Dublin Bay.

Dublin Bay.

I have been spending time going through and weeding my image catalogue lately. Generally when I import images from my camera I do a cursory edit and immediately weed out anything that is unusable straight away to save room on my hard drive. Then I could leave the images sitting there for a while before I start a proper edit. I have to have the time and be in the right frame of mind before I can wade through a large file of images from a location. Saying that I usually edit the easy stuff first but leave anything that might be a bit more complex until another time. So yesterday I was trawling through my files and came across this beauty. It was taken on a beach in Dublin and I was just packing my gear away after a shoot and noticed what was going on behind my back. Quickly unpacking it again I shot 3 or 4 frames before the light changed. If you would like to purchase this or any other image here on my blog then you will find the, for sale on my website.

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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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9 Responses to Dublin.

  1. One of the most impressive photos that i’ve seen today

  2. Tony says:

    Beautiful seascape. Lovely tones and lighting, So simple too. Well done!

  3. JaneMLowe says:

    I’m just writing to let you know that I have nominated you for the “Versatile Blogger Award”. I really enjoy reading your blog and wanted to let others know about it.
    If you’re interested in participating just head over to : http://janemloweart.wordpress.com/2013/06/05/versatile-blogger-award/ and have a read.
    Have a fantastic weekend and looking forward to reading more.
    Kind Regards

  4. MikeP says:

    We both seem to have similar workflows, and the look back move almost always pays off. Love the lead off to the distant island. I too wait until I am in the right frame of mind to process… I use to do it right away but it seemed to rushed and sometimes I made a rash delete 🙂

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