Halloween Fireworks over Derry Part 1

An HDR shot of the Halloween fireworks over Derry, Northern Ireland. This photo was taken from the famous "Walls" of the city, with this section of them overlooking Guildhall Square. The building with the clock tower in the centre of the frame is the Guildhall which presides over Guildhall Square. To the right of the building, you can see one of the angular arms of the Peace Bridge which spans the River Foyle. You can also see the lights coming from the funfair that was situated in Ebrington Square, in the Waterside part of the city. Derry was recently voted by the readers of USA Today as being the top Halloween destination in the world, beating off competition from the likes of Transylvania, Sleepy Hollow and Salem, Masaachusetts. This is an HDR photograph, merged from 3 different shots. It was taken with a Nikon D810 camera, using a Nikkor 16-35mm f/4 wide angle lens. The photos were cleaned up using DXO Pro Optics 10, merged using Photomatix Pro 5 and then edited using Adobe Lightroom 5 and Adobe Photoshop CS6. Thanks for looking! Nikon D810, Nikkor 16-35mm, 17mm, f/10, ISO 100, 4sec,

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An HDR shot of the Halloween fireworks over Derry, Northern Ireland. This photo was taken from the famous “Walls” of the city, with this section of them overlooking Guildhall Square. The building with the clock tower in the centre of the frame is the Guildhall which presides over Guildhall Square. To the right of the building, you can see one of the angular arms of the Peace Bridge which spans the River Foyle. You can also see the lights coming from the funfair that was situated in Ebrington Square, in the Waterside part of the city.

Derry was recently voted by the readers of USA Today as being the top Halloween destination in the world, beating off competition from the likes of Transylvania, Sleepy Hollow and Salem, Masaachusetts.

This is an HDR photograph, merged from 3 different shots. It was taken with a Nikon D810 camera, using a Nikkor 16-35mm f/4 wide angle lens. The photos were cleaned up using DXO Pro Optics 10, merged using Photomatix Pro 5 and then edited using Adobe Lightroom 5 and Adobe Photoshop CS6.

Thanks for looking!

Nikon D810, Nikkor 16-35mm, 17mm, f/10, ISO 100, 4sec,

The Ha’Penny Bridge during Golden Hour

NIKD810 Ha'Penny Bridge HDR Sunset 171015Original size, high resolution prints are available from http://tinyurl.com/nrcph3u Alternatively, you can follow me on FB at http://tinyurl.com/bpmne4a
A 5 exposure, blended HDR shot of the Ha’Penny Bridge which spans the River Liffey in Dublin, Ireland. This shot was taken during the Golden Hour, just before sunset.
This shot was taken using a Nikon D810 camera with a Nikkor 16-35mm f/4 wide angle lens. Due to the different types of light in the scene, I had to shoot multiple exposures and blend them together using Raya Pro. The foreground including the trees were normally exposed, with the sunset and sky being underexposed to retain the detail in the clouds. Once I was happy with the final blended shot, I adjusted the shadows, blacks, clarity and tones in Lightroom and then reduced some of the noise using Topaz Labs DeNoise 5.

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Nikon D810, Nikkor 16-35mm, 19mm, f/8, 1/100sec, ISO 1000, +/-5ev

Dublin City Centre at Sunset – HDR

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A 5 exposure, blended HDR shot looking down the River Liffey at sunset, towards the Ha’Penny Bridge in Dublin, Ireland.

This shot was taken using a Nikon D810 camera with a Nikkor 16-35mm f/4 wide angle lens. Due to the different types of light in the scene, I had to shoot multiple exposures and blend them together using Raya Pro. The foreground including the trees were normally exposed, with the sunset and sky being underexposed to retain the detail in the clouds. Once I was happy with the final blended shot, I adjusted the shadows, blacks, clarity and tones in Lightroom and then reduced some of the noise using Topaz Labs DeNoise 5.

