After dark

I headed down to the beach after dark and set up the camera by the water’s edge. The tide came in quickly and I was about knee deep in the sea by the last of these shots. They were taken with a 20mm f2.8 lens on a Canon 6D and 30 second exposures.

It’s a dog’s life

A few shots of Mimi and Pippa on the beach, saturday evening, September 27th 2014.

Irish Trader, Baltray beach

Isn’t it great, that in October, I can still hope to get one or two more great summer walks in? Global warming is working out pretty well for us in Ireland this year, with temperatures still up in the twenties. The only real indication that it’s not summer any more, is the fading light. In…

Sun setting on the summer

On the beach on saturday night (Sept 20th). The days are much shorter now – these shots were taken around 7.30pm. It was an amazing, indian summer weekend. Hopefully the good weather will stick around for a while longer, even if the light has faded.

Searching for Northern Lights

The radio on saturday said there was a strong chance of the Northern Lights being visible over Ireland. So I was keeping an eye out the window. There wasn’t much to see, and it was impossible to pick anything out, from all the light spilling out of sitting rooms and streetlights, but some of the…

Beaches are good in the daytime too

I spend a lot of time on the beaches of Clogherhead, Termonfeckin and Baltray, I’m happy to say. And recently I’ve been taking a lot of shots at twilight, and loving the colours. But I also love the more muted tones you get throughout the day. Here are a few shots taken while walking along…

Glimpses caught through gaps in hedges

Irish roads can be dangerous. twists, turns, dips, potholes, mud, loose chippings and view-obscuring hedges are just some of the plentiful hazards. In the countryside, those hedges are peppered with gaps and gates, and if you’re driving at any kind of speed, those gaps can be like little subliminal blips of beauty, giving micro-second scenes…

One way ticket to darkness

Hanging out with the Irish Trader wreck, as the sun goes down could become a bit of a regular thing for me. When the tide’s out, there’s a beautiful, serene atmosphere down there. Only downside is, by the time it gets too dark to photograph, it’s also too dark to find your way home. Some…

Random Louth scenes

So, here’s some shots from the last few days. It’s a wonder I get anything done, with all the stuff that wants to be photographed!

Nuclear Bomb over Clogherhead

On Saturday night, there was a brilliant rainbow over the sea, too close for my 18mm lens to capture in it’s entirety. It was completely upstaged by the nuclear bomb of pinks and blues that was going off behind it, above Clogherhead.

Seapoint Golf Club

On Thursday night (July 24th 2014), we headed back to down the beach, and this time, up into the dunes after crossing the river at Termonfeckin. I collected a fair few scrapes and grazes, wading through the undergrowth, before coming out on the quiet fairways of Seapoint Golf Club, as the sun was going down….

Behind the dunes

What an amazing evening we had last night! Myself and Mimi and Pippa were out on the beach from about 7.30-10pm and it was absolute heaven. The sand was soft, and the sea was warm, but all the colour of the fantastic sunset was hiding behind the sand dunes.

Early this morning

These were taken at about 7.00am today, at Oriel Cove. I have to say, I was more than a little reluctant to leave for work this morning.

Sundown on a beautiful summer’s day

Two of them, in fact. These were taken on saturday and sunday evenings, on Clogherhead beach and at Port Oriel harbour. That’s the Mourne mountains you can see in the background of some of the Port Oriel shots.

Walkies

Happy dogs, out and about. Along with photography, walking the dogs is one of my favourite reasons to get out in the fresh air. Mimi and Pippa don’t care what the weather’s like and they don’t care where we are – it’s always a good time for a walk. As it turned out, the weather…