We had a great week in Paris at the beginning of February and, as usual, I took some photos. Highlights of the week included the Louvre, Musee D’Orsay, Versailles, Sacre-Couer and Gustave Moreau’s house. I really enjoy observing people in the presence of art, and there’s hardly a better place on earth to do that!…
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…
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…
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,…
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…
Some shots taken on the winter solstice 2018, Ratoath, Co. Meath. Exposure-merged HDR images, processed in split-tone.
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.
Evening in Sandymount
A few recent shots from evenings in Sandymount.
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.
Hello, is there anybody out there?
Wow. That as a foggy one. January 11th 2018. Here’s what my commute home looked like.