Jason Mac Cormac Photography: Blog http://www.jasonmaccormac.com/blog en-us (C) Jason Mac Cormac Photography jasonmaccormac@gmail.com (Jason Mac Cormac Photography) Sat, 29 Jul 2017 14:58:00 GMT Sat, 29 Jul 2017 14:58:00 GMT Walking the Wicklow Way | Crone Wood to Lough Dan | Irish Photographer Jason Mac Cormac http://www.jasonmaccormac.com/blog/2017/7/walking-the-wicklow-way-crone-wood-to-lough-dan-irish-photographer-jason-mac-cormac Walking the Wicklow Way - Stage 3 & 4 Crone Wood to Lough Dan by way of Lough Tay 22km

 

Looking at the guidebook Lough Tay to Lough Dan at 6km seemed a short walk in comparison to the sections we completed up to now. Therefore we decided to complete Crone Wood to Lough Tay and carry on to Lough Dan thus completing two stages in one long walk. Big mistake!!

Wicklowway.comwicklowway.com a great resource and the booklet is well worth the few euro if planning to walk part or all of the way

 

What the guidebook i think left out is the walk from Lough Tay to the start of next stage and also the extra couple kilometres from Oldbridge to Lough Dan, what we didn't consider was the altitude gain in the first 12 kilometres and the toll it took, in hindsight we could have left the next stage until another time. Especially considering we started in the afternoon and walked until nightfall :( no celebration pints for us!

 

Having said all that once completed the sense of achievement when we completed these stages was great and we slept well.

 

 

Crone Wood to Lough Tay

 

Crone Wood was a lovely start straight up the side of a hill through the forest, We had parked outside the main car park knowing it would be a late return. Lungs and leg muscles pumped we were delighted when we reached the path and a more level walk for a time. The walk from Crone Wood has some special views over Powerscourt Waterfall, and are not to be missed, especially on the higher sections. 

 

 

We reached a high point having passed Powerscourt valley and then realised we needed to go back down before ascending again toward Djouce mountain in the distance. This gave us a chance to catch our breath and carefully descend to the picturesque valley and the intersecting river, at this point I wished I'd brought a tent to camp over as the scene was lovely and I can imagine at sunrise or sunset it would be epic!!

Above PowerscourtAbove PowerscourtLooking out to Djouce across the valley, another climb ahead

With no tent and halfway to Lough Tay there was no turning back, we breathed in the clean mountain air and set off up the hillside again with the mighty Djouce in view. Lots of stops for water and ease tired legs followed. Passing some grazing sheep and two ultra runners heading North we finally reached Lough Tay and a well earned bite to eat. The view over Lough Tay is always incredible to me, dark peat water and white sandy beach, the home of the Guinness family with a lake to prove it. We sat beside the stone inscribed J.B. Malone, the man credited with devising the Wicklow Way walking route, and enjoyed a sandwich and a chocolate bar. Bliss.

 

Lough Tay to Lough Dan

 

With no going back and the daylight drifting away we got on our feet and started for the trail to Lough Dan and Oldbridge. We'd no choice now but to keep moving. The walk from the J.B. Malone stone to the pier gates follows some trails and at times unclear which way to turn, a couple of times we passed sections that would have left us walking along the road side, instead found ourselves travelling on a boardwalk through a dark forest trail. We found the road crossed over and started along the forest road which for the most part was quiet and not super interesting though maybe we were more concerned with reaching the car. 

 

The guidebook there was to be a section of forest path up a small hill that promised a viewing point of Lough Dan. I hoped to find this as the sunset looked spectacular, unfortunately I did not and we carried on. At one point the Way veers off the gravel road and up and over a hill, I really wondered as it seemed to bring us through a thorny tight rocky trail when the road quite possibly is what we met on the other side. With tired minds and weary feet we trampled along the last few kilometres to the edge of a farmers field, past some sheep, and finally came to the road from Roundwood to Oldbridge, with our phones for flashlights we stayed tight to the edge of the road and pottered along until we finally set sight on the bridge and the hope of the car only a few hundred metres more. Too late for a pint at home we fell into our bed and slept till noon.

