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Black Head Lighthouse, perched on the edge of The Burren, Ireland, looks out over Galway Bay.
I wanted to emphasize the foreground, not just because it has interesting texture, but also because it is the feature that the The Burren is famous for. The area is easily identified by its bare, barren looking, limestone rock — one of the largest karst landscapes in Europe. What many visitors don't realize, though, is that between the flat slabs of limestone, in the crevices, lies the secret to the Burren's magic. Through millennia of glaciation and, more recently, interference by neolithic man, the plant communities that survive here are unique to this area and certain species occur in abundances not seen in many other places, partly because they could survive the full force of the Atlantic's wind huddled in together within these crevasses feeding off of the warmth absorbed by the bare rock.
I chose this tight composition because the lighthouse is emphasized, and, at this time of the year, the evening light hits the lighthouse and at just the right angle, while also adding great depth by silhouetting the mountains in the background. I used a long exposure to smooth out the water in the foreground, and luckily captured a wave breaking against the rocks which catches some beautiful back-light from the setting sun.
Taken from near the very tip of Dunmore Head on The Dingle Peninsula and looking out towards the Blasket Islands. It was a relatively dull evening and the light wasn’t looking too promising, but just as I had settled on the fact that I wouldn’t get the light I was hoping for, a tiny sliver of sunlight appeared on the horizon, to the left of the photo. It provided me with just enough of a glow so as to add a little bit of depth to the image. The most memorable part of the evening, however, was my scramble, on my rear-end, down the hill to catch my bag before it fell into the ocean with all my gear in it. The bag and the gear survived, intact. My bum was not so lucky.
The 15th century stronghold, built by the O'Donoghue Ross clan, and one of the last to capitulate to Cromwellian armies, sits on the shores of Lough Leane in Killarney, Co. Kerry.
Taken from the jagged lip of this fascinating geological formation. If you’re ever on the Beara Peninsula it’s well worth checking out, especially at low tide.
Taken during a spectacular, glowing sunset on Lahinch Promenade in Co. Clare.
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Long exposure of a lone tree surrounded by Lough Leane's water. The three crows perched on one of its branches stood there pruning themselves, making their heads and tails appear ghost-like, contributing to the ethereal tone of the image. Added to that is the significance of the crow in Irish mythology: the bird was said to be a manifestation of the phantom Queen know as the Morrigan, who was seen as a harbinger of war and death.
As I searched for more and more compositions on this stunning morning on the shores of The Upper Lake in Killarney National Park, Co. Kerry, I stumbled upon this tiny bush of gorse bursting out from the heather below it. The luminous yellow flowers demand to be the focal point but there are so many wonderful elements that come together here; not least the lilac and purple flowers of the heather paying homage to the brilliant gorse and the dew-laced spider-web spread beneath it like a brides train. In the distance, the golden sunlight bathes Eagles Nest mountain in a warm glow while the last of the morning fog is burned away from the lake.
The Sleeping Giant as seen from Dunquin Pier on the Dingle Peninsula.
As I stood on the shores of Fenit in Tralee Bay, I watched as this unusual cloud formation gathered over the Slieve Mish mountains. There was nothing left to do except press the shutter. Mother Nature did all the work here. The formation instantly reminded me of an unsettled pint of Guinness.
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