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Moneyreagh Water Tower

The old water Tower on Galloway Hill, close to Moneyreagh, Co. Down is listed on the community website, https://moneyreaghdistrictcommunityassociation.btck.co.uk/ as being one of the significant landmarks of the village!  It is certainly visible for quite a distance around, but as a landmark it probably lacks a little in the beauty department.  Still, I suppose its mostly only seen in the distance, as this photograph, taken from Tullyhubbert Road shows, and from a distance it doesnt look too bad.

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Fujifilm X-D2 200mm lens, f/9 @ 1/250th sec on ISO200.
 

So, in the interests of bringing its lovely ‘landmarkedness’ to the wider public, I drove up Tower Lane to reach said monument to the human desire for thirst quenching wateriness, and record it from closer distances. Continue reading Moneyreagh Water Tower

Back to Basics #1 – Camera Aperture

BACK TO BASICS #1 – APERTURE

The aperture is the diaphram in your lens which controls the amount of light entering the camera. (The shutter controls the time that the light falls on the film/sensor) The diagramme attached to this post illustrates the effect of closing the aperture diaphram, and how it changes the light falling on the film/sensor. Continue reading Back to Basics #1 – Camera Aperture

Old Technology and New Technology

Remington and Apple!

In a combination of Old and New technology, I made this image on the iPhone, using my brilliant new ‘Hueless’ App.  I noticed this old Remington typewriter sitting on a sideboard at a wedding in Brownlow House, Lurgan.  I suspect it was supplied by the bride or the wedding planner.  Regardless of how or why it was sitting there, it looked like a good subject for a photograph!

I imported it to Photoshop (the iOS version) and tweaked it just a tiny bit, to produce this rather pleasing image, where the manufacturer’s name is nicely highlighted against the low-key natural background …

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