I recently joined Limerick Camera Club-partly to give me the motivation to keep snapping regularly and also to get some constructive criticism. The group meets on Wednesdays at Mary I, Room 206, at 8pm.
Last week was competition night and this is my black and white photo in the beginner’s category. It was taken down the Dock Road in Limerick. It got some good feedback from some more experienced members, which I was delighted with.
It was an experiment in Photoshop, particularly in pushing up the contrast levels, which I haven’t done before. You get a cool washed out effect. I also like the contrast between old and new in the subject matter. While landscape photos can be amazing, I think pieces of urban landscape like billboards are really interesting to shoot. Seemingly this Wednesday’s night will be dedicated to Photoshop so hopefully I’ll learn something!