Blue Hour, Clew Bay

The Blue Hour is that short period of twilight in the morning and the evening when the rising sun is still below the horizon or shortly after sunset. The indirect sunlight takes on a predominantly blue shade. This is Clew Bay in County Mayo, on the Irish west coast, seen from the village of Mulranny on the northern shore. – …

Tormore Island

Looking out to sea from the village of Rossbeg in West Donegal, you can’t fail to miss the imposingly large rock which juts out from the rugged headland to the south. This is Tormore Island which at 148 metres high is Ireland’s tallest sea stack. It is the largest and most daunting of a chain of sea stacks which attracts …

Nanny Cottage, Laytown

The Nanny Cottage at Laytown, County Meath, has stood for longer than anyone can remember at the spot where the River Nanny meets the Irish Sea.  It has withstood everything the Irish weather can throw at it – even on days when the gulls are being blown out of the sky. Image available in large display sizes and for licensing …

Wave Up To The Shore #1

“Sit in reverie and watch the changing color of the waves that break upon the idle seashore of the mind” – Henry Wadsworth Longfellow. “Like a wave up to the shore. Like a river into the sea” – Luka Bloom (song lyric). This image was shot in late December at Bettystown Beach, County Meath, with a backdrop of the glorious …

Terminal 2, Dublin Airport

Terminal 2 at Dublin Airport resembles a massive alien space craft