‘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! …

1000 years, 1000 paces

Here in Emagine Media, we’re currently working on a project for Waterford Treasures. This involved a closer look around Waterford’s ongoing developments in the Viking Triangle. At the heart of the Viking Triangle, Waterford Treasures comprises of three magnificent museums chronicling over one thousand years of history; Bishop’s Palace, The Medieval Museum and Reginald’s Tower – all within easy walking distance of each other. It is a treasure trail that takes you through Ireland’s oldest city – 1000 years in 1000 paces. With the sun shining, the city was looking amazing last week. The architect was brought out in me by studying …

Ravens Rock Rally 2013

The ceremonial start for the 2013 Raven’s Rock Rally was launched on June 29th in Waterford City. The sun was shining and both the cars and John Roberts Square was looking amazing in the stunning evening light. Great to see the city centre so unusually busy on Saturday evening, drawing a big crowd and generating a buzz for the city.

Delahunty Dares

Eight thousand people and their family members live with Multiple Sclerosis across Ireland. Although MS is a progressive neurological condition that can affect a person’s health, lifestyle and relationships many people with MS find ways to manage and cope with many of the affects and difficulties. Liam has challenged himself to take on 24 adventure races in 18 months, the reason this is a challenge to him is because he has Multiple Sclerosis. For more information visit Liam’s Facebook Page