Laura Pigott


Nature in Clonmel

October 2014

This series of images were taken in early October 2014, to try and capture the changing colours of nature as Autumn arrived in Clonmel. These images were shot as JPEG Fine with a Nikon 3100 and processed using Adobe Photoshop CS6.

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Interesting Parts

  • The image above, titled "The Conker's Crown of Thorns" has an almost Christmassy feel to it. What attracted me to it was the sharpness of the leaves in contrast to the smoothness of the conkers.
  • The image on the left, titled "An Aspirational Moth", shows the contrast between what would otherwise be a dull coloured creature, and the warm colours of nature which surrounds him.
  • The image below, titled "An Autumnal Feast", shows the crispness and warm tones that autumn brings. I came across this array of colour while walking out near Marafield lake.
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What I learned

  • I learned that when photographing nature, you really need to get up close to find interesting perspectives.
  • Adjusting the focus on a subject that is so close to the camera is quite a precise process, and requires a steady hand to ensure the details come out crisp.
  • I learned how to quickly adjust exposure settings much faster than I had before, as the light was continually changing throughout the day.
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