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Ireland - along the Wild Atlantic Way - Part 2
« on: September 14, 2017, 04:17:57 AM »
Hi everyone,

the second and final part of my trip to Ireland is now online.

The journey continues down to the stunning cliffs of Moher, the Ring of Kerry with Killarney National Park all the way to the southern end of the Island at County Cork.

This article contains more tutorials!

You can find it here: http://www.focrates.com/articles/ireland_2017/ireland_2017_part2.html

BR,
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Ireland - along the Wild Atlantic Way - Part 2
« on: September 14, 2017, 04:17:57 AM »

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« Reply #1 on: September 14, 2017, 05:05:35 AM »
Glad you had a good trip around our fair country. Thankfully it's still a place where you can still get to be the only photographer in a beautiful place. I found Iceland beautiful but quite crowded by tourists. Every tiny side road or lane near the sea is worth exploring. For a small place there are endless places to photograph. When you are here all the time sometimes you don't appreciate it. A few years ago I got to travel for a while in Australia and I loved it but when I returned to Ireland I was taken aback by the abundance of colour. We really do have 40 shades of green. Yes we are a bit wet at times but it doesn't rain all day every day. We've very little extremes in weather. When the sun breaks through it's just gorgeous. The Wild Atlantic Way is a great road trip. Not for the faint hearted in spots but with so many great photo opportunities. Put it on your bucket list if you are a serious photographer.
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« Reply #2 on: September 14, 2017, 06:46:06 AM »
Hi Ben!

Once again a really lovely traveler story. And wonderful pictures from wonderful places.

I really enjoyed your explanations on the "harp tripod" ;)
sometimes you have to close your eyes to see properly.

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« Reply #3 on: September 15, 2017, 05:01:35 AM »
Glad you had a good trip around our fair country. Thankfully it's still a place where you can still get to be the only photographer in a beautiful place. I found Iceland beautiful but quite crowded by tourists. Every tiny side road or lane near the sea is worth exploring. For a small place there are endless places to photograph. When you are here all the time sometimes you don't appreciate it. A few years ago I got to travel for a while in Australia and I loved it but when I returned to Ireland I was taken aback by the abundance of colour. We really do have 40 shades of green. Yes we are a bit wet at times but it doesn't rain all day every day. We've very little extremes in weather. When the sun breaks through it's just gorgeous. The Wild Atlantic Way is a great road trip. Not for the faint hearted in spots but with so many great photo opportunities. Put it on your bucket list if you are a serious photographer.

Thanks, and fully agree!

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« Reply #4 on: September 15, 2017, 05:06:55 AM »
Hi Ben!

Once again a really lovely traveler story. And wonderful pictures from wonderful places.

I really enjoyed your explanations on the "harp tripod" ;)

Thanks so much!
I really wanted to share that Long Room experience since not many people even consider long exposures without a tripod. When I started doing long exposures some people around me noticed and immediately imitated it. I think the idea deserves a bigger audience.  ;)

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« Reply #5 on: September 15, 2017, 06:15:15 AM »
Hi Ben!

Once again a really lovely traveler story. And wonderful pictures from wonderful places.

I really enjoyed your explanations on the "harp tripod" ;)

Thanks so much!
I really wanted to share that Long Room experience since not many people even consider long exposures without a tripod. When I started doing long exposures some people around me noticed and immediately imitated it. I think the idea deserves a bigger audience.  ;)
Funny!
Because I really often have no tripod with me and do similar things all the time:
- using the benches in churches, fences, rocks
- pressing cameras against walls or door frames
- etc.

The environment is not only subject to my photos but also tool to get the picture that I want.

But thanks for sharing to others as well.
sometimes you have to close your eyes to see properly.

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« Reply #6 on: September 16, 2017, 08:52:41 AM »
Excellent photos, but...I'm sorry, IMHO...out of respect for the Irish people, I absolutely would not have used that display case as a tripod...

