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Sony A9 and it’s Dynamic Range

I am a subscriber to  Jared Polin  on YouTube.  He was giving a review about the Sony A9. He challenged his followers to download his raw file to see how impressive it was and to make tweaks to it as needed.

The picture below captures a scene with a sports broadcaster commenting on a soccer game in a booth overlooking the stadium.  The camera was able to capture both detail in the highlights (in the stadium) and the shadows (inside the booth) despite there being such a large difference in the exposure between them.

This is Jared’s original file with no adjustments.

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Here is my edit to Jared’s file (slight teak)

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I use Nikon equipment but Sony have been making great advancements in camera technology. I will have to watch this closely.

 

 

 

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Deb’s Season

I took a few pictures of my two nephews Robert and Gavin who were going to the Debs. Great style and excitement.  Robert is pictured directly below with Clara.

 

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Tipperary Travellers Drive For Hope and Change

Horses are an intrinsic part of a travellers’ life. The prospective changes in the way horse-keeping is to be controlled is causing disquiet among travellers at large. Looking after horses helps with depression with the younger males as well as the more senior among them. The rate of suicide in Travellers far outweighs the settled community by a ratio of 6:1.

The Drive took place on Sunday, July 30, and was in aid of Pieta House. The Travellers meet at the Mitchelstown Road entrance to Cahir and completed the Drive in Inch Field. The field was replete with people wearing white tee-shirts with”Drive for Hope and Change”.

Amongst the speakers that spoke were Brian Dillon, Kerry McCarthy and Love Hate’s “John Connors”.  Travellers-Drive-TIpp-3Travellers-Drive-TIpp-43Travellers-Drive-TIpp-38Travellers-Drive-TIpp-37Travellers-Drive-TIpp-32Travellers-Drive-TIpp-27Travellers-Drive-TIpp-26Travellers-Drive-TIpp-29Travellers-Drive-TIpp-28Travellers-Drive-TIpp-21Travellers-Drive-TIpp-23Travellers-Drive-TIpp-20Travellers-Drive-TIpp-18Travellers-Drive-TIpp-4Travellers-Drive-TIpp-11Travellers-Drive-TIpp-12Travellers-Drive-TIpp-10Travellers-Drive-TIpp-1Travellers-Drive-TIpp-2Travellers-Drive-TIpp-8Travellers-Drive-TIpp-36

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Summer ? What Summer?

These pictures were taken a while back but it doesn’t really matter. Why? Because it rained all day today and was very cold considering this is supposed to be our Summer.

Photographers,  myself included do like rain, you get wonderful reflections on surfaces, colourful umbrellas, people rushing etc  People tend to ignore you in the rain so greater opportunity for candid shots.

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Bongo Steve

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You can see more of my work on my portfolio website http://siobhantaylorphotos.com

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Carron with Darren McGrath

CARRON are an Indie-Folk duo from Dublin, led by the sisters Meabh and Mella. They were accompanied by Daren McGrath on guitar.

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You can see more of my work on my portfolio website http://siobhantaylorphotos.com