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24
May

Grand Canal Dock

Grand Canal Dock is an oft-photographed area; it’s one of the few big Celtic Tiger developments that actually worked, and I think that’s part of its appeal. I spent six months working around the corner on Barrow Street, mostly doing visual effects on The Good Doctor, and in that time, became familiar with the space.

24
May

Dublin Zoo

Back in November I went on a photowalk in Dublin Zoo with Eoghan, Kate and Maria. I had just gotten my camera and didn’t have much in the way of lenses, but the 5D Mk. II did not disappoint. I was struck by the narrow depth of field, glut of pixels and amazing light response.

23
May

Lensbaby, baby

Before my gear was nicked, I was the proud owner of a lensbaby, a lovely little bit of plastic, metal and glass, great for a bit of fun. My friend Richard was in a band called The Wire (which has long since disbanded) and they had Renée, a guest vocalist, on for a charity gig […]

23
May

Bull Island

My good friend Terence gave me a lend of his 350D for close to a year before I managed to buy my own camera, a favour I won’t forget! I went out to Bull Island with Richard and his girlfriend Lisa, a year and a day ago today.

23
May

Set The Film Alight

This is one of my very, very few shots ever taken on film. Snapped this at a friend’s house party. A mate of ours used to do firebreathing.

23
May

The U S of Hey!

The why and wherefore of how I ended up going to the US is an interesting story, but not one for this blog. Here are some holiday snaps 🙂  

23
May

Haze

I adore hazy summer days. The light takes on a volumetric quality.

23
May

Bygone Days

I used to take an awful lot of live music shots, mostly of whatever band my friend Richard happened to be in at the time. Here are a couple I quite liked.   This is Rosie Ellis & Band playing Andrew’s Lane Theatre.

23
May

Portraits

I’m not a big fan of doing portraits…I simply don’t enjoy or understand the process of getting the best out of someone when you are sticking a camera in their face. Some people are brilliant at it, I am not one of them. I do grab shots now and then I kinda like. I know […]

23
May

Snowpocalypse

There were so many snowpocalypses the last 20 months or so in Ireland, it’s hard to remember which one this was. I didn’t have my camera long when I shot this. The snow had just fallen and I wanted to try to capture it. I loved how manic the dog was, she was so exultant […]

23
May

We Are Scientists

I checked out these guys thanks to Maria. They were much better than I expected.

23
May

Wandering The Streets

Yet more pictures of this picturesque town of ours. Thanks to Nathalie for persuading me to keep the autumnal tendrils at the top of the frame. Also, I have discovered that I love skies.

23
May

Jameson Global Party

Got a few snaps at the Jameson Global Party. Many thanks to Nathalie for getting me in the door. There are some video highlights here (you must be of legal drinking age to access). And this, creid nó ná creid is Groove Armada. This is the most excellent Republic of Loose:

23
May

Big Day Out

While at the Big Day Out funfair at Merrion Square for the St. Patrick’s Day Festival, we HAD to take the Ferris wheel at sunset… Nathalie has some corkers.

23
May

5D Mk. II Test

I bought my new camera principally for its video capabilities, though of course I love stills too. This is the first test I shot on it.

23
May

SPRING BREAK!

Live music photography used to be my favourite type of photography. While I’m glad to have branched out since coming back to photography, I do miss it sometimes. Was out socially recently and caught a shot of Spring Break in full swing.

23
May

Daisies

Is there a finer time of year than Spring? Well yeah, sure, but apart from Summer, I mean. I picked up a new lens over in NYC, a shiny new 20mm f/2.8 Canon EF USM lens. I went out to play and got a couple of shots I enjoyed. This is one of them.

23
May

Big Top

This weekend I went to check out Circus Vegas with my main squeeze Nathalie. There was a storm rolling in as we left, and I turned around to catch this view. She got some great shots of the rest of the show.

22
May

Dublin Town

I love taking pictures of this fine city. I also like stumbling across a bit of news:

22
May

The Kids

My sister and I moved back home from our respective apartments about 18 months ago, and brought our pets with us. This is Maisy (hers): This is Bruce (mine): And this is Maisy’s old ‘do:

22
May

30D, I hardly knew ye

22
May

Golden Gate

I didn’t make it out to the Golden Gate Bridge on my last trip to San Francisco. I got these last time I was in town.

22
May

Lightning Strikes

On a trip to Colorado, my friends and I noticed that just about every night, the peaks surrounding our apartment in The Rockies were alive with dry lightning storms. I borrowed a remote shutter and would leave the aperture open for up to five minutes, letting it snap shut the instant we saw a flash.

22
May

Film

These old shots are from the VERY brief period in which I shot on film. A couple of shots taken at my local park. A few shots from a very atmospheric shoot in the basement of Kilmainham Gaol for a film that was called Possession at the time. It was later retitled Christian Blake. I […]

22
May

Nostalgia

Found this in my Flickr stream, I shot it one evening after Christmas on my old 30D. While I quite like it, the grain is horrific and it makes me feel so much better about my current camera’s noise performance!

22
May

Galway Film Fleadh

I always try to take photo’s at the Fleadh and I almost always fail. It’s either too busy or too boozy (sometimes both). A few years ago though, I caught a break and snapped off three bracketed shots which I combined together into a HDR shot.

22
May

Winter Wonderland

All of the snow last year and this year was so surreal, so alien to everything I’d known, that I felt I needed to capture it.

30
Jan

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9
Jul

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