29 Apr '19
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A trip to Shankill beach, Ireland

Years ago I went to this beach while scouting for new locations to photograph in the Dublin Bay area, and one of these places was Shankill Beach. A very easy spot to reach from the DART (Dublin Area Rapid Transit), just 15 minutes walk from the train station. 
From google maps I couldn't see anything peculiar to photograph, but sometimes it's really hard to judge from a photo taken from a satellite, so I thought I'll pay a visit there, to see how it looked in real life, and... It was rather disappointing. 
But it was years ago, with much less experience than now, where I was much less prepared (always bring trekking shoes to a rocky beach and always check the tides), and I came back home with practically no decent shots.
But apart from scouting, another important thing to do in this type of photography is to visit the same locations you already have been. One because with different condition, time of the day, season, tide level (which are pretty extreme here in Ireland), the same place might look different, maybe something changed in the meanwhile (or maybe not), but until you go there you don't know. And two is also for the forementioned reason, that you have more experience, and probably now I know better what to search to create a good composition.

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23 Aug '13
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Forty Foot, Dún Laoghaire

A couple of weeks ago I wanted to test my brand new tripod, the Manfrotto BeFree, to see if it's a good product or just a waste of money (spoiler alert: is a damn good tripod), so I decided to go on one of the best places you can go on a sunny day around here in Dublin, and I've opted for Forty Foot.
If you love to swim and you are from Dublin you probably know this place, if you are a photographer who know well enough this city and its suburbs, you know this place as well. In the past few centuries has been the swimming pool for the dubliners, but it's quite hard to describe this place with words (at least for me), so I better show you some photos.

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25 Jun '13
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Different pictures from the same places

Well, as I said, my few days in Italy were quite unproductive, and as I said, many plans but did nothing. To be fair I've a lot of nice pictures of the my girlfriend's family and our pets, but I'm still working on them. But that isn't the topic for this post, but instead I wanted to show you some pictures I took in the past two weeks, but as I can't find new places to photograph, these pictures were taken in the same places I went at the begin of this month: Pigeon Road and Grand Canal Dock.
I'm not 100% convinced about these shots, but to be fair I'm rarely happy with my shots.
Anyway, do any of you would like to suggest me some new places to photograph? Any ideas? Please leave a comment below if you know some cool places around Dublin.

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18 May '13
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Dublin Bay

Before I'm going to fall asleep, as I'm completely dead after two days of shooting for a client, and more than 3000 photos taken, I want to share these two photos I took tonite, despite I was barely able to drive as I had 0,0000001% energy left, I wanted to go in a place called Pigeon Road, which lead to one of the lighthouses of the Dublin bay (but it's only 5 minutes drive to where I live so it wasn't so hard at the end). Weather was perfect, light was perfect, I just couldn't resist, and even my also-really-tired-girlfriend couldn't say no, she wasn't happy, but she came with me anyway, and these two shots are the result of the half an hour spent in a beautiful day of May, here in Dublin, a city that after all these years can still give me some great new places to shoot.


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Good night!

22 Apr '13
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Random shots from Bull Island

As I previously said, one week ago me and Riccardo, a good friend of mine and a good photographer as well, went to Bull Island, a famous place for kite surfers in Dublin, but apparently kinda unknown for everyone else, and apart the test shots, I took some random shots, nothing really special, but still decent shots, and the two black and white landscapes are the last two shots from my beloved and now gone Sigma 10-20mm. I still can't believe I sold that lens.

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