Ireland Photography Travel

First morning in Ireland

I landed in Dublin, Ireland last night after a loooong journey.  And I immediately screwed up my Keto diet by eating spaghetti at my friend’s house (I mean I can’t say no can I? and it looked so good after a 15 hour flight).  After that he dropped me off at my bnb where they offered me tea and cookies (yea the same excuse here).

I got up this morning at 5am to try to catch the sunrise over the River Liffey in Dublin.  Of course I went the wrong direction and missed the best light so I’m going to try it again tomorrow.  I think I did get some good photos though anyhow and it was really nice walking around Dublin so early that it was quiet and peaceful.


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Beautiful sunrise light on the River Liffey


Hardly any cars and hardly any people even walking down O’Connel street which is the busiest road in the country.  By the time I headed back, it was full of the sound of cars and the crowds had started to appear.

Down by the River Liffey, there was a cute couple sitting on a bench just laughing and talking.  I felt like an idiot but I asked them if I could take their picture.


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Adorable couple by the river liffey


They were just so adorable and obviously enjoying the quiet morning. I’m glad I did too, because I think it came out really nice.


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I love the random seagull hanging out with them


I had been walking around taking pictures of the buildings and the river, but I’m not a landscape photographer.  I really enjoy the people connection and how you can capture personality and relationships in photos.


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Laughter is beautiful


Landscapes are just…I don’t know. They’re not lifeless, but I’m not sure that I’m the photographer to capture the life in landscapes.  But maybe I just need to practice it.  I suppose if I put all the effort into landscape photography that I’ve put into wedding photography, I’d be brilliant at it lol.


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The hay penny bridge in Dublin, Ireland.  Not bad for a landscape.


I finally reached my goal which was the hay penny bridge.  Back in the day, they used to charge a toll of a half penny (a hay penny) to allow people to cross it.  As I was walking to the hay penny bridge, there was still some of that beautiful golden morning light left, but literally right as I got to where I wanted to take a picture, it was gone.  Ugh.  Just that boring flat grey morning light that Ireland always has.  Don’t get me wrong, I enjoy it, especially coming from the hot desert lol. But it’s not great for photos.

I still took a few pics and spotted a gorgeous couple walking across the hay penny bridge.


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Who is that crazy person with the camera?


They probably thought I was crazy snapping away at them, but I can’t help it when I see a cute couple lol.  She was Irish and he was from Spain.  Once I explained that I’m not crazy…or at least that I have a business card, they happily let me snap a pic. So cute!


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I love this picture


On the way back, I met an Irish man from Belfast and scored his phone number lol.  I always have the best of luck when I’m in Ireland.  Gotta love this country.

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  • Reply
    Carmen Batten
    July 31, 2018 at 9:44 pm

    Love the pics so far, nice blog to go with. Descriptive! stop bashing your landscape photography skills, got any black & white? sometimes B&W makes boring look better, imo. Love your thing, you go girly, I’m watching you!

    From the best Crazy Auntie anyone could hope for! <3

    • Reply
      August 13, 2018 at 10:33 pm

      You are most definitely the best crazy auntie in the whole wide world haha! I am definitely getting landscape practice on this trip. I’ll try BW!!

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