“Lough Boora” Photography Exhibition – Lough Boora Visitors Centre August 2015

The “Lough Boora” exhibition by Birr Photography Group featured at the Lough Boora Visitor Centre, County Offaly, Ireland for the month of August 2015.

In the unique setting of The Visitor Centre at The Lough Boora Discovery Park, there was an exhibition of photographic art by 7 members of Birr Photography Group.

Lough Boora Discovery Park presents an ever changing canvas where sculptures emerge from the landscape against a backdrop of wildflowers, grasslands, lakes and wetlands in the heart of Ireland. The variation in the light throughout the day and the seasons offer a visual treat to any photographer to be creative with their art.

Creativity in photography depends on the photographer being able to visualise the image before the subject is actually captured. Birr Photography Group has endeavoured to photograph Lough Boora with an original style using Panoramas, Little Planets and Reflections as their inspiration.

Turraun Wetlands Sunset Panorama by Philomena Jordan

Turraun Wetlands Sunset Panorama by Philomena Jordan

“Panoramic Photography” creates impressive wide images by “stitching” together 3 or more single shots to capture images with elongated fields of view. This photographic technique works very well with the stunning landscape vistas of Lough Boora.

Sculpture Little Planet by Paul Barber

Sculpture Little Planet by Paul Barber

“Little Planets” is a unique way to process panoramic photographs into unusual pieces of art. Panoramic images can be transformed with a special “polar effect filter” using the computer programmes Photoshop or Gimp to create circular images that seem to wrap the scene around into a planet shape.

Reflection by Robert Revill

Reflection by Robert Revill

Using “Reflections” in photography can produce some amazing effects and beautiful images. Reflections in the abundant water sources around Lough Boora can completely alter an image from something fairly straightforward into a more richer or abstract work of art.

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