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.

Morning phase

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

Early bus

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

Right place, right time

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.

Trespassing in twilight

Lately I've been stealing time before work to take the dogs up to the fields for a run around. Them, not me. It's about all I can manage, being awake and walking. Running would be asking too much. The grass is long enough to lose a dog and takes a bit of effort to lift … Continue reading Trespassing in twilight

Golden

Meath was looking pretty stunning this morning. I would have stayed there snapping for longer, but a curious herd of cows came to check us out and Pippa freaked and ran home. 

Autumn has landed

We get a lot of fog and heavy mist out in Meath. Sometimes you can't see 10 feet in front of you. And it can seem like the whole country is in the soup, but then you drive out of it on the approach to the M50 and it's all clear. Here's a few shots … Continue reading Autumn has landed

King of the castle

Caught this guy on the way across the Sean O'Casey Bridge this morning. He's got the sun shining outta his ...

Following the light

Got off the bus this morning on O'Connell street at about 8.20am. Walked down Abbey street and through a lane way to get to the quays. From there, I could see a gorgeous golden glow in the sky, down towards the sea. It faded fast as I was heading down, and was gone by the time … Continue reading Following the light

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 … Continue reading Beaches are good in the daytime too

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.

Skywatching

What a glorious summer it's been. I mean 'is'. Hopefully it's not over yet. I love this place. Every day is different. In fact, every hour is different. These shots are a collection of snaps I've taken over the past few weeks, along the beach from Baltray, past Termonfeckin, up to Clogherhead.

An Irish Summer

Here's a few shots taken this summer on the Costa DeLouth. When the sun shone, it was glorious, but when it rained, or was dull, it was even more glorious. There's only a few more days left of the season and I'm going to really miss this place during the winter.

Going left instead of right

Heading down the quays this morning towards the East Link, my windscreen was full of a glorious sunrise, so I stopped and took a few shots, like I often do. The liffey looked particularly beautiful as I crossed the bridge and went through the toll booths. At the roundabout, instead of going right towards work, … Continue reading Going left instead of right

Tiger eyes at sandymount baths

Shy and retiring

Sometimes, sunrises are beautiful. Obviously. Other times - like today - it's not so obvious. There's nothing too dramatic going on, the weather's nondescript, the sea's calm and the sun sneaks up with it's headlights dipped. With a bit of work though, you can drag some decent images out of the mire and I think, … Continue reading Shy and retiring