Here is an image of the ISS over Lough Talt, County Sligo. I had planned on getting a nice trajectory of the ISS over the lake for some time but the flight paths were not coming together. After some planning and waiting for the right conditions I was able to capture Chris Hadfield fly over. […]
I just purchased a new intervalometer to help in capturing star trails. I found that the firmware of the Nikon wasn’t as conducive to interval shooting as much I needed. I went out with my friend Conor Ledwith this night in particular and we ended up in Clew bay. It was a very rewarding night […]
McCarthys tower at Clonmacnoise provided the backdrop for this startrail. The orange glow on the horizon is light pollution from the town of Athlone.
Some more light painting in the foreground to brighten up the grass. Bring a friend to photograph monasteries at night. I brought my friend Niamh Keenan this particular night, thanks Niamh Not […]
An early morning shot in Connemara just before the sun came out. This is known as the blue hour in photography. It’s that time before sunrise and after sunset when there is neither complete brightness nor complete darkness.
During ‘blue hour’ photography , one encounters scenes of significantly increased dynamic range due to the luminosity of […]
Another ‘Blue Hour” shot from Lough Corrib in Connemara. I took this shot after a long day out in Connemara and we were on the way home. I was out shooting with my good friend Conor Ledwith and Conor took me down to this location. The light was fading fast but the contrails of passing […]
The problem with star trail photography is that it renders your camera busy for up to 1-2 hours. This is all good and well if you have just one camera. I shoot with two full frame Nikons. A D3s and a D800. The problem with having two cameras and only one tripod manifested itself during […]
The last year or so has given rise to increased auroral activity. This is attributed largely to the sun reaching the end of this solar cycle. I was expecting some auroral activity this particular night so I made my way here to Easky, county Sligo to capture the display.
Here is the Milky Way rising above Lough Talt in south Sligo.
Light pollution is something that I have to work with on a regular basis. Light pollution is something that I must take great planing in to avoid in my pictures. By that, I mean that one must travel far away from artificial light sources […]
Here’s Ross Errilly Friary in Headford, County Galway. It was a frosty night when this was taken. Friary wall was lit up with some light painting as usual. The orange light in the bottom right is the town of Headford. That’s Venus on the lower left making an appearance.