Monday, August 15, 2011

The Breakdown

Old video that I'm still fond of that I made back in 2010..take a look!

The Breakdown from Rory McGonigle on Vimeo.

Friday, August 12, 2011

She's Alive and Worth Dying For

If this doesn't sum up my views on our planet, I don't know what does. RIP to all those martyrs of Earth and let's hope your lives were not taken in vain. Pass this along and get active! Enjoy:

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Long time

Been MIA with working in the City with an ole regular 9-5 job. Getting back adjusted to life in America. Haven't shot anything in a while. Haven't even posted anything in a while. Finally getting back into it with some inspiration from this clip, enjoy:

Sunday, June 19, 2011

A Chapter Closed

So I finished off my travel blog today and will be posting everything on this blog from now on. If you want to read about my travels and see photos of my journeys check out the link below of my travel blog. And if you haven't read up on the final posts, please do so!

lifeincork.blogspot.com

And here is my flickr account that I'm using to get my photos out in the world!

flickr.com/photos/rorymcgonigle

Check em all out!

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Sun Lovers!

Here's a great video about the issues of being young and in the sun! Ways to prevent melanoma; wear sunscreen! Very well done. Check it out:

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Flickr Account

Decided to check out flickr and see what it's all about. Used to be hesitant about copyrights and what not, but seems safe enough. It seems like a good organized way to display your best works. I'm not going for the paying account, perhaps in the future. But check it out as well if you'd like! Still have a bunch to upload to it, but trying to balance a bunch of things right now. Enjoy:

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

North Pole Speed Record Update

I had blogged about Ben Saunder's solo voyage to the North Pole a few weeks ago, Arctic Voyage, and wanted to write an update on his journey. Weather conditions delayed his departure, but he waited for a window to get his trek underway. Unfortunately, the weather never changed in time for him to make a safe journey to the North Pole. With the increase in temperatures, the pack ice begins to melt causing any trekking unsafe and irresponsible. Ben Saunders is sitting out this year, but is already making plans for a solo 1,800 mile journey on foot to the South Pole. This would become the longest unsupported polar journey in history. Best of luck to you Ben. And stay tuned for his upcoming mission.

A great quote showing Ben's optimistic attitude:
If you succeed in everything you’re doing, you’re attempting things that are too easy
-Warren Buffett

Here's his closing video for the North Pole:

Ben Saunders - Open Ending from Ben Saunders on Vimeo.

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Terje Sorgjerd

Terje Sorgjerd is a landscape cinematographer as well as a photographer; his work is an absolute inspiration. He has two videos on vimeo that just blew me away. The colors, subjects, and shots are all exquisite. Be sure you take time to watch both of these videos. I promise you won't regret it. If these videos don't make you appreciate Mother Nature, I don't know what will.

This first video was shot on the highest peak in Spain, El Teide. There are many shots of the Milky Way. The colors are unbelievable.

The Mountain from TSO Photography on Vimeo.


This second video is too quick in my opinion. When you watch it, you'll understand. This video completely mesmerizes me. The video is a sequence of time lapses of a great aurora borealis.

The Aurora from TSO Photography on Vimeo.

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Ocean Requiem

If you enjoy underwater videos of sea life with relaxing music, check this video out. It was supposed to be a deterrent film to using gill nets and overfishing. Filmed by Howard Hall, an amazing underwater cinematographer. Reminds me of scuba diving in Belize! Seeing life underwater is one the most amazing things to witness. Get a little taste:

Ocean Requiem from Howard Hall on Vimeo.

Thursday, April 7, 2011

More, More, More

Couldn't not share this other video by Sean Stiegemeier. The locations are from all over the world including Prague, Japan, Oregon, California, and more. His first time creating a legitimate time lapse. His talent and skill is unbelievable. Enjoy:

Stomacher - Untitled/Dark Divider from Sean Stiegemeier on Vimeo.

Time Lapses

I would love to get the proper equipment to make a beautiful time lapse. Maybe one day. For now, check out this quick time lapse by Sean Stiegemeier. Not only is it of the graceful Yosemite National Park, but he includes Sigur Rós for his music:

Time Lapse Round One from Sean Stiegemeier on Vimeo.


This second video is a time lapse of an Icelandic volcano. And appropriately he uses Jónsi for this video:

Iceland, Eyjafjallajökull - May 1st and 2nd, 2010 from Sean Stiegemeier on Vimeo.

