Connemara Road Trip!

My friend Funatsu came back to Ireland this week for a few days of sightseeing, so I decided a little tour of Connemara was in order! I borrowed a camera and some nice glass from Neil Warner and took Funatsu and Hannae on a whistle-stop tour!       Route info View Connemara Day Trip… Continue reading Connemara Road Trip!

Bouzouki session in Barna Woods

A walk in Barna Woods turned into a Bouzouki/Photo session when Yui and I brought along our favourite instruments.  I went super-experimental with the light and shadow, then with some split toning in post-production.

Fun Surf Session in Lachinch

Due to a lack of footrest I found myself with Lahinch on a GKC surf trip with no boat to paddle… fortunately I had my bases covered and brought along a waterproof cover for my SLR…. this was my first time trying out the camera cover and it worked out absolutely perfectly- I really love… Continue reading Fun Surf Session in Lachinch

Cold Snap 2010

The record breaking cold snap of December 2010 wasn’t without its perks… it provided more than a few photo ops… here are a few of my best images, starting off in the Maam Valley, heading back to my Apartment balcony, then on the way home to Tyrone via the train to Dublin & Belfast, and… Continue reading Cold Snap 2010

October Sun

Some video and stills taken this month in Knockmanny Forest in Co Tyrone with one clip from Barna Woods in Galway. Shot on the canon EOS 50D , edited in Premere and colour corrected/tweaked in After Effects and Colorista II. Music is The Artifact and Living – Michael Andrews    

Kylemore Sun

A shot taken in May 2008 out at Kylemore Abbey in really glorious sunshine. The lake was espeically low, allowing me to kneel on the shore.

Velo!

  I just happened across this cycle race happening in Galway this evening, took a few abstract snaps!

After Inis Mór

On my trip to Inis Meain I met a group of Japanese guys who were in Galway for the weekend doing some sightseeing! We went out to McDonagh’s on Sunday evening when I returned, and we went to McSwiggan’s for some food on the bank holiday Monday night.  This was taken in Eyre Square with… Continue reading After Inis Mór

New energy from an old source

These windmills are set into Irish bogland, a place where peat is traditionally cut from the ground, dried and then burned. A new energy source built on top of an ancient one.

Above the Fog : More Snow Scenes

Everyone seems to be waiting for a thaw but I’m loving the snow. Day 3 in the tundra, this time out in Glencull, near Ballygawley. You can normally see the neighbouring towns of Augher, Clogher and Aughnacloy from up this high, but the fog in the valleys means there’s no chance of that this week.

Frozen North

While The West was flooded and The North frozen in November and December I remained sheltered in Galway City. My first bit of snow exposure this winter in at least 5 years came when I got stuck on the bus between Sligo and Eniskillen on the way home for Christmas…. fortunately we were rescued and… Continue reading Frozen North

A Grand Lá Out

I took a day trip to Inis Meain with some friends and my camera… the weather was beautiful but I forgot my sunscreen… paid for that one later!  This was with Haruka and her sister Akiko, we took the ferry over in the morning, spent the day wandering around and just caught the ferry back. … Continue reading A Grand Lá Out

Salthill Sunset

The evenings are getting darker, but as long as there’s a bit of blue sky showing it’s worth rushing to get the sunset. I do need to start bringing a tripod, though!

A Week in Connemara : 1

Okay, so I’m up in Scuba Dive West for the week doing the PADI open water divers’ couse… the course is going great (have managed not to drown, anyway!)…..  took this on Monday Night in Letterfrack, where I’m staying.

Behind the Scenes at Parkanaur…

I haven’t processed all of the wedding pics from the wedding do, but I have managed to pick out some of the backstage shots at Parkanaur. While the official photographer did his job, I snuck around in the background getting the real scoop. Enjoy!

Yuki Shoot

My friend Yuki posing for me as we put together some photography for her promotional materials. Yuki is a professional violinist and violin teacher and can be found at http://www.music-by-yuki.com/

Country of the Grand

This image was, as you’ve probably guessed, taken in Blackrock, Salthill. Taken at midnight against the rising moon, the shot (and the anonymous hooded swimmer) later went on to be feature on the cover of Country of the Grand, a book of short stories set in Galway and written by Gerard Donovan. You can buy… Continue reading Country of the Grand