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« Reply #7 on: September 16, 2017, 10:04:39 AM »
Hi Ben,

Excellent work. Beautiful pictures.

Well done, Sir.

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« Reply #8 on: September 16, 2017, 11:03:30 PM »
Neat pictures. I especially enjoyed your story about photographing the Long Room. It is so impressive that I don't think the tourists detract that much. My picture there and of the harp are found on http://www.stevelee.name/britain/ireland/dublin.html. Maybe I could have got a good shot of the harp if I had had a polarizer. The statue reflections are somewhat interesting in themselves. Links on that page will take you to more pictures of Ireland, and the index will take you to the pages of pictures from England and Scotland. Sorry, no tutorials. All photos were shot in April and May, 2017, with a Canon G7X Mark II.

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« Reply #9 on: September 20, 2017, 09:27:48 AM »
Excellent photos, but...I'm sorry, IMHO...out of respect for the Irish people, I absolutely would not have used that display case as a tripod...

In my opinion, putting a camera on the protective glass case is not really disrespectful towards the Irish people.

Could you elaborate why you feel that way?

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« Reply #10 on: September 20, 2017, 09:30:45 AM »
Neat pictures. I especially enjoyed your story about photographing the Long Room. It is so impressive that I don't think the tourists detract that much. My picture there and of the harp are found on http://www.stevelee.name/britain/ireland/dublin.html. Maybe I could have got a good shot of the harp if I had had a polarizer. The statue reflections are somewhat interesting in themselves. Links on that page will take you to more pictures of Ireland, and the index will take you to the pages of pictures from England and Scotland. Sorry, no tutorials. All photos were shot in April and May, 2017, with a Canon G7X Mark II.

Thank you! I checked out your website - your travel experiences are quite interesting - thanks for sharing!

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« Reply #11 on: September 27, 2017, 06:30:16 AM »
We wouldn't be offended in the least.
If fact we'd admire your ability to bend rules and use a bit of ingenuity.
It's like crossing the street, we too are supposed to cross at traffic lights but no one does.
We get in trouble in other countries that observe that as a rule of law.
I'm happy you came and had a good look at our country.
It is a pity you can't walk around more of the library as it's a beautiful room.
Ireland is a great little place to photograph . I never run out of things to photograph.

Excellent photos, but...I'm sorry, IMHO...out of respect for the Irish people, I absolutely would not have used that display case as a tripod...

In my opinion, putting a camera on the protective glass case is not really disrespectful towards the Irish people.

Could you elaborate why you feel that way?

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Re: Ireland - along the Wild Atlantic Way - Part 2
« Reply #12 on: September 28, 2017, 11:54:05 PM »
Another great travel article like always. The image of the library is fantastic and I agree - the blurred people actually adds to the photo. I stated on your first Ireland installment that I did not care for the explanations of the photo technique and I felt the same here UNTIL I got to the library photo. I found myself very interested in the explanation of the photo technique. So maybe others will enjoy your explanations on the previous photos and you should ignore what I said earlier.

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« Reply #13 on: September 29, 2017, 01:21:24 AM »
Hi Ben. I like the images. How do you plan your trips? When I travel, I try to fill my schedule to get the most of my time there to see things, which unfortunately tends to rush picture taking. But if I only have a week to travel, I want to make sure I see a lot.
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Re: Ireland - along the Wild Atlantic Way - Part 2
« Reply #14 on: September 29, 2017, 02:18:20 AM »
Hi Ben. I like the images. How do you plan your trips? When I travel, I try to fill my schedule to get the most of my time there to see things, which unfortunately tends to rush picture taking. But if I only have a week to travel, I want to make sure I see a lot.
I know this question is directed to cervantes and not me, but I will add my two cents worth. For photography I far prefer to spend at least a few days at a given location as opposed to trying to see it all. Not only does this yield better photo ops, it is more relaxing which is part of the point of a vacation.

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« Reply #14 on: September 29, 2017, 02:18:20 AM »