Day of the dead

New year’s day 2023. It had been a while since I’d spent a bit of time on a landscape shot, and even longer since I’d taken and assembled a 360 image, so I popped up to our local graveyard and made some images. These were shot with a Canon 5DSR as 2-stop bracketed exposures and…

Sicily, November 2022

We spent a week in Sicily at the start of November – mainly in Palermo, with a couple of day trips to Agrigento and Cefalú. The weather was nice and the crowds a little lighter, so it was a great time to visit this beautiful Italian island. As is customary on our trips, a lot…

Rome

We went to Rome at the start of September 2022. It was still pretty much in peak tourist season and the weather was reaching close to 35 degrees, especially on the day we took an express train down to visit Pompeii. The crowds inside the Vatican made it feel like 45 degrees. We always enjoy…

Venice

I’m just back from an amazing week in Venice. I mean, the week itself was probably unremarkable, in the life of Venice, but the place is amazing. Quite unique, as far as I know. From the moment we landed at Venice airport, to the moment we landed back in Dublin, roads, cars, traffic, motorbikes, bicycles,…

Athens

I had the pleasure of spending a week in Athens, Greece in October. Not all of it looked this pretty, the area our hotel was in was particularly grotty, but the weather was beautiful, and there was a lot to see and do. It’s a shame the ancient ruins are so, ruined. But it’s still…

Firenze

I had the pleasure of spending a week in Florence recently. What an incredible city! It’s hard to believe that people could have made such amazing art so long ago, and that so much of it has survived intact. Every street, and every square has something stunning to admire. One of the things that struck…

Solstice

Some shots taken on the winter solstice 2018, Ratoath, Co. Meath. Exposure-merged HDR images, processed in split-tone.

Darkest days

We’re getting close now, to the darkest day of the year. I’ll be happy to be on the other side and heading towards daylight. In the meantime, it’s handy to be able to capture a few nice sunrises at the leisurely time of 8:45am.

Morning phase

We’re getting some spectacular sunrises at the moment. Here are a few shots I’ve taken on Sandymount beach this week. Each day, I arrive just in time to get a few snaps – I really need to get up a few minutes earlier and have a bit of time to do this properly – but…

Still got it

When I started studying photography in college, my first camera was a Canon AE1 Program. After my first summer working in New York, I bought this little beauty – an A1. I’ve had it ever since and I still love how it looks and how it feels. It’s been years since I put a roll…

Weekend at the beach

I always look forward to Easter. It’s the first chance we get every year to spend some time at the beach. This year, it was absolutely freezing and at times, stormier than Donald Trump’s mistress. Here’s how it looked, over the course of 5 days.  

St. Patrick’s College, Maynooth

I had a little time to kill yesterday on the campus of NUI Maynooth. It’s also home to St. Patrick’s College – a Pontifical University.

Through the looking-glass

I’ve taken plenty of shots of the new incinerator, looking across from Sandymount. Last night (Feb13th 2018), I stopped on the way home to snap them from the other side, looking from Grand Canal Dock. I picked up a few other shots around there too.