 

The next section we travel from Lough Dan to Glendalough, a lovely walk with forests, mountain shelters, pesky midges in the low areas, beautiful scenery of the surrounding mountains and lakes from the higher midge free zones.

 

Did I say I hate midges :) 

 

Reaching Glendalough we'll have travelled 53 kilometres of our adventure, in only four outings, this includes 1610 metres of ascent. Not bad!!

 

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Walking the Wicklow Way | Glencullen to Crone Wood | Irish Photographer Jason Mac Cormac http://www.jasonmaccormac.com/blog/2017/7/walking-the-wicklow-way-glencullen-to-crone-wood-irish-photographer-jason-mac-cormac Walking the Wicklow Way - Stage 2 Glencullen to Crone Wood 12-14km

 

For this section of our adventure, with no babysitter, and some curiosity on the part of our youngest, our little group became three with our son joining us. He didn't like the hills but the promise of a McDonalds at the end kept him smiling. 

 

The first couple kilometres as we started at Johnny Foxes meant we had to walk along the main road and for most of the way there was no path. Some drivers had little regard for the walkers signs, so I was glad when we spotted the wicklow way sign and the small road that led down to the river and then up into the quietness of the hills. 

This walk was quite long, a bit more than we realised and it worried us that it was maybe too much for our son, and us, however he was grand all the cabbage and potatoes he eats must be doing some good. A couple of times we spotted deer, though usually I guess they saw or heard us long before we saw them, and retreated into the dark woods until we passed. The weather throughout was lovely and we hardly saw another person.

 

Crone Woods saw the completion of this stage.

 

The next sections Crone Woods to Lough Tay and Lough Tay to Lough Dan are beautiful though at times strenuous walk through mountains and in some of the most scenic countryside you could ever hope to see including Powerscourt waterfall, Djouce mountain, Lough Tay and Lough Dan. Foolishly we decided to do both sections in one go, for what would turn out to be a walk of epic proportions, so dont be lulled into this I think the guide book was optimistic in the distances or maybe we were tired and didnt factor in the height of the hills. More on this in the next blog post.

 

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Walking the Wicklow Way | Irish Photographer Jason Mac Cormac http://www.jasonmaccormac.com/blog/2017/7/walking-the-wicklow-way-irish-photographer-jason-mac-cormac Walking the Wicklow Way

 

This is a slightly different blog than the previous, and many of the images will be from my phone as I haven't brought my camera along for the walk.

 

For years I've enjoyed the outdoors and photography has been the perfect hobby to get outdoors seeking new places to photograph. I've often thought of walking/hiking the Wicklow Way a trail that starts in Marley Park near my home in Dublin and traverses mountains and streams and small roads and otherwise forgotten pathways, as it travels through the garden county Wicklow, and further south to its final stop in the small village of Clonegal in County Carlow.

 

Wicklowway.comwicklowway.com a great resource and the booklet is well worth the few euro if planning to walk part or all of the way

The Wicklow Way is 127 kilometres and if putting in long hours of walking at a decent pace it would take five days I reckon, or maybe seven with nice breaks and time to enjoy our beautiful countryside. As with all things time and the lack of it meant taking 5-7 days out for a long distance possibly solo walk was unlikely as any days holidays I do have are spent with the family, so until now I've never gotten around to taking on the challenge.

 

This year found a compromise, my wife decided :) that we could do the walk together in stages. This sounded great an escape for a few hours, increase the fitness, and enjoy some time together without distraction. I bought the handy little booklet published by Wicklow Way and discovered they have it laid out in stages of 10+km from 3-5 hour stretches, perfect for our needs, and full of handy details and useful maps to help us novices find our way.

 

 

Stage one Marley Park to Glencullen. 12 kilometres.

