Sunday 27 January 2008

Ruined Tryptch

The first shot was my favourite of a number I took of this ruined church. I liked playing with the composition and focus area as I zoomed in on the subject.

Ap. f11 / S. 50 / F. 18mm

Ap. f18 / S. 30 / F. 50mm

Ap. f8 / S. 100 / F. 200mm
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As part of the Creative Photography course we have to complete 3 projects. Hopefully over the coming weeks I will get the opportunity to go out snapping. Here are some shots I took at Donacomper cemetery in Celbridge on my way home today.

Ap. f8 / S. 15 / F. 170mm

Ap. f8 / S. 250 / F. 200mm

Ap. 7.1 / S. 200 / F. 46mm

I love the look of aged metal, hence the theme of this set of images.
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We had the first 'shoot' for my Creative Photography course this morning. It painfully required me to drag myself out of bed at 6am and make my way to Glendalough for dawn. I found it a challenging situation, and felt a bit lost to be honest, but saying that I did get a couple of images which I liked.

This is probably my favourite image, I just love how the water flows over the rocks. This is the result of a long exposure, in near darkness. I don't think I've ever done such a long exposure before - but I love the effect and the colour combination / tones of the dark blue water and red in the background hills. Techy Stuff: Ap f8 / S 30" / Focal 18mm

This is probably my second favourite image. Although it seems too dark, I tried to lighten it slightly, but found I prefer it the way it is. There is such a dramatic feel to the colours - the dark, velvety black trees on the burnt umber hill and the rich blue of the sky. Techy stuff: Ap f8 / S 160 / Focal 82mm

I like this shot, although this slant to the foreground doesn't normally work it does in this instance. I would like to maybe lighten the background foliage, but keep the sky as is. Otherwise I'm happy with it. Techy Stuff: Ap. f8 / S 40 / Focal 18mm

This image is unusual particularly in composition, but I quite like the result. I was pleased to capture both the sky and the grain of the stone work without under / overexposing too much. Techy Stuff: Ap f16 / S 6 / Focal 48mm

As with the previous image I'm fairly happy with the exposure on this shot, and I'm pleased with the result of the composition too. Techy Stuff: Ap f8 / S 15 / Focal 18mm

My final image from Glendalough is of the stone crosses in the graveyard. I like the grain on the stone, and the soft focus of the background cross. Techy Stuff: Ap. f11 / S 13 / Focal 42mm

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Tuesday 22 January 2008

Wedding Journal

I'm going to try and keep a journal of my wedding plans this year. Starting from getting engaged and seeing what else comes along during the year.

I picked up a journal in Paperchase and altered the cover this week to start my journal.

Here are the front and back covers.

Sunday 13 January 2008

CJ - The Little Book of Verse

Hello Everyone! Sorry it's been so long since I posted, but we've had visitors for a few weeks and I have a lot to catch up on.

I started a Circle Journal back in April and I got mine back during the week. I was bowled over by the results. Everyone put so much effort in, and shared some lovely stories too. Thanks a million for all your hard work.

My Cover:

The Introduction Page:

My Entry: Stopping By Woods on a Snowy Evening - Robert Frost

Isobel: The Banks O'Doon - Robert Burns

Jackie C: Warning - Jenny Joseph

Annamarie: Secrets - Margaret Bosonnet

Joanne: The Planter's Daughter - Austin Clarke

Kate: Angels - Shaun Connolly

Evonne: The Road Not Taken - Robert Frost

Caroline: The Wild Joys of Living - Robert Browning

Maura: Funeral Blues - WH Auden

Laura: Standing By - Brittani Kokko

Kiki: Tactic and Strategy - Mario Benedetti

Karen: the Lake of Innisfree - WB Yeats

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