• Sunny Summer Solstice, Ireland 2017
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    Sunny Summer Solstice, Ireland 2017

    It isn't always hot in Ireland, in fact the first two weeks of June 2017 saw colder than usual temperatures and, in places, double the rainfall average for the whole month.

    Today, the longest day of the year has been hot, along with the past few days we have seen temperatures of over 28C.

    Here on Howth Pier in County Dublin this elderly couple were enjoying the afternoon summer sun on the stone wall, and why not?

    To answer the often asked questions "Is it ever sunny in Ireland?" and "Does it rain all the time?" here is proof.

    It isn't always raining, cold and grey; very often it is sunny and warm, on occasions hot.

     

    Written on Wednesday, 21 June 2017 21:18 in Guide
  • Giant's Causeway at Sunset
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    On a recent photography workshop to the Antrim Coast, specifically the Giant's Causeway, in between shooting images I made some video of the stunning UNESCO World Heritage Site that is close to where I grew up and studied at University.

    I have written about the Causeway in recent weeks, you can read more about that here and to book a photography tour or workshop on the Antrim Coast please contact me here.

     

    Written on Friday, 16 June 2017 21:35 in Guide Read more...
  • Stormy Evening Sky over Dublin's River Liffey, Samuel Beckett Bridge and Convention Centre
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    Stormy Evening Sky over Dublin's River Liffey, Samuel Beckett Bridge and Convention Centre

    Evening in Dublin as the stormy post-sunset light slowly turns to night via storm clouds spreading across the sky over the Irish capital's River Liffey and its modern structures - The Samuel Beckett Bridge, Convention Centre and others.

    This is a place that I have photographed often but it never looks the same twice.

    To join Panoramic Ireland, that's me, on a photography tour of Dublin and learn how to make panoramic images like this then find out more here.

    Written on Monday, 05 June 2017 21:46 in Photo Tours
  • Ross Castle, Killarney at Night
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    Ross Castle, Killarney at Night

    One of the southwest of Ireland's most iconic buildings, Ross Castle is a tower house or fortified dwelling dating from the late 1400s and is typical of the architecture of the period - wealthy and powerful families lived in such defensive structures.

    Seen here after sunset as the blue hour approaches, clouds race across the sky and the waters of the river run calm to give a good, but not perfect, reflection with its bright artificial lights.

    Written on Thursday, 01 June 2017 21:58 in Photo Tours Read more...
  • 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