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Shankill Smartphoneography

October 28, 2017 - Friday was a fab late autumn day in Shankill but I was running around doing bits and pieces with no time for shooting...
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Successful Journey to Hell & Back for my A Distinction

September 23, 2017 - Since 2014 I’ve been shooting thousands of images at the Hell and Back endurance events at the Killruddery Estate in Co.
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Another Day - Another "Storm"

February 26, 2017 - Storm Doris was probably still blowing somewhere over Europe when news of her successor, Ewan started popping up in my f...
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Crescent Moon over The Muglins - Calm After Storm Doris

February 24, 2017 - After the drama of yesterday's Storm Doris, I was out early again this morning to capture the waning crescent Moon risin...
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Clearing Up Storm Doris Damage in Shankill & Bray

February 23, 2017 - It was a bit fresh early this morning as Storm Doris passed over Dublin so I headed into Dun Laoghaire hoping to get som...
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Horse Racing at Tinahely Point to Point

February 20, 2017 - Yesterday, Offshoot camera club went to a Point-to-Point in Tinahely in beautiful south Co. Wicklow. It was run by the B...
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Save Bulloch Harbour!

February 06, 2017 - Bulloch (or Bullock) Harbour between Dun Laoghaire and Dalkey is one of my favourite shooting locations so I'm upset by...
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Birding in Barleycove

November 05, 2016 - I was in Cork recently when news broke of a Red-flanked Bluetail on Mizen Head. This Eurasian Taiga relative of the Robi...
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Easter 1916 Centenary

March 28, 2016 - We headed into town yesterday to catch the Defence and Emergency Services parade to commemorate the 1916 Rising. I got t...
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Best Weekend for Irish Rare Birds Ever - 12-13 October 1985!

October 13, 2015 - I’m Just Going to Check this Garden for an American Redstart... and I May be Some Time! Update 12 Sep 2017 Check out t...
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Solar Eclipse in Shankill

March 20, 2015 - The clouds over Shankill were just thick enough to allow me see the eclipse comfortably without eye protection - probabl...
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Patrick's Day Portraits in Dublin

March 17, 2015 - St. Patricks Day is a great opportunity to get street portraits - either in the parade or in the happy crowds for a whil...
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Happy St. Patrick's Day

March 16, 2015 - For the day that's in it - the March page from the St. Anne's Calendar that I shot last autumn - click on the pic to rea...
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Conjunction of the Moon, Venus and Mars Over Shankill

February 22, 2015 - Herself arrived home with the shopping last Friday evening and said I should get out and look at the sky. She was right,...
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Linnet at Shanaganagh Park in Shankill

February 16, 2015 - The South Dublin Branch of BirdWatch Ireland have recently put up feeders in Shanganagh Park, near where I live in Shank...
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Attack of the Giant Crocuses

February 14, 2015 - Just a quick post for the day that's in it - crocuses on the green in my estate. I took this one day last February with...
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Black Guillemots Contre-Jour

February 07, 2015 - Oops - updated on 10 Feb because I left out the last shot! Photographing seabirds often involves trips to offshore isla...
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In the Irish Photographic Federation Spotlight

January 27, 2015 - My Profile in the current Newsletter of the Irish Photographic Federation "In the Spotlight: John Coveney LIPF Q: Which...
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Calendar Shoot!

December 16, 2014 - Well it’s been four months since my last post – clearly my photography has gone to hell in a handcart since then. I won’...
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Harvest Moon at the Rock of Dunamase

August 10, 2014 - I haven’t blogged in while due to disgracefully letting life getting in the way of photography! But I have done a few sh...
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Spring Frost in the Silvermines Mountains on TV!

April 27, 2014 - Updated - with video clip - below. My entry for Met Eireann's spring weather photo contest got to the final and will be...
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Black Swan

April 25, 2014 - Following on the Indo shoot in advance of the recent Vintage Fair in Dun Laoghaire, I shot the Fair itself a few weeks b...
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Vintage Hustle for an Audience of 531,000!

March 29, 2014 - I’ve been shooting for Joan Murray at the Vintage Fashion & Decor Fairs in Dun Laoghaire for the past few years. The nex...
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Offshoot at Glendalough with Peter Gordon

March 02, 2014 - Last Saturday, Offshoot organized a members’ workshop at Glendalough with renowned landscape photographer Peter Gordon w...
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Faces of Dublin's Chinese New Year

February 05, 2014 - I went into Temple Bar in Dublin City Centre with the family last Sunday to see the Chinese New Year festival and the sl...
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Safe Harbour

February 01, 2014 - I was out and about north of the Liffey today but with limited time for photography except for a quick visit to Howth Ha...
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Legends of the Falls

January 31, 2014 - Our route on our west Clare storm chase last Sunday took us through Ennistimon or Ennistymon as it is often spelled. Giv...
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A Perfect Idea of Freedom and Flight

January 28, 2014 - UPDATE 3 Feb: Shot published in the Cork Examiner on 1 Feb 2013 Followers of my Facebook ramblings will know that I w...
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Happy Christmas

December 24, 2013 - This shot was taken three years ago this evening towards the end of the big snow of December 2010. As it was forecast to...
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Going Belle For Leather at the Dublin Roller Derby

December 23, 2013 - On 14 th December, the Arena in Tallaght was the venue for a Roller Derby between the Dublin Roller Derby – formerly Dub...
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Solstice Sunrise

December 17, 2013 - OK, there's four or five days to go to the winter solstice but at 130 degrees from Dublin according to the Photographer'...
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