Sunday, June 27, 2010

spectacle wearer of the year

David Grant asked me to take some photos of him for a competition he was entering, this is the one we entered

Friday, June 25, 2010


so i went on holidays for a while, i brought the camera but i mostly shot from my new diana+ so have to wait for those before i can post my photos of the day. i'm a stickler for order. gotten very lazy since i got back, injured my toe and pain killers are very drowsey making. promise to be back on form once i'm up and running again. in the mean time here's a pic from my first day with my diana. it has 2 people in it, can you guess who?

Wednesday, June 9, 2010


took this today out on a shoot for a company i do work for, its the top of their bowling lanes, thought it was pretty cool


total cop out so tired, crap picture these are getting more and more frequent

Tuesday, June 8, 2010


matthew and sally. my sister asked me to take some photos of matthew on monday morning, we did some nappy shots and he was gettin tired so we dressed him and let the dog in... delighted


very late... VERY hungover. shallow dept of field, taras shoes before we fell asleep


view from our hotel room in cork, technically on sat as it was passed 12 at night


this is one of moe's feet from her end of year show, this was the view from the 3rd story window of the old tax office in cork, looking beyond the foot


tipsey drinking wine in aines house, liked the sky and the shapes made by the window, nothing too spectacular

Wednesday, June 2, 2010


the bain of my life. the reason why i have to work late.


i have passed this bridge well over a hundred times and admired the shape and hard lines of it. it doesn't look like it belongs where it is. it was recently painted. it used to be a rusty red. i wish i had photographed it then too. i was lucky today though, the sun was shining and the colours where very bright. for a girl who used to shun colour photography i'm really getting into it now.


so very tired... gettin lazy


so this is not photographically wonderful but i love the book. i woulda bought it had i not spent a fortune on cameras. amazing. colours are nice too.


myself and carol where eyeing up the blue gate all day. i had photographed it earlier in the day. then this bike arrived. darran wondered if it would have looked better without the bags but i like them.


i was shooting a building for a company in work and i saw this shore, i really liked the colours and the shape, i have a thing about repeat pattern

Sunday, May 30, 2010


another late night photo, i had been up til all hours wrapping my photos in plastic pockets for the market and hadn't taken anything of worth. lisa obliged! she was holding an umbrella which she seemed to think was of paramount importance.

waterford crystal is up for sale, i tried to get permission to get into the grounds and photograph it but was refused. i stopped the other day to take some photos and this is the results so far. i will go back and get as many aspects of it as i can. for a building which was once one of the most important buildings in the town the for sale sign is now talked about more


it was very late in the day. i had my sister and cousin down as well as having to work. this is a picture of my housemates lamp on her bedside locker. it wasn't what i was trying to achieve but i nearly prefer this, i like the light shining through the red fabric.

SOMA Garden Market

Myself and my friend Carol had a stall at this new market it Waterford. I sold 3 images... to strangers! not to friends! was delighted

Monday, May 24, 2010


i went to the camera club last week and they asked me did i shoot RAW. I hung my head in shame. no. so today i tried it. i still don't understand it. i know it gives more flexibility but i do need to learn more about it. this is my first go at it. my favourite pic so far. love it

Sunday, May 23, 2010


i cross processed this in photoshop to really enhance the colours. i love the composition, using the rule of thirds without even thinking about it. first step to becoming a full fledged photographer!


i really like the dept of field on this, its something ive been playing with lately. i seem to be able to get it right on smaller items but not on larger ones like people for instance!


i hadn't used my camera all day and was out for the night, this is taken on my phone. it might be a snap shot but i really like the muted colours. tara did not win anything in the raffle

Friday, May 21, 2010


love this photo! elaine and keith, big messers! have it in colour but prefer the black and white.

Thursday, May 20, 2010


view from the passenger seat of my car! i like the contrasting colours

Wednesday, May 19, 2010


kinda looks like kraang! not the l00k i was going for, wanted it to be more martin par-esque
i will revisit!

