Solstice

Some shots taken on the winter solstice 2018, Ratoath, Co. Meath. Exposure-merged HDR images, processed in split-tone.

Weekend at the beach

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.  

Minus one, plus one

There are some things we do well in Meath, and fog is one of them. I was out for a few hours earlier, and it was bloody cold. Got home, lit the fire and made a big dinner of steak and roasties and I was about to sit down and get cozy when I looked out … Continue reading Minus one, plus one

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 … Continue reading Origin Green – Cardboard : Bord Bia

If you go down to the woods today…

... it probably won't look like this. 😉 Here's a couple of Infrared shot taken today in the woods near Beaulieu House in County Louth. And here's the same woods in normal light.

Private viewing

Took the dogs up for a walk in Balrath Woods a week or so ago. It was about 5pm on a Sunday afternoon and normally there'd be a good few people wandering around there. Not this time. Just Mimi, Pippa and Rosa. And me. And the trees.

Golden

Meath was looking pretty stunning this morning. I would have stayed there snapping for longer, but a curious herd of cows came to check us out and Pippa freaked and ran home. 

Autumn has landed

We get a lot of fog and heavy mist out in Meath. Sometimes you can't see 10 feet in front of you. And it can seem like the whole country is in the soup, but then you drive out of it on the approach to the M50 and it's all clear. Here's a few shots … Continue reading Autumn has landed

The white, white grass of home

I love living in Meath, with the countryside all around me. Yes. There are considerable advantages to living close to work, but none that outweigh the opportunity to walk five minutes from home and be completely alone with miles of empty fields to wander. I think the dogs would agree. Here's a few shots from … Continue reading The white, white grass of home

Elusive sunset

Last tuesday evening, I was sitting in the kitchen at about 9.15pm when I noticed that the garden was pink. Moving closer to the window, I could see the incredible sky that was casting the warm tones. I thought to myself what a shame it was I hadn't gone out with my camera earlier. Then … Continue reading Elusive sunset

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 … Continue reading My lens has gotten too fat

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, … Continue reading Out in the wild moo yonder

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, … Continue reading Dancin’ in the moonlight

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. … Continue reading Lovely beach evenings