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.
No doubt there are more beautiful places on earth, but on days like this, with company like this, I can’t think of any.
Some shots taken while on holidays in Port Oriel, August 2016. It’s incredible how quickly the weather pivots – it now feels like a proper autumn, and these balmy evenings are long gone.
A lucky find
I was out for a stroll with the dogs last night when I happened upon the Clogherhead RNLI crew coming back from what looked to be a training exercise. It was fascinating to watch the elaborate, time-consuming and precisely timed process of getting the boat out of the water. It was a real treat, and…
A different kind of pup
Heading down the beach this morning, I saw a group of people in the distance by the edge of the sea. There were a couple of smaller groups making their way slowly across the sand towards them and I noticed they were carrying something. Turns out they were a group from the Seal Rescue Centre…
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…
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…
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.
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…
Hit and run
This weekend, I spent a little time in a few different places – Stephen’s Green on Saturday, Ratoath and Clogherhead on Sunday. All the shots were taken in the middle of the day when the light was pretty flat, but there was still some nice colour and tone to be found.
Yesterday morning I had some time to kill up Drogheda way, so I went up to Clogherhead and parked up at Port Oriel harbour. Beautiful morning! These are a few shots I took up on the hill, around the rocks and in the harbour. There’s also a couple of shots taken on the road in…