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DPS May Competition winner  by David Sheilds

DPS Competition May 2015

A most enjoyable night was had by all at the Drogheda Photographic Society competition held on 7th May 2015.

The night was well attended and one could feel the excitement and tension as examiner, Photographer John Doyle, studied each photograph under the following headings: Exposure, Shutter Speed, Lens Aperture, Camera Lens Focus.

John Doyle is accredited with many awards and accolades in landscape, portrait, press & news, science & nature photography, to mention but a few. We are most grateful for his generous time and expertise given to the Society.

Points allocated for each criterion were totalled and awarded to the winner on the night. It was widely acknowledged by all that John had provided well-structured and helpful feedback in respect of photographs submitted.

Congratulations to David Shields on his award of first prize.

DPS May Competition winner  by David Sheilds

DPS May Competition winner by David Sheilds

 

 

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My Drogheda by Wayne Floyd

Part one of a two part series from one of our members – Wayne Floyd

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I have been a native of Drogheda for the past 42 years. I love the town, the people and what it has to offer. It was once said to me that Drogheda is the centre of the universe, and it totally is for me. Even with its familiar grey old buildings, they have stood the test of time and that only brings character to them. In the last ten to twelve years the town has undergone a massive change. Some would say for the better but for me it’s not the same. I wish they had made West street  pedestrian only and allowed more space for street furniture. I also wish we had a town square. It is a great town but like all growing towns, cracks begin to show, just my opinion. Here are a few photographs I have taken of the town. Taken with the camera on my phone. I love the square format again all my images have the same border and format. Please feel free to comment good or bad. Its always good to get feed back.

Thank you all, Wayne J Floyd.

Pic 1

This Image was taken with a Samsung S3. I used the App Vignette to place a border and change it from a colour image to black and white. I used a high contrast to get the blacks darker.

 

Lone man Drogheda Photographic society

This Image was taken with a Samsung S3. I used the App Vignette to place a border and change it from a colour image to black and white. I then rant it through Instagram and again changed the border. I felt that this image had to be taken to capture the loneliness I perceived as an onlooker. Its not that I felt sorry for him, more wondering ‘what he was thinking’.
I went to primary school with this man.

 

 

Quays

This Image was taken with a Samsung S3. I used the App Vignette to place a border and change it from a colour image to black and white.

 

 

Pearse Park

This Image was taken with a Samsung S3. I used the App Vignette to place a border and change it from a colour image to black and white. I then ran it through Instagram, again I changed the border and also the Black and white to a filter called ‘sutro’. I decided last year that on the 28th of every month I would post a mini-series on one topic. Containing six photographs this is the first one of the series called ‘Pearse Park’ (must be said with a Drawda accent).

 

 

Pearse Park for Drogheda Photographic Society

This Image was taken with a Samsung S3. I used the App Vignette to place a border and change it from a colour image to black and white. I then ran it through Instagram, again I changed the border and also the Black and white to a filter called ‘sutro’. Again from the Mini-series ‘Pearse Park’

 

Town Centre

This Image was taken with a Samsung S3. I used the App Vignette to place a border and change it from a colour image to black and white. I then put it through the App Snapspeed, again I changed the border and added a out of focus filter to the edges. This is one of my many Street Photography images. This is a field of Photography which I like a lot, Street Photography has really grown since the introduction of mobile phone photography.

 

West Street

This Image was taken with a Samsung S3. I used the App Vignette to place a border and change it from a colour image to black and white. I then put it through Instagram, again I changed the Black and white to a filter called ‘Hefe’. This is another image from my Street Photography collection.

 

 

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Spin and Zoom

An introduction to Spin and Zoom by David Sheilds, from one of our recent group outings at the Bridge of Peace in Drogheda.

I first discovered this technique on You Tube from an American photographer called Bryan Peterson. This was my first time trying this technique and boy, did I get lucky.

The subject was the graffiti located underneath the bridge of peace on the South bank. I shot in aperture priority mode, and as this technique requires a ‘relatively’ long exposure time I dropped my ISO and aperture to my camera lens lowest settings.

Using my kit lens, ie the 18-55mm, I focused on the 3A in the picture at 18mm. Switching to manual focus, as I pressed the shutter release button I zoomed the lens to 55mm while at the same time rotating the camera/my hand from a three o’clock position to a twelve o’clock position.

David Sheilds

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Bridge of peace grafitti spin & zoom

Camera Settings
 
Nikon                  D5200
Lens                    18-55mm kit lens
ISO                      100
Aperature          f22
Shutter Speed   1/3 second

Technique by Bryan Peterson displayed here:

 

 

 

 

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Something to do for this Arts festival weekend

Along with the Drogheda Arts festival kicking off this coming weekend, we also have the Boyne 10K race taking place also!

Because of this, we thought it might be a nice way of getting people out and about with their cameras, especially our members!

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The race kicks off at 15.00hrs (with a few society members running in it).
Events like these can be a great opportunity for budding photographers to practice some sports photography but also to capture some street photography along with the large crowds and events that encompass the race and arts festival.

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The weather on the day is set for highs of 12 degrees, with low winds and no rain, so you should have the perfect opportunity to get some snaps.

Some locations for consideration:

  • West Street – Start/Finish, Warm up area on the steps of St Peters Church, Samba Band, Largest Crowd
  • Oldbridge/Water Station – half way mark, A real scenic location near the Obelisk Bridge
  • Riverbank Estate – At the top of what is now known as heartbreak hill, approx 1000m constant uphill gradient, you can expect lots of drained joggers at ths point!
  • Ramparts -  The last kilometre, another scenic location with a backdrop of Drogheda
  • Dominic Street/West Street – Last hill in the race and approx 300 metres from the finish line, lots of street festivities at this point

I’ve attached a few shots to this article to show some of the pics that I’ve managed to capture at recent events to give you some ideas along with the route map to help you select suitable locations

Boyne 10K Route Map

Happy snapping
Graham