Ashley Morrison's Blog

December 8, 2015

Up to my neck in it.

After days of rain and very overcast skies, I finally saw there was going to be a break in the weather, so I decided to go back and shoot the exterior of Rosemary’s cottage, that we had shot the interior of a few weeks ago – which I talked about shooting here: Wanting to be there.

Anyway, as you can see here…
First picture taken of the exterior of Rosemary and Harold Bothwell's cottage near Fivemiletown in County Tyrone.
.. the sun was indeed shining and the sky was blue… with hardly a cloud in sight.

Perfect – bar the fact that the sun was shining on the back of the house, rather than on the front – which I knew it would probably be, as we had already been there a few weeks ago.

So I came prepared for that – but not really for the mud – so I was sure glad I was wearing my Brasher shoes and the camera gear was in Pelican cases, because to put it mildly, I was up to my neck ankles in it smile

Anyway, running of a car battery, the 3K did the trick – and so this was result…
Rosemary and Harold Bothwell's cottage near Fivemiletown in County Tyrone.
.. which I pretty much managed to get in one in the end, after a few attempts to get the balance right.

Was it worth the effort ?
No it wasn’t, would be the answer for many – however, the way I see it: if this was going to be ‘The Image’ that a magazine would want to use at the start of the feature, and my name was going to be on that page beside it, for all the world to see – then I would obviously want ‘That Image’ to be a good image – so from my own personal point of view, since I would see Magazine work as being a big part of my portfolio too, then Yes it was very much worth the effort.

Still you can’t beat The real McCoy of course – which was how it was when I shot the exterior of this house in Belfast…
Siobhan and Barrie McQuillan's semi detached house in Belfast.
.. later on that same evening – which we also shot the inside of, earlier on in the week – and so more on that later, because what’s behind that door, was not what I was expecting smile

Which is actually one of the things I love so much about this type of work, i.e. seeing how creative other people are – because it never stops to amaze me, as to how unique some people’s homes really are.

Anyway, that’s what I was up to over the weekend – besides being up to my neck in mud of course – so just a wee Blog on that, for my own personal records – since I reckon no-one will ever know otherwise – or even care, to be honest – when they see the final results in print.

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3 Comments »

  1. Featured in the April 2016 issue of 25 Beautiful Homes magazine…
    Pages 121 to 124 in the April 2016 issue of 25 Beautiful Homes magazine featuring Rosemary Bothwell's cottage near Fivemiletown in County Tyrone.
    .. on pages 121 to 124 – and…
    Pages 68 to 71 in the April 2016 issue of 25 Beautiful Homes magazine featuring Siobhan and Barrie McQuillan's semi detached house in Belfast.
    .. on pages 68 to 71.

    Comment by Ashley Morrison — May 25, 2016 @ 11:44 am | Reply

  2. Ashley, what is 3K?

    Comment by Slobodan — April 11, 2016 @ 3:40 pm | Reply

    • It’s one of these heads…
      3k
      .. which is attached to one of these packs…
      3k pack
      .. which produces the same amount of light in a split second (flash) as a 3000 watt bulb would in 1 second.

      Comment by Ashley Morrison — April 11, 2016 @ 3:57 pm | Reply


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