Ronnie Murphy Photography

Spring is in the air!

You really can't beat a bit of sunshine to bring about the ideal conditions for photography. Yesterday, Spring at last showed itself and all of a sudden the lockdown world which had been up until now, dark, dreich* days with either rain, hail or snow (and that is just in the one day) with very little motivation to do much but sit it all out. Where no motivation existed the sun brought out in me ...

Ronnie Murphy Photography

Photography and Mental Health.

“I have been manipulated, and I have in turn manipulated others, by recording their response to suffering and misery. So there is guilt in every direction: guilt because I don’t practice religion, guilt because I was able to walk away, while this man was dying of starvation or being murdered by another man with a gun. And I am tired of guilt, tired of saying to myself: “I didn’t kill that man on t ...

Ronpics Photography

Old Surroundings, New Buildings.

Well, what an interesting return to West College Scotland in Clydebank. When I left in 2019, they were constructing a building beside the college but it was not finished by the time I had left and to be honest no-one really had any idea what it was to be. Many of us thought it was a new health centre.  It turns out we got the H,e,a and t right ...

Ronpics Photography

Street Photography in Glasgow

One thing I find most scary when it comes to photography is Street Photography.   There are many ideas of what actually constitutes what the term actually means.   For some it is the deliberate in your face, get a candid shot and show the bare bones of the human condition.  For others it is the somewhat voyeuristic look of watching people off guard.  Me?  I like it to be somewhere in between.   ...

Ronnie Murphy Photography

More, More Macro.

Well, when you read about a little bit of glass that goes on the end of your lens and turns it into a macro lens, then you wonder to yourself, "what can it do on the end of a macro lens?"   I was about to find out today when I took the Raynox 250 out of the box and stuck it on the end of my 100mm canon lens which is a flagship macro.  To say I am  impressed is more than an understatement, and real ...