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Sunset Near Killeagh

Aperture ƒ/8
Camera Canon EOS 6D
Focal length 80mm
ISO 50
Shutter speed 1/2.5s

Street Photography is like gambling

While browsing through the book, “Street Photography Now”, this quote leapt out of the page at me.

Street Photography is like gambling. You get lucky or you get nothing. Markus Hartel, Street Photographer

A fabulous book.

Aperture ƒ/4
Camera Canon EOS 6D
Focal length 24mm
ISO 1250
Shutter speed 1/250s

Cork Street Photography – January meetup 2

I haven’t even looked at the photos from the first January meetup of the Cork Street Photography Group but here’s a few photos from today’s walk around Cork where new members were encouraged to join us. It was a lot of fun!

  • Photo by: Donncha O Caoimh (http://inphotos.org)
    Photo by: Donncha O Caoimh (http://inphotos.org)
  • Photo by: Donncha O Caoimh (http://inphotos.org)
    Photo by: Donncha O Caoimh (http://inphotos.org)
  • Photo by: Donncha O Caoimh (http://inphotos.org)
    Photo by: Donncha O Caoimh (http://inphotos.org)
  • Photo by: Donncha O Caoimh (http://inphotos.org)
    Photo by: Donncha O Caoimh (http://inphotos.org)
  • Photo by: Donncha O Caoimh (http://inphotos.org)
    Photo by: Donncha O Caoimh (http://inphotos.org)
  • Photo by: Donncha O Caoimh (http://inphotos.org)
    Photo by: Donncha O Caoimh (http://inphotos.org)
  • Photo by: Donncha O Caoimh (http://inphotos.org)
    Photo by: Donncha O Caoimh (http://inphotos.org)
  • Photo by: Donncha O Caoimh (http://inphotos.org)
    Photo by: Donncha O Caoimh (http://inphotos.org)
  • Photo by: Donncha O Caoimh (http://inphotos.org)
    Photo by: Donncha O Caoimh (http://inphotos.org)
  • Photo by: Donncha O Caoimh (http://inphotos.org)
    Photo by: Donncha O Caoimh (http://inphotos.org)
  • Photo by: Donncha O Caoimh (http://inphotos.org)
    Photo by: Donncha O Caoimh (http://inphotos.org)
  • Photo by: Donncha O Caoimh (http://inphotos.org)
    Photo by: Donncha O Caoimh (http://inphotos.org)
  • Photo by: Donncha O Caoimh (http://inphotos.org)
    Photo by: Donncha O Caoimh (http://inphotos.org)
  • Photo by: Donncha O Caoimh (http://inphotos.org)
    Photo by: Donncha O Caoimh (http://inphotos.org)
  • Photo by: Donncha O Caoimh (http://inphotos.org)
    Photo by: Donncha O Caoimh (http://inphotos.org)
  • Photo by: Donncha O Caoimh (http://inphotos.org)
    Photo by: Donncha O Caoimh (http://inphotos.org)
  • Photo by: Donncha O Caoimh (http://inphotos.org)
    Photo by: Donncha O Caoimh (http://inphotos.org)
  • Photo by: Donncha O Caoimh (http://inphotos.org)
    Photo by: Donncha O Caoimh (http://inphotos.org)

Aperture ƒ/8
Camera Canon EOS 6D
Focal length 17mm
ISO 800
Shutter speed 1/320s

Tip: How to stop Apple Photos from launching for all devices in OSX

This is a short but useful snippet of code if you use a Mac to edit your photos that I found on Reddit. This stops Apple Photos from launching when you insert an SD card or any external USB device.

To stop Apple Photos from ever launching again when you connect any device/memory card do the following:
Launch a ‘Terminal’ session
Enter the following line:
defaults -currentHost write com.apple.ImageCapture disableHotPlug -bool YES

There is an option in Photos to stop it loading “for this card” but that doesn’t work if you format the card which is very likely a part of your workflow if you use Lightroom (and it’s more sensible to copy rather than move in case your drive goes belly-up while transferring).

The Christmas Lights of Blarney

  • Photo by: Donncha O Caoimh (http://inphotos.org)
    Photo by: Donncha O Caoimh (http://inphotos.org)
  • Photo by: Donncha O Caoimh (http://inphotos.org)
    Photo by: Donncha O Caoimh (http://inphotos.org)
  • Photo by: Donncha O Caoimh (http://inphotos.org)
    Photo by: Donncha O Caoimh (http://inphotos.org)
  • Photo by: Donncha O Caoimh (http://inphotos.org)
    Photo by: Donncha O Caoimh (http://inphotos.org)
  • Photo by: Donncha O Caoimh (http://inphotos.org)
    Photo by: Donncha O Caoimh (http://inphotos.org)

Aperture ƒ/8
Camera Canon EOS 6D
Focal length 24mm
ISO 400
Shutter speed 6s

Portait by the Shaky Bridge

Aperture ƒ/4
Camera Canon EOS 6D
Focal length 105mm
ISO 1600
Shutter speed 1/250s

Santa Arrives in Blarney

Santa arrives in Blarney and the Christmas lights go on in the village square!

Aperture ƒ/4
Camera Canon EOS 6D
Focal length 58mm
ISO 800
Shutter speed 1/2.5s

The Port of Cork

Aperture ƒ/8
Camera Canon EOS 6D
Focal length 55mm
ISO 100
Shutter speed 1/20s

More fun with long exposure stacking of photos

A few months ago I experimented with Imagemagick by using it to merge very similar photos of flowing water to give the impression of a longer exposure.

Here are a few more examples.

By merging a series of thirty photos taken two seconds apart I created a pleasing image that looks like a sixty second exposure. The day I took these photo was overcast and dull, but not dark enough to do an actual long exposure like that without the help of some fairly dark filters. I used the intervalometer in Magic Lantern to shoot this so I didn’t even need a remote release. My camera did all the work! This was created using the following Imagemagick command line:

convert *.jpg -average average.jpg

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average

I combined 60 long exposure shots of the night sky in the mountains of Utah (during the Automattic Grand Meetup a few weeks ago) to create a single long exposure of the stars moving through the sky. Thanks mkaz for publishing this post on interval shooting where I got this command line:

convert *.jpg -evaluate-sequence max combined.jpg

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combined

Finally, another series of sixty shots taken in Utah. The same convert command line was used to process these.

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combined

In the image above I should have cloned out the wires in the bottom left of the image. Lightroom makes it easy to make the same modifications to every image. Work on one image, then select all the ones you need and click “Sync Settings”.

It can be frustrating taking these types of photos as your camera is shooting a long series of very ordinary shots, and the final result can’t be seen until the images are processed correctly but it’s certainly worth it.

Update on December 1st: here’s one that didn’t work out so well. It was so windy the camera shook the whole time.

combined photo

Aperture ƒ/8
Camera Canon EOS 6D
Focal length 24mm
ISO 100
Shutter speed 1/50s