Night Sky

The Moon has been dancing around Venus for the past few nights and the cold weather has provided an excellent chance to capture this celestial ballet.

I didn’t really capture any pf the shots I had in mind before venturing outside, but it’s a start.

The Moon with Venus below and to the right, hanging over Whitegate refinery.
Cobh viewed from Whitegate.
A significant cropping of a moon shot.

Foggy Days

I’m always inspired by foggy conditions and have seen some beautiful shots created in them, like this.

I’ve had a few opportunities recently to shoot in some fog, I’m not totally happy with the results but it’s a work in progress.

All taken around Aghada.

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Fog

Most mornings this week have been glorious and I kept meaning to bring a camera, I finally did this morning only to find fog everywhere.

But I’ve actually wanted to shoot in foggy conditions for some time now. so I wasn’t too annoyed.

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I always love shooting minimalist scenes and the foggy horizon gave me the perfect opportunity to get a nice fading water shot.

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I drove up the rady a small bit ad found a sunny patch with some gulls fishing, I wish I had paid more attention to the shutter speed on this one, would be nice to be that little bit clearer.

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Lunar Eclipse

I had loads of plans of the type of shots I wanted to get of last night’s lunar eclipse. I was uncertain about getting up at all, but the forecast of clear skies tempted me out of bed at 3am, boy was it worth it.

This is the shot I had in mind, the bay in Whitegate with the eclipse shining over it. I had forgotten how far away the moon is.. Still happy enough, especially with the flares from the lights of the refinery.

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I was annoyed with the light pollution so headed down to Inch beach and got this one of the milky way and the next of the moon exiting eclipse.

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Bumbaloid Cavern

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To kick things off I’ll start with the image from the main site. This is a shot from the ‘loid taken back in 2007, when Fergal was just after getting his name out there and starting to push himself more in heavy waves. That’s Ferg in the lip and Mickey floating about on the inside waiting to get the shot.