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Monday, May 23, 2011

Finding Art

I was on the pier in Dunlaoire, Dublin, when I noticed a boat up in stocks in the process of being repainted. The old paint had been sanded down but some remained and it had a slightly surreal look to it, so naturally it had to be photographed ! The result was a photo which, to me, bears a strong resemblance to a rural landscape - at the top is the sky which meets the green hedgerow and then a plowed field etc. A client in Blackrock subsequently bought the image on disc and then showed it to me later, canvas printed up to 28"x18" and professionally framed. It looked really good.

Monday, March 28, 2011



               I photographed these Storage Tanks down in the Dublin Docks but even though the steps create a dynamic interaction, it still couldn't be described as an eye-catching picture.
However, by selecting 3 areas, and changing the color hue in each one, it becomes much more interesting in a 'modern art' sort of way. Photoshop CS3 was used in this case.

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Don't Worry, Be Happy !

This is the sort of good-natured chap that makes a photoshoot go smoothly. He sat through half an hour of clicking and flashing without a frown. In a shoot like this one the white backround has to be lit separately to avoid shadows behind the subject.

Monday, January 31, 2011

Woodland Sprite

No need for fear . . . these creatures are benign woodland spirits who are more interested in flitting between sunlit glades and enjoying the changing seasons. They are, of course, totally wild and untameable.
This photo was enhanced by using fill-in flash at two stops down.