This article features some handheld HDR (high dynamic range) test images that were captured at Westfield Heritage Village. My main objective doing these test photographs was to determine if a combination of 5 HDR exposures could be successfully taken without the use of a tripod, relying only on the IBIS performance of my Olympus camera gear. I apologize in advance for the quality of the HDR versions in this article.
It can be instructive to remember that sometimes less can be more when it comes to how we compose an image. In my last article I mentioned that we can learn a great deal by going through old images and thinking about how we could improve them. This posting discusses lessons that I learned from reviewing three old photographs captured back in the fall of 2014.
Photographing abandoned buildings is one of those opportunities that can present itself unexpectedly. When travelling in Ireland these opportunities abound. This short article shares a small selection of photographs and discusses some of the things that can be considered when photographing abandoned buildings.
Towards the end of the third week of our photography tour of Ireland we visited the Burrishoole Friary. Continue reading Burrishoole Friary Ireland
When planning our 2019 photography tour to Ireland, my wife identified Kylemore Abbey as one of her ‘must see’ destinations. She was intrigued with the architecture and the rustic location.
If find yourself travelling in the Adare area of Ireland, a visit to the Holy Trinity Abbey Church is something to consider.
Sometimes inspiration can find us when we least expect it. A few days ago I was at LaSalle Park photographing some birds when I happened to look across Hamilton harbour at the local steel mill. It occurred to me that for more than three decades I’d driven past this facility countless times at night. Throughout all of those years I had never once stopped to create an image of the steel mill after dark. I decided then and there that I’d return before sunrise to photograph that steel mill at night.
This article features a selection of nine different steel mill photo art treatments. The original photograph used as the base image for this article was captured handheld at LaSalle Park while looking across Hamilton harbour.
During our recent tour of Italy we had the opportunity to visit the spectacular Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II in Milano. This short article shares a selection of images and discusses some of the history of the Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II.
Many times when we’re on holidays, or driving through rural areas, we may come upon small churches. Often these structures can make interesting photographic subjects because of their local history, or architectural design. This article discusses some of the composition considerations when photographing small church exteriors.