Tuesday, May 18, 2010


totally busy... and lazy last night so i played around with long exposure and doctored it in photoshop. it's nothing special but i like the colours

Sunday, May 16, 2010


this is my friend oisín sitting on a post box beside my friend moe's house. this photo is more about oisín than taking a good photo, although it is a good photo too. he is chuffed to be on that postbox. messer!


while the boys played around with a ball, i played around with shutter speed! i had spent a half hour trying to create bukah on a portrait of my friend moe, but to no avail. i experimented with self portraiture in the glasses but this one caught my eye when going through the results of the day.


a lone shoe, in the middle of my sitting room, i played around with exposure and dept of field but this is my favourite. i like the starkness of the image, almost washed out. makes the viewer wonder who's shoe is it

goin going gone

sold my first print today. delighted. also featured in a magazine (STELLAR) this week also pretty delighted things are looking up!


not so great, poorest one so far, was slim pickings, was shadowing a photographer this evening on a model search shoot so didn't actually take many, i spotted this lamp from were i was sitting


day 2, a very willing, tired bf posed for a series of shots!

Friday, May 14, 2010


i was leaving work (i work in an industrial estate) and this was smashed outside the door to waterford wedgewood, slightly symbolic i think.


i shadowed a studio photographer today so i was mainly just sitting and watching. this was a lamp i saw in the corner, thought it was interesting enough. poorest photograph so far


was running late on this day and had spent a looooooooong day driving. my handsome bf obliged me this one

Wednesday, May 12, 2010


a fun way to start the project, this was taken on the way to wicklow from waterford. imagine working in this every day. i imagine it would get pretty depressing!


have decided to start the 365 project, you know, a photo a day for 365 days, here's hoping!
i will post as i go, its day 3 and its been tough already.

Thursday, April 29, 2010


so it was another one of those weeks. seems to be getting all to frequent. i think i may be back in my rut. i haven't had the camera out in a while. well for personal shots. i have been doing some jobs for clients. nothing too exciting, one was fish and chips! and the other was for a shower company although it does seem like i may be doing one shoot a week which really is not half bad. reevaluating my situation. have had this immense headache all week. pretty sure it's stress. feels like a stress headache. so the days are feeling longer and i am wanting nothing but to go home to bed. i don't even have an appetite, that doesn't stop me from wolfing down tayto cheese and onion though. have been to the gym every day bar one, didn't put much into it today and haven't been running or cycling all week. i am tired. darran thinks i try to do too much, i feel i don't do enough!

Saturday, April 10, 2010

Exposé Live

so today was Xposé Live for STELLAR magazine. i arrived 10 mins early (obv) and waited outside to be met by the lovely Dilan who was to be my partner in crime for the day. he was the "style spotter" and i was the photographer... an unbeatable team! the day was very slow to begin with and kinda continued like that for the day. to be honest it was slim pickings. people where there for comfort rather than style which i found strange for such an event. i can understand why people went for comfortable but would have made my day more interesting if they had have dressed up. so the day was a wave of stylish women of all shapes and sizes arriving at the STELLAR stand, which had myself, Makeup Forever providing free makeovers and STELLAR being sold for half price just €1. it was all go. and the team where very professional and the experience i got was experience i would never have gotten anywhere else. at the end of the day i got the opportunity to photograph the fashion show (pics on flickr), style lesson from Corrina Gaffey and the presentation of the award for most stylish woman that day. I will post pictures from the style search after they have been printed in the magazine. in the mean time check out my flickr!

will you take me back?

have been negligent of blog of late... is all forgiven? so things have been up and down as usual! lot of work (work work) and since the portfolio was handed in not so much photography done although i needed a break! been messin about with it but nothing major. UNTIL two big events this week. one was speakeasy sessions last night where i was asked to be the photographer for the night. was tough. i'd never done an event like that, the pub is small and dark and you can't really move around let alone get candid shots of people in conversation and generally having a good time which is what the brief was. so i adjusted the brief (oops) and did so arty shots, see my flickr, they're up there.

and the second event? tomorrow i will be photographing a style competition for STELLAR magazine. pro bono of course but i will be credited in the magazine! heres hoping it all pans out. ill update tomorrow, i promise!

