Dunluce Castle.

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Well where did that week go to?  I spent the first half of the week in Dublin and the second half in Connemara and the Burren, hopefully some pictures to follow.  A couple of nights ago I sat down to continue with my edit of the files I took in Antrim a couple of weeks ago while running a Landscape workshop there.  This is Dunluce castle.  There are times when I know I have bagged something special and this evening was not one of them.  The light was fantastic but I really didn’t feel I had hit the nail on the head that evening.  This is not unusual for me.  There have been several occasions when I have come away frustrated that things had not worked out as expected only to find a real beauty on my memory card.  Happily this was one of those nights!

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Have a great weekend whatever you do!

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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17 Responses to Dunluce Castle.

  1. Reblogged this on Tangent and commented:
    Very atmospheric!

  2. yourfoto says:

    Reblogged this on Your-Foto.

  3. Hi Brian, Just come back from 5 days in the Burren and I loved it…

    • I’m sitting in Doolin right now! Did you get out to the Islands? The Burren is a special landscape alright, glad you enjoyed it!

      • Yes, it was a 5 days trip only, but I wish I’ll be able to come back next year. I am always transiting in Dublin in between Chicago and France, so next time we are planning to stop for few days too…

      • Well I happen to know a couple of good spots on Dublin. Its my home town so if you need any help let me know! Thinking of doing a PDF of my best locations in Ireland to give away as part with my newsletter each month.

      • I was about to contact you last time but I was with ALL my family ( about 20 people) so it was hard to arrange…
        Next time i’ll be travelling with a smaller herd… I’ll email you!

      • Next time Stephanie!

  4. Jeff says:

    What a beautiful shot!

  5. pilar221b says:

    Reblogueó esto en pilar221by comentado:
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  6. wonderful atmosphere, and a nice B&W workup. How did it look in color?

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