 

The start of our Wicklow Way adventureWicklow Way the startThe start of our Wicklow Way adventure With our new hiking boots, our booklet in hand, a small rucksack with a packed lunch and plenty of water and a rain jacket and the words of Bilbo Baggins ringing in our ears "It's a dangerous business, Frodo, going out of your door, You step into the Road, and if you don't keep your feet, there is no knowing where you might be swept off to" we were ready to start our adventure.

 

We checked the map and found that Johnny Foxes was close to the end of this stage and reckoned this would be great place to relax, rest and have a nice cappuccino and maybe even some lunch, now there's motivation for you!!

 

Starting at Marley Park walking below the motorway you quickly find yourself in peaceful old country lanes that descend quite steeply, it was at this point we considered stopping this madness and going home haha the leg muscles screamed and the lungs tried, maybe stretching would have helped. Soon enough though we were in a forest with birds singing and stunning views back to the city and our hearts lifted, we were breathing more steadily now and even had time to chat as we walked to some other wayfarers from Germany and Australia.

Supposed to disconnectSinead still connected to the phone, soon enough the network will die Trail to Fairy CastleTrail to Fairy Castle Tors on the hill Tors on the hill at Fairy Castle, looking toward the Sugarloaf Megalithic TombAncient ruins in the forest clearing in Glencullen

The views were breathtaking, the diversion up to Fairy castle summit and the Tors, and the trek down into Glencullen forest is well worth the extra time and we found helped cut out a section of busy road since we were stopping at Johnny Foxes pub. We also saw some ancient ruins, and the making of a new mountain bike trail in the heart of the woods, which looked incredible. Despite this little detour and my rudimentary map reading skills we found our way to our destination much to the surprise of Sinéad who for the previous hour took quite a few opportunities to shake my outward confidence of its only round the next bend, or maybe the next one.

Johnny FoxesEnd of Stage one, the welcoming sight of Johnny Foxes

 

Next stage is Glencullen to Crone Wood -see Blog linked here 

 

Thanks for visiting leave a comment or get in touch

 

Jason

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Hook Lighthouse Recce | Irish Landscape Photographer Jason Mac Cormac http://www.jasonmaccormac.com/blog/2017/6/hook-lighthouse-recce-irish-landscape-photographer-jason-mac-cormac Hook Lighthouse

 

Whilst away for the weekend with the wife and kids we took a trip to Loftus House and nearby Hook Lighthouse. The location of the lighthouse gives lot of opportunities for photography, from the east and the west which meaning it could be great for both sunrise and sunset shoots.  Hook Lighthouse | Irish Landscape Photographer Jason Mac CormacHook Lighthouse | Irish Landscape Photographer Jason Mac Cormac

As it often happens when out with the family we visited early afternoon on one of the hottest days this year, the sun was high in the sky and not the most conducive to landscape photography, though I wasn't doing landscapes I was walking around with the wife and kids :) just happened to have a camera in hand.

 

This is definitely a place I would come back to at sunrise or sunset or maybe an overnight camp to photograph both.

 

Hook Lighthouse | Irish Landscape Photographer Jason Mac CormacHook Lighthouse | Irish Landscape Photographer Jason Mac Cormac If I am back in Wexford soon I will definitely try get some time to shoot the lighthouse and coastal areas. The shot below I tried to bring in the surrounding elements in this case a field of wheat or barley which looked splendid in the summer sun. I quite liked the idea of being lost in the fields and the lighthouse guiding the way, in reality I was at the edge of the field holding my camera at arms length into the crop.

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Testing our some compositions quickly while we made our way back from the shore. Some flowers in the foreground pity they've probably passed their sell by date, bit of a tilt in the lighthouse too I havent edited this and it was shot handheld whilst i negotiated the slope.

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The sun being high in the sky and a super sunny cloudless day at that meant it was hard to get any shots without flare. This one I rescued in post by turning to black and white and adding some contrast.

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I really liked our short visit to this beautiful part of the world, Hook Head, County Wexford in Ireland and look forward to revisiting. These photos I haven't included in landscape gallery as they were more record shots I think and weren't purposefully taken with tripod and filters etc, though some I do think probably do rate well. When I get back next time I hope to get great images.

