All posts by Bob McEvoy

Freelance Photographer.

Baby Holly

Baby Holly visited the studio-pod today for the second stage o her ‘Baby’s First year’ photoshoot.  I offer these fantastic short sessions at 4 months, eight months and twelve months. Session one sees baby lifting their head and taking an interest, session two and he or she is sitting up, and session three is usually a cake-smash with our big figure one in the background!

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Frequently I shoot the second session on Greenscreen (Chromakey), as with this session.  I used the Fujifilm X-T3, F=47mm, f/5.6 @ 1/125th sec on ISO400.  Two Elinchrom studio lights (flash).

Ballywalter, Co.Down

Ballywalter today for work purposes, and while I waited for an appointment time, I went down to the harbour with the Fujifilm X-T2 fitted with a Nikkor 37-70mm f/3.5 lens, and a Nikkor 100-300mm lens.   It was a strange day, windy and overcast, but with bright spots appearing through the threatening clouds.

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First stop was to look at an old boat that I saw parked on the road down toward the slipway. Continue reading Ballywalter, Co.Down

Templemore Baths Belfast (Part 2)

In December 2019 I had my attention attracted (or ‘distracted’ since I was driving!) by the old Templemore Avenue Baths, – for there were no cars parked in fort of it – which is unusual, and that fact prompted me to actually get out of the car and make some photographs.

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 So,you can see the original post here:

Templemore Baths (Part 1)

So, when I discovered that one of my ‘Baby’s First Year’ mums worked at the Baths, needless to say I asked for quick look inside, and so with the help of David, Sam and Sharon, I got a great tour of the inside of the building, and just in time too, for the building just about to be stripped inside, and incorporated into a new state of the art leisure complex being built on the adjacent site.  Here’s some (but not all) of the photos…

The Boiler Room was my starting point.  in a lower floor below ground level, the machinery there is still working (for the community group who have been using the building) but no less interesting for that.

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The Baths had two pools, and the small of the two has been disused for quite some time.

The larger pool is still in use at the time of writing.  It features little changing cubicles along the sides of the pool – probably considered unhygienic by modern standards, but perfect for the period in which the structure was built.  Thanks to David for removing the pool cover to let me see the water!

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I sat in one of the cubicles to get a swimmer’s view of the pool…

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The most interesting part of the building is the actual bathrooms themselves, and these will be in Part 3 – following in a day or two.  I’ll post a link here.

Baby Molly

Baby Molly

Baby Molly visited the new ‘Studio-Pod’ at Ballygowan (aka ‘Man-Cave for retired photographers! LOL) for the first visit of her ‘Baby’s First Year’ photoshoots.  What a lovely subject she was.  To maintaining social distancing and good practice, her mummy had to do all the hard work, moving props, and posing her – but it was fine, and we got the studio visit over in around 20 minutes.

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In the studio I used the Fujifilm X-T3 camera, fitted with a Fujinon XF 16-55mm f/2.8 R, LM, Wr lens.  Before the visit the fabrics and floor were washed and sterilised, hand sanitiser, masks and gloves were made available, and afterwards all fabrics went straight into the washing machine.  As we all say – “When you pod – Pod safely!

The new normal!

Victoria Park, Belfast

Victoria Park, Belfast

On a warm sunny afternoon, Victoria Park was well populated by walkers, runners, picnickers, and ball game players!  There was one unoccupied piece of path…

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Fujifilm X-T2, Nikon 50mm MF lens, Focus Peaking.  F=50mm, f/5.6 @ 1/60th sec on ISO 400. Shot on Acros Black and White Film Simulation Mode.

The Lockdown Logs #39 – Final Edition!

The Lockdown Logs

Dateline: June 12th 2020

Final Edition!  Whether the government like it or not, the Lockdown is more or less over for most of us, and I was BACK AT WORK TODAY!  So here’s my very first commercial shoot of the rest of my life, and the last of my Lockdown Logs (and I’m not sorry to see the end of the Lockdown!)

Fujifilm X-T3, F=55mm, f/7.1 @ 1/60th sec on ISO 3200.

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