Sundown at High Rock

I was heading home from my folks place in Portmarnock on thursday evening. Stopped off at a spot known locally as ‘High Rock’, on the coast road to Malahide and took a few shots on the way. Gorgeous evening!

Pixie’s Adventure

We developed an ad campaign to promote UPC Ireland’s 240mb broadband. Life flows better with Ireland’s fastest broadband. The TV ad tells the story of a dog called Pixie who wanders out while his owner isn’t paying attention, steps on a bus and disappears. A frantic search ensues and through the magic of superfast broadband,…

Doggie holiday

Last weekend (August bank holiday) we managed to get down to Clogherhead for the first time in nearly two months. We gorged on lovely long beach walks. The weather was a mixed lot, but there were plenty of nice bits and the three woof’n’ears had a brilliant time.    

Lovely beach evenings

You can’t beat a sunset walk on the beach. Generally, you get the whole place to yourself. You’re getting exercise and fresh air, there’s a soothing soundtrack of gently lapping waves, the dogs are having the craic – and of course, there’s a pretty spectacular 360 degree view. Don’t think I’ll ever tire of it….

Calm before the storm

Last night was a beautiful clear evening, after a very unsettled day. I popped out for a relaxing walk at sundown and took some lovely peaceful long-exposure shots on the rocks, near Clogherhead. All is calm, all is bright. Today, we went back up that way when the tide was in again. The wind was…

Sunny South East

I had the pleasure of paying a flying visit to Ballydwan in Co. Waterford on monday. It’s on the south coast of Ireland and it’s shockingly beautiful. It’s amazing that even on such a tiny Isle as this, a few hours drive can bring you to somewhere where the light, atmosphere and landscape are noticeably different. Of course,…

Evening on the beach

Here’s a few shots taken on Clogherhead beach at sunset last Saturday. It was just as the light was fading and they are all around 2-3 seconds at f22. I’d been waiting for an opportunity to take some shots at these rocks when the tide was in and I reckon I just missed the perfect…

Checking in on an old friend

Last Sunday’s walk took us down the beach, past Termonfeckin to Baltray. We persevered against a strong headwind and the threat of rain and it all worked out fine. The ship is a great marker to encourage you down what would otherwise be a fairly featureless course. Not that that’s a bad thing – the…

It’s amazing what a difference a bit of weather makes

Going outside for 20 minutes never seems that appealing during the winter, which normally lasts about 8 months in Ireland, but this week it’s been delightful. And it is a huge help, having the beach two minutes walk away. The sea, sand and sun are brilliant of course, but it’s also very refreshing seeing so many…

Doin’ the strand

Here’s a little hyperlapse video I took during yesterday’s lunchtime walk along Sandymount strand. Every now and then, you have to pause to marvel at the amazing things smartphones let us do. I’m not saying this video is amazing, I’m just playing, but the range of things you can now do, effortlessly, with one small…

All is calm

Some shots taken in the Clogherhead/Termonfeckin/Baltray area over the past week. When the sun shines, there’s no place I’d rather be.

Starry night

A few shots taken on the beach last Saturday (Easter Saturday). There’s a bit of a knack to taking starry sky shots, that I haven’t quite got yet. I forgot to bring my camera remote, so had to make do with 30 second exposures at ISO 400. Next chance I get, I want to try…

Coming out of hibernation

It’s nearly that time of year again. Clocks are changing soon, and I’m seeing a lot more daylight on the way to and from work, which is nice. I popped up to Baltray on sunday for a quick walk. I’ve missed the beach over the winter months and I’m really looking forward to spending the summer…

Sandymount strand

Last Thursday turned out to be a gorgeous day. I walked down to Sandymount, then walked the length of the strand. Great way to spend lunchtime.

After dark

I headed down to the beach after dark and set up the camera by the water’s edge. The tide came in quickly and I was about knee deep in the sea by the last of these shots. They were taken with a 20mm f2.8 lens on a Canon 6D and 30 second exposures.