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…

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.

Starry night

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…

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.

In the cold light of day

The temperature’s been up and down over the past few days. Today, it’s about 6 degrees outside at the moment, but it’s a bright sunny day, and it seems warmer. A few days ago, on the 29th, it was -2 at about 11am and there was a nice coat of heavy frost covering everything. Here…

Enchanted forest

We’ve had a few lovely walks in Balrath Woods over the holidays. It’s been chilly, but beautiful.

Playground

A couple of shots taken yesterday. A birthday walk in the winter woods with Mimi and Pippa.

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.

Hello? Is there anybody out there?

Stopped to take a few shots on the way to work today. I had to be careful not to wander too far into the fields. The fog was that heavy, you could easily get comfortably numb. Luckily, the trees stood their ground and marked the way back.

Simple pleasures

Fresh air. Space, country smells, rough ground. That’s all it takes to make the dogs happy, and it’ll do nicely for me too. Luckily, this is just a few minutes walk from home and admission is free.

Clogherhead

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…