River Running Through Poison Glen At Foot Of Mount Errigal, Donegal, Ireland
Taken in the Poisoned Glen at the foot of Mount Errigal in the Derryveagh Mountains, it’s the exact opposite of what the name implies. In old Irish it was known as Gleann Nemhe (The Heavenly Glen) but when it was translated to English there was a mix up between Neamh which means heavenly, and Neimhe which means poison and it’s become the victim of confusion. If you ever have a chance to visit you’ll realise how appropriate the original name is, a very beautiful place
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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.
Silent Valley Mountains
The Derryveagh Mountains running through the Poisoned Glen in Dunlewy, Donegal, Ireland
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Fallen Tree Reflected In Hazelwood Lake, Sligo, Ireland
Long exposure landscape photograph of a fallen tree at Hazelwood in Sligo. The longer exposure has smoothed the water and helped define the reflections on the surface, it's a great comparison between the incredibly calm lake water and the old gnarled tree.
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.
Slish Wood Forest Path In Sligo
The forest track that runs through Slish Wood in Sligo, Ireland. On a nice day this place can be very quiet and peaceful, a great spot for midday photography catching light through the trees.
Macro Photograph Of New And Old Mushrooms
Within a day both mushrooms on the left had died and a 3rd had come up to take their place. Taken with a 100mm macro lens on a tripod. The mushroom are photographed against a green background of grass.
Fossilised Coral On Strandhill Beach, Sligo
Fossilised coral and animals can be found along the back end of Strandhill Beach in Sligo, however very few are as high a quality as this. It's easy to imagine it moving and hard to believe it lived millions of years ago in tropical waters, not exactly todays environment!
Whooper Swan In Hazelwood, Sligo
Black and white Whooper Swan stretching it's wings in Hazelwood, Sligo. These birds are fed by constant streams of visitors throughout the day and are seldom isolated so this was a lucky shot.
Abstract Peacock Composite
This is a combination of 8 different images blended together to create an abstract image of a peacock stuggling through it's environment.
Macro Flower In Spring
This was taken with a macro lens to capture as much detail as possible in the flower, a slightly abstract view yet the colours can't help but remind you of sunny days!
Black And White Macro Photograph Of A Dandelion
Black and White macro photograph of a Dandelion, I used a low F Stop with this to create a shallow depth of field and give the image softer focus apart from the tips.
Equine Portrait - White Horse In Mullaghmore
I found that these too portraits worked much better together than apart, although I personally really like both they seem to tell more of a story together. This was a beautiful white horse in Mullaghmore that didn't seem to mind me getting as close as I did!
Black And White Tulip With Water Drops
Commonly referred to as the Tulip Shark.This was taken in the morning after a night of heavy rain and really lent itself to a more ominous composition! It's a black and white macro photogrpaph with dew drops on the tulip and a shallow depth of field.
Deep In The Forest
A different take on waterfalls as this photograph is taken directly above it, albeit a small one! This is an ariel view of a small waterfall in Slish Wood, Sligo. A long exposure was used to give a sense of movement to the water and the recent rain gave the overall image a sense of spring freshness.
Slish Wood - Forest Landscape
A waterfall deep in Slish Wood, Sligo, Ireland. This is in the heart of the Ox Mountains and heavy rains create waterfalls throughout the forest. I was lucky and the sun broke through the trees to create some backlight for this photograph on an otherwise very cloudy day. Taken with a tripod and a wide angle lens.
A landscape photograph of Slish Wood forest in Sligo, Ireland as the sun sets through the trees. This was at the start of spring and the light added a lot of colour to the forest floor which was covered in autumns leaves and green mosses.
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.
Two pheasants in dense weeds and cover along a small stream leading to the sea. Taken in Decemeber it was a very cold morning and the pheasants were only visible for a couple of minutes before disappearing into the hedge behind.
This was taken on Arthurs Seat in Edinburgh, Scotland. The sun was setting across the slopes of the mountain as we made our way back down creating this beautiful golden glow that shone through the grass.
This is an abstract macro of an autumn bud on a green background. Although the flower is unknown it lent itself to a more artistic photograph, gardens can be a great source of inspiration when you look past the obvious.
Technically called Physalis alkekengi these flowers are also referred to as Chinese Lanterns or Winter Cherry. They are beautiful but even more so when autumn arrives and the outer layer decomposes back to it's vein like structure leaving the berry inside visible. This is a macro photograph taken with a 100mm canon lens.