Paul, who lives in Carrigtwohill, concentrates his seascape work on the East Cork coastline and specifically from Ballynamona across to Roches Point.
He showed some stunning images that he made in places like Ballycotton, Guileen, Inch, Ballycroneen, Ballybrannigan, Finure and other locations that he frequently visits.
They are all within 30 minutes or so from his home so even if returns empty handed (landscape photography can be a bit like fishing – some days you don’t get anything) at least it isn’t too far to travel.
It’s clear however that it’s rare for Paul to fail to get interesting images. He prefers to shoot that coastline in winter as the angle of the sun is conducive to more pleasing compositions.
His post-processing is minimal as he concentrates on getting it right in camera as much as possible. Most of his work is done with a wide-angle lens (a 17-40 mm) fitted with an ND filter to give the longer exposures (maximum of about 6 secs) that he likes.
This was an excellent and inspirational presentation to a capacity audience. Thanks Paul!
Check out Paul’s website to see his seascape and other photography: http://www.