All tagged Ireland

Sunset over the Irish Sea

I happened to be in the right place at the right time the other day to capture an amazing sunset. While travelling back on the ferry from Holyhead to Dublin, the sea was calm and the sky was beautiful, and as we reached the middle of the journey the sun set on the horizon, in a beautiful display of reds and golds.

Dalkey, and The Blue of the Irish Sea

Last weekend, in the midst of the June heatwave, I got to spend a little time in Dalkey. As it was such a lovely day, I wanted to capture the sea and so I went to Colliemore Harbour, which I was told would be a good viewing spot. It was indeed, and from there, I had a great vantage point out to Dalkey Island, as well as the surrounding sea and Dublin Bay.

Bloomsday Bike Rally

Today was one of those days that I just happened to be in the right place at the right time. I was walking through the Stephen’s Green centre in Dublin and I happened to notice a bit of commotion out the side door. I walked out only to be greeted by a lot of people dressed up in old clothes on old bikes. It was of course Bloomsday today, and I had wandered into the start of the Bloomsday Bike Rally.

Early Morning on the Liffey

When I’m not out shooting, I’m generally working from my home studio. Working from home means you get to skip the morning commute which on rainy and cold mornings, which is always a pleasure but as spring and summer comes you miss out on the seeing Dublin wake up. A little while ago, I packed up cameras early to go into the city to get some photos, one of my favourite places to shoot , by the river Liffey.

50 Shades of Green

A few years ago I was flying home from a trip abroad, and as we were approaching Dublin, I looked out of the aircraft window, and I saw a beautiful sight. As soon as I saw it it dawned on me as to why Ireland was called “The Emerald Isle”. There was something so distinctly Irish about the colour of the landscape, that I knew immediately that I was home. I have never forgotten that sight.

Seeing Green

Tomorrow is St. Patricks Day, our national holiday here in Ireland. If there's one day that's synonymous with Ireland around the world it's St. Patricks Day. The other thing that's probably most associated with our little country is the colour green.

Grand Canal Dock at Night

It's been a while since I've taken any night shots of the city, and over the weekend I had the chance to take some pictures of the Grand Canal area after dark. Grand Canal dock is one of my favourite areas of the city, and the modern architecture combined with the lights and glass make for a great subject.

One Shot: Feeding the Swans

I was walking through Stephen's Green the other day, and I came across this lovely scene. this man was feeding the swans and seagulls, and was surrounded by lots of the hungry birds. The young signets are beginning to loose their immature feathers too and become adults. It was a nice scene to come across on a cold but crisp winters morning in Dublin.

The Beautiful Winter Light of Ireland

I love the light in winter in Ireland. I love how the light changes throughout the seasons. Every season has it's own quality of light, and it makes images taken during that time unique. It also depends on where you are in the world, as different latitudes, and even different places on the same latitude can have differing characteristics to the light.