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,

Trafalgar Square Morning

Part of my London Collection of photographs that can be seen at http://tinyurl.com/pam8w85, here you can purchase prints or digital downloads. You can follow me on Facebook at http://tinyurl.com/bpmne4a An early morning shot of Trafalgar Square in London, England. In the photo you can see Nelson's Column, the statue of George IV, the Lions head, Charles James Napier statue, the building of the South African High Commission, The National Gallery and the spire of St Martins. The shot was taken using a Nikon D810 camera with a Nikkor 16-35mm f/4 lens. It was edited using DXO Pro Optics 10, Adobe Lightroom 5 and Topaz Labs DeNoise 5. Thanks for looking! Nikon D810, Nikkor 16-35mm, ISO 100, f/14, 16mm, 0.4sec

Part of my London Collection of photographs that can be seen at http://tinyurl.com/pam8w85, here you can purchase prints or digital downloads.
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An early morning shot of Trafalgar Square in London, England. In the photo you can see Nelson’s Column, the statue of George IV, the Lions head, Charles James Napier statue, the building of the South African High Commission, The National Gallery and the spire of St Martins.
The shot was taken using a Nikon D810 camera with a Nikkor 16-35mm f/4 lens. It was edited using DXO Pro Optics 10, Adobe Lightroom 5 and Topaz Labs DeNoise 5.
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Nikon D810, Nikkor 16-35mm, ISO 100, f/14, 16mm, 0.4sec

An Old Graveyard

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An Old Graveyard

A shot of the round tower that stands in St. Kevin’s Graveyard in Glendalough, County Wicklow, Ireland.

This shot was taken with a Nikon D4 camera using a Nikon 24mm f/1.4 lens. It was edited using Photoshop CS6 with the Topaz Labs Clarity plug-in.

Nikon D4, Nikkor 24mm f/1.4, ISO 100, 1/500s, f/8,

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Rathlin Island Panorama

Rathlin Island PanoramaThis is a 6 shot panorama of the harbour at Rathlin Island, off the north coast of Northern Ireland.

This photo was taken using a Sony A7r camera with a Carl Zeiss 55mm f/1.8 lens. It was edited using DXO Pro Optics 9, Lightroom 5.5, Photoshop CS6 with the Topaz Labs Clarity Plug In.

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Sony A7r, Carl Zeiss 55mm f/1.8, ISO 100, F/13, 1/30s

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 – The Wicklow Gap HDR – 19042014

NIKD4s Wicklow Gap HDR 19042014You can purchase this photo at http://tinyurl.com/mnpwr2v or alternatively, you can follow me on Facebook at http://tinyurl.com/bpmne4a

This is a shot of the Wicklow Gap in County Wicklow, Ireland. It was here that the set for castle Camelot was built for the 1981 John Boorman movie “Excalibur”.

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 / 1/320sec / Manual Settings