• Stormy Day at the Giant's Causeway
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    Stormy Day at the Giant's Causeway

    A recent photography workshop saw me at the UNESCO World Heritage Site Giant's Causeway on the Antrim Coast in my own Northern Ireland.

    It was a stormy day, the previous day saw a lot of rainfall although we did get many images even with the pouring rain, and continuing in the same way this morning started out windy as well but dry.

    You can see some of the stormy scenes here of waves pounding this small section of the Giant's Causeway and its distinctive basalt columns.

    I have written about the Giant's Causeway here before on Panoramic Ireland.

    Join Panoramic Ireland, that's me, on a photography tour to the Giant's Causeway. You know how to contact me by now!

    Written on Saturday, 07 October 2017 22:34 in Photo Tours
  • Peaceful Sunrise, Dublin Bay
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    Peaceful Sunrise, Dublin Bay

    A recent photography workshop took me to Dublin Bay where we photographed the bright sunrise sky.

    The morning's forecast was meant to be for good weather and it didn't disappoint, the pinks and oranges shine across the cloud-filled sky and reflect off the surface of the calm Irish Sea.

    Setting up our tripods, we waited as the light changed from darkness through the blue hour, golden hour and into daylight - photographing all the while.

    This is one of my favourite images of 2017.

     

     

    To join me on a photography tour of Dublin and its bay contact me.

    Written on Saturday, 07 October 2017 22:04 in Photo Tours
  • Nice to see you again, Heather
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    Nice to see you again, Heather

    Fraoch mór is the Irish name for heather, Calluna vulgaris and it can be found over large parts of the Irish landscape.

    It is also known as ling and it prefers acidic, boggy soils that cover the upland areas of Ireland. These are places that often, at first glance, appear barren with vast open tracts of treeless ground with only heath in view as far as the eye can see. But when the heather is flowering the uplands are filled with the sounds of bees busy collecting pollen. From April to August, before the pale purple colour bursts across the Irish countryside, ground nesting birds such as skylarks can be seen and heard hovering overhead.

    Written on Wednesday, 30 August 2017 15:17 in Guide Read more...
  • Summer in Ireland - not always what you would expect
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    Freelance photographer for New York Times.

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    Summer in Ireland - not always what you would expect

    Sometimes summer in Ireland is just not what you would expect. Well, perhaps it is what you might expect.

    Usually our summers are filled with long days, sunshine and cloud with a good deal of rain but much blue sky - like this.

    Summer 2017 has so far proved to be a good bit different with many grey days, lingering cloud and reduced sunshine. It has still been warm but all of this provides a challenge to the photographer.

    Written on Monday, 28 August 2017 21:53 in Photo Tours Read more...
  • Bright Golden sunset Light after Grey Day
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    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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    Bright Golden sunset Light after Grey Day

    After a day when the weather was supposed to have been better, the evening's stormy sky changed to bright golden sunshine at sunset.

    But only for a brief moment or two.

    This image is of that sunset light, the embedded post below is of the stormy sky just before sunset and after the day's rain had ceased.

    That's how the Irish weather goes, it's difficult to say if the weather will be good or bad but there is always going to be something worthwhile for the photographer.

    I always leave for the day with a plan for landscape photography, and adapt according to the weather and other factors.

    To learn how to photograph in any conditions such as these or these contact me using the contact page.

     
    Written on Saturday, 26 August 2017 21:12 in Guide