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

so very tired...

havin a stressful one this week. for a change you might think. stress for no reason. i'm eating more than i would care to admit. exercising less than i would like AND sitting in on st patrick's night on my own. sad. tired. but warm thanks to my super new electric heater. productive evening though. researching art initiatives i would like to get involved with, stalking the competition and all that so not a total waste of time. tomorrow i shall plan my next photography jaunt. must maintain journal so photos do not seem so one dimensional. enjoy your paddy's day one and all. (probably the one person that reads this really)

Friday, March 12, 2010

standing tall

tomorrow will be a first for me. im goin to croker for the rugby. cannot wait. super excited. kinda tired though. getting lax at the blogging lately. haven't really had anything to say. haven't been cycling. haven't been taking photos. haven't been exercising. have been eating way too much. back on track on monday. no more cider either. although i am having nice thursday nights it seems. there's an event in waterford held every thursday night in murphys on the quay known as the speakeasy sessions and there truely is a great buzz about the place. it's just like minded folk, young and not so young coming together to have a good time. i don't describe it very well because really you have to experience it to know what i'm talking about. so get on down there (plug)

met an interesting artist today. we got to chatting about recession and art and about how often times you will see after any period of economic downturn that there will be a surge in creativeness. that exhibitions and shows will pop up all over the place. food for thought really.

Saturday, March 6, 2010

hair hair

today i got a hair cut! nothing special, just more layers, kept my fringe and it is still violently red. i still love it. costs a fortune though. hence the staggering of the dying and cutting. doesnt seem so much when you spread it out. went for a potter around town then. tried on millions (literally) of outfits. bought a skirt, elasticated waistband, mandy will approve. bought a cardi(!) some leopard print heels, to add to the collection and some 50c tights. all in all a very fruitful trip. was a lonesome day. thought i had plans but then realised i didn't and nobody was around so home to watch the biggest load of tripe ever... valentines day! stick to the taking over the world mr goode!

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

done... done done done

so it's done. my portfolio that is. due in on friday. i am leaving it be. too much messing about with it will just wreck it and my head. now for some ice cream. took everyone's advice on board and don't think i'll be able to thank everyone that helped out. only in helping them out in things that they need. it's been a group effort. time to sit and wait. but in the mean time i have refound my love of photography.

Sunday, February 28, 2010

i had a funny day yesterday. not funny haha. just funny. it left me with a huge sense of melancholy. i spent the morning photographing my back yard, and more importantly my dads mobile home. i spent the morning with him which is something i haven't done in a while. i don't know why it made me sad but it did. he is so content with his lot and was so eager to help me. so eager that he is bringing me around next week to take pictures of some spots that he knows that he thinks will be interesting. he's also taking me to smithfield market for the day. i also got news yesterday that a guy that i was in college with in first year hung himself last week. he dropped out in first year so I didn't know him THAT well but still and all it was very sad to hear. i would hate to think that one of my friends felt that they had nowhere to turn and that death was the only option.

yesterday was a tough day

Thursday, February 25, 2010

turning it around

the bike has been neglected lately! i have had so many things to do, mainly photography related really! the light lasts for about an hour after work so have been trying to get out on time to get some day light shots! not working in my favour though! the evenings are getting longer though so this is good news! have set myself little projects to give myself something to work at not just taking photos for the sake of it! loving it!

the gym has also suffered! still sitting at 11 stone, just haven't had a chance to go... excuses i know but i am eating well!

