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Bird on Ground

Bird on Ground What kind of bird is this? Around a dozen congregate around our bird feeders, dive to the ground and bath in the bowl of water below, and even fight over how gets to have a bath or a feed sometimes!

Simple steps to photo touch-up

In this post I’m going to show you how to go post-process this image: By the end, we’ll have an image that looks like this: This tutorial was created using the GIMP, but it’s equally applicable to your favourite editing software as long as it has the same tools. Photoshop, and other editing software should […]

Arrggghhhh!

Arrggghhhh! Young boy admiring the graffitti on a van. The van was used to transport ramps and tools for the skateboarders in Emmett Square, Cork.

Chatting and Shopping

Chatting and Shopping Two girls pictured on Patricks Street, October 1st 2005. This is one of the US photos I forgot to post! Minor US trivia: It was mislabeled in the US book as Sharing.

Crowded Cork

Crowded Cork Patricks Street, Cork. October 1st 2005 This is one of the US photos I forgot to post!

Hiking: What to take with you

Here’s a good article describing what you should take with you while hiking and how to take it too. The idea of charging batteries from a solar panel sitting on your backpack is cute!

The New York City Skyline

Here’s a very impressive New York Panorama via Daily Web Thing. Nice!

Noise Reduction the Open Source way

What are your options when you don’t run Windows or Mac and/or don’t want to use proprietary software? Niklas Saers covers some of the options in this blog post. Thanks to him, I learned about ISO Noise Reduction, a GIMP plugin, which I’ll give a try tomorrow. I usually use DCAM Noise, or selective blur […]

Blue Moon

Blue Moon Detail from a decorative earring, laid out on a newspaper.

Stock photography? Is that a bad word?

Interesting thread on the EOS forums on stock photography websites. I’m a member of both Shutterstock and I Stock Photo but I haven’t been very persistent in uploading photos. After all the trouble one goes to to become a member it’s worth remembering to upload stuff sometimes!

The Bride and Groom

The Bride and Groom On the weekend that we had our pre-marriage course, a wedding was held in the Honan Chapel in UCC. Here’s the Bride and Groom greeting people after the ceremony. No doubt they’re all partying away in some hotel now!

Black & White Recipes

Here’s a long list of channel mixer settings to emulate various black & white films. I used the high contrast setting for the photo below but the different types of film create interesting effects. It’s worth checking them out, but don’t get hung up on them – one setting will suit one particular type of […]

Bird Feeding

Bird Feeding

Maze

Maze

Get your camera books here!

Ted Leung offers advice on what camera books to buy. I’ve read two of them, both books by Bryan Peterson: Understanding Exposure: How to Shoot Great Photographs with a Film or Digital Camera Learning to See Creatively I have to echo Ted’s sentiments. “Understanding Exposure” was an eye opener for me, but “Learning to see […]