The tree in the wheat field

On the way to Rocky Bay last week we spotted this field so we just had to take a few photos! This is also the first photo I’ve used Affinity Photo on. The original image is below. I used the inpainting tool in Affinity Photo to get rid of the branches on the left and a few other things. I did try the same in Lightroom but the clone and heal tools just didn’t work nearly as well. Affinity photo is easy to set up as an external editor in Lightroom, and it even supports 16 bit colour which is a big bonus when working on images! Aperture ƒ/8 Camera… Read More

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The demolition of Páirc Uí Chaoimh

Parts of Páirc Uí Chaoimh in Blackrock are being demolished as part of the somewhat controversial redevelopment of the area. This Examiner article has some photos and a video of the stadium before demolition: Aperture ƒ/8 Camera Canon EOS 6D Focal length 70mm ISO 125 Shutter speed 1/160s

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Clontarf Bridge Closed for Repairs

Clontarf Bridge in Cork City is closed for two months as it undergoes major rehabilitation works worth €2.5m according to this Evening Echo article. Tony O’Sullivan, senior engineer with Cork City Council’s roads department said they understood the disruption the bridge closure would cause, but had no alternative as major rehabilitation work is required. “For the work to be carried out the bridge will have to be completely encapsulated with material to create factory-like conditions,” he said. Aperture ƒ/6.3 Camera Canon EOS 6D Focal length 24mm ISO 100 Shutter speed 1/320s

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