‘Lough Boora’ – A photographic exhibition by Birr Photography Group

The ‘Lough Boora’ exhibition, by Birr Photography Group, is being featured in the Lough Boora Discovery Park Visitor Centre for the month of August 2015. The exhibition will feature photos by 7 members of the 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 Discovery Park with an original style using Panoramas, Little Planets and Reflections as their inspiration.

“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.

“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.

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.

Birr Photography Group has regular meetings, talks, discussions and demonstrations on a variety of photographic topics on Thursday evenings from 8pm at Craughwell’s Pub, Castle Street, Birr. New members are always welcome.

For more information on Birr Photography Group, please contact 086 152 0605 or see the website.

Sculpture Little Planet by Paul Barber


Reflection by Robert Revill