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

go go go

been all go this week and it's only tuesday, last night i found myself standing on top of my car trying to get "the shot" think it turned out pretty well.

really enjoying having a camera back in my hands, went to Cork for the weekend, had an amazing time, spent some quality time with my lovely friend moe moe. had a gorgeous dinner, few too many glasses of wine, bit of a dance! sunday was a lovely day.... breakfast with some good friends, stroll around cork city with said good friends and my manual camera! happy times, pity i had to leave.

Friday, February 19, 2010


(road traffic accident)

so i had my first accident on my bike. well i say "on" my bike, i was technically dismounting but still consider it a bike accident. i slipped on some ice and hit the ground, was sore but my biggest concern was "who saw that" and seeing as it was a very busy road at 8.30 in the morning im gonna wager EVERYBODY! but i picked myself up and continued on... note to self... buy helmet!

in other news, the past two nights i have taken "my" camera out for a spin and taken some photos, it's been a while and i'm really enjoying it! hope you enjoy it.

Wednesday, February 17, 2010


miffed with myself for lack of pics on this blog, must get cable for camera! was suposed to go on a photo mission today but the light was not on my side... must stop procrastinating... must stop writing procrastinations! gave up facebook applications for lent so hope to have more time for meaningful stuff other than the internet... like the photography book i got for valentines day!

Sunday, February 14, 2010

happy VD x

happy valentines day to one and all.
been a bit of a lax blogger this week. been a busy one. went to a fancy dress ball on wed dressed as an irish rugby player, there was a load of us so we looked great. died of hangover in work then on thursday. went shopping yesterday, will post pics later in the day. in the meantime im heading off for a snazzy dinner with my bf

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

strawberries are goooood!

i lust for this for me and my bike

i bought strawberries yesterday and they're best before was yesterday, ate them today and they where soooo good. you know that just the right amount of juicy. om nom nom.

so i made a decision last week to go back to college (well thats if i get in) i have applied to IADT and DIT to do photography, 4 years, yikes. ill be 30 finishing... thats seems like a helluva long time away but needs must. have started to look at one year courses in engerland but that seems very scarey too, must look into it a bit more. one year would be more convenient than 4!

since i made the decision, work seems a lot more bearable. was getting tough there for a while but having something to focus on other than work takes the seriousness out of it. its just an option that im exploring. as long as it gets the camera back in my hands ill be happy enough. watch this space.


there's this guy that i work with and do you know how i know he's not working? he's typing. typing is not in his job at all. and he types really obnoxiously, you know like that girl in "up in the air".

vent over.

Monday, February 8, 2010

om nom nom

in work, starving, last day of week one of the chemical diet, i slipped up and had chips and a chicken burger last night! i blame my bf! but another week of this and i should be slim like jim!

Sunday, February 7, 2010

home on the range

so got in my (underused) car and headed for the hills (literally) back home to wicklow! i like driving cause it gives me time to think, or not, depending what mood im in! it takes a good 2 and half hours to get home so thats a lot of singing along to my ipod! i dont come home often but when i do its filled with lots of family time which i love! i left home 6 years ago for college, returned for a period of nine months and then hit the road again so i have been out of home for a long time! what i love about home is the routine, my mother never varies and its comforting, can be frustrating but mostly comforting. as with all mothers she can irritate but at the end of the day shes still my mam and i wouldnt change her for the world.

i had a lovely day today. i woke at 9. weed :) then went back to my camp bed in the sitting room and slept for another 3 hours. i didnt need to. i wanted to. got up, had my breakfast of toast and grapefruit (red grapefruit = yum) and went for walk with one of my sisters in a woods near my house, was something i hadnt planned on but really enjoyed, was good to catch up and just natter. i then collected my mam, and went for a visit to my oldest sisters house. 5 months ago she had a baby boy, he is the cutest thing in this world. hands down. everything he does makes me smile and he doesn't even do that much. he has made me miss home more and more, everytime i see him he is a different child, i miss alot, but my sister is very good with videos and pictures but its not the same. i then went to the cinema with my other sister (there are 4 of us girls and 2 boys) to see Youth in Revolt (good movie, worth a watch) with 3 of her friends. i tend to hermit-ise when i come home so it was good to get out and spend some quality time with her, again its the whole not seeing my family that often that means i appreciate these times more.

