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William J. Stewart:
William J Stewart was born in 1946 in Belfast, Northern Ireland, the eldest of eight children. He developed an interest in photography from an early age. As a child heading off to spend the summer learning to speak Gaeilge in the Gaeltachs of Donegal he somehow acquired a Kodak Brownie 127 camera and a roll of film. Upon showing his photographs to his family on his return, his father wanted to know why he was taking photographs of lonely mountain roads and sheep and the like instead of "taking snaps of your chums". Some years later he purchased a Pratkica camera and eventually during his years as a student at The Queen's University of Belfast, he purchased a Nikkormat camera and a 50mm f1.4 Nikkor lens, which he still possesses today. It was with this camera and lens that he took the photographs that appear in the last three galleries of this web site. He favored 125 ASA film, generally either Ilford FP4 or Kodak Plus X, developed in Acutol. The negatives were recently retrieved from a dusty old folder, digitized using an Epson Perfection V500 scanner and then cleaned up using Photoshop CS4. Today he has a Nikon D700 and several Nikkor lens; he has completely moved from film to digital photography. Although he still prefers to work in black and white, he also has begun to dabble in color, as witnessed by the selection of color photographs that appear in this site.
Whereas the size of the original images on this web site are extremely large, often in excess of 100 MB, those that are presented here have been greatly compressed --- indeed, down to an average of under 300KB. Additionally, depending on the characteristics of the system on which they are viewed, they may appear to be brighter or darker and the colors may or may not accurately reflect those of the originals.
The first gallery, FrontPage, contains images selected from the other galleries. These are the images that appear on the Home page of this web site. The photographs that appear in all but the last three galleries were taken with a Nikon D700 camera and various Nikkor lens. Galleries 1 and 2 contain, respectively, black&white and color photographs that were taken in 2013. Galleries 3 through 5 contain black and white photographs and galleries 6 through 8 color photographs taken in 2011. The black and white images were derived from color raw files with the aid of the Nik Silver Efex Pro 2 software package. The photographs in the last three galleries contain black and white photographs that were taken in the late 70's and early 80's using a Nikkormat camera and an f1.4, 50mm Nikkor lens.
// Cary Exhibition 2013.
Cary Exhibition 2013: Timeless Impressions.
Cary Photographic Artists: http://www.caryphotographicartists.org/ Ramblin' Cameras: http://www.ramblincameras.com/
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William J. Stewart