• Pink Sky and White Cliffs at Sunset on the Antrim Coast, Ireland
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    International travel photographer and Irishman in search of the best bits of Ireland. Leading photography tours and experiences in Ireland.

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    Pink Sky and White Cliffs at Sunset on the Antrim Coast, Ireland

    A recent visit to the Antrim Coast, one of the finest sections of coast in the world, saw me heading off to Rathlin Island pictured to the left in this image.

    A quiet evening with a little cloud, and unusually for the Antrim Coast, little wind, saw some colour and movement in the scene as golden hour gave way to blue hour.

    There was little to stop me from staying here photographing this scene for the night except for an early start the following morning.

    An hour or so of changing conditions and changing my viewpoint up and down this short stretch of coastline allowed me to photograph a specific image. then to bed and ready for the next morning.

    Visiting Ireland? Join me to photograph on the Antrim Coast, in Dublin or in Connemara during 2022.

    Written on Monday, 02 May 2022 23:14 in Photo Tours
  • April Heat Haze in Ireland, Rathlin Island
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    International travel photographer and Irishman in search of the best bits of Ireland. Leading photography tours and experiences in Ireland.

    Contributor to New York Times / Sunday Times / Irish Times

    Cancer survivor.

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    April Heat Haze in Ireland, Rathlin Island

    I have read a few articles recently, and many over the years, that in part mention how gloomy the weather is in Ireland, how you shouldn't move or holiday here because of the weather. Well, here is a fine April day of 17C to 19C temperatures on Rathlin Island off the Antrim Coast.

    Pictured here is the East lighthouse, one of the island's three lighthouses, and in the background is the headland known as the Mull of Kintyre, just 10 miles beyond.

    A warm and still day on one of Ireland's largest offshore islands, in April the heat haze is evident as seen below.

    Join me, to photograph in Ireland throughout the year not just in hot and sunny weather but dark and gloomy weather too.

    Heat haze in April, weather in Ireland
    Heat haze in April, weather in Ireland
    Written on Saturday, 30 April 2022 23:36 in Guide
  • Fantastic Fulmar in Flight, Fulmarus glacialis in Ireland
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    International travel photographer and Irishman in search of the best bits of Ireland. Leading photography tours and experiences in Ireland.

    Contributor to New York Times / Sunday Times / Irish Times

    Cancer survivor.

    Ask me about Ireland or about photography in Ireland.

    Fantastic Fulmar in Flight, Fulmarus glacialis in Ireland

    The fulmar Fulmarus glacialis is not a native bird to Ireland, although it is now resident here all year round having first been recorded on the island in 1911.

    It is similar in size to a seagull but is a member of the tubenose family or procellariids, more commonly known as petrels.

    It spends much time gliding, as it was when I photographed it here, using little energy to ascend and descend then flying low over the surface of the ocean - a common trait of petrels. Indeed the fulmar is related to albatrosses.

    Each year the fulmar will return to the same ledge on the same cliff and will often mate for life. It lives for over 40 years and is a pelagic feeder of any type of fish.

    The upper feathers are grey with brown feathers often visible, though most guides fail to mention these they are very evident in the image above. Undersides are white and the fulmar has a distinctive blue portion of the nose.

    The fulmar is one of Ireland's fascinating seabirds, fantastic when seen in flight.

    Written on Friday, 29 April 2022 00:20 in Guide
  • Spring at the Giant's Causeway
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    International travel photographer and Irishman in search of the best bits of Ireland. Leading photography tours and experiences in Ireland.

    Contributor to New York Times / Sunday Times / Irish Times

    Cancer survivor.

    Ask me about Ireland or about photography in Ireland.

    Spring at the Giant's Causeway

    The Giant's Causeway needs no introduction here on Panoramic Ireland, it's a favourite place to photograph.

    Here a quiet moment in spring looking up towards the headland along the basalt columns in contrast to the images below that show the columns and the dramatic, crashing waves of the North Atlantic.

    Throughout 2022 I will be returning here to one of my favourite places to photograph, at the Giant's Causeway, many times.

    Written on Monday, 11 April 2022 21:25 in Photo Tours Read more...
  • Sunshine and Blue Skies Over the Green Irish Landscape, Spring in the Countryside
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    International travel photographer and Irishman in search of the best bits of Ireland. Leading photography tours and experiences in Ireland.

    Contributor to New York Times / Sunday Times / Irish Times

    Cancer survivor.

    Ask me about Ireland or about photography in Ireland.

    Sunshine and Blue Skies Over the Green Irish Landscape, Spring in the Countryside

    The weather has been marvellous over the past week in Ireland, although some cold air has arrived to bring frost but at least no snow.

    Here, on a journey through one of Ireland's most scenic counties - Tipperary, I drove along the scenic road to a famous viewpoint known as The Vee to photograph the view of the Galty or Galtee Mountains.

    The Galty Mountains reach a height of 917.9m and are Ireland's highest inland mountain range, most of the country's highest peaks are much closer to the coast.

    Panoramic Ireland is working on a project featuring the area, if you want to see more of this region of Ireland send me an email.

    Written on Saturday, 02 April 2022 22:56 in Guide

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