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.  

Happy Days

No doubt there are more beautiful places on earth, but on days like this, with company like this, I can't think of any.

A lucky find

I was out for a stroll with the dogs last night when I happened upon the Clogherhead RNLI crew coming back from what looked to be a training exercise. It was fascinating to watch the elaborate, time-consuming and precisely timed process of getting the boat out of the water. It was a real treat, and … Continue reading A lucky find

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.

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 … Continue reading A different kind of pup

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. … Continue reading Lovely beach evenings

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 … Continue reading Calm before the storm

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 … Continue reading Evening on the beach

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 … Continue reading Checking in on an old friend

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 … Continue reading Starry night

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 … Continue reading Coming out of hibernation

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.

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 … Continue reading Clogherhead