A Walk In The Woods, Second Attempt

I headed back to Glengarra woods again to re-shoot some shots I took in a previous post. This time I brought with me a Fuji X-E1 and 18-55mm lens as I sold my Nikon D200 a couple of weeks ago. I was sad to see it go but it was quite an old camera and I liked the idea of the Fuji. For one thing it’s a lot smaller. The only problem I have is the 18-55 mm lens, while very sharp, is the widest Fuji XF zoom lens. There’s a 10-24mm out soon which I will be buying as soon as it does.

Anyway, back to the pics. Each one hasn’t had any post processing except for a little cropping. I think the little Fuji did a nice job with the jpegs, better than the Nikon D200 anyway.




It’s been quite a week…

Things have been pretty quite around F2.0 this week as I was off getting married. We spent the past week in Edinburgh in Scotland just relaxing after such a hectic few months. It feels mad to come home and know it’s all over. With all the planning  involved I can’t believe it’s come and gone.

I didn’t take many photos as I didn’t want to spend a lot of time concentrating on getting great shots, I just wanted to forget everything for a week and spend time with my new wife relaxing.

Edinburgh must be one of the most beautiful cities in the world, I must return there soon with my camera, hopefully in the winter when it’s snowing. I bet it’s magical.

I plan to head out tomorrow and take another shot for my slow photography movement challenge. We’re half way through the month and it would be great to see some other entries.

Here are a few shots I took in Edinburgh


Dominoes used by the prisoners once housed in Edinburgh Castle

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Candles lit for Caroline (wife) Adam (son) and me


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Vault entrance into Edinburgh National Museum

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Caroline checking out the precious stones in the Edinburgh National Museum

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A Walk In The Woods

Today my better half took our baby son out for the day so I was free to spend the day with my camera. Not knowing what to shoot I leafed through a few old photography magazines for inspiration on raining days. As the rain wasn’t too heavy I thought the cover of a woods might be a good idea. Then I had a brainwave, I checked google earth for wooded areas close by and found an amazing place called Glengarra woods just 25 miles away from home. I’d never heard of the place but I thought I’d give it a shot.

The place was amazing, if you ever find yourself in the south of Ireland and stuck for something to do a day out there would certainly be well worth a visit.

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Slow Photography Movement Challenge – First Attempt

Following on from my last post about the slow photography movement, this is my first attempt and the first entry into the challenge. Having walked along the river bank for a few hundred meters I didn’t find anywhere safe to set up the tripod as it has been raining very heavily over the past few days. I was always going to get wet, just how wet depended on how brave I was.

Eventually I found an opening in the trees and a a few stepping stones out into the river. That’s when I decided that the next shot I took was going in as an entry into my slow photography movement challenge. I must have spent at least 15 minutes jumping from rock to rock and back again finding the best place to set up the tripod. I hope you think the results are worth it.

It would be great to see others adding their photos to my slow photography movement challenge. Remember, the only way for other to find out are for you to get the word out there.

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