My Photographic Evolution in Ireland
So I was thrilled when fellow Albertan vagabond and photographer Brendan Van Son asked if I would be interested in running a five day photography workshop alongside him throughout the Emerald Isle. Not only was it exciting to be recognized as a photographer with skills worthy of sharing, but I couldn’t wait to see Ireland with a new set of eyes.
Our first visit to Ireland was in 2011 when I was still learning how to compose a photograph and all the technical aspects that come along with a learning to use the camera properly.
Now was a chance to not only revisit some familiar spots but see some new ones, use my new skills, and to pass off my knowledge through our workshop.
Here are some of the scenes I captured.
We set up on the corner of the boulevard next to this Dublin bridge at dusk to catch the passing traffic.
Lecky Statue in Dublin’s Trinity College.
Mr. Van Son getting the shot.
Capturing Karl D. and Van Son shooting perhaps the gates to heaven.
Two kids in love hanging out next to the River LIffey.
A smoker gets some fresh air outside a pub.
The view of the Limerick Castle from across the river
We woke up early to catch Limerick waking up. This was about at 6:45am and always nice when nobody is on the street.
Inside St. Mary’s Cathedral in Limerick we were able to get up close with some statues.
We photographed food from Howth, a sleepy seaside town just outside of Dublin. These were fish cakes.
And we walked to the cliffs edge to capture the lighthouse. Judging by Karl’s hair it was a tad bit windy.
To finish off we watched the sun go down at the Howth Lighthouse. This has to be one of my favourite spots in all of Ireland.
Love your photography Pete!
Can’t wait to see more from Cambodia and SE Asia!
Pete, these are an inspiration. They make me want to trade my point and shoot for something more powerful!
Wow! I am in love with the last one of the lighthouse. Great work! Can you come to CR so I can take a workshop from you? 🙂
Lovely photos of my birthplace!
Great pictures. It is always fun to practice and learn from others. I have loved photography for many years (back to when we still used film). I must say I am definitely still learning.
I would love to become better at portrait photography because I find it the most challenging for me. Maybe that is because I get embarrassed for taking pictures of strangers in case they catch me!
Photographs are one my favorite parts of this blog. Besides the fact that I think you two are lovely peeps 🙂 I always look forward to reading a new post because I know the photos will do the destination justice.
I’m thinking that I could definitely use a couple of tips, actually! Maybe I’ll sign up for your next workshop? 😉
These are brilliant photographs. I have a long way to go before I can join on of your photography workshops, but save me a spot, eh?
Great photos, I’m especially digging the Howth Lighthouse shot. Nice work as always.
You’ve come a long way my friend. The difference between a master and an amateur is only time. You’re well on your way.
Amazing shots! I still gotta figure out capturing the movement and lights. Did you often use a tripod for those?
Can’t wait to see what you find in Cambodia! I was already amazed with some of your Instagram pics (or maybe Dalene took them?) that little girl hidding in the fruit was great.
PS. Thanks for the great photo workshop at the BlogHouse! I’ve been putting good use to your tips.
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Your photography is amazing, I’ve always admired it. Congrats on doing a workshop and that city shot with the still bus and other moving cars is definitely my favorite! Perfectly executed!
I enjoy your blog and your writing, and now your photography as well! (and I do travel photography)
Keep clicking, it’s so much fun to capture the world as we see it, and then share it with everyone. And I’m about to get that e-book of yours on house-sitting!
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Nice! I appreciate your dedication as a photographer. I like the fresh perspective, too!
I love looking at blogs with beautiful pictures! Great photo’s!
Wonderful sceneries of ireland
The Limerick Waking Up photo reminds me of the intro on the House of Cards series on Netflix. Not sure if you’ve seen it, but nonetheless, beautiful photos!
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First time browsing your blog. I love it, the pictures and the writing. I’ve done some traveling and love to share the stories. Probably won’t get to all the places you have, all the more reason to read your blog and go there via you. Have been to the places you shared in this blog. So great to revisit. Thanks Wg
Thank you Wanda! And, welcome! 🙂
Great shots, the first and last are my favorites.
Great pictures, I love them all…