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.

Origin Green – Cardboard : Bord Bia

At this year’s Expo world fair in Milan the theme was “feeding the planet, energy for life”. Ireland’s Pavilion celebrated Origin Green, Ireland’s world-leading sustainable food movement. We helped create all kinds of interesting material, including this simple, cost-effective and unputdownable Google Cardboard piece, which transported thousands of users from the parched earth of Milan…

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…

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…

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.