Capturing scene, setting and emotion at their best
As if snapping sporting events isn’t exhilarating enough, I recently had the pleasure of shooting some of Ireland’s most celebrated running and cycling events, the Connemarathon, Tour De Conamara and the Rock and Road.
From the sheer majesty of Connemara’s towering mountain ranges and the iconic karst of the Burren, to the vibrant colours of seaside villages and hedges in full bloom, each event offered an awe-inspiring backdrop for the competitors’ raw emotions that took centre stage.
Before the event
With runners and cyclists buzzing with excitement before their events, the energy was electrifying. Capturing their enthusiasm and zeal and their connection to the event localities my priority was to set the scene for the invigorating challenge that lay ahead. t
During the event
Jaw-dropping scenery is one of the primary draws for the Connemarathon, Tour De Conamara and the Rock and Road events, attracting participants from all over the world. As a photographer, portraying the competitors’ collegiality, determination, commitment and pleasure as they tackled the windswept peaks, rocky outcrops and expansive plains along the Wild Atlantic Way was an absolute joy and privilege, not least when one competitor emerged on the horizon against the driving rain, powered by determination and pure grit.
After the event
There’s nothing quite like the atmosphere post event, when competitors share their full range of emotions from elation and pride to blissful tears of relief. Emerging victorious from the finish line, competitors embrace and high five one another, wearing wide smiles and twinkling eyes that share the joy of their experience.
Capturing these moments that highlight the connection between people and place are my speciality. If you are planning an upcoming event, why not give me a call? I would be delighted to portray the essence of the location alongside the heightened, real-time emotions of your participants through vibrant photographic story telling.