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Photographic fun

Photography is a hobby and it should be fun, but the truth is most of the time it is just frustrating. You mentally create and frame shots that never come. You stumble on a scene a second too late. You get the shot and then realise the damn settings on the camera were wrong.

Man! How often is that the story?

But when things work out, on those rare occasions, it makes it all worthwhile. Back in 2014, I was in Taipei and the rain had followed me from Ireland. I arrived there excited about hitting the street and getting that shot. But the rain was just too heavy. What to do? Stuck under the shelter of a shop’s awning I followed the thousands of little mopeds shoosh past in a blur of colour. Panning: That’s what I could do. But how? What are the settings for panning? I do not like the mathematics and technical side of photography – at all. I have a very rudimentary understanding of it all, and still get confused about it at times. I tend to make mistakes and learn from them. With a bit of messing around on the Nikon D7000 and settling on a shutter speed and ISO, I began to swivel those hips and pan. What fun it was! I absolutely loved it; standing on the side of the street waiting for traffic to pass and moving in motion with it as I held that shutter down.

Taipei. April, 2014

Taipei. April, 2014

Taipei. April, 2014

Taipei. April, 2014

Taipei. April, 2014

Taipei. April, 2014

Taipei. April, 2014

Taipei. April, 2014

Taipei. April, 2014

Taipei. April, 2014

Taipei. April, 2014

Taipei. April, 2014

Taipei. April, 2014

Taipei. April, 2014

Taipei. April, 2014

Taipei. April, 2014

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March 12 2015

Have been so taken up with the Apple ‘shot on iPhone‘ experience that I have not posted new photographs on here for a while. Since buying the new Fuji x100t, I have been out a few times with it. I still need to get control over this camera but I am happy with some of the shots I have managed.

This first one is one I got on Cork’s Grand Parade (what a fancy name for a street – I would guess when they were giving it its title they had images finely dressed ladies and gentlemen sauntering along on sunny summer days in mind). The building the guy is standing in front of has been derelict now for a long time. I like that we cannot see this man.

This future is now. Kiss it!

This future is now. Kiss it!

The second photograph is another Fuji one and part of the ongoing series of images of reflections I am working on. This was shot into the venetian blinds of the windows of a bank opposite a church in the city centre of Cork.

Cork

Cork

And on to some iPhone images. Advertising works! Inspired by some of the landscapes shots on the Apple World Gallery I found that when I was out I was framing landscape shots and thinking could I do that? Don’t know if I want to, but I do know I like trees. And we all know what trees need to do.

Trees need to cheer the fuck up

Trees need to cheer the fuck up

The most recent iPhone shot is one that was lying in the archives until it popped out when I was looking through them. Not sure how I missed this one from Taipei last year. I love the colours.

Taipeie

Taipeie

I will post an update to ‘The story of my ‘shot on iphone’ photograph’ on Monday.

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December 2 2014

Rushing today. I found this old one from Taipei and it really caught my eye. Hope it catches your eye too.

Taipei

Taipei

And this continuing with the theme of bicycles, here is one of a reflection of a bicycle in a dirty window frame in Copenhagen.

Reflections in a forgotten window frame

Reflections in a forgotten window frame

 

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The bed unmade and the window shut

The bed unmade and the window shut

The bed unmade and the window shut
the tap drips time to the
dancing dust in the slow sunlight 
and waits with the fridge unlit
til i return
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