Putting myself in harm’s way, for safety’s sake

Here’s a set of videos I shot recently at Irish International for the Road Safety Authority (RSA), to help raise awareness of cyclist’s safety on the road. They were published through the RSA’s social channels during National Bike Week (11th-19th June 2016). The scenes look dangerous, from the cyclist’s perspective, intentionally. These videos were shot…

Point to Point

I got the new(ish) 103X bus in this morning. It comes into town through the port tunnel, so I hopped out at the Point Depot and walked up to work via the East Link. Nice day for a stroll – a long enough walk that I could almost call it exercise, and I took a…

Grand stretch in the evenings

Yesterday started out snowing. Most of the afternoon, it pounded down hailstones, and then, the evening turned out like this. What can I say? It’s Ireland. I’d planned to go shoot some time-lapse clips for a video we’re doing, so I had to hang about in work till nearly 9pm before it was time to go…

Trinity after hours

Passing through Trinity college last night around 6.30pm, I got a few nice shots. There’s a fair bit of light in the sky over the city and the longish exposures give a nice smudgy effect to the clouds as well as helping to make passing people invisible.

Early bus

The forecast has been promising snow this week, but it hasn’t yet materialised in my part of the world. I’ve left the bike in the garage and taken the bus and dart to work instead. Each morning I get up, look out the window and see that it’d probably be fine on the bike, but…

The em, spire strikes back

Some of you may have heard by now, there’s a new film out called ‘Star Wars’. 😉 It may not be perfect, but I really enjoyed it, and I can’t remember another film that everyone in my family enjoyed as much. To celebrate the launch, the Spire on O’Connell Street in Dublin has been lit…

Right place, right time

Today’s started well. It may not keep it up, but it was pretty fab out there this morning and I was lucky enough to have time for a walk on Sandymount beach. According to my phone, it’s 13 degrees at the moment, and it definitely feels more summery than wintery. Carpe diem.

Great South Wall

I’m not getting many opportunities at the moment to get out and take photos, but I have managed to pop down a couple of times to the South Wall, cos it’s near work and on my way. There a small, but nice little beach along the road to the wall, and it’s a nice walk…

Letting the traffic go by

Here’s a few shots taken on Sandymount beach back in early November. With rush-hour in full effect on the coast road, I waited it out on the beach.

Sandy selection

Here’s a mix of shots and a couple of timelapse videos taken on Sandymount beach over the course of a few lunchtimes in the past few weeks.

Indian summer

  I reckon the seasons have slid by a few months. Winter is now Jan/Feb/Mar. Right now, we’re enjoying a mild autumn. Today was a t-shirt kinda day and the only thing wintery about it was the early onset of darkness. Perfect for nipping over to the strand after work and capturing a few evening…

Peace and quiet in the city centre

I had half an hour to kill in Stephen’s Green on saturday. It was a beautiful day and, as you’d expect, the green was jammed full of people hanging out and strolling about. I just about had time to take a few long exposure shots, and a quick timelapse. Next time, I think I’ll spend…

If you go down to the woods today…

… it probably won’t look like this. 😉 Here’s a couple of Infrared shot taken today in the woods near Beaulieu House in County Louth. And here’s the same woods in normal light.

Trespassing in twilight

Lately I’ve been stealing time before work to take the dogs up to the fields for a run around. Them, not me. It’s about all I can manage, being awake and walking. Running would be asking too much. The grass is long enough to lose a dog and takes a bit of effort to lift…

Private viewing

Took the dogs up for a walk in Balrath Woods a week or so ago. It was about 5pm on a Sunday afternoon and normally there’d be a good few people wandering around there. Not this time. Just Mimi, Pippa and Rosa. And me. And the trees.