Into The Light
From a recent trip to Barcelona. Not a photo trip, so only a few grab shots.
Holy Cross Abbey (St. Stephen's Day).
A dull day in Holy Cross, but the Abbey was quiet and warm and seemed to absorb the light from the outside.
My Christmas Card For 2017.
Christmas In The Sierra Nevada Mountains.
I am late doing my Christmas card this year. I have missed the post, so some will be hand delivered, others will be delivered late.
This is near the town of Bishop in California. The peak visible thru the arch is Mount Whitney, tallest peak in lower 48. It took me a long time to find this arch. I then stored the location in my GPS and hiked back in the dark the next morning to get the arch bathed in the dawn light.
I used this as 3 of 4 for our critique series. I previously posted on Flickr a much earlier darker shot of the same scene , but used this brighter version to keep it in tone with images 1/4 & 2/4.
See this image. www.flickr.com/photos/mattflickrstuff/16095963832/in/date...
Santa Monica Pier, Los Angeles, USA. (E_1_1019.cr2)
Exploring St. Mullins.
Hand Made Art
Another glimpse of the Barrow at St. Mullins.
A Glimpse of the Barrow at St. Mullins.
Dublin Ukele Collective Gig For Guide Dogs
I have posted some more images on this facebook album.
Dublin Ukulele Collective.
And a great time was had by all.
Offshoot Summer Outing (Blackrock)
Evening sun lights up a row of houses.
Offshoot Summer Outing To Blackrock
I have posted a few images in the following album.
Dublin Bay Racing.
ATTITUDE (on the starting line).
Shot from the West Pier, Dunlaoighre.
One from the archives. Shot taken from the back of the East Pier at the start of a race.
Remember our outing this Thursday evening .....
Ballycorus Mine (Ver 2)
Dawn light at Ballinacourty Point Lighthouse
Offshoot SWM . Pano of 5 vertical frames.
A Photographers Perspective
This is my tripod set up on Dante's View, Death Valley. I had climbed out on the ridge as far as I could go with reasonable safety. The far tripod leg is only 6 inches from he edge. The area below is called Badwater Basin and is only 5,500 feet below me. I went to a lot of trouble to get to this point as I was only driving through Death Valley to get to Las Vegas and my flight home (ie last day of my holiday). I got up to this vantage point approx 2 hours before sunset and was looking forward to a spectactular photographic experience. The reality turned out to be a major disappointment. Once the sun falls below the mountain range on my left the valley falls into inky darkness and all that is left is a dull glow on a clear sky. This is a location worth going to, simply for the view and a road will bring you within a few hundered meteres from where this tripod is perched. If I was lucky enough to get back here I would investigate the potential of a dawn shoot.
First Light At Tunnel View
Yosemite, California, USA.
I suspect I may have shown a version of this before, but here I am continuing the road trip series. Long drive from LA to Yosemite, followed by a very early start and drive in the snow. Just arrived at dawn to catch this view.
Red Rock Canyon (only 40 mins from Las Vegas Strip)
The combination of snow and the warm glow of the setting sun adds a few more colours to the palette.
Grand Canyon First Light
We often get overpowered by the scale of the Grand Canyon.
This image is just a small detail of the dawn sun back lighting a line of trees along a ridge and gives a small insight into the true scale and grandeur of this place.
Lonsesome Tree (Grand Canyon)
This photo was taken with my face in the snow and the camera extended over my head. so I could get low enough to frame the tree against the canyon, yet see the far rim and the sky.
This image is a part of a USA road trip I presented to my local camera club. Pdf version available here.