D3@10 – A Photographic Journey

Posted on December 30, 2018

My Nikon D3 DSLR  was ten years old at the end of 2017.
At the start of 2018 I upgraded my camera and had the idea of creating a sort of visual history of the last ten years of my photographic journey.
With this in mind, I went through my entire archive of images taken with this camera and picked photographs that I like (not necessarily the most technically perfect images, some of which I hadn’t previously published/exhibited and some I have), edited them with fresh eyes and then compiled them in chronological order into a single volume book.
It took me a year to complete this project.

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A Trio of Firsts

Posted on October 14, 2018

Finding new photography locations these days is not a difficult task.
There’s any number of websites and phone apps catering to this task, but what I find infinitely more difficult is finding new locations to me that haven’t been photographed so many times that there’s nothing new to be gained from them.

I don’t mind taking the iconic image from already well photographed locations, but after that I personally like to try and find a different way of viewing and then seeing if that would make an interesting photograph.

With the above in mind, let me introduce you to three images from three locations that I haven’t previously photographed before and have only very recently visited for the first time.

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Off Camera – Contre Jour

Posted on August 26, 2018

Off Camera
A series of infrequent posts providing a little background on a single image.


 
Contre-jour (French for “against daylight”) is a photographic technique in which the camera is pointing directly toward a source of light.
                  – Wikipedia

I’m a big exponent of shooting into the light.
It’s one of those ‘rules’ that’s not supposed to be done in photography, but like any of the other ‘rules’, as long as you know them and are fully aware of them, then creatively breaking them is absolutely fine.

We’ll not always achieve desirable results, but that’s all part of the learning process.

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Off Camera

Posted on October 16, 2016

Off Camera
A series of infrequent posts providing a little background on a single image.


A long exposure image taken on a beach on an exceptionally clear night.
There was a significant amount of light pollution from both the left and right of the frame, which is why I had to convert to black and white so I could play a little with the light levels, which worked out quite well in the end.

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Iceland, March 2016

Posted on March 9, 2016

A few images taken whilst in Iceland

Deliberately taken using the 'wrong' white balance setting, this image actually turned out to be a perfect lead-in to the cold weather that was to come.

Deliberately taken using the ‘wrong’ white balance setting, this image actually turned out to be a perfect lead-in to the cold weather that was to come.

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North Coast – Blue Hour

Posted on October 22, 2015

A selection of the nighttime images taken the week beginning Monday the 5th of October, 2015 on the North coast of Northern Ireland.
It is the first time I had actively gone out by myself and taken photos during blue hour.

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North Coast – Day

Posted on October 22, 2015

Some of the daytime images taken the week beginning Monday the 5th of October, 2015 on the North coast of Northern Ireland.

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Murlough Beach and the Lunar Eclipse

Posted on October 1, 2015

It was just meant as a quick little Sunday evening visit to the beach that turned into an evening of moonlight photography.

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North Coast, N.I. – July 2015

Posted on August 19, 2015

A few images from the last week in July 2015, when I took a week off work and spent it up on the North coast of Northern Ireland.

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First Panorama Created with Lr6

Posted on April 29, 2015
Dyrhólaey, Iceland

Dyrhólaey, Iceland – click to enlarge

The above picture is combined from 5 individual images taken of Dyrhólaey, Iceland, from earlier this year.

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