Paris

We had a great week in Paris at the beginning of February and, as usual, I took some photos. Highlights of the week included the Louvre, Musee D’Orsay, Versailles, Sacre-Couer and Gustave Moreau’s house. I really enjoy observing people in the presence of art, and there’s hardly a better place on earth to do that!…

Day of the dead

New year’s day 2023. It had been a while since I’d spent a bit of time on a landscape shot, and even longer since I’d taken and assembled a 360 image, so I popped up to our local graveyard and made some images. These were shot with a Canon 5DSR as 2-stop bracketed exposures and…

Sicily, November 2022

We spent a week in Sicily at the start of November – mainly in Palermo, with a couple of day trips to Agrigento and Cefalú. The weather was nice and the crowds a little lighter, so it was a great time to visit this beautiful Italian island. As is customary on our trips, a lot…

Rome

We went to Rome at the start of September 2022. It was still pretty much in peak tourist season and the weather was reaching close to 35 degrees, especially on the day we took an express train down to visit Pompeii. The crowds inside the Vatican made it feel like 45 degrees. We always enjoy…

Marble Arch Caves

Marble Arch Caves in Co. Fermanagh is one of the best showcaves in Europe. I’d highly recommend a visit! As part of the visitor experience, we created this short VR film, which visitors to the caves can experience in a new VR room at the visitor centre. I spent several days in the caves during…

Venice

I’m just back from an amazing week in Venice. I mean, the week itself was probably unremarkable, in the life of Venice, but the place is amazing. Quite unique, as far as I know. From the moment we landed at Venice airport, to the moment we landed back in Dublin, roads, cars, traffic, motorbikes, bicycles,…

Athens

I had the pleasure of spending a week in Athens, Greece in October. Not all of it looked this pretty, the area our hotel was in was particularly grotty, but the weather was beautiful, and there was a lot to see and do. It’s a shame the ancient ruins are so, ruined. But it’s still…

Cracking view

Some 360 images from a VR tour I created for the beautiful penthouse apartment at Capital Dock. Below are some of the amazing views from the penthouse windows.

Unexpected Ballymaloe

Ivona Poljac and Isabel Harvey had a lovely idea for some social posts for Ballymaloe. The budget was tight so they asked me to take some studio shots that were then comped with stock location shots. I think they turned out great.

Firenze

I had the pleasure of spending a week in Florence recently. What an incredible city! It’s hard to believe that people could have made such amazing art so long ago, and that so much of it has survived intact. Every street, and every square has something stunning to admire. One of the things that struck…

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.

Still got it

When I started studying photography in college, my first camera was a Canon AE1 Program. After my first summer working in New York, I bought this little beauty – an A1. I’ve had it ever since and I still love how it looks and how it feels. It’s been years since I put a roll…