Green Waters In Elgol
Elgol is a small scottish town on the south west coast of the Isle Of Skye in Scotland. It's off the beaten track and has the most stunning views of Loch Coruisk. Even on an overcast day the waters are oddly green and trasparent.
This reminded me alot of The Burren in County Clare, strange and weirdly comforting to find it far from home in Scotland. It's roughly 2,700 million years old and was still attached to Europe 12,000 years ago.
A view across from Elgol to Loch Coruisk at the foot of the Black Cuillin on the Isle of Skye. The Scottish Highlands were an incredible place and this is one of my favourite places.
Eas A Rance Waterfall near Ardara in Donegal, Ireland
Eas A Ranca waterfall on the back road to Granny from Ardara in Donegal. This is almost impossible to find but worth the trip if you have the time, after looking at other photographs of this amazing place i realised i found it on a good day, it's normally a raging torrent of water.
Shipwrecked Eddie's Boat at Magherclogher Beach in Bunbeg, Donegal
Known locally as Eddie's Boat she ran aground on Magherclogher Beach in Bunbeg, Donegal back in the 1970s and has become a tourist attraction since, you can reach it once the tide is out but be fast, it's very shallow and comes back in quickly!
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Panoramic Of Strandhill And Culleenamore Sand Dunes, Sligo
Panoramic of Culleenamore and Strandhill Sand Dunes in Sligo. Recent storms and bad weather have undermined the dunes and they're smaller than they used to be, coastal erosion is taking it's toll but the view from the top is spectacular.
West Facing Peak Of BenBulben, Sligo
This is the west facing peak of Ben Bulben in Sligo, a long exposure photograph adding some movement to the clouds.
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Seaweed At Streedagh Beach in Sligo
Sea Weed washed up onto the back beach at Streedagh in Sligo, Ireland. There's so much of there that it forms a carpet across alot of the beach, I felt black and white suited this best as it brought out the textures in the image.
Mist Rolling Over The Ox Mountains in Sligo
The Ox Mountains and surrounding countryside during an early morning winter fog in Sligo, Ireland. The sun was lighting up the low fog and creating this beautiful, mystical look across the landscape bringing out some intense greens and yellows.
Breaking Wave Against Mayo Coast, Ireland
I took this on a really stormy day near Downpatrick Head in Mayo, Ireland. The sun was catching the spray as the waves hit bringing out its deep blue and light green colours while illuminating the white spray.
Autumn Mist in Sligo
An early morning mist creeping across fields in Sligo Bay, Ireland. Sea mists regularily roll in from Strandhill creating this mystical effect along the coast. The sun was burning it away and had just started lighting up the fields when I took this from the top of Knocknarea with a 400mm telephoto to isolate the scene.
Forth Rail Bridge Outside Edinburgh, Scotland
This photo was taken from the New Forth Bridge which is mainly used for cyclists, pedestrians and cars but gives amazing views of the rail bridge. I took this as the sun was starting to set, they just don't make bridges like they used to!
Often overlooked this is the lighthouse close to Baltimore Lighthouse in County Cork, Ireland which has a light keepers house attached. This was approaching sunset with the lighthouse and cliffs in relief against an incredibly beautiful orange and blue sky. Some images need next to no editing and this is one of them, almost straight out of the camera.
A black cormorant drying itself on an old timber pylon in Newfoundland, Canada. The background is St Johns harbor with deep blue green water and an old white washed building to the left.
The sun setting in the west creates some amazing sunsets along the coast of Sligo. This was taken looking out to Sligo bay and across Strandhill. There were some really interesting cloud formations in this image which lasted only a few minutes. The reflection in the water helped connect the background and foreground and the purple and orange colours brought a special mood to the scene.
The sea is constantly eroding our coast and although it's not always a good thing it can create some beautiful rock carvings like this. I used a long exposure to smooth the water out but it's the red colour of the rock that really strikes me in this image. It was taken near Cork, Ireland.
A long exposure photograph of waves gently rolling back from a pebble beach. The beauty of long exposure photography is it's abiltity to keep stationary objects in focus and blur anything moving and seascapes particularily lend themselves to this technique. This was taken on a secluded beach in poor weather in Mayo, Ireland. Not
Pebbles - Long Exposure
This photograph isolates a section fo the beach at low tide at Aughris, County Sligo. The beach is rough sand and mostly pebbles creating this beautiful soft water effect as the waves recede.
Downpatrick Head - Mayo
It was a stormy day and huge waves were crashing against the cliffs at Downpatrick Head in Co. Mayo. The wind was whipping the spray back as soon as they hit creating some really powerful back surges. I'm fascinated by the sea and this image captured for me it's relentlessness and patience eroding away the cliff face. This was taken with a 400mm telephoto lens from the top of the cliffs.
This abstract photograph of waves crashing against some coastal cliffs created some really interesting patterns when frozen at high shutter speeds. I love the green running through the image in contrast with the white of the spray.
The wind whipped the surf at Downpatrick Head in Mayo into some really interesting shapes and textures. Strong waves added to the effect and rich vibrant colours gave more impact to the image.
A long exposure photograph of waves hitting the coast of Sligo at Aughris. The sea was turbulent with strong currents but had a devastating beauty about it with rich greens showing through the backwash.