Mark Allen Gallery

 

For quite a few years, the members of the Club have perfected their skills in creating Digital Slide Shows otherwise known as Sequences or Photo Harmony.

These shows are normally accompanied by either an appropriate musical track and or human voice commentary. Many of us gather thousands of digital images taken of a project, a photographic trip or family holiday and these languish on our computer hard disks with very few actually being printed or if good enough, entered in one of the club's competitions.

There are numerous software tools availabe to create such shows. The most popular one used by members is WNSoft's Pictures to Exe. This package is only availabe for the Windows PC Operating System, Other tools available are iMovie, (Mac), ProShow Gold (Win),

Iceland from Mark Allen on Vimeo.

11 days and 2,000 miles around Iceland. Events recorded with my Fuji X-T1 camera, mainly using a 10-24 lens. This sequence won 1st place at the 2015 Northern Ireland Photographic Association AV Festival.
It also won the annual head to head between the winning NIPA sequence and the winning sequence from the recent Irish Photographic Federation AV Festival.

 

Scotland from Mark Allen on Vimeo.

Scotland: Glencoe and the Isle of Skye.

The photos were taken in 2013, on a dedicated photography trip. Around half were taken with a Nikon D300 (2007, APS-C size sensor), the rest were taken with the Nikon D700 (2009, full frame) and one image was taken with my iPhone4.

I mention this as some folk get caught up with the need to update their gear every year and also get involved in silly debates about the need for a full frame camera for landscapes. I challenge anyone to different between the smaller size sensor images and the full frame ones, and to date, no one has been able to identify the one image taken with the iPhone! V7 of this sequence won 2nd place at the Northern Ireland AV Festival in 2014.

This is V9; which was lengthened in order to submit it to the 2015 UK Photo Harmony 5 to 8 Competition, which it won.