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.
A few recent shots from evenings in Sandymount.
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.
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.
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 Angeline Meehan Golf Classic has been an Irish International tradition since before I joined the company. It's a bit of craic. A company day out on the golf course, or alternatively, a walk around Howth head, followed by drinks and dinner, and more drinks. The day out is a very important part of my … Continue reading Golf, if you can call it that.
No doubt there are more beautiful places on earth, but on days like this, with company like this, I can't think of any.
Hello, is there anybody out there? Today on Sandymount strand.
Looking for something to do in Dublin on Saturday, I popped in to the Natural History Museum for a while. It's a strange little place, but interesting and worth a visit. There are only two levels currently open to the public - such a shame that the upper levels are out of bounds. Lack of … Continue reading The Dead Zoo
I happened upon these guys in Merrion Square on Saturday. As far as I know (which isn't very far), Slackline walking is even harder than Tightrope walking, which itself, is very hard indeed. These guys were very good at not falling off their lines and they had a lot of fun, floating above Merrion Square … Continue reading Slackers
Some shots taken while on holidays in Port Oriel, August 2016. It's incredible how quickly the weather pivots - it now feels like a proper autumn, and these balmy evenings are long gone.
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
Here's a couple of short timelapse videos I shot today. Just tests really. I was experimenting with long exposure shots using neutral density filters to cut down the light. In this first one outside the office, I shot a sequence of 6 second exposures at 8 second intervals. Watch it in 4K full resolution. After … Continue reading Seen unseen
I got the new(ish) 103X bus in this morning. It comes into town through the port tunnel, so I hopped out at the Point Depot and walked up to work via the East Link. Nice day for a stroll - a long enough walk that I could almost call it exercise, and I took a … Continue reading Point to Point
Today's started well. It may not keep it up, but it was pretty fab out there this morning and I was lucky enough to have time for a walk on Sandymount beach. According to my phone, it's 13 degrees at the moment, and it definitely feels more summery than wintery. Carpe diem.