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My Christmas donation

Every year I get asked by countless people for donations.
This year I donated one of my framed landscape pieces, to the setanta school for Autistic children, as they needed money for a new bus.
I am delighted to say it raised €1500 towards them, at an auction.
I adore this shot as the Snow is out of focus in some parts and there’s even the odd flake totally suspended.
I think on a day like that, the sign should read “Wetsuits must be worn”!!!.
This and many other pieces are for sale in the glasthule gallery and online.

image from the 40 ft in sandy cove shot in 2009

image from the 40 ft in sandy cove shot in 2009

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Google Business Photos

I’m delighted to be the first in Ireland to offer Google business photos.
So what does it all mean?

Basically it’s street view coming indoors (no car) to do a virtual tour of your business.
So let’s say you have a beautiful restaurant, Gym, Gift shop, etc and you want to showcase
it to the world. This is the answer in a very simple way.
Just click and drag, use the arrows to move from one room to the next and even go upstairs
for a peek.

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The work is undertaken by me and uploaded to your Google places page. From there you are free to use the panorama on your own site, or Facebook or anywhere you need. There is a once off fee and included with the Panorama you get several point of interest images, such as an interior, menu pages, form of payment, and opening hours.

I’m very excited by this and think it has great potential for lots of businesses. But don’t just take my word about it, Have a look at this article


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40 Foot Storm 01

Huge wave crashing into the 40 ft.

Huge wave crashing into the 40 ft.

I took this image at 3.30pm on the 29-12-09 and it was practically dusk at that stage.

It reminds me of the famous Guinness ad., with the surf turning into white horses,
I love it when I’m working in conditions like this, At times the water was up to my waist, you can get trapped in here so running out isn’t an option!
Always be very careful in conditions like this, as one rogue wave is all it takes to finish you off.

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Dalkey Island Dolphins

Dolphin Breaching the icy waters of Vico bathing place Killiney

Dolphin Breaching the icy waters of Vico bathing place Killiney

Here is my shot of the Dalkey Island Dolphin. I had spotted them whilst shooting this incredible award winning panorama.

I have just opened a new Gallery in Dalkey County Dublin. I am sharing it with Dave Kelly, One fantastic wood turner, we are just getting set up there, but would love you to drop in anytime you are is the location map.

It’s the most beautiful little space.
I will post images of it soon.

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Red Lady Awaits Green Man


I was commissioned to photograph Dillingers restaurant in Ranelagh, Dublin 6.

The interiors speak for themselves, but  it’s very difficult to get an interesting exterior, on a busy street, with an ugly pedestrian crossing.

So I spotted this lovely old lady approaching, and realized that her jacket matched the awning, as she stood there waiting impatiently, for the green man, I shot frantically, resulting in this wonderful composition.

I obtained a silver award for this image, from the IPPA. In the pictorial category.

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