 

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Portmarnock | Dublin Photographer Jason Mac Cormac http://www.jasonmaccormac.com/blog/2017/6/portmarnock-dublin-photographer-jason-mac-cormac Portmarnock for Sunset 

 

After a day cooped up in the house with rain showers on and off preventing any thoughts of a hike earlier, I eventually decided to head out before sunset and hopefully have some luck with the weather. Being undecided with no real plan of where to go Portmarnock | Dublin Photographer Jason Mac CormacPortmarnock | Dublin Photographer Jason Mac Cormac I found myself in Portmarnock which is only twenty minutes from my house. I found this to be a perfect place as the coastal road allows you to check the scene from the comfort of the car and if the rain came back I was never far from shelter. 

 

The Sun shone as I parked the car up and my hopes were lifted of a decent couple of hours. The clouds were moving fast and the eastern horizon was picking up the light from the sun as it descended to the west. 

 

Two hours to go to sunset, I headed out along the shoreline to explore. I've only been to Portmarnock once with the camera and that time the tide was in, whereas now it was on its way back from a low tide uncovering sandy beach and unusual rock formations along with some grass like seaweed full of life. These formed natural composition of lead in lines with the s curve of the beach looking to the east with Lambay Island on the horizon.

 

Portmarnock | Dublin Photographer Jason Mac CormacPortmarnock | Dublin Photographer Jason Mac CormacLow rock in Portmarnock near sunset in between rain showers.

 

A dream like seascape with the sun setting to the west beyond low rock swimming area in Portmarnock. A challenging dynamic range to capture with the camera, might be a bit overcooked for some peoples taste, but I kind of like this as it displays the surreal beauty of sunset bathing the scene in glorious light.

 

Portmarnock | Dublin Photographer Jason Mac CormacPortmarnock | Dublin Photographer Jason Mac CormacLow rock in Portmarnock near sunset in between rain showers.  

 

The long vibrant sea grass along the shoreline rocks of Portmarnock as the tide approached ready to submerge them again. Portmarnock | Dublin Photographer Jason Mac CormacPortmarnock | Dublin Photographer Jason Mac Cormac

Keeping an eye to the horizon behind me, my hopes of a better sun set faded as the dark clouds swept in from the west and this time there appeared to be no breaks, I figured it was time to head home. Five minutes into the drive home and the rain swept in my luck held for a couple of hours and I was happy I'd bagged a couple of photos and a some time out in the fresh air.

 

All photos are available for purchase in the landscape gallery www.jasonmaccormac.com/landscape . Thanks for visiting. 

 

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Photoshoot with Inga | Dublin Photographer Jason Mac Cormac http://www.jasonmaccormac.com/blog/2017/6/photoshoot-with-inga Throwback to a shoot with a terrific model and body paint artist arranged in Clondalkin Camera Club. 

 

Model              Inga Persephone

Makeup           Lovely Bianca

Photographer Jason Mac Cormac

 

Here's a few of my shots. Get in touch if you want to shoot. 

 

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Photoshoot with Sara Klaudia Pluta | Dublin Photographer Jason Mac Cormac http://www.jasonmaccormac.com/blog/2017/5/photoshoot-with-sara Photoshoot with Sara Klaudia Pluta | Dublin Photographer Jason Mac Cormac

 

it's great when a model knows how to move and can create many poses and angles in a very short time, with occasional prompting from me for subtle changes be it the hands or angle of the face. 


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Model: Sara Klaudia Pluta 

Makeup: Tara Kavanagh / Professional-Makeup-by-Tara-kavanagh

Photographer: Jason Mac Cormac 0871482760

 

These are just a few of my images from club shoot. The images below were all lit with beauty dish to camera left angled down at 45 degrees and reflector for fill on the right

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A couple of 3/4 length images, taken with softbox to the left and Sara standing closer to the light and further away from the unlit background throwing it into complete darkness. The background appears to be black when in reality it was a mix of light stands and bright walls along with paper background setup. An example of the inverse square law or lighting fall off at work, a useful technique in the photographers tool kit.

