Perspective in Architecture

One of my photographic interests would be to photograph historic buildings, but perspective was always a problem which forced me to import the image into Photoshop to correct the problem, with the result of spending even more time in front of the computer screen.  A tilt-shift lens would of course remove the issue at the time of taking the image, but tilt-shift lenses are rather expensive.

However Lightroom is a great program which solves the problem in seconds.  Within the Development module the lens correction tool works a treat.  The following is the before and after treatment of Craigavon House, the former home of Northern Ireland’s first prime minister, Sir James Craig, later Lord Craigavon.

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 The improvement is vast and takes just seconds to execute.

The other contributing photographers were Rennie Gribbin of Rennie Gribbin Photography and Thomas Sewell.  Finally thanks are due to the Unionist Centenary Committee for making this exhibition possible.

 

An historic location to remember the Ulster Covenant

Hosting a photographic exhibition in a vacant and dilapidated Victorian building with no electricity or facilities could be regarded as an unusual place to host a photographic exhibition covering the celebrations held throughout 2012 to mark the centenary of the Ulster Covenant.  

However Craigavon House; the home of Northern Ireland’s first prime minister, Sir James Craig, later Lord Craigavon, and the site where the Ulster Covenant was planned, made this location ideal for such an exhibition.  If only these walls could speak!  The exhibition included the work of three photographers, myself included, amounting to over seventy images.  The following is a pictorial record of the exhibition:

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bradley-2646During the viewing we had a visit from Ruby Brown who served as a nurse in the house providing a link to the past use of the building.  When the Craig family moved out the building became the UVF Hospital at the end of the First World War.

bradley-2684 The granddaughter of Lord Craigavon with Ruby Brown.

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The other contributing photographers were Rennie Gribbin of Rennie Gribbin Photography and Thomas Sewell.  Finally thanks are due to the Unionist Centenary Committee for making this exhibition possible.