Patrick McGuirk

Patrick McGuirk @patrickmcguirkphotos


How would you describe this photo? An image captured in the blink of an eye? A minimal color scene? Not black and white, but not colorful enough to be considered anything else. I've never been the best with words, I try to write in my free time but it never comes out like intended. But I like to think my poetic ability comes through my photography. My lens can do what my pencil cannot. I want to be an eye poet. That's not even a thing... yet. #hdr #color #soft #quick #water #fountain #garden #photography #poetry #imagery #words #question #drops #green #wide #missouri #missouri_pics #stl #stlouis #local #beauty #beautiful #awesome #photo #canon #picoftheday #spring #love
The dogwood in my backyard was in full bloom this spring. I spent a lot of time trying to get the perfect shot. I tend to do that. Each of my photos is the culmination of a lot of time and effort spent taking 10-20 shots until I get the right one. It's the perfectionist in me. I am painfully perfectionistic in my endeavors and adventures in photography. It's part of the reason why I've been able to advance so long in just 2 years of work and practice. I can't wait to see how far I'll come in another few years. #dogwood #flower #outdoors #photography #adventures #selflove #bipolar #mentalhealth #perfectionism #camera #white #bloom #springtime #tree #woods #forest #life #living #skill #hobby #art #picoftheday #photooftheday #igdaily #instalove #instadaily #backyard #flowery
I'm excited for this one. The amazingly talented @lady.lynne drew another one of my photos! That girl should go into business. This is a butterfly I captured when I was hiking last summer in Missouri. Everybody should visit her page and check out her other work. #drawing #art #artistic #artsy #butterfly #flower #insect #friends #instagood #instadaily #picoftheday #draw #love #awesome #talented #amazing #flower #flowerpic #bugs #bug #black #white #sketch #pencil #artsyfartsy #igdaily #instagram #pics
Orange zinnia. This is the photo I was taking when I uploaded the photo of my camera a few days ago, so look for that. I tried spraying water on this but the petals are hydrophilic so the water didn't bead up. But I think this looms nice. #hdr #hdr_pics #hdr_lovers #hdrphotography #flower #instaflowers #flowerphotography #macro #macrophotography #macros #orange #yellow #brown #petals #flowerstagram #instagood #instadaily #canon #photooftheday #picoftheday #instagram #photography #photo #photos #flowerphotos #pics
The last of my pink dahlia flower. I don't have much to say about this one. It's focus stacked and HDR like my previous ones. I hit it with dehaze and brought up the highlights. #hdr #hdrphotography #flower #instaflower #igflowers #yellow #pink #artistic #macrophotography #macroworld #focus #droplets #beads #water #photo #photography #love #picoftheday #photooftheday #canon #flowerphotography #flowerstagram #flowersofinstagram #flowerlovers #hdr_pics
Wow! Look what the lovely and wonderfully talented @lady.lynne drew for me! It's my lotus that I got last September at the Missouri Botanical Garden. That perspective is on point! The angle, the depth, even the shape of the petals is perfect. She's an amazing artist (a skill that I wish I could cultivate). I absolutely love this photo. #friends #instagood #lotus #flower #yellow #drawing #art #artist #wow #beautiful #wonderful #amazing #sketch #pencil #photography
Just a behind the scenes shot of my camera and new ring light I got. $250 used camera, $100 used 28-105mm lens, $120 on extension tubes, and $30 for ring light. I produce my best flower photos with less than $500 in hardware. Look for this photo either tonight or tomorrow.
