This weeks photography come from the small coastal town of Killough . It sit’s on the County Down coast looking across the Irish sea towards the Isle of Man. It shows the old windmill that overlooks the harbour end of the town from where this shot was taken.
Todays photograph is from the old Lagan canal which runs from Belfast to Lisburn in County Antrim, Northern Ireland. This bridge is built from sandstone and locally called the high bridge and is still in use has the Ballyskeagh road cross’s it. It also give the bridge it’s name. Ballyskeagh bridge
This area is set in the Lagan Valley regional park, the path covers a distance of 14 miles and is also part of a 22 mile cycle route.
Photograph was taken on my mobile/cell phone and edited in Snapseed.
Where I live cats seem to be popular pets, given the number that visit my home. Sitting outside having a coffee when this little cat came and sat at the wheel of my van. I got the camera half expecting it to be gone, but there it sat. I sat down on the lowest step at the door to take this photo. I tried to get it to come closer but no, it sat there just staring at me. Back to my coffee with those bright yellow eyes watching every move, a few minutes later it turned and disappeared under the van.
Photograph Data: Processed in Lightroom and finished with Nik Silver Efex Pro 2
Camera: Nikon D750
Lens: Sigma C 150 – 600 mm telephoto lens: Shot at 150 mm
This weeks black & white image was taken on the shore of Strangford Lough in County Down in Northern Ireland. The photograph shows a Black Headed gull drinking from a small river that flows into the lough. The gull is in its summer plumage where the head is a dark brown to black colour with a white ring around part of the eye.
Camera: Nikon D7200
Lens: Sigma 150 – 600 mm telephoto lens
metadata: f 7.1 at 1/800 sec: ISO 250
edited in Lightroom and finished in Nik Silver efex pro 2
Welcome to another B&W Wednesday, the photograph this week of a Cabbage White butterfly. It was taken with a 150-600 mm telephoto lens. Using a telephoto lens allows you to stand well back from your subject, less chance of spooking them.
Shot in raw format and edited in LR with the final edit in Nik Silver Efex Pro.
Photographed using a Nikon D7200,
Sigma 150-600 mm lens.
ISO: 400, f8 , 1/800 sec. Lens focal length 550 mm.
My image this week is part of a Hawthorn tree. It was growing near the top of a hill and the rising sun was back lighting the young leaves. It makes a good colour image but my thoughts were the tones it would show in B&W. I’ll leave you to judge the image for yourself.
Nikon D7200 with a Sigma C 150-600 mm lens.
Shot at f5 using the 150mm setting on the lens and ISO 800.
Welcome to B & W Wednesday where I post a B&W photograph taken some time in the last month. This weeks image was picked because I loved the texture of the hair and the light reflecting in the eye.
It is the face of a cow, we came face to face at the top of a hill. Well not this close, She started to approach me and I shot a few images. This was edited in Lightroom and finished in Nik Silver Efex Pro, my favorite for black and white finishing.
Camera Nikon D7200 with a Sigma 150-600 lens. Shot at f5.6, 1/640 sec, ISO400 at 185mm focal length.
This photograph was taken on one off my early morning walks in the Dromara hills. Shot using a Nikon D7200 with a Tamron SP 70 – 200mm len. Raw file edited in Lightroom and finished in Nik Silver Efex Pro.
Looking across the Dromara hills to the Mourne mountains in the background.