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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March 3 2015

First of all, a very big thanks to all who passed on their good wishes to me yesterday in relation to my photo appearing in the Apple iPhone World Gallery. I really appreciate it. Thanks!

If any of you are in any of these cities, you might get to see my shot. If you do, please send me a photo of it. I’m told it is on display in San Francisco, Los Angeles, Charlotte Lousiana, Bogota Colombia, Berlin, Hamburg, Milan and Kuala Lumpur. I still cannot believe it, to be honest.

Back to my daily posts to Flickr. Here is a shot I got in Dublin the weekend before last. I am still learning with the Fuji, but I do like its colours. With this shot, the strong shadows and the vivid colours of the shop display caught my attention. It wasn’t the easiest of shots to get because it is on one of the main streets heading into the city centre in Dublin and the traffic, as you can imagine was very heavy. I like the shadow of the little boy who had just run across the street.

Dublin

Dublin

This iPhone image is another in my series of reflections. I have been to this location in Cork a lot and still am not fully happy with the shots I get. But isn’t that what it is all about?

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River Lee Reflections

 

February 16 2015

Well, I think this must be the final image from Shibuya at night. To get so many shots from one location at the same time is unusual. And the great thing about it is that I have learnt a lot from these images. I can do better.

Shibuya Forever

Shibuya Forever

 

This iPhone image was taken yesterday in Cork. This very cool, young girl was getting some privacy as she checked her phone. An innovative way to use hair!

Cork

Cork

February 15 2015

Have not written here for a while and this is something I intend to correct in the coming week. There has been a lot of change in recent weeks and things are beginning to settle. Am posting last of images from Tokyo for now. I may come back to them later at some stage, but I thought the last in the series of images taken in Shibuya at night should be shown.  You click on the link to see the whole set.

Forever Shibuya

Forever Shibuya

This iPhone image was shot through the windscreen of my car on Friday as the day was ending. Makes for hazourdous driving, but beautiful images too.

Meaningful Melancholy

Meaningful Melancholy

Have a good Sunday.

 

February 13 2015

Friday the 13th. Unlucky for some who believe in that kind of thing.

Things on my mind today:

Newness

Forgiveness

Knowing it is still being said

Knowing it is still being said

 In others we look to see


In others we look to see

January 31 2015

Things on my mind: A friend; A farewell; A laugh; A wish.

This Tokyo Night

This Tokyo Night

This Tokyo Night

This Tokyo Night

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January 19 2015

Photographic processes. At times, mine is a little scattergun like. I shoot, I save in iPhoto and the ones that jump off the screen I drag into Lightroom and process and post to Flickr. I rarely have more than 4 shots lined up that I want to post to Flickr and when I do I get itchy and want to start something new. This has served me very well over the past few years, but now I feel I need to be more systematic about what I have done. I need to group and knit together the various little projects and themes I have worked on over the past few years.

This means I am doing some housekeeping on the images I took in 2014 and posting ones that have been sitting unloved and unnoticed in iPhoto. When this clearance has been done, then I am going to start a 52-week project; posting one image a week. I am endeavouring to do this to work on the skill of editing. Life is difficult when there is choice, as I always say, and discarding images in preference to others can be a challenge. Any time I enter a competition I struggle to select – to select a winning image 🙂 . It is hard. Just today a friend on Flickr told me the images I chose in my end-of-year review would not have been his choices, and I think if I was doing it again, I probably would choose 12 different images.

Anyway, let’s see if I can work in this direction.

Looking back through last year’s images, I found this one taken in Daegu, South Korea. I like the fact that in this image there is a reflection on the man’s face. It is like a little sign telling us not to intrude and at the same time serves as a mask for the man.

What you will see in me will not be anything new

What you will see in me will not be anything new

And talking of series: One of the ones I have been working on which is all about phun, is Trees need to cheer the fuck up. And you know they do. Shot was taken with the 1-hour Photo app and is straight out of the camera. Check the whole Flickr set here. 

Trees need to cheer the fuck up

Trees need to cheer the fuck up