As many of you know I'm a bipolar warrior just like most of you I met on here and my wonderful, warm, brilliant friend @so_bipolar has a blog on here where she documents and blogs everything. I highly recommend following her. She's a wonderful friend and a bipolar warrior just like many of you. If you want a little insight into this thing many of us share, she's your lady. #photography #flower #pink #macrophotography #yellow #bipolar #bipolar1 #bipolar2 #blog #writing #follow #mentalhealth #mentalillness #awareness #awesome #warrior #depression #mania #manic #life #health #friend #friends #wonderful
I made this into a 16x9 background. I used both Lightroom and Photoshop to make this one. I like making desktop backgrounds because Windows lets you have a slideshow so I take 20 of my best flower and landscape shots and crop them to fit my monitor. #flowers #igflowers #instaflowers #red #yellow #pink #vase #outdoors #background #wallpaper #canon #bokeh #instalove #igdaily #instadaily #picoftheday #photooftheday #hobby #backyard
Just a flower on the picnic table in the backyard. I processed it in HDR and then in Colorefex pro. Pretty cool. Pret...t...t...y cool. This one is for one of my followers. I never thought when I started uploading my photography that people would like it so much. I've met so many wonderful people on here amd I've formed real friendships from my photography. For that I'm grateful. #hdr #hdr_lovers #instaflowers #igflowers #flowery #pink #hue #backyard #vase #canon #tall #flowers #hobby #fun #love #springtime #spring #instalove #instagood #igdaily #picoftheday #photography #soul #healing #confidence #followers #thankful #friends #awesome
This is a pink dahlia flower that I focus stacked and then turned into HDR. In all this photo and the photos that make it up take up about 1.5 GB on my hard drives. I'm proud of this one because I got the lighting perfect I think. Let me know what you think. #hdr_lovers #hdrflowers #hdr #macro #macroworld #macrophotography #focus #focused #droplets #pink #yellow #red #flowery #flowers #colorful #color #canon #springtime #instaflowers #flowersofinstagram #instadaily #plant #justtakingpictures #beautiful #photooftheday #picoftheday #iglove #igflowers
12 bracketed and focus stacked images stacked in Helicon Focus and then turned HDR in Photomatix Pro. This is a gerbera I believe. I find this the most efficient way to edit the photo as the HDR process evens things out and provides a nice contrast automatically. This photo is for my wonderful friend @so_bipolar who is about to hit 10k followers so you all better check her out! #hdr #hdrphotography #hdr_lovers #focusstacking #macro #macrophotography #flowerpower #flowery #flowersofinstagram #instaflowers #red #yellow #petals #upclose #center #heliconfocus #photomatix #canon #upcloseandpersonal #love #spring #springflowers #focus #picoftheday #season #plantlife #colors #colorful
The last photo of my African Daisy. The previous 3 photos are this same flower just under different lighting. This one was using a CFL lamp. Next up is a Ranunculus that is about to bloom. So look for it! #flower #flowery #macro #macrophotography #purple #daisy #iglove #instaflower #instaflowers #instadaily #bloom #blooming #water #droplets #droplet #yellow #petals #photooftheday #picoftheday #canon #canonlovers #closeup #love #spring #flowerproject #lighting #light
This is a purple African daisy under an incandescent light. I love to use different lighting with my flowers especially to warm them up. This is the same flower as the one previously (next one on profile). That one was taken with a fluorescent light. It's crazy how lighting works.
A flower of power. A power flower. Goofy. I love doing these every year. Last year was a learning experience. Now I think I have HDR macro down to a science. Stay tuned for more of these to come in the coming weeks! For this one I sprinkled it with water and used a rectangular light which allowed the light to contour around the droplets. #hdr #macro #macrophotography #flower #flowerpower #instaflowers #instaflower #iglove #instalove #daisy #petals #purple #colorful #yellow #awesome #picoftheday #photooftheday #canon #canonlovers #photography #instaphotography #macroflower #hdr_lovers #amazeballs #pop #color #droplets #macroworld #spring #colors
A flower photo I took this morning edited in HDR. I tried twice this morning, unsuccessfully, to take some photos of this flower but either the wind was too strong or the exposure was off because I was a little rusty. But I managed a third time to get this one. I kinda like it.
First photo of my 2017 flowers. If anyone knows of any great nurseries in #STL let me know by tagging them below. I played with the angles on this one when shooting and I like how it turned out. Notice my birdhouse in the background. I have photos of the birdhouse in my collection. Leave a like or comment and tell me what you think of my flower photos! #flowersofinstagram
Old photo from last year. I get no challenge from editing these old photos. I'm anxiously waiting for the nurseries to get their flowers in so I can start my spring flower project. For now, I'll sit at my computer listening to old music editing old photos. Old music is the best. #awesome