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Want to arrange a photoshoot? Give me a call or send a message.

 

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Photoshoot with Dean Barry World Champion martial artist | Dublin Photographer Jason Mac Cormac http://www.jasonmaccormac.com/blog/2017/6/deanbarry-martial-artist Photoshoot with Dean Barry World Champion martial artist | Dublin Photographer Jason Mac Cormac

 

Second shoot with Dean this time we arranged to shoot for Top Ten martial arts clothing catalogue, Top Ten and Peter sponsor Dean in his bid to be the best martial artist he can be. Primarily a kickboxer, and multiple world champion at that, Dean has been doing more MMA and other styles in preparation for the next phase in his fighting career. Having emigrated recently I am hearing good things, winning Gold at a recent championship and teaming up with a new coach, none other than George St. Pierre.

 

Well done Dean gloves up!!

 

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Photoshoot with Shauna Bannon Kickboxing Champion | Dublin Photographer Jason Mac Cormac http://www.jasonmaccormac.com/blog/2017/5/kickboxing-champion Photoshoot with Shauna Bannon Kickboxing Champion | Dublin Photographer Jason Mac Cormac

 

Second shoot with Shauna Bannon a local champion kickboxer. Her sponsor Top Ten martial arts clothing catalogue, needed images for the 2017 catalogue.

 

For this shoot I brought the studio to Shauna at her home training ground Tallaght Martial Arts HQ. We set up the studio background in the yoga studio and I  had two lights with me.  We captured a variety of poses in each outfit, and I lit this to make them easy to cut out should the magazine wish.

 

If you need photos for marketing, website, catalogue or other let me know. Give me a call on +353 87 148 2760 

 

All photos © Jason Mac Cormac Photography

 

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Another shoot with Sasha, a great model with flowing red hair. The plan for the shoot was to test out some coloured gels in the lighting and mix it up. 

 

Sasha was in a fun mood and acted out to the camera. We did some straight on shots with beauty dish above and reflector underneath, aswell as the planned gelled lighting with red and blue gels, also a happy accident where only one light fired and the other didn't resulting in a sultry looking image. 

 

All photos © Jason Mac Cormac Photography. To arrange a photoshoot give me a call 087 148 2760

 

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So excited by the recent discussions I've been having about a project involving my images.

 

This is going to be amazing!!!

 

Can't wait to share more details but for the moment I can't.

 

All I can say is the prints are huge and they will be on permanent display in my beloved Dublin.

 

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Iconic Landmarks of Dublin | Dublin Photographer Jason Mac Cormac

 

Take the poll let me know which landmark I should shoot next. If you have other add them to the poll by clicking other.

 

Thanks

Jason

 

Landmark Dublin
Capel Street Bridge
Trinity College
Stephens Green
Howth Lighthouse
Moore Street Market
Temple Bar
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Albums | Dublin Photographer Jason Mac Cormac http://www.jasonmaccormac.com/blog/2017/5/products  

Yay sample albums arrived :)

 

I've organised samples of products, wedding albums, mounted prints and some other items you might be interested in to help showcase my work with potential new clients.

These albums are absolutely beautiful, hand crafted pieces, and are available in unique cover options including leather, acrylic, fabric to let you create a personalised album. With variety of sizes and types of album suitable for wedding clients, model portfolios, aswell as all other photoshoots. A special keepsake that will preserve your images for years to come.

 

Print gives a tactile experience that cant be achieved with digital, it shows photographs in a way that digital screens can't, so much so it can be emotional to see your images in print, even for me seeing a shot i'm proud of printed gets me every time.

 

Get in touch if you'd like to arrange a photoshoot, or book me for an upcoming event.

 

Jason Mac Cormac Photography

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Communion Photoshoot with Fionn | Dublin Photographer Jason Mac Cormac http://www.jasonmaccormac.com/blog/2017/5/communion Communion Photoshoot with Fionn

 

Lovely couple hours photographing Fionn's communion day. Met up with Jackie, Fionn's mam at the Clarion Hotel in Liffey Valley to take some photos and then on to the Arc Café Bar in Liffey Valley for a little family party to celebrate.

