I recently had the opportunity to take photographs of some food prepared by Terry who has now reached the final of the RTE Masterchef Ireland competition. At the time of posting, I know he’s in the final – the last 3 remaining contestants – but I don’t know who actually wins. So, Good Luck Terry – and also good luck to Nicha and Tamarin. It’s a huge achievement to get this far. Hope they all manage to benefit from the experience.
Alexis bar & grill in Dun Laoghaire has been open for nearly 5 years now – and going strong from the start. Recently, they decided to revamp the menu, the interior and their website.
I’ve been taking photographs for them since they first opened, and I’m also a happy customer. The photos below show some of the photos I did for their new website (www.alexis.ie) as well as some of my own favourites.
(Update – sadly Alexis has now closed and a different restaurant has replaced it in the same location. However Alan O’Reilly – they chef/co-owner from Alexis is now running the Wildeside Café in Cabinteely. No website yet – just twitter and facebook)
First the interior :
Now – on to the food :
Last but not least – the desserts :
And a few behind the scenes photos :
Bear in mind that some of the menu consists of daily or seasonal specials – so not everything pictured above will be available on a given day.
Photos of the “Jubilee” ferris wheel and roundabout from the Dun Laoghaire Festival.
More difficult to take than I expected. The wheel wasn’t turning very fast, and I found it hard to get a long enough exposure to get really good light trails. I suppose I should have used an ND filter – but didn’t have one with me (hadn’t really expected to need one for this !).
Well, like everyone else, we’ve been having the same cold and snowy weather here in Dun Laoghaire. Here are a few photos taken in Crosthwaite Park, during the recent snowfalls. I’ve already used some of them for my custom Christmas Cards, which I get printed every year.
I don’t have any weddings to photograph until next week – so I wonder will they also be literally “white weddings”. I’ll have to be careful to make sure that all those white dresses don’t get lost with a snowy background ! In the meantime, I can do my indoor work – and enjoy looking out at the snow.