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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300mm Nikon Lens on Fujifilm X-T30

300mm Nikon Lens on Fujifilm X-T30

Here’s an experiment with an old manual focus 70-300mm zoom Nikon lens on the Fujifilm X-T30 mirrorless camera.

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I was given this lens as a gift in 1995, (I think) and although it’s slow (max f/4) it’s quite a good lens. The light was failing when this image was made, around 5.30pm, so the ISO was 6400, making the image grainy. I extended the lens to 300mm and shot a photo of this bush at f/4 – 1/250th sec.

I needed to keep the ISO high and shutter speed short to eliminate lens shake.  Overall though, I see possibilities for this combination.

Traffic Jams and Nikon Lenses!

Using a 35 year old Nikon Lens on a 1 year old Fujifilm Mirrorless Camera!

It’s rare to have open roads in Belfast on a Saturday, but today the roads were reasonably free of traffic – with people ‘self-isolating’ and ‘social distancing.’  But there was one traffic jam, and that was caused by the closure of an important route into and out of the city, the Sydenham By-Pass.  This closure caused a stand-still traffic jam on the lower section of the Newtownards Road (Ballymacarret) – Just one single snarl up in the whole city and I was stuck in it.

As it happened I had a camera right beside me on the passenger seat of the car, so while the car was stationery, with the handbrake on and the engine stopped, I made a small number of exposures.  Random images, of no relevance or importance.

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Busy Belfast?  Because of the Coronavirus scare, the pubs, restaurants etc are closed, and the usually busy streets mostly deserted. This image processed to a sketch.

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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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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

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