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10 Aug 2016
Some of the Flowers on Garnish Island

A Visit to Garnish Island, Co. Cork

I visited Garnish when I was about 12 years old and I recall that you left the harbour on the mainland, with the typical Irish fields and views and ended up on this paradise type island. The island had plants I had never seen before and as a child it seemed like you were after being transported to paradise. I had the chance to revisit Garnish Island recently and it was just as special. Garnish Island, often referred to as […]

06 Jan 2016
Punting on the Avon on a lazy Sunday afternoon at Stratford Upon Avon, UK

Photo Review of 2015

2015 is over and 2016 is barely a few days old. I decided to look back at a few of the my photos from 2015. I didn’t really update the site much in 2015 but I’m hoping to remedy that in 2016 with some weekly posts and hopefully I will restart the Project 52 which will see one key photo per week being uploaded to the site.. Some of the highlights of 2015 and my favourite photos are listed below; Glastonbury Festival This […]

18 May 2015
Tramore and the Metal man

Tramore and the Metal Man

There is a brand new looped walk behind the old Tramore racecourse near the back strand. It was from here on a sunny April day I decided to use a Zoom lens to compress the scene and focus on the metal man with some passers by also in shot. The lighting was very nice and with some polarisation and a small amount of extra vibrance added to the shot I ended with the final result above.

10 Jun 2014
Naas Swan, Swans Naas

Beauty of Swans

During a recent visit to Naas I went for a walk around the lakes near the hospital, and although I lived in Naas for some time, this is an area I had never visited. The swans had their young nearby, still fluffy and probably only a few weeks old. There was also some activity amongst the male swans, defending their patch perhaps. Some swan fights were very interesting to watch. The benefit of carrying your camera every where you go […]

01 Sep 2013
Dog Surfing Tramore

Tramore Dog Surfing – Yes, Dog Surfing!

On Sunday September 1st, Tramore saw a spectacle which I had not seen in Ireland before, Dog Surfing…. Yes, surfing for Dogs. Some of the dogs didn’t seem to like the idea and once on the surf boards decided to abandon ship and swim to shore, while others took to it like a duck dog to water. Crowds had come to Tramore for this well advertising dog surfing event and cheered as each dog made their way to shore on […]

14 May 2012
Woodstown Beach, Still Life / Sunset as Part of Project52 - Woodstown Beach, Co. Waterford, Ireland.

Woodstown Beach, Co. Waterford – Sunset : 19/Project52

Eventually got the camera out and with some nice weather over the weekend I saw this during a walk on Woodstown beach as the sun was setting. I liked the reflection of the sun on the wet sand. The tide had made the sand quite reflective and I just liked the overall effect. Not the best shot in the world but a relaxing view more than anything. I used the Canon 18-55 kit lens for a change with a polarising […]

19 Apr 2012
Photo of Waterford City - Picture of Waterford City in Early Morning as Sun Comes Up

Waterford Photo on 3e Weather Forecast

One of my photos, “Sunrise over Waterford City” will be shown on the 3e weather forecast on Friday 20th April at 6:28pm. The photo which I took from the bridge in Waterford is shown below. It is part of the LoveWaterford week on the 3e Weather forecast. A big thanks to everyone who, via my Facebook page, helped to secure the photos spot on the 3e forecast. Thank You!!

03 Apr 2012
Kinsale, Co. Cork, Ireland - Photo of Kinsale from Pier Road, Kinsale, Co. Cork, Ireland

Kinsale, Co. Cork – 14/Project 52

As it happened I ended up back in Cork for the second week running, having been in Cobh last week, this week I was near Cork Airport. So I decided to scout around for some locations, and thanks to a tip off from Twitter via my @shanesphoto account, I headed to Kinsale and later to Old Head of Kinsale (one of which is up on Flickr). I was 100% positive that I had been to Kinsale when I was younger […]

26 Mar 2012
Meerkat - Compare my Meerkat - Fota Wildlife Park Meerkat or Meercat - Cute photo

Compare My Meerkat – 12/Project 52

Are you looking for cheap car inshooooraance? If so, don’t ask this little furry guy as he has no idea what 3rd party fire and theft is. This is one of the Meerkat’s in Fota Wildlife Park near Cobh, in Co. Cork. The new compound for the Meerkats is just inside the gates so you can’t miss it and you get a good view of them as they perch on the look out. I was delighted at how sharp I […]

20 Mar 2012
Heron standing on weir in Cahir

Grey Heron at Cahir, Co. Tipperary : 11/Project 52

I came across this grey heron totally by accident in Cahir, Co. Tipperary ; it was standing in the weir just opposite Cahir Castle. Over a period of about 5 minutes this heron did not move, apart from tipping the flowing water with its’ right foot. I used the Canon 75-300 and upped the ISO to 400 so that I could get a nice crisp shot with the flowing water from the weir rushing by. The shot below is the […]

14 Mar 2012
A Nibbling Squirrel in the Trees - Squirrel eating a leaf.

Nibbling Squirrel – 10/Project 52

This photo for last weeks Project 52 entry, a bit late posting it but better late than never.  This weeks photo is yet another squirrel (a different one note) but this time its nibbling on some leaves and it was quite an interesting shoot. I saw the squirrel from a distance, its back to me, so I setup the camera, ISO 400 and a decent fast shutter speed as I was on the 75-300mm lens once again, so wanted to […]

19 Feb 2012
Grey squirrel with a red head - squirrel photo - photo of a squirrel, a grey / gray squirrel

Grey Squirrel with a Red Head – 7/Project 52

In the grounds of Kilkenny Castle there are many areas where you can catch a glimpse of some amazing wildlife, from ducks, geese, swans, and many other types of small woodland birds to squirrels and even on a rare occasion badgers (according to the signs in the grounds of the Castle). On Friday I was luck enough to get a shot of a small grey squirrel, which I spotted in a tree. Luckily I had my 75-300mm lens on, so […]