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Nikon D810, Nikkor 16-35mm, 35mm, f/8, 1/60sec, ISO 1000, +/-5ev

Fortress Lovrijenac at Night

Part of my Dubrovnik Collection of photographs that can be seen at http://tinyurl.com/obcg5jn, here you can purchase prints or digital downloads. You can follow me on Facebook at http://tinyurl.com/bpmne4a A night shot of Fortress Lovrijenac, standing on top of a cliff, protecting Dubrovnik in Croatia. This shot is 6 photos blended into 1, to help get a smooth exposure. With the bright lights coming from the fortress and the dark shadows of the rocks, it would have been nearly impossible to pull off this sort of shot with just 1 exposure.  The photo was taken using a Nikon D810 camera with a Nikkor 16-35mm f/4 lens. It was edited using DXO Pro Optics 10, Photomatix Pro 5, Adobe Lightroom 5, and Topaz Labs DeNoise 5. Thanks for looking! Nikon D810, Nikkor 16-35mm, ISO 640, 16mm, f/14, 2.5secs - 30 secs, 6 exposures,

Part of my Dubrovnik Collection of photographs that can be seen at http://tinyurl.com/obcg5jn, here you can purchase prints or digital downloads.
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A night shot of Fortress Lovrijenac, standing on top of a cliff, protecting Dubrovnik in Croatia.
This shot is 6 photos blended into 1, to help get a smooth exposure. With the bright lights coming from the fortress and the dark shadows of the rocks, it would have been nearly impossible to pull off this sort of shot with just 1 exposure. The photo was taken using a Nikon D810 camera with a Nikkor 16-35mm f/4 lens. It was edited using DXO Pro Optics 10, Photomatix Pro 5, Adobe Lightroom 5, and Topaz Labs DeNoise 5.
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Nikon D810, Nikkor 16-35mm, ISO 640, 16mm, f/14, 2.5secs – 30 secs, 6 exposures,

Portmarnock Coastline in HDR

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A 6 shot HDR photo of the Portmarnock coastline in Dublin, Ireland. This shot was taken with a Nikon D810 camera using a Nikkor 16-35mm f/4 lens. The exposures ran 1/160sec through 1/40sec.

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Nikon D810, Nikkor 16-35mm, 6 exposures, f/16, ISO100, 16mm

NIKD4s – Triton Lake HDR – 19042014

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This is a shot of Triton Lake in Powerscourt Estate, County Wicklow, Ireland. The lake forms the main attraction of the Italian Gardens part of the Estate. The fountain in the middle of the lake is based on the fountain in the Piazza Barberini in Rome.

This photo was taken using a Nikon D4s DSLR with a Nikon 24mm f/1.4 wide angle lens. The photo was first imported into DXO Pro Optics 9 to iron out any small anomalies, it was then taken into Photoshop CS6 where I created 5 different exposures (-2 through +5) out of a single image. From there I merged the images into 1 HDR file using Photomatix Pro 5, then I applied a filter to the HDR image using Topaz Labs Clarity. Finally, I amended the levels slightly using Lightroom 5.

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Nikon D4s / Nikon 24mm f/1.4 / ISO 100 / f/8 / 1/250sec / Manual Settings

NIKD4s – Lough Tay HDR – 19042014

NIKD4s Lough Tay HDR 19042014You can purchase this photo at http://tinyurl.com/ldnvr69 or alternatively, you can follow me on Facebook at http://tinyurl.com/bpmne4a

This is a shot of Lough Tay in County Wicklow, Ireland. Lough Tay is commonly referred to as the Guinness Lake due to its resemblance to a pint of Guinness. The northern part of the coastline is owned by the Guinness family, who imported white sand to create the effect of the head on a Guinness.

This photo was taken using a Nikon D4s DSLR with a Nikon 24mm f/1.4 wide angle lens. The photo was first imported into DXO Pro Optics 9 to iron out any small anomalies, it was then taken into Photoshop CS6 where I created 5 different exposures (-2 through +5) out of a single image. From there I merged the images into 1 HDR file using Photomatix Pro 5, then I applied a filter to the HDR image using Topaz Labs Clarity. Finally, I amended the levels slightly using Lightroom 5.

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Nikon D4s / Nikon 24mm f/1.4 / ISO 100 / f/8 / 1/160sec / Manual Settings