About Thomas Fitzgerald

Thomas is a professional fine art photographer and writer specialising in photography related instructional books as well as travel writing and street photography. 

Solar Eclipse

Solar Eclipse

It was cloudy here in Ireland for this morning's solar eclipse, but luckily just as it reached its peak, the clouds briefly cleared and I was able to get a few shots out my window. I used live view to capture these, so I wouldn't be looking through the lens at the sun. I set the iso as low as it would go and shutter speed and aperture to their maximum, and the exposure was just about right. I did have an ND filter but I didn't need to use it in the end. I wasn't really trying to do this properly, as this was more of a pure of the moment thing, but for a quick reaction they came out ok. They're not great shots, but they have their own charm, in my humble opinion anyway. I would like to have gotten a shot from somewhere else without the trees blocking it, but I think the trees add to the effect too, giving it a creepy almost "horror movie" kind of feel. 

This shot didn't quite work as well, as the sun is out of focus, but it's kind of spooky so I like it!

Most of the morning was cloudy like this. You couldn't even see the sun through the naked eye (and you shouldn't be looking anyway) - but you can just make it out after some tweaking to the raw file!

I'm really enjoying the combination of Fuji X-Trans + Capture One

I'm really enjoying the combination of Fuji X-Trans + Capture One

50 Shades of Green - Happy St. Patricks Day

50 Shades of Green - Happy St. Patricks Day