Patrick McGuirk

Patrick McGuirk @patrickmcguirkphotos

31, St. Louis, MO, USA. 100 lbs lost. Self taught in photography. a6000. HDR and portraits.

On the life trail I call my mental health triumph (I would call it a recovery but I'm way past that) I have come to meet and befriend many wonderful people who have inspired me with their bravery, courage, and persistence and I am lucky to even share the same space on here as them. One such person is @loveyourselfyoga who I have to say goes well above and beyond for others. And that's the quality I try to emulate in my own life. . . . #trail #trails #walking #missouri #stl #stlouis #hdr #mentalhealth #recovery #journey #triumph #friends #people #instagram #love #yoga #meeting #bravery #courage #persistence #person #hiking #hikes #awesome #canon #photooftheday #picoftheday #photography
This is one of the flowers that sits on the path by the front door of the house. HDR image. The first thing I bought when I got a job was a 50mm lens for my a6000. The 2nd thing I bought was a 30mm macro lens that I used to take this with. . . . #hdr #hdrflowers #hdr_of_our_world #flower #flowersofinstagram #flowery #igflowers #instaflowers #instaflowerlovers #flowerlove #red #yellow #macro #macrophotography #macroflower #a6000 #sonyalpha #pink #flowersofig #bloom #aroundthehouse #love #instalove #instagood #color #colorful #picoftheday #photooftheday
There's a new walking bridge over Hwy 100 near my house. I leaned my camera up against the chain link fence and zoomed in just enough to peek through the fence. This is an HDR image made with 3 shots. . . . #hdr #hdrscape #hdr_beautiful_landscapes #sunset #sunset_ig #sun #red #stlouis #stl #missouri #highway #clouds #walking #scenery #sonyalpha #a6000 #wide #symmetrical #symmetry #landscapephotography #landscapelover #igphotography #photooftheday #picoftheday #photography #awesome
I took this with a 10 year old Canon 40D I bought for $250 and a 135mm kit lens I got on eBay for $100. This photo cost me only $350 to take. I took this in Gray Summit, Missouri right outside St. Louis. . . . #eclipse #greatamericaneclipse #sun #moon #astrophotography #corona #dark #sky #awesome #canon #40d #photography #hobby
What do you call a 360 degree sunset behind the moon? This was taken during the eclipse in Gray Summit, MO about 30 miles from St. Louis. My mom actually called my attention to this and I snapped it about 5 minutes before totality. Otherwise I would've missed it. . . . #eclipse #sunset #sunsethub #canon #stlouis #stl #missouri #missouri_photos #360 #orange #blue #sky #clouds #skyporn #cloudporn #dark #darkness #hue #totality #sun #awesome #greatamericaneclipse #midwest #stlouismo
I added a golden hue around Sophie and I brought up the bloom to make this one look glowy. . . . #niece #golden #love #photography #canon #photooftheday #picoftheday
My niece Sophie with a sepia tone. She's a natural. Very little coaching from me. . . . #niece #sepia #girl #beautiful #photography #love #sonyalpha #a6000 #photooftheday #picoftheday
Brendan James during 4th of July celebrations . . . #nephew #sonyalpha #a6000 #ginger #redhead #love #picoftheday #photooftheday
My Papillon Tasha. I got her in 2010 and she was left by her previous owners because she barked too much. She still barks too much but I've learned to live with it. . . . . #dog #papillon #white #black #smile #doge #dogsofinstagram #igdogs #outside #grass #playing #love #sooc #cute #alpha6000 #sonyalpha #bark #yap #loud #small #little #animal #pet #petsofinstagram #photooftheday #picoftheday #straightoutofcamera #noedit
Fireworks by the light of the full moon. This is for my friend @ricsciyogi who was out of my life all year but came back from traveling the globe! Friendships are funny. Anyways, these were taken at my brother in law's house. He buys a bunch and has a huge display for his neighborhood every year. I call this Dragon's Stare . . . . #fireworks #red #boom #blast #fullmoon #moonlight #moon #fourthofjuly #independenceday #awesome #friends #longexposure #sonyalpha #a6000 #amazing #fireworkphotography #photography #nighttime
I went fishing with my mom and nephew and while they set up I took a little walk around the lake. I came across this lone boat sitting by itself on the bank and decided to get a photo of it. Then I yelled to my nephew to ask if he got anything and my mom, very loudly, shushed me, telling me I would scare all the fish. I don't believe her. I have a feeling she has only been telling me that all these years to keep me from talking. At a certain point my nephew got frustrated and wanted to go home, then out of the blue, he dipped his line in the water in front of us and saw a fish latch onto the worm and quickly pulled it up. I swear that boy's like a bear with his sight fishing skills.
