art, Design, interiors, Leica, Photography

Still Life with 50mm Summilux

My M9 was away in Germany getting repaired for what seemed like forever. Now that it is finally back its time to play around with the Lovely M Summilux 50mm f/1.4 ASPH.

I have a renewed love for (digital) photography thanks to VSCO filters. (sample pack).

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Ireland, Leica, Photography, reportage, Weddings

Declan & Clare’s Wedding

A few photos I took on Dec & Clare’s big day. Well done guys. Thanks for a great time, it was great to be part of the celebrations.

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And the celebrations continued the following day….

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I wasn’t the official wedding photographer, but I was in photographer mode for much of the day, as I am trying to build up a wedding portfolio.

If you know someone getting married who is looking for a wedding photographer, please send them in my direction. 😉

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Ireland, Photography, sport, surfing

Lone Surfer at Sunset

The clocks went forward on Saturday night, and now we have extra daylight in the evenings: Great for sunset surf sessions. Conditions were good; gentle offshore breeze, 3-5ft swell, and, after a grey day, the sun finally made an appearance.

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SB_20140331_0063_webGotta get myself a longer lens. These were all shot on a 50mm Summicron, which is a great lens, but something like a 90mm or longer is really required for sports photography if you want to get right in the action.

 

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Photography, photojournalism, Uncategorized

Flight Of The Swallow

Summer is nearly upon us – although here in Ireland it currently feels more like November.

It must be nearly a month ago when I spotted the arrival of the Swallows. They never fail to stop me in my tracks. To watch them flit and speed through the air is pure delight, their distinct chirping chatter heralding the coming of Summer.

Two years ago I attempted to capture some of their energy on film. Its only when one tries to photograph a Swallow with a manual focus film camera that one realises just how incredibly fast they move. I felt slow and clumsy as the little bundles of pure energy danced and darted around me, making me dizzy.

Some recurring themes in my photography are identity, space, and time, and I think these photos explore something of the transience of the seasons, light, and indeed, our own lives.ImageImageImageImage

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Photography, photojournalism

Kiln Firing, The Potters Yard

I can’t believe it’s almost one year since beginning the MA in photojournalism and Documentary Photography course. Where has the time gone? So far it has been a very positive experience and I have met many new people as a result.

One of our first assignments was to photograph a person at work. I approached a local potter, Patricia Howard, and she was very welcoming. That was January 2011. I have since been over to Patricia’s Potters Yard on a few occasions for different events.

Early in December she invited me over to experience and photograph the annual firing of her self-made kiln, or ‘The Dragon’ as she calls it. I have many photos from that evening which I will post in the coming week in some form of edit.

Until then, behold The Dragon….

 

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