieran Frost I managed to find one of my pictures in the Irish Examiner (28-December). It’s feckin’ fantastic news. And it was in my new favourite newspaper too!

So don’t mind me, but I’m off to brag some more…