 

Fionn looked very dapper in his blue suit, and sported top gun shades as further proof of his cool dude character. I promised him the photos would be painless and we shot quickly getting photos of himself, with family and with grandparents, and quick photo with godmother.

 

He was happy out then as he knew he could get back to the party and his pals in no time :) 

 

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And a few of the party

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I love having the privilege of photographing families enjoying special events in their lives and sharing the photographs which can be looked back at for years to come as great memories.

 

All photos by Jason Mac Cormac Photography +353 (0)871482760  www.jasonmaccormac.com

 

 

 

 

 

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Shauna Bannon Kickboxer | Dublin Photographer Jason Mac Cormac http://www.jasonmaccormac.com/blog/2017/5/shauna-bannon-kickboxer Shauna Bannon joined me for a photoshoot as part of a fitness series of photoshoots. A sponsored athlete with Westpark Fitness and a dedicated martial artist, she has won multiple gold medals at national and world level. We shot these photos in the yoga studio and in Shauna's club Tallaght Martial Arts a fantastic facillity for all levels and ages to learn self defence and make new friends.

 

Don't let the model looks fool you, this girl is a lethal weapon.

 

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Summer time sunrises are a killer but so worth it ! | Dublin Photographer Jason Mac Cormac http://www.jasonmaccormac.com/blog/2017/5/summer-sunrises Summer time sunrises are a killer !

 

Woke at 4.30 and thought you know what i'll go out and try and catch a sunrise in a place I haven't been before shooting, Portmarnock. Wasn't really sure where I was going and at this time of year sunrise is very early so I was against the clock to get there and set up in time.

 

Great thing about this place is I could park right by the beach, walk down the steps and ready to shoot, and at that time in the morning there was no worries of parking wardens sticking a ticket on the car, though to be fair on a Sunday there prob is no parking charges.

 

I had an idea to go to Portmarnock for a few months now but never got round to it, as it was I knew this was probably the only morning for next few days with decent weather forecast although possibility of clear empty skies. That's the tricky balance when shooting landscapes, trying to get a dry morning with good light and some cloud activity, in between showers can work well. As it turned out there wasn't a cloud in the sky so I was going to have to include more foreground and less sky in the images.

 

You can't control the weater so best to try work the scene and if necessary move location to make the most of it, and that is what I did actually shooting a few locations in the morning. After shooting a few images as the sun passed the horizon at Portmarnock I decided there wasnt a whole lot to hang around for if there had been more clouds in sky or some dramatic light I might of stayed, but instead I decided to head back home via the city centre. As I drove thesky turned a lovely summer clear blue and I had to stop and do some shots of a few places I knew could look really well in this light, the Grand Canal Square area, the Samuel Beckett bridge and a shot I've been meaning to do for a while, the Ha'penny bridge from the Merchants arch.

 

Below are some of my photos from a productive enough morning. Home by 9 and everyone still asleep in bed :)

 

Portmarnock High Rock.

I expect with more dramatic light or a pre dawn colourful sky with glowing clouds this place could look amazing. Will definitely return.

 

This time from a lower angle about twenty foot to the right of the above image. I really liked the jagged rocks and how they created leading lines out to the sea and the horizon. Lambay island and the rising sun adding extra interest to the otherwise dull sky.

 

Not long after this shot it was time to move on. I was happy i'd done as best I could with what nature and the light had given me, the sky was washed out and the light was very harsh. A couple of other cars stopped and photographers got out, late risers missing the sunrise :) I thought rather than getting in their way i'd start for home and see what i could find on the way. 

 

I headed along the coast road to Sutton decided against going on to Howth instead taking the coast road towards Dublin. First stop along the way was the boardwalk bridge at Bull island and a couple of shots of Poolbeg chimneys

 

Poolbeg

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NO swimming today as the tide was out.

