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.    

My lens has gotten too fat

Went out last Sunday night and took a few shots in a field on the outskirts of Ratoath village. It’s the first time I’ve tried to use my ND filters on a full-frame camera. Turns out, the angle of view through my 20mm lens is now too wide for the Cokin Series P holder and…

Out in the wild moo yonder

Off we went, quite unexpectedly on saturday evening, to see a man about a beard. My wife, who’s an artist, is doing a mural and needed a model for a ‘High-King’ character. A friend knew a farmer who fitted the long-bearded bill, so off we traipsed through endless lovely fields in the depths of Meath,…

Dancin’ in the moonlight

Another rock’n’roll saturday night – out late and ending with me stumbling around in the dark in a field in the middle of nowhere. Reminds me of the good old days 😉 These were taken at about 1am last night just outside Ratoath. They’re taken with a Canon 6D, 20mm f2.8 lens set to f7.1,…

Taking a close look at the garden

I often think that macro lenses are kinda cheating. Point them at virtually anything, and it looks great. Or maybe it’s just me. But I am a bit of a sucker for a shallow shot. (Taken with a Sigma 70-300mm macro lens on a Canon 6D)

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…

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…

Strength in numbers

I’ve recently discovered the ‘Photomerge’ function in Photoshop, unlike Liberty Lane, which I’ve known about for a long time. There’s some unbelievable talent on display down there, and it changes often. It’s parallel to Camden Street, behind Whelans and perpendicular to Kevin Street, near the college. Check it out if you’re in the area. ‘Photomerge’…

They only come out at night

Here’s a few more shots around Dublin, taken on tuesday and thursday night this week. If you are interested in purchasing prints or usage rights for any of these shots, I’d be happy to discuss it!

King of the castle

Caught this guy on the way across the Sean O’Casey Bridge this morning. He’s got the sun shining outta his …

Time to shine

Dublin is quite pretty at night, when the colour is switched on. The glow in the sky, creamy blur of light and soft smudges of clouds are always a nice surprise, when the shutter closes after a long-exposure. If you are interested in purchasing prints or usage rights for any of these shots, I’d be happy…

Soft day, thank God

We had one of those Meath winter days on Sunday. The kind where you can’t see 10 feet ahead of you. Everything goes spooky, and quiet. When you wander into a field, you quickly lose touch with the modern world, and it’s like stepping back in time.

Following the light

Got off the bus this morning on O’Connell street at about 8.20am. Walked down Abbey street and through a lane way to get to the quays. From there, I could see a gorgeous golden glow in the sky, down towards the sea. It faded fast as I was heading down, and was gone by the time…