2012

lens-correction

Adventures adding a new lens to Aftershot Pro

Bibble 5 and Aftershot Pro have a useful lens correction function that will fix the distortion created by a camera lens when a photo is taken. You won’t even recognise the distortion unless you’re looking for it but quite often it can look like straight lines are slightly bent or bulging. The animated gif above […]

Bump Ahead

Bump Ahead

A sign warns of bumps ahead in the road. Pretty large bumps in the distance too. Aperture ƒ/5.6 Camera Canon EOS 40D Focal length 125mm ISO 400 Shutter speed 1/5000s

Viking Longboat

Sólfar, The Sun Voyager

This is a metal statue in Reykjavík of what looks like a Viking longboat but according to the Wikipedia page is in fact a “dreamboat”. It is a common misunderstanding that Sun Voyager is a Viking ship. It is quite understandable that many tourists think like this when travelling in Iceland, the land of the […]

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Aftershot Pro B&W Workflow

Martin, over at Photoakademie.eu created a workflow video showing how a photo was processed and eventually turned into a black and white image using Aftershot Pro. Coming from a GIMP background I used layers and layer masks but never used adjustment layers to keep changes separate. Quite an eye opener for me! Plus another demonstration […]

Is that an axe

Is that an axe?

A statue of Leif Ericsson stands in front of the Church of Hallgrimur, Reykjavik, Iceland. Aperture ƒ/5.6 Camera Canon EOS 40D Focal length 18mm ISO 100 Shutter speed 1/1000s

symbols of the world

Symbols of the World

The Star of David, Dollar signs, the Masonic eye, Christian Cross and a symbol I (and Google Goggles) don’t recognise. All on a sticker in the Church of Hallgrimur, Reykjavik, Iceland. In the church tower there’s a door leading from the observation area into the warmth inside. This sticker is over that door. Stranger yet […]

Derelict Reykjavik Highrises

Derelict Reykjavik Highrises

What I’ve seen of Reykjavik so far has been really nice. Buildings are colourful, the streets are for the most part well maintained and the city centre has cobbled streets so it’s pleasant to walk around. While on our photowalk today we passed these buildings on the sea front. I thought they were just another […]

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HOWTO: Add a copyright notice in Aftershot Pro

This is a tutorial that will explain how to add a copyright notice to your photos in Aftershot Pro. It can even be done automatically when you export the image as a Jpeg for publishing online. In this tutorial you’ll learn how to create a new preset called “My Copyright Text”. This tutorial uses the […]

blue lagoon

The Blue Lagoon

The Blue Lagoon, Iceland. The water is lovely warm, even quite hot in places and is full of silica and sulphur. There’s usually a smell of bad eggs in the air from the sulphur but when we visited it was definitely bacon we smelled. Really weird. A great experience except when hailstone started to fall. […]

musical statues

Musical Statues

Statues playing music near the Perlan in Reykjavik, Iceland. So cold while I took this photo. The Perlan offers a great view of the city but the cold wind will freeze your hands! More info on Wikitravel. Edit: check out Krista’s photos of the statues too! Aperture ƒ/13 Camera Canon EOS 40D Focal length 21mm […]

Empty Seats in Pairc Ui Chaoimh

Empty Seats in Pairc Ui Chaoimh

One evening while walking near Pairc Ui Chaoimh we noticed the gate at the Blackrock end open so wandered in for a quick look around. I hadn’t been in there in years but it was nice to look around and take a few shots. Must have been a GAA meeting or something that evening … […]

Clonakilty Skyline

Clonakilty Skyline

Clonakilty in County Cork as shot from the multi storey car park adjoining Supervalu. Aperture ƒ/8 Camera Canon EOS 40D Focal length 18mm ISO 100 Shutter speed 1/160s

An entertaining statue

An entertaining statue

A street performer in Galway City last September. Put money in his box and he’d shake a bit and make some noise. Only kids stopped to watch him. Adults hurried by. Aperture ƒ/8 Camera Canon EOS 40D Focal length 21mm ISO 400 Shutter speed 1/125s

The Penguin and the Man

The Penguin and the Man

Graffiti on the Crawford Art Gallery about a year ago. There’s something weird going on with my feed here. I messed up the Feedburner redirect for a few days but fixed it and now posts from Holy Shmoly are appearing here too! I’ve disabled the redirect entirely now. Maybe that’ll fix it and my next […]

Sunset Chimneys

Sunset Chimneys

Chimney stacks loom over the town of Clonakilty in County Cork in November last year. PS. happy new year! Aperture ƒ/5.6 Camera Canon EOS 40D Focal length 88mm ISO 400 Shutter speed 1/1000s