Twilight under the bridge.

Happy St Patrick’s Day! Beannachtai Na feile Padraig!
Some of you will recognise this bridge in Clontarf, Dublin. It links Bull Island and the North bull wall to Clontarf. Its a really beautiful part of Dublin and Bull Island is a bird sanctuary. In the winter it has a huge visiting population of Geese that arrive from further North to spend the winter here. The bridge has always fascinated me.

It will be one of the areas that we will be visiting on the Dublin and East coast tour and you can see the full details and itinerary here. The itinerary includes all accommodation however if you are a local or you wish to arrange your own accommodation then you can contact me here on the blog or here on my website and we can give you a quote without accommodation. Indeed if you have any questions about any of the tours and workshops please contact me.

About briancooney123

HOW I GOT HERE Of course, I wasn’t always a full time photographer. I spent a lot of time in the corporate world. I had a job which paid well, but just didn’t excite me. I remember the day when I had had enough. Enough of selling myself short, enough of dreaming too small, enough of doing what others expected of me. I had put away my dreams and told myself I would get back to them later, but somehow there always seemed to be something else that had to get done first. A friend of mine had recommended I take the NLP Business Practitioners course, and although I was really busy, I decided to do it. During that time, I began to imagine the different paths my life could take from here. While I had a hazy picture of what this other life might look like, I had a clear picture of where my current life was going if I didn’t change. It was a scary moment, a bit like standing on the edge of a cliff deciding whether to jump into the great unknown or stay on the cliff, safe but trapped. I jumped. The transition to the life I wanted was challenging The transition to the life I wanted was challenging but I would never go back. After that day I resolved to do what I love, to follow my bliss.  Picking up a camera after several years away, I found that many things had changed, the digital age had arrived. In the intervening years, I was too busy to pay any attention to my photography, and occasionally when I took something I really liked, I would think “how do some photographs seem so captivating and others leave me completely cold?” I knew this is what I was meant to do Somehow though, I knew this is what I was meant to do. I dedicated myself to learning everything I could about being a photographer. I took many, many courses and I read every book I could get my hands on, I still do. Since then, I have dedicated myself to helping other creative photographers achieve the results they want. And what a journey it has been. Last year I qualified as a coach. My main area of interest is creativity and helping others to express their vision. WHAT I BELIEVE Along the way, I’ve learnt that there are no rules. Experiment, explore, play. My advice is to make your art from your heart, not for the praise or the money.  Lighten up. It’s important to take your photography seriously, but it's a mistake to take yourself too seriously. Finally, you get what you want when you never, ever give up so enjoy every minute of it and just do it!
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4 Responses to Twilight under the bridge.

  1. Nice one, Brian. Would it be even better with a touch more contrast or am I just being annoyingly picky? 🙂

    • Hi Frank, I appreciate the comment no worries. I’ll double check the histogram but I think it’s fine. It could be as simple as the difference between your screen and mine or if your viewing on a mobile device?

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