All posts by Bob McEvoy

Freelance Photographer.

NPA Awards 2019 – Winners Gallery!

If you’ve entered the 2019 NPA Competitions in aid of our sponsered Charities please check the winners gallery below!  If you’ve won a prize, get in touch, and claim it! 

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GALLERY

LOCAL PRIZES:

1st. large framed print,

2nd. 16×12 inch print.

3rd. 10×8 inch print.

Children’s Portrait Awards:

No. 1 CPA-BobMcEvoy-01070_TobyB
Local Winner – 1st Prize

 

No. 2 CPA_BobMcEvoy_01072
Local Winner – 2nd Prize
No.3 CPA-BobMcEvoy-01065
Local Winner – 3rd Prize

Family Portrait Awards:

No.1 FPA-BobMcEvoy-01064
Local Winner – 1st Prize
N0. 2FPA-BobMcEvoy-01001
Local Winner – 2nd Prize

SPECIAL CONGRATULATIONS to Sonia, whose portrait of her three girls not only won 1st prize in the local competition, but also gained our studio the 3rd Place in the UK National Competition!

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Glasker Mill

Glasker Old Mill is on the road between Loughbrickland and Rathfriland in Co. Down.  The likelihood is that the mill was once part of the extensive Irish Linen industry which thrived in that area in the 19th and early 20th Century.

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I photographed it with my ‘baby’ – the Fujifilm X-T30 camera, fitted with the 18-55mm kit lens.

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Just a little further down the road is a beautiful old phone box, set against an unattractive brick wall.

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Thankfully, this is not a problem…

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The Nissan X-Trail

Nissan X-Trail.

Photographed today. for a commercial client.  Good photography sells cars.

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Fujifilm X-T3 F=53mm f/11 @ 1/60th sec on ISO1600.

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NEW YEAR – NEW PROFILE!

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Templemore Baths, Belfast

Here’s a building that’s been part of the East Belfast community since 1893.  It was originally built to facilitate hygiene requirements by the City Corporation, for many of the houses in the terraced streets around the building had only outside toilets, and no bathrooms.  So, the council built the public baths…

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I have passed the building on many, many occasions, but rarely can it be found without cars parked along the front during the daylight hours.  (It sits just off the new ‘Glider’ bus  route along the Albertbridge Road, so I suppose that people park there and ride the Glider into the city centre.)   Today as I passed it was clear, and I just happened to have a camera or two in the car! Continue reading Templemore Baths, Belfast

Stormy Newcastle, Co.Down

What a wind!

Newcastle Co.Down is a favourite of mine, with it’s beautiful setting; the scenery that inspired Percy French to write his famous song, “Where the Mountains of Mourne Sweep Down to the Sea.”  He might not have found it just so inspiring today, for the wind was blowing a gale, and the seas were rough – the mountains overcast and dark.

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In this image I was trying to show the darkness of the mountains against the stormy sea.  Shot in Acros Black and White, F=18mm, f/16 @ 1/40th sec ISO400

I had the Fujifilm X-T30, with a standard zoom, the 18-55mm f/2.8-4.  I love using this camera, for it’s small, but with a powerful processing engine.  For this walk I kept the camera on ISO400, with the film simulation mode set to Acros Black and White and shooting simultaneous Jpegs and RAW.

Continue reading Stormy Newcastle, Co.Down

Dead Leaf – Day 4.

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It’s getting boring now. I’m now at Day 4 with my dead leaf. This time I put a macro extension tube on the X-T30 and stuck the lens right up against the leaf. Focal length was 55mm (Macro tubes only work at the vey end of these lenses)  –

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f/8 @ 1/60th sec on ISO3200, lit by a Rotolight Neo in a light tent.

In Lightroom, I used split toning to bring out the reds in the leaf’s shadow areas, – just a tiny amount of saturation used.

I’ve got to find a new leaf soon. I’m running out of options. Either that or I need to get out and find something to photograph really soon.