• Sunset in Ireland's Midlands
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    Sunset in Ireland's Midlands

    In Ireland it would be easy to assume that the best sunsets are to be found on the west coast with the sun setting over the Atlantic.

    The Wild Atlantic Way is certainly a great place for sunsets but the east of the country and Ireland's Midlands can boast bright, saturated, stunning evening skies as seen in this image.

    After a three day photography tour on Ireland's Atlantic Coast I was travelling through the centre of the country when the bright sky attracted me off the motorway, as I wrote in a recent post here.

    To view more of my sunset images see here.

    And of course you can enjoy the real thing, join me on a photography tour or workshop in Ireland.

     

    Written on Wednesday, 24 May 2017 23:41 in Photo Tours
  • Blue, blue, electric blue in County Kerry
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    Blue, blue, electric blue in County Kerry

    The late night landscapes of County Kerry last week were the same colour as David Bowie's room - blue, blue, electric blue.

    Here, after a long day of photographing the south west of Ireland, the sun had set and light was fading leaving a bright blue to envelop the landscape on the Wild Atlantic Way.

    A beautiful and colourful sight I'm sure you will agree.

    Panoramic Ireland, that's me of course, create private photography tours and workshops in the west of Ireland and the east too. During blue hour and other times of day.

    For more information contact me.

    Written on Tuesday, 23 May 2017 21:57 in Photo Tours
  • Sunshine in Freefall, Sunset Ireland
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    Sunshine in Freefall, Sunset Ireland

    You never know what to expect as an outdoor photographer here in Ireland.

    After a three day photography tour in the west of Ireland I was finishing up and heading home through the midlands and close to sunset I spotted a great stormy sky.

    Written on Monday, 22 May 2017 23:20 in Photo Tours Read more...
  • Cherry Blossom Colour in Dublin
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    Cherry Blossom Colour in Dublin

    Think of spring, think of colour. Think of cherry blossom and Dublin doesn't spring to mind.

    From my previous post on cherry blossom in Dublin I have had many comments expressing surprise that Dublin looks quite so colourful, that looking at the image of bright pink blossom overhanging paths it looks more to the eye like Japan or other countries associated with the beautiful flowers.

    Written on Sunday, 14 May 2017 20:32 in Guide
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  • Northern Ireland's Giant's Causeway, UNESCO World Heritage Site
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    Northern Ireland's Giant's Causeway, UNESCO World Heritage Site

    Some say it was a giant, Finn McCool or Fionn mac Cumhaill who built the causeway known as the Giant's Causeway. Finn was an Irish giant who, according to one version of the myth, was having a fight with his rival in Scotland called Benandonner.

    Finn built the causeway, using rocks as stepping stones across the Irish Sea to Scotland so they could fight but when Finn realised he couldn't fight Benandonner and win, on account of the Scot's size, his wife suggested that Finn hide in the baby's cot. When Benandonner arrived looking for Finn he looked into the baby's cot and upon seeing the size of the baby, returned in haste to Scotland tearing up the causeway as he went.

    The story explains why the same basalt columns are found in Scotland, on the island of Staffa particularly in a place known as Fingal's Cave - another name for Finn.

    In reality the Giant's Causeway was formed some 50 to 60 million years ago when the chalk rocks of this part of Antrim were overlaid with basalt from massive volcanic activity.

    Written on Friday, 05 May 2017 17:27 in Guide Read more...