10 Days… Venice, Tuscany, Rome

Our first time in Italy, our first time on holidays together in fact…  we spent 10 amazing days in this beautiful country. from the maze that is the canals of Venice, to the blissful peace of the Tuscan countryside to the chaos of the streets of Rome, we truly fell in love with Italy and will be back soon…  

Streets of Dublin

I took these in September 2013, but never got the chance to upload them here to my blog. This is a set of shots I took from our digital marketing partner based in Dublin, Tinderpoint. The ever-talented creative team at Emagine designed their website frontend, but we needed a series of edgy photos to match their contemporary brand. Tinderpoint didn’t want your typical ‘Failte Ireland’ portrayal of Dublin. Not that’s there’s anything wrong with that, they just wanted to put their own stamp on their view of the streets of Dublin with a somewhat ‘grittier’ look & feel.  

‘Tis a soft ‘ol day

A simple little video I put together on a typical rainy Sunday afternoon in my parents back garden. Little did I know that theJournal.ie would pick up on it. Their page received over 21,000 views and with the video being played 3,500 times overnight, I’m calling this one, it’s official…  I went viral 🙂

Sunny Saltee Islands

We were seriously lucky with an exceptional day on Great Saltee. The Saltee Islands, comprising of the Great and Little Saltee, are located approximately 5km off the coast of Co Wexford. The island is privately owned, but is a wildlife refuge that can be accessed during the day via a boat from Kilmore Quay. It is famous for its puffin population but unfortunately we were a little early to witness their annual visit to the island which occurs in June/July. I’ll need to borrow a monster 500mm for the next time, my 70-200mm just didn’t cut it for wildlife closeups.  

Coumshingaun Timelapse Photography

I abandoned a camera for an afternoon on the side of a mountain, here’s the results… Location: Coumshingaun, Comeragh Mountains, Co. Waterford. Approx. 2.5 hours compressed into 60 seconds on Friday 14th of March, 2014. Camera shot a high res image every 5 seconds… Captured using a GoPro Hero 3+ Timelapse video produced using Adobe After Effects & Premier Pro Music by Chris Zabriske ‘Cylinder Two’ under Creation Commons Licensing. Make sure you watch in HD Quality for full detail. This is hopefully a teaser of more to come.

Anyone for cake?

I recently helped with a a set of images for Anne Marie in Cherub Couture Cakes… these confectionary creations gave me the ideal opportunity to explore the world of DLSR video and do some basic editing in post production.

steelwool spinning

Twisted Firestarter

Armed with a stock of steel wool, a butane torch, some rope and a whisk… it wasn’t your typical Friday night romantic date! Something I’ve always wanted to try out and Sue was only too happy to oblige. In fact, acting as my ‘Firestarter’ she risked life, limb and an expensive gortex jacket for the sake of art 🙂 Our first go at spinning steel wool yielded some very satisfying results and gave us the bug and inspiration to bring it a step further next time. I’ve decided that it’s all about location. Pick a spot that would look amazing …

Waterford Harvest Festival

Here at Emagine, we have been involved with Waterford Harvest Festival for 5 years now. In addition to our role as web designers, 2013 saw our our 3rd year as festival photographers. Here’s a few of my favourite photos.

Go Vols

Recently saw some photos on Facebook of friends at a Knoxville Vols college football game in Tennessee. Reminded me of when I was there back in 2008. Was amazed by the buzz of the game OUTSIDE the stadium. Neyland Stadium has a capacity of 102,000, every seat was full, a sea of orange… but I would say there was easy  another 100,000 enjoying the festival on the streets and camped out in tailgate parties. Can’t believe that this is 5 years ago. I remember myself and Aaron having problems getting into the stadium because we had, what security considered, ‘professional’ cameras! …

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