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.
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.
We're getting some spectacular sunrises at the moment. Here are a few shots I've taken on Sandymount beach this week. Each day, I arrive just in time to get a few snaps - I really need to get up a few minutes earlier and have a bit of time to do this properly - but … Continue reading Morning phase
Wow. That as a foggy one. January 11th 2018. Here's what my commute home looked like. https://youtu.be/4jI6fWWRsr8
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'm doing portraits for the BBDO Dublin staff page on the website at the moment. Here's a few I like so far.
Hello, is there anybody out there? Today on Sandymount strand.
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
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
For Virgin Media Ireland's second campaign, their new 360Mb Broadband service was the big news. Sky-ripping, Eir-shredding speed, available in almost three quarters of a million homes across Ireland. Taking off where we left it with the launch campaign, we created a squadron of superfast jets, zipping through a glorious sunset for the TV ad. … Continue reading 360Mb in 360 degrees
The forecast has been promising snow this week, but it hasn't yet materialised in my part of the world. I've left the bike in the garage and taken the bus and dart to work instead. Each morning I get up, look out the window and see that it'd probably be fine on the bike, but … Continue reading Early bus
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.