Tag Archives: 2012
Niamh and James are an Irish couple living abroad, but decided to come to Ireland to get married, close to their friends and families.
The ceremony was in the amazing chapel of Trinity College Dublin which is fantastic – you can breathe history in it.
The reception was at the Finnstown Country House which delighted everyone with their warm hospitality and cooking excellence.
The band got everyone out and dancing, plus there was a Riverdance like show of Irish dancing… where the bride was invited to participate, as she knows this Irish tradition so well. What a show!
So here is the summer and festival season gets underway.
The road signs all pointed out to Ballinlough Castle, Co Westmeath… campervans and tents ready thousands set out for a weekend of good vibe music, fun and of course, drinking and who knows what..
The lineup was grand, with the likes of M83, Django Django, Little Dragon, Spiritualized, St Vincent and WhoMadeWho.
I could only attend the Sunday gigs, maybe next time I will take my tent too and stay the whole weekend
Here follow some shots, on assigment for State.ie :
The new Nikon D800 is a superb HD-SLR.
Released in 22nd March 2012 I was lucky enough to get one of the first productions units and have been taking it thru its first paces.
A more in-depth review is due, but for now here is one capture from this weekends gig in the O2 Dublin.
For now I can shortly summarize it as the most powerfull HD-SLR available, which is challenging to shoot with, given its 36 Megapixel sensor resolution.
Photos come out really good straight-out-of-cammera (SOOC!) and the video capabilities are un-matched in this segment.
Labrinth was the supporting act for Drake, in a ‘quasi’ sold out O2. The performance was good and the crowd was having a good time.
Here is one my favorite photo from the gig, taken with the Nikon 14-24mm @ f/2.8 1/160 ISO400, Auto-WB (shot in .JPG configured to optimal quality, sRGB):
And here is a 100% crop (400px wide).
Nikon 24-70mm @ f/2.8 1/100 ISO800, Shot in Jpg, Quality priority, Large size / Fine.
More pics and comments to come!
Back in December I meet Simon Bird for a portrait shoot assignment for State.ie annual issue, Faces of 2012, which highlights the best music artists in the Irish scene.
Simon is a music producer who has put out some distinct tracks recently and got the attention of State.ie editors.
This time my assignment was not a live music performance, but a dedicated shoot 1-to-1 with the artist. I did a bit of researching and listened to Simon tracks to get a feeling and some inspiration/ideas for the portrait.
Turns out that the day was overcast but with colorful breaks of light. This created a dramatic feeling that matches Simon music work and we were both happy with the results.
Here is a screenshot of page where the portrait is featured:
… or just read the full issue:
And here you can listen to the artists featured in Faces of 2012