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Eoghann Irving
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This photo was taken around dusk and while the sun hadn’t set it was getting dark. However, courtesy of an 8 second exposure it looks almost like full daylight. I think it captures the peaceful nature of the moment well. You can see a couple of smudges…
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While my new lens isn’t a macro lens in any traditional sense the narrow depth of field does make it very good for detail shots because you can isolate just a tiny part of something like this flower for example. I’m having a lot of fun with my new lens…
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Well it’s a tea rose to be precise and you can’t smell it at all because, you know, it’s a photo, but quoting Shakespeare makes me sound clever and stuff. I’m still practicing with my new camera lens. The previous shots were mostly about taking advantage…
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Traveller wasn’t the first roleplaying game or even the first science fiction roleplaying game (that prize goes to either Empire of the Petal Throne (1975) if you count science fantasy or Metamorphosis Alpha (1976) both of which were published by TSR) but…
Traveller wasn't the first roleplaying game or even the first science fiction roleplaying game (that prize goes to either Empire of the Petal Throne (197 …
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Don’t let the pose fool you.  Jaws is not prone to thinking big thoughts. Mostly she was just wondering if I was going to kick her off my chair again. This is a case where the narrow depth of field of the lens really helped to focus attention where it…
Don't let the pose fool you. Jaws is not prone to thinking big thoughts. Mostly she was just wondering if I was going to kick her off my chair again. This is a case where the narrow depth of field of the lens really helped to focus attention where it needed to be though. f/1.7 - 1/30 - 25mm - ISO 1250 Also published on Medium. Facebook Related
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Another practice shot with my new 25mm micro four thirds prime lens. This time of one of my wife’s Disney tattoos. The f1.7 of the lens is a great thing for taking shots indoors, but that narrow depth of field is challenging. It’s very easy to have the…
Another practice shot with my new 25mm micro four thirds prime lens. This time of one of my wife's Disney tattoos. The f1.7 of the lens is a great thing for taking shots indoors, but that narrow depth of field is challenging. It's very easy to have the wrong thing in focus. But when you've got a narrow target like this it's great. I did do a little post processing to boost the vibrance and focus your eye on the tattoo, but not much. For those who...
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I’m sure this will make a lot of people online happy anyway. Personally I think there are far more interesting female characters in the Marvel Universe than the perpetually bland Black Widow, a character who basically just seems to be defined by…
I'm sure this will make a lot of people online happy anyway. Personally I think there are far more interesting female characters in the Marvel Universe than the perpetually bland Black Widow, a character who basically just seems to be defined by hyper-competent which... isn't actually a personality at all. Marvel Studios boss Kevin Feige hasn’t left himself a fat lot of wiggle room with his latest answer to the question of a possible Black Widow ...
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Ms. Marvel is at the top of my list for characters to get their own movie, but I'll definitely watch a Black Widow movie.
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While I enjoy sitting on the beach at sunrise and taking photos, they can get a little samey after a while,  particularly in this case where there was literally nothing but beach and ocean in sight. So I tried something a little different, moving the…
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Well it's a tea rose to be precise and you can't smell it at all because, you know, it's a photo, but quoting Shakespeare makes me sound clever and stuff. I'm still practicing with my new camera lens. The previous shots were mostly about taking advantage of the low light capability. Here though there was plenty of light and I wanted to work with depth of field.

Once you get down to f1.7 it gets really tricky to get the right bits of the image in focus. I actually misjudged this slightly and the stamen are out of focus, but the petals are nice and sharp so I can live with it. The value of that shallow depth of field is obvious though because it isolates the flower from everything else which fades into a nice blurred background.

Also look at the shutter speed when the lens is this wide open. There's not much risk of camera shake at 1/2500 of a second. This is what they mean when they say a lens is "fast".

f/1.7 - 1/2500 - 25mm - ISO 160
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Next Sunday (6/5/16) I will be attending Awesome Con in DC and getting a photo with Peter Capaldi. Still figuring out what other stuff I will do but if nothing else I should get some good cosplay photos. I rarely go to conventions because… well… all those…
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Toothless here is not an easy cat to photograph. For a start he’s all black which means half the time all you see is eyes. But also any time you get down on the floor to take a photo of him he immediately walks right over to you to sniff the camera. He…
Toothless here is not an easy cat to photograph. For a start he's all black which means half the time all you see is eyes. But also any time you get down on the floor to take a photo of him he immediately walks right over to you to sniff the camera. He does, however, love staring out the door when it's open. So I had the opportunity to sneak up on him for this shot. Basically I sat in my chair and hung round the door to snap the photo which accou...
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He is BEAUTIFUL!!!! Toothless or not
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Trying out my new 25mm Prime micro four thirds lens (so a 50mm equivalent) and I think I like it. I’ll have to get used to actually moving instead of just zooming and probably adjust my composition a bit, but it’s light and fast which is great in a lot of…
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It would be nice if there was a reliable way to autopost from Wordpress to G+ but while it works some of the time, the rest of the time stuff like this happens.

It's not exactly an incentive to post here is it?
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How do I...
It's a Gaelic spelling of Ewan. Phonetically you would say you-an.


Summary:
Born in Scotland, living in the United States. Two sons. One wife. Two sisters. I have opinions on everything and a store of largely useless knowledge that I like to share with as many people as possible.

If there's a social network site, I've probably signed up and used it. If it's a software, I've installed it. Jack of many trades. Master of few.

Interests:
  • Computers & Gadgets
  • Science Fiction & Fantasy
  • Comic books
  • Photography
  • Movies
  • Books
  • Television
  • Hiking
  • Android
  • Aspergers
  • Depression
What Do You Post About?

Mostly you're going to see links to news items for Science Fiction and Fantasy movies, tv etc. Some reviews from my blog. Photos I've taken (always looking for feedback). Plus some general tech news.

Amongst those there may be some quick status posts of what I'm up to, or maybe some thoughts on G+ and social networking in general.

I do occasionally post "political" links, but I have no interest in left/right  democrat/republican/libertarian political discussions. Similarly I only discuss religious matters with close friends. I consider that a personal matter.

What About Work?

I don't intend this to be a work driven account particularly, but just to make my profile comprehensive. I have worked in a number of different fields:
  • Computer Training Consultant
  • Database Developer (integrating with websites)
  • Procurement Specialist
  • Contracts Specialist
  • Unit Manager
  • Director of Operations
As a result I have a wide range of skills that can be applied to many different situations.

Skills:
  • Touch Typing
  • Office Software Training
  • PHP, Perl, ASP, SQL, HTML, CSS, Javascript
  • Database Design
  • Technical Writing
  • Blogging
  • Management & Team Building
  • Procurement & Purchasing
  • Contracts Management
Bragging rights
Good kind of weirdo and freak - Krystal Heather 9/29/11, Three versions of awesome - Marc Jansen 10/12/11, You are officially awesome - Antimony L. 11/12/11, Is generally a bad influence on me - Steven Spence 2/07/12, A hemi-demi-semi-God! - Ted Ewen 2/17/12
Education
  • University of Edinburgh
  • St Serfs School, Edinburgh
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Mill-Irving
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Subcontract Administrator
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  • Northrop Grumman
    Subcontract Administrator, 2012 - present
  • Aero International Inc
    Director of Operations, 2010 - 2012
  • Aero International Inc
    Business Unit Manager, 2004 - 2010
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Charles Town, WV
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Gifford, Scotland - Glasgow, Scotland - Edinburgh, Scotland
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