Here’s a couple of shots I took from strolling in the park just before the brief bout of snow we encountered quite recently.
I love the way the flower looks all frosted and wintery, mind you it was pretty baltic that morning.
And finally I will leave you with a shot which I quite like of Peppo, whilst he was laying down some ivory in the home studio one afternoon.
Posted in March 2012
Tagged art, chakras, coldplay, doves, flower, football, how, kasabian, london, music, parl, photo, pics, psychedilc, stadium, swirling, the, to, u2, vid
I decided to go trudging through some of the photo’s I have taken whilst being back in Dublin seeing as I had no camera for my last visit bar my iphone. I managed to stumble across this one which I really love and had completely forgotten about. It was orginally much brighter but seeing as it is a statue which is depicting the famine of Ireland from 1845-1852 I thought it best to alter the photo ever so slightly.
I decided to boost the colour and then turn it to black and white which has given the face of the statue to me a far more gaunt and haunting look and for some reason completely unbeknown to myself added a gold or bronze kind of tinge.
Posted in February 2012
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Ahoy there, photographites!
May I wish you all a very Happy New Year and welcome back for the third instalment of my so called PhotoBlog.
I’ve always had a bit of a penchant per se for trying to snap shots of twinkling lights and so forth. I have found they add a kind of warmth to a shot – this explains why controlled lighting is always used in proper photo shoots. That way the photographer can see the shot beforehand and tailor the lighting to his needs to achieve the shot.
I took this in a small ale house while back in Dublin over the Christmas period. It is only taken on an iPhone as my camera was out of action due to a battery issue – bloody batteries! – but still gets the desired effect.
Here are two shots I took from a short tea and biscuits break during a rehearsal before heading back to Ireland for a brief tour.
In the first of these shots I love the way the black and white squares open it up and soften it at the same time. I found the use of black and white shots on the day to be the best as the lighting in the room itself is fantastic. It cast some beautiful shadows that brought the shots to life, as seen in the second one of Ross tipping his cowboy hat which we found in a cupboard.
Posted in January
Tagged blog, drink, drummer, dublin, hobby, london, music, photo, photography, pics, pub, rehearsal, rocky, singer, stu, The Chakras The Sun UK Music Tom Hardy Warrior Brad Pitt Music Rock This Feeling 2012 Doves Stone Roses Indie Electronica
So I’m back for another natter about the world of photography. Well I haven’t really got anything new to hopefully inspire you with, but I do have a couple more photos which I took myself in various places and I have to admit I’m quite pleased with them.
First off is a photo of the coastline near my very own hometown. I took this shot in Killiney one day when coming back from the city centre via the DART line (basically a train :0) ).
For a lot of people this shot might not mean anything but it just reminds me of coming home and times spent on the beach with friends, etc. over the years. It’s still a beautiful spot.
Next up we have a shot I took from a trip to Thailand with friends. Just after arriving on the super stunning Island of Phi Phi, I spotted this bunch of boats and thought this could end up being something like a card you’d find in a lot of newsagents.
Finally I have two shots that I think may help people get some kind of scale to their photos, well at least that’s what I can think they can portray.
First up is a shot from Regent’s Park in London. It was around the time of that serious snow from last year; I was walking in the park and could not get over the way the frost had settled on everything. I spotted this bush and decided to try get a shot along the hedge line. The background is a little weak for my liking but it’s the way all the leaves almost seem illuminated from the frost that does it for me.
And lastly we have this shot I took of Rocky one day. I have always been a fan of shots with something in the foreground being out of focus – there’s just something cool about this that makes the shot seem like it’s a secretive thing you’re being allowed to see in a strange sort of way.
Bon Voyage & Muchos Luvos
Posted in January
Tagged fun, guitar, hobby, Ireland, light, london, photo, photography, pics, pictures, regents park, rocky, singer, thailand, The Chakras
A couple of weeks ago I decided to buy myself a Digital SLR so I could pretend I was an artsy photographer, but secretly hadn’t the first notion of what I was doing. I would certainly class myself as a point and shoot type person ;0).
I still haven’t fully got my head around the countless settings for the aperture and so forth, but I’m finding it great fun to just go out with your camera slung around your neck looking all touristy. Irrespective of my novice ability to shoot “life in motion”, in a way I’ve found I can manage to take some pretty pleasing shots too.
Obviously I’ve been a bit lucky in having a friend set up the camera for me beforehand; otherwise I’d have ended up with every photo out of focus.
I’ve added some of my favourite photos so far from pottering about with my camera.
As I go I will continue to add some of the shots over the course of the year, be it on tour or whatever.
If you have any photos you would like to share with us, please post them – I would love to see them and to chat about it.