Well we have been here a week now and are settling in nicely.  The weather has been very kind and the ocean has been as flat as a mill pond.  Absolutely amazing for photography and the contrast could not be greater between the Alps and where we are no in Sligo.  Also, so far, the locals have been really nice and friendly too….

Have a great Friday and a lovely weekend everybody!

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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21 Responses to Ireland!

  1. Sonali Dalal says:

    Wow What an angle!

  2. lyonsroarforgod says:

    I agree…I would love to hear the story of getting this great picture!

  3. One horse leading all those cows! How did you pull this off?! 🙂

    • Hours of choreography and a team of assistants Frank! In reality though it was more mundane than that. I was walking the dog, they were curious (obviously) and I noticed that the cows seemed to be lining up behind the horse, i could see it might be an interesting shot so i took a few pictures. One thing that does help it too is our point of view. What I mean is that we are looking up at the animals because the path I was walking on is quite a bit lower than the field they are in.

  4. JimR says:

    Great shot Brian. Very unusual angle. Looks like your lying flat on the ground looking up at the animals. I know your not from your response to Frank…. superb composition.

  5. I thought you were lying on the ground for ages waiting for that shot – looks great, love it. I’m just checking out picmonkey at the mo – have you heard of it?

  6. The position you’re shooting from here is just fabolous. Love this photo. It’s like they’re curious & are trying to figure you out: the alien with the camera in hand.

  7. kelter79 says:

    That is a great shot!! I love the angle and the black and white!

  8. Ania A. says:

    This shot is beautiful. I love Ireland. It is such an amazing place. I’m looking forward to my next trip there. Hopefully sometime soon. Enjoy your time out there and take as much potos as you can.

  9. fridab44 says:

    You should come and visit The Faroe Islands! 🙂

    • I’ve always been curious about the Faroe Islands since reading The Brendan Voyage by Tim Severn. Do you know the book? Its a book about tracing the mythical voyage of Irish Monks from Ireland to the American continent in the 6th century. So I reckon some day in the future I will be visiting!

  10. looks like a rather intimidating gang staring you down there! hehe

  11. elmediat says:


  12. Some people have all the luck. How often do you see something like that and when you do how often is it you have a dslr with you.

    Great pic.

  13. Terrific shot! Very interesting composition indeed 🙂

  14. Marco says:

    Great picture! Composition, black and white, is fantastic! Congrats!

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