3 of 3. I like to showcase art from my friends I've met on here over the years. @creepyculture is a phenomenal artist and she sold me 2 of her 4×6 drawings for only $5 each. Her art is so awesome. She has an eye for the macabre which is admirable because it takes talent to produce it in a way that fills the viewer with the creeps and wonder at the same time. If you look at her Etsy shop you will see fairly priced art that you can purchase and when I bought it, it came packed in a hard paper envelope. I took this in HDR which I found is the best way to take photos of art. I hope to buy more art from people on here and take photos of it. . . . . . . #friends #HDR #art #drawing #macabre #yellow #blue #eyes #skeletons #surreal #creepy #dark #colorful #awesome #drawings #artist #tasteful #sonyalpha #a6000 #artoftheday #abstractart #illustration #love #passion #etsy #shop #photography #instalove #igdaily
2 of 3. I like to showcase art from my friends I've met on here over the years. @creepyculture is a phenomenal artist and she sold me 2 of her 4×6 drawings for only $5 each. Her art is so awesome. She has an eye for the macabre which is admirable because it takes talent to produce it in a way that fills the viewer with the creeps and wonder at the same time. If you look at her Etsy shop you will see fairly priced art that you can purchase and when I bought it, it came packed in a hard paper envelope. I took this in HDR which I found is the best way to take photos of art. I hope to buy more art from people on here and take photos of it. . . . . . . #friends #HDR #art #drawing #macabre #yellow #blue #eyes #skeletons #surreal #creepy #dark #colorful #awesome #drawings #artist #tasteful #sonyalpha #a6000 #artoftheday #abstractart #illustration #love #passion #etsy #shop #photography #instalove #igdaily
1 of 3. This is 16x9 and I'm using it as my desktop background. I like to showcase art from my friends I've met on here over the years. @creepyculture is a phenomenal artist and she sold me 2 of her 4×6 drawings for only $5 each. Her art is so awesome. She has an eye for the macabre which is admirable because it takes talent to produce it in a way that fills the viewer with the creeps and wonder at the same time. If you look at her Etsy shop you will see fairly priced art that you can purchase and when I bought it, it came packed in a hard paper envelope. I took this in HDR which I found is the best way to take photos of art. I hope to buy more art from people on here and take photos of it. . . . . . . #friends #HDR #art #drawing #macabre #yellow #blue #eyes #skeletons #surreal #creepy #dark #colorful #awesome #drawings #artist #tasteful #sonyalpha #a6000 #artoftheday #abstractart #illustration #love #passion #etsy #shop #photography #instalove #igdaily
This is for my aunt @hartmanandwynnteam who loves all my photography and who I haven't made a photo for on here yet. This is 1080×1920 which lets you use it as a phone background.
I just took this with my S7. This one's for @courageously_crazy for helping me out with my probs tonight. #window #s7 #samsung #phone #sunset
The talented and lovely @ladyylynnee drew this of one of my flowers. I'm speechless #drawing #friends #awesome #flower #butterfly
This photo is for somebody who is inspirational as well as kind, caring, and is honestly one of the strongest people I have ever met. @joanna.klosowska is a dear friend of mine whose posts leave me with hope. This photo is a behind the scenes photo of one of my best flower photos I took when I was new to this 2 years ago. Behind our own scenes, it takes a lot to get us ready to take on the world's problems. It takes a lot for us to get up and face our own problems but she does so with a strength I hope to be able to have. I usually don't show behind the scenes pictures of my photos because it's vulnerable to show how I do my work but Jo is worth the vulnerability.
My brother in law orders fireworks online and we go to the field by his house and watch them every 4th of July. I took this with a 10 second exposure and I couldn't help getting some of the full moon glare in the photo. But it looks nice. . . . #fireworks #explosion #4th #4thofjuly #longexposure #lights #summer #summertime #holiday #usa #america # #independence #sonyalpha #a6000 #photography #igdaily #instadaily #picoftheday #photooftheday
What do I call this one? Hmm... This of course is one of my favorite photos because there was no post processing that went into it other than just putting a vignette around it. It was all done in camera. That's right, I'm just that good. I put my f/stop as high as it would go, my shutter speed to 1/1000, and my ISO to 100. Beautiful. . . . #sun #sunset #orange #settingsun #sunporn #walking #evening #yellow #sunphotography #sunset_hub #sunset_ig #scenic #scenery #sonyalpha #a6000 #straightoutofcamera #noediting #practice #awesome #photooftheday #picoftheday #igdaily #bipolar #mentalhealth #outdoors #horizon #love #hobby