Fire Station

In 20mm f2.8, ireland by Robert Lussier1 Comment

This is my first blog post in over a week. I’ve been a bit under the weather and any normal-feeling time I did have was spent on more urgent matters, like work and getting shit done for my son’s wedding, which is coming up in a couple of weeks. Since I am feeling better, I …

The Reclamation

In Infrared, ireland, landscape, Uncategorized by Robert LussierLeave a Comment

Yesterday’s post (here and on Facebook) featured an image of a old Irish shack I stumbled upon on my trip back in 2008. That prompted a friend of mine to email me. He shared a story about his own trip to Ireland and what he learned there about these old stone structures. I don’t think …

A Shack in the Countryside

In ireland, landscape by Robert Lussier1 Comment

I’m going way back into the archives with this one. It was shot on the first day of a vacation to Ireland in 2007. I remember it vividly. My family and I took the red-eye from Boston, arriving in Dublin at around 7:00AM local time. We had a three hour drive to the cottage we …

The Cliffs from Doolin Bay

In ireland, landscape by Robert LussierLeave a Comment

My friend and fellow photographer, Lee Brown is in Ireland this week on a family trip. And I’m not ashamed to say I am insanely jealous. I was there in 2007, also on a family trip, and loved every minute of it. So much so, I would go back to Ireland for a second time …

Somewhere in Ireland

In ireland, landscape by Robert Lussier2 Comments

Its not just somewhere, I know exactly where this was taken. And I would go back in a heartbeat. This was taken on the west coast of Ireland, in Doolin,Co. Clare. It is looking south towards the Cliffs of Moher. You can see them in the mist on the horizon. The day I shot this was …

Vintage Ruins

In 20mm f2.8, ireland by Robert Lussier5 Comments

A redundant title? Aren’t ruins usually vintage by nature? The ‘vintage’ in this case refers to the processing. The ruins – the shot – is from Ireland, 2007. I know I’ve posted it before, but just reprocessed it. I wanted to give it a vintage feel so I turned to onOne PhotoTools and applied a …

Blarney Castle

In 20mm f2.8, ireland, landscape by Robert Lussier9 Comments

This wraps up the current round of reprocessed images from Ireland. This shot of Blarney Castle is a little more dramatic in processing than the images I’ve posted over the past couple of days. I think it called for it. Like the others, it is a faux HDR derived from a singe raw file. The …

The Cottage

In ireland, landscape by Robert Lussier5 Comments

Tiny ruins, like this one, seem to be everywhere in Ireland. We came upon this the day we visited the Cliffs of Moher. Stopping to get this shot provided another opportunity for my family to mock me for photographing depressing subjects. Its what I do.

O’Brien’s Tower

In ireland, landscape by Robert Lussier4 Comments

As promised, here is the companion image to yesterday’s shot of the Cliffs of Moher. Acording to the Cliff’s of Moher’s official website, “The Tower was built in 1835 by local landlord Cornelius O’Brien as a viewing point for the tourists that even then were flocking to the Cliffs.” They wouldn’t lie. Processing notes on this …

The Cliffs

In ireland, landscape by Robert Lussier19 Comments

Another reprocessed image. I fought valiantly against the high noise in the original tonemapped image. When I originally processed it, I was discouraged because of the loss of detail in the cliffs. My trusty old D80 did not perform well at higher ISO. This time around, I decided to embrace the defects and make them …