Summer Flowers - Botanic Gardens
There are several huge greenhouses in the Botanic Gardens in Glasnevin, Dublin. This is from one of them and isolated against a white background. It was taken towards the end of summer.
Poolbeg Towers From Sandymount
Looking from Sandymount across to Poolbeg taking in the Sandymount Baths at dusk. The baths were built in 1883 but when Merrion Pier was demolished in 1920 they fell out of use. According to Wikipedia they now "attract antisocial behavior" but they look fantastic all the same.
Doyles Pub At Night - Dublin
Light trails around Doyles pub opposite Trinity College in Dublin. Turn right towards the Liffey and O Connell St or left towards Grafton St and Stephens Green.
Culleenamore is a tidal estuary south of Strandhill's main beach in Sligo. It's an oasis of calm with huge sand dunes sheltering it from the Atlantic winds. Low tide exposes sand banks stretching for miles inland and the bay is a natural oyster bed, there are kitchen middens (mounds of oyster shells) along this stretch of coast dating back to prehistory.
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
The Giants Causeway in Northern Ireland - Long Exposure
Long exposure landscape photograph of the Giants Causeway in Northern Ireland. Classed as a UNESCO world heritage site it's a stunning place worth a visit and huge draw for tourism in Northern Ireland. This was taken at sunset when everyone had left for the day leaving just me, the camera and a 60 million year old volcanic plateau!
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The Dark Hedges, Ballymoney, Northern Ireland
This 200 year old avenue of Beech trees just outside of Armoy in Northern Ireland was planted in the 18th century to impress visitors on the run up to the Stuart mansion. The Huffington Post calls it the most mystifyingly cool road ever and I don't think they're wrong, it doesn't matter what time of the day you reach this incredible place it's loaded with character, including it's own ghost story about the Grey Lady who hangs around at Dusk at the last beech tree and a recent claim to fame in the The Game Of Thrones. I'm not the first or last person to photography this beautiful road but I hope i've managed to make my stamp on it.
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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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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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Silent Valley Mountains
The Derryveagh Mountains running through the Poisoned Glen in Dunlewy, Donegal, Ireland
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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.
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.
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.
Black And White Long Exposure Of Ballidsare Falls in Sligo
A black and white photograph of Ballisdare Falls which is an amazing place that most people miss as they drive through Ballisdare. However it's a huge draw for fisherman and the place is teeming with wildlife making it a good spot for anyone with a camera aswell!
Abstract Water Droplet
I took this in Slish Wood, Sligo and it's probably one of my most unusual images. Moss overhanging an oak tree deep in the forest had gathered rain into droplets that were suspended in it. Black and white does it more justice than colour and really brings out the textures.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.