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.

It’s a dog’s life

A few shots of Mimi and Pippa on the beach, saturday evening, September 27th 2014.

Irish Trader, Baltray beach

Isn’t it great, that in October, I can still hope to get one or two more great summer walks in? Global warming is working out pretty well for us in Ireland this year, with temperatures still up in the twenties. The only real indication that it’s not summer any more, is the fading light. In…

Sun setting on the summer

On the beach on saturday night (Sept 20th). The days are much shorter now – these shots were taken around 7.30pm. It was an amazing, indian summer weekend. Hopefully the good weather will stick around for a while longer, even if the light has faded.

Searching for Northern Lights

The radio on saturday said there was a strong chance of the Northern Lights being visible over Ireland. So I was keeping an eye out the window. There wasn’t much to see, and it was impossible to pick anything out, from all the light spilling out of sitting rooms and streetlights, but some of the…

Beaches are good in the daytime too

I spend a lot of time on the beaches of Clogherhead, Termonfeckin and Baltray, I’m happy to say. And recently I’ve been taking a lot of shots at twilight, and loving the colours. But I also love the more muted tones you get throughout the day. Here are a few shots taken while walking along…

One way ticket to darkness

Hanging out with the Irish Trader wreck, as the sun goes down could become a bit of a regular thing for me. When the tide’s out, there’s a beautiful, serene atmosphere down there. Only downside is, by the time it gets too dark to photograph, it’s also too dark to find your way home. Some…

Nuclear Bomb over Clogherhead

On Saturday night, there was a brilliant rainbow over the sea, too close for my 18mm lens to capture in it’s entirety. It was completely upstaged by the nuclear bomb of pinks and blues that was going off behind it, above Clogherhead.

Early this morning

These were taken at about 7.00am today, at Oriel Cove. I have to say, I was more than a little reluctant to leave for work this morning.

Sundown on a beautiful summer’s day

Two of them, in fact. These were taken on saturday and sunday evenings, on Clogherhead beach and at Port Oriel harbour. That’s the Mourne mountains you can see in the background of some of the Port Oriel shots.

Time to Bale out

I closed up the summer home in Clogherhead last saturday. Bummer. Where did the summer go? Personally, I’d have liked a bit more sun and a lot less rain, but summer’s still my favourite season, and this is my favourite place to spend it. Here’s a couple of shots I took in the field that’s…

Last walk of the season

So, last weekend marked the absolutely last day of the summer, as far as I’m concerned. Our last night spent in Clogherhead till next spring. As we headed down the beach, the weather was quite nice. The sun was sparkling across the sea and the wind was pretty calm. As we approached the wreck, a…

Who needs sunshine?

Today started with the wind howling and rain pelting off the windows. That didn’t prevent it from being another excellent day for a walk on termonfeckin beach. The sun broke through at times and the day had everything from howling wind and roaring sea to silence and stillness punctuated by the squawk of a lone…

Clogherhead beach

I was lucky enough to spend a lot of time in the Clogherhead area during the summer. It’s a beautiful part of Ireland, just north of Drogheda on the east coast. There’s a gorgeous beach stretching from Clogherhead, past Termonfeckin and down to Drogheda harbour. Here are a few of the many photos I took…