The Black Hole

It's been a while since I've posted a video that I admire. Here's a short film that is tremendously well done. It's been a favorite of my for a few years now, hope you enjoy:

Short Film 'The Black Hole' from PHOTOPLAY FILMS on Vimeo.

Sunday, April 3, 2011

Saturday, April 2, 2011

Friday, March 25, 2011

Noah and the Whale

Here's a talented group called Noah and the Whale. They're an Indie-Folk band from the UK. The lyrics are beautiful and they even made a short film to go with it! Take a look "Blue Skies":

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Arctic Voyage

Ben Saunders has quite the expedition before him. He is planning to reach the Geographic North Pole solo and unsupported, trying to beat the 36 days and 22 hours record made by a guided team with sled dogs and several air drops along the way in 2005. Then in 2010, a Canadian team reached the Pole by foot and one food air drop, completing their goal in 41 days and 18 hours. Saunders is setting to beat both of these records on his own by 35 days. Here's a clip of his adventure:

Ben Saunders - North 3 from Ben Saunders on Vimeo.



Here's another video about his prep before his crazy adventure begins:

Ben Saunders - Living on Ice from Ben Saunders on Vimeo.



Check out Saunders website: www.bensaunders.com/

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Last Minutes with Oden

If you want to see a inspiring short film and have the time to cry then definitely watch this video, don't want to spoil anything so you'll just have to watch it:

Voted best video by Vimeo.com as well!

Last Minutes with ODEN from phos pictures on Vimeo.


Check out Phos Pictures: PhosPictures.com

Sunday, March 6, 2011

Scotland's Gem

This is a phenomenal athlete, Danny MacAskill, from Scotland. Found this video a while back, but it's still worth mentioning. This guy's talent is unbelievable. You'll be amazed by his stunts. The video is topped off with two amazing songs by Loch Lomond "Wax and Wire" and The Jezabells "A Little Piece". Enjoy:

Friday, March 4, 2011

Jesse Rosten

Here's a lovely video by Jesse Rosten, who's quite a talented cinematographer. I enjoy his short films very much so I wanted to share this gem with all of you guys.

Growing is Forever from Jesse Rosten on Vimeo.



Check out his website: http://jesserosten.com/

Thursday, March 3, 2011

Inspirational

Here's another inspirational video. Great cinematography, subject, and all around video. Henry Jun Wah Lee is a talented cinematographer as well as photographer. If you're a fan of nature, then I assure you that his work will be inspirational. The whole video is shot in Yosemite, CA, a prized National Park that brings back memories of my childhood. Enjoy:

Winter in Yosemite National Park from Henry Jun Wah Lee on Vimeo.


Check out his website:
http://photography.evosia.com/

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Southwest Ireland

Here are some photos from traveling through Co. Kerry, Ireland. Honestly such an incredible, rural part of Ireland. Located on a peninsula in Southwest of the island. Love the clouds/mist that was looming over causing mountaintops to disappear in the horizon. Hope you enjoy:









Black and White

There's something that draws me to black and white photography, I don't know what it is. Maybe it's because we live in a world of color that it's nice to view life through another perspective. Here's a shot I like from a cemetery in Limerick:

Another Element

So I figured I would start using this blog as more than just posting my photos. As a student I find it hard to be shooting all the time, let alone have the funds to purchase certain equipment that I would love to have, specifically a housing to start shooting underwater. Anyway, I figured I would starting sharing inspirational works from other artists as well. I've realized blogging is a great way to find inspirational artists and I'd like to share them with you.

I'm going to start with this amazing video filmed by Allan Wilson, enjoy! Prepare for goosebumps!
http://www.moonlightinthemorningsun.blogspot.com/

DARK SIDE OF THE LENS from Astray Films on Vimeo.

Sunday, February 6, 2011

Old hiking photos

A little trip up to Will Rogers State Park for a hike with the dogs last summer:


Reflection

Looking through some old photos. Loved this photo with the landscape shot through the reflection of my goggles.

Monday, January 31, 2011

Friday, January 28, 2011

The Unbeaten Path

I really enjoy this guy as well:

Old gems

Fixed up some old photos from Belize:




Waterfall

A picture that was so difficult to scan from my final portfolio: