Solstice

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

Darkest days

We're getting close now, to the darkest day of the year. I'll be happy to be on the other side and heading towards daylight. In the meantime, it's handy to be able to capture a few nice sunrises at the leisurely time of 8:45am.

Evening in Sandymount

A few recent shots from evenings in Sandymount.

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.  

St. Patrick’s College, Maynooth

I had a little time to kill yesterday on the campus of NUI Maynooth. It's also home to St. Patrick's College - a Pontifical University.

Through the looking-glass

I've taken plenty of shots of the new incinerator, looking across from Sandymount. Last night (Feb13th 2018), I stopped on the way home to snap them from the other side, looking from Grand Canal Dock. I picked up a few other shots around there too.

Beam me up

I like bikes and I like photography. Luckily, you can do both together. Here's a timelapse of my commute on Feb 5th 2018, shot with a GoPro Hero 5. For more of my biker shots and videos, take a look at @thejamesbike on instagram I've also got an instagram account for my general photography @thejamescarr

Waiting in the dark

These cold winter nights are taking chunks out of my day. It's too icy to take the bike, so the car/traffic alternative has me up earlier and home later. The slight up-side to that is that I've some time to kill, waiting for traffic to ease in the evenings before I leave Sandymount.

High Rock

I was passing through Portmarnock yesterday. The place where I grew up. On the way, I stopped on the coast road to Malahide and took a few photos at High Rock. It was quiet, being morning time, and a working day. During the 20 minutes that I was there, the weather changed from idyllic summer … Continue reading High Rock

The Virgin Media Night Run

There's a unique atmosphere about the city at night - a heightened, more focused and intimate experience. For their second year of sponsoring the Virgin Media Night Run, we wanted to evoke this feeling, coupled with the adrenaline rush of participating and competing in one of the most exciting sporting events of the year. The … Continue reading The Virgin Media Night Run

Dublin goes green

Paddy's Day eve. I stopped off at the Convention centre to capture a bit of green white and orange. I thought my bike was looking pretty fetching too, so I took a few snaps of that while I was there.

Bord Gáis Energy Theatre

On the second night of a night shoot last week, I took this at about 12.30am in Grand Canal Square, in front of the Bord Gáis Energy Theatre in Dublin, Ireland. It's a bit noisy, because the GoPro currently won't expose longer than 1/4sec when shooting RAW. Kinda frustrating since it can stay open for … Continue reading Bord Gáis Energy Theatre

St. Patrick’s Cathedral

What an incredible place. Frozen in time. There's not that much to it - one big, magnificent space, but it's well worth a visit and well worth allowing enough time to pore over the exquisite detail. I didn't take the free guided tour this time, but I think I'll go back soon and do that. … Continue reading St. Patrick’s Cathedral

St. Teresa’s Church of the Discalced Carmelites

Tucked away behind Grafton Street in the centre of Dublin, this is just one of several beautiful alcoves within the church.

Hello to VR support on WordPress.com

I'm delighted to see that support for 360 and VR images has now been added to wordpress.com. I can now integrate my 360 images with the rest of my work. Here's a couple of images I made last Saturday (10th Dec 2016) on Sir John Rogersons Quay in Dublin, Ireland. Click on one of the … Continue reading Hello to VR support on WordPress.com