• Zigzag clouds in the morning - altocumulus undulatus
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    Zigzag clouds in the morning - altocumulus undulatus

    Zigzag clouds in the morning - altocumulus undulatus above the west of Ireland.

     

    Over the years I have photographed many types of clouds but this is one of the most interesting skies that I have trained my camera on.

     

    Early morning in July on Galway Bay and the diving tower at Salthill saw the formation of this dramatic skyscape but it was not until we got to Lough Corrib with its calm waters reflecting the unusual clouds above that the scene looked so impressive as to make you stop and breathe it all in. A moment never to be repeated, unusual enough that in 20 years of photographing the Irish landscape I have never seen similar before.

    Written on Saturday, 14 July 2018 21:40 in Guide Read more...
  • Ireland's Heatwave, Summer 2018
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    Freelance photographer for New York Times.

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    Ireland's Heatwave, Summer 2018

    The landscapes of Ireland are renowned for their verdure. In a typical year the summer temperatures rarely exceed 30C and in winter mild temperatures mean little hard ice and snow.

     

    This is not a typical year however, a harsh winter with several major snow and ice events and now a long heatwave with little rain since the end of May mean that typically lush scenes look yellow and brown like in this image above.

     

    Many trees are now also turning autumnal with green leaves changing to brown, hedgerows with fuchsia and montbretia usually ablaze with reds and oranges too are lacklustre.

     

    Most people are saying that it was in 1976 when they last had a summer like this and certainly the summers of late haven't had anything more than a day or two at a time of good weather.

     

    It's quite amazing really, not a need to bring a rain jacket and often 16C overnight meaning that the countryside is warm enough to enjoy in the evening without long sleeves.

     

    Photographically it is a challenge as many of the days so far have had only bright blue skies without clouds for interest and contrast in the landscape.

     

    And of course that famous green has disappeared, for now. I'm sure it will be back when the rain and cooler temperatures return.

     

    Panoramic Ireland's photo tours are available in Galway, Dublin, Cork and everywhere else in Ireland, join me and learn how to photograph the beauty of Ireland's landscapes.

    Written on Saturday, 14 July 2018 11:32 in Photo Tours
  • Sunset in Glendalough, Wicklow
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    International travel photographer and Irishman in search of the best bits of Ireland. Leading photography tours and experiences in Ireland.

    Freelance photographer for New York Times.

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    Sunset in Glendalough, Wicklow

    Sunset at Glendalough after a long day of photography in Ireland

    We spent from before dawn right through to sunset photographing in Ireland's County Wicklow, situated just south of Dublin it is an area that I know very well.

    Written on Monday, 02 July 2018 22:44 in Photo Tours Read more...
  • Book a Photography Tour in Dublin with Panoramic Ireland and Make Better Images
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    International travel photographer and Irishman in search of the best bits of Ireland. Leading photography tours and experiences in Ireland.

    Freelance photographer for New York Times.

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    Book a Photography Tour in Dublin with Panoramic Ireland and Make Better Images

    I recently upgraded my online booking system for Panoramic Ireland's Dublin Photo Tours, and the tours for the rest of Ireland. It is now possible to book online using mobile phones, tablets and computers. You can also send me an email to enquire about dates, it's easy.

    Have a look through my Dublin page, read more about how I can help you to make more of your camera and your creative vision, with years of experience shooting images for the biggest names in the travel and publishing industries including Ireland's Irish Times, The Sunday Times, easyJet, Ritz-Carlton and The New York Times.

    With extensive experience image making for architects, musicians and travel companies amongst others - have a look at my photography site here - I can guide you in improving your photography and showing you the places that years of exploring Ireland's highways and byways brings. Choose from early morning, middle of the day or evening seven days a week.

    Join me, an Irish professional travel photographer with over ten years of experience leading private photography tours to learn ho to make better images in Ireland, my tours are private one-to-ones with just you or your friends/family.

    To book a photo tour / workshop in Dublin with Panoramic Ireland, click here and scroll to the bottom of the page for the calendar booking system or search here:

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    Written on Sunday, 01 July 2018 22:33 in Photo Tours
  • Rainbow over Dublin's Ha'penny Bridge
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    International travel photographer and Irishman in search of the best bits of Ireland. Leading photography tours and experiences in Ireland.

    Freelance photographer for New York Times.

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    Rainbow over Dublin's Ha'penny Bridge

    Dublin isn't just a city of amazing architecture, great pubs and leafy parks, it's also a city of impressive skies.

    Here the iconic Ha'penny Bridge spanning the River Liffey is illuminated by a double rainbow.

    Written on Sunday, 01 July 2018 21:22 in Photo Tours Read more...
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