No fishing either

Back in the car headed into town to get some photos in the daytime of the Samuel Beckett bridge and Grand Canal Square. I was interest to see what these landmarks would look like in the morning, as many of my shots and others i've seen are in the evening or night. Also a good idea to have some variety in my Iconic Landmarks of Dublin photography series.

 

Samuel Beckett Bridge

I think this is a great addition to our city skyline.

 

Grand Canal Square

Next stop the Bord Gais Theatre and the Marker Hotel, magnificent modern architecture in an area that now house some of the biggest company regional headquarters in the world, google and facebook amongst others.

 

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That was it for the day until I saw the scene along the Liffey that made me stop again :) it was early the last few revellers were looking the worst for wear trying to find mcdonalds or abrekebabra, the council were out and about doing there cleanup to make the city look pretty again for the tourists when they awoke. The blue sky and the summer feel made it a great place to be.

 

Ha'penny Bridge

The joggers for me make this shot, I've posted the scene taken a few moments later with no people for comparison. Interested to hear which one is best in your view? 

 

 

A great morning out and about whilst everyone slept, photography is a kind of obsession or addiction I guess. What other reason would someone in their right mind be out at these hours, but when you see a sunrise for the first time or walk through uncrowded streets in your capital city admiring the beauty all around you realise the mad ones are the ones still in bed haha.

 

All photos are available to purchase in the gallery http://www.jasonmaccormac.com/landscape and if you wish to licence the images give me a call +353 87 148 2760 or send me an email. 

 

Thanks for visiting, 

Jason

 

 

 

 

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Photoshoot with two models | Dublin Photographer Jason Mac Cormac http://www.jasonmaccormac.com/blog/2017/5/photoshoot-with-two-models  

Group photoshoot

Two models a makeup artists and four photographers for a group shoot. Great way to spend a few hours learning from each other and testing out different lighting setups. 

 

Models: Zack O'Rourke and Cornelia Lawson

Makeup: Blanka Karásková

Photography: Jason Mac Cormac

 

For the days leading up to the shoot we had bounced around different ideas, glittery makeup and bright colours, on the night we winged it :) While the girls were sorting out the makeup I took a few images of Zack using a seven foot softbox on this occasion my new favourite light, though i've discovered it can be temperamental, there seems to be a sweet spot of where to place the light and the power ratios. On this occasion I think I nailed it.

 

Zack

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Once the girls finished makeup we tried out a few different angles and lighting setups. Each photographer taking turns and shooting both models. Here's a few of my shots from this set.

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Zack and I had worked together on a few occasions now, I knew he was a good sport but I didn't expect he'd go all David Bowie on us :) the fur coat was a find as it suited the Ziggy Stardust look perfectly. Blanka as usual did an amazing job with both models.

 

Zack as Ziggy

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Another shoot wrapped. Loving these photoshoots where we can have some laughs, try out different sets, and in the end get some great photos for all our portfolios. If you want to arrange a shoot with me give me a call on +353 87 1482760

 

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Photoshoot with Aoife | Dublin Photographer Jason Mac Cormac http://www.jasonmaccormac.com/blog/2017/5/photoshoot-with-aoife-dublin-photographer-jason-mac-cormac Photoshoot with Aoife | Dublin Photographer Jason Mac Cormac

 

Hired the studio out to do some photography with Aoife and makeup artist Katie Allen. Aoife had a few ideas and we used a couple of the backdrops and lighting setups to get a variety of looks. Katie did a great job on the makeup, very talented.

 

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Sale now on | Dublin Photographer Jason Mac Cormac http://www.jasonmaccormac.com/blog/2017/5/sale-now-on-dublin-photographer-jason-mac-cormac MAY MADNESS

 

Enter the coupon code MAY17 at checkout to avail of 10% discount off all products in the Landscape gallery, including prints, and framed prints.  For orders over 100 euro use coupon code BULK20 to avail of 20% discount. Link to Gallery

 

All orders are available for collection in Dublin, or can be delivered if needed. Outside of Dublin if you don't want to pay for registered post give me a call or message and I can work something out.

 

Thank you. Jason 0871482760

 

Some examples below. Link to Gallery

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