so here i am in my camp bed, wide awake, wanting to sleep and not being able to. dinner is at 1 so i probably should turn in. although im sure the 2 boys clattering in the door will wake me as soon as i hit the hay

Thursday, February 4, 2010

swings and roundabouts...

so today i conquered a fear of mine. ok here's the scoop, for 3 1/2 years now i have driven my lovely little red car around these roads and just after christmas i left her in her parking space and have begun cycling to and from work which is 15km every day, no mean feat but im getting there. anyway i usually cycle on the footpath but sometimes thats not possible and lets face it its a lot of stopping and starting so i took to the roads (scarey enough) then i hit a bump in the road! roundabouts! i can take the first exit. i can take the second exit. but when it comes to the third.. forget it. i just get this irrational fear i dunno what it is, i think its all the blind spots or i dunno. so today i just went for it! i pedaled as fast my shrinking (hopefully) legs could take me first exit passed, second exit passed (heart starting to beat very fast now) approaching third exit, stick arm out to the left, keep looking behind me, feel like im gonna explode and then bam... its over... i did it! feel very free! need to find another fear now!

also someone nearly knocked me off my bike today so i gave her and her ford mondeo the finger! not my proudest moment but ho hum, needs must

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

lesson learned

skinny jeans, rain and cycling just don't work! although it was my first time cycling in the rain which was quite fun! i didn't get too wet and i made it to work in spiffing time.

today i started a detox diet, so far it's going quite well, i am following one that my sister gave me, tried it before and lost 7lbs so I'm willing to give it a try.

Every morning for brekkie half a grapefruit and a slice of toast

Day 1: Lunch 4 slices Turkey and a tomato
Dinner Fish & Veg

Day 2: Lunch Fruit Salad
Dinner Steak & Tomato

Day3: Lunch Salmon & Salad
Dinner 2 Lamb Chops & Veg

Day4: Lunch 2 Boiled eggs & 1 slice of toast
Breast of Chicken

Day5: Lunch 4 Slices of cheese & 1 slice of toast
Dinner Fish & Veg

Day 6 Lunch Fruit Salad
Dinner Steak & Tomoato

Day 7 Lunch Breast of Chicken
Dinner Chicken & Veg

will post results in 7 days and maybe some pics of how i have jazzed up the meals!

Monday, February 1, 2010

bloggin' for the hell of it

so i'm new to this blogging thing, but i found myself thinking in status updates or feeling like i wanted to share things but didn't really feel like sharing them with my friends, so here i am.

the latest addition to my life is my bicycle! i love it! i wanted one for so long and then my ever wonderful boyfriend got me the one i always wanted but never really knew i wanted. stereotypically it's pink, its a beach cruiser and has a basket and a disney princess bell. i also have to pedal backwards to stop. the only disadvantage being that where i live is mostly hills and there are no gears but i don't care i love it and i will soon have legs like beyoncé so how bad!

i have a feeling that i will blog about my bike alot, and how it affects my life (or how i allow it to) i have already begun planning my outfits around my bike which is always fun. i started abandoning my car for said bike ie cycling the 15km to and from work everyday, in the hope that it will help me to achieve my goal of losing another 18lbs before the end of may. watch this space.

another thing i like to do is to read angel cards. this is also relatively new to my life but i really enjoy it and really feel a connection between me and the angels although i do struggle as i know that angels are gods messengers but i am still unsure how i feel about this whole "god" thing. being raised catholic forces me to ask many questions about the religion. i have only read my sisters and my mothers and one of my male friends cards so far but i seem pretty spot on, i would like to try it out on a stranger but am quite nervous. again watch this space.

thats about it for the evening, i will blog again.

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