Emerald Vision

by Ollie, 03/06/2014

For my last birthday I got given a savage present by Alison; a full day photography course with local wildlife, surf and landscape photographer George Karbus.
My birthday is in October, but due to circumstances I only got to use my present last week, half a year later. Even so, for me it was one of the highlights of the year!

For those of you who are unfamiliar with George's work, check out his website: www.emerald-vision.com 

This fellow blow-in (he's from the Czech Republic) has some amazing stuff, especially his wildlife photos are stunning! There are few photographers in Ireland who shoot underwater wildlife like he does, if any, and this is what makes him stand out of the crowd of photographers I think. Some of you may recognize his photos of Dusty the dolphin, or Fergal Smith riding a barrel at Riley's.

Actually, his above water photography stands out as well. He has some very creative photos of landscapes, birds and waves, all taken from angles that very few or none have done before him and always under brilliant lighting conditions. And last winter he made some terrifyingly beautiful photos of the storms battering the hell out of poor Lahinch. 

George setting up his gear for another masterpiece

Now you can imagine I was really stoked to have the chance to go out shooting with him and learn a thing or two about photography.

Our main subject were the Cliffs of Moher, or "his church" as George calls it. Like himself I love going there and never get bored by it. It is an incredibly beautiful place.
The Cliffs have been photographed many millions of times, but for our photos we went off the beaten tourist paths to get that new angle.

Here are some of the results. Hope you enjoy them...

My personal favorite of the shoot, stoked with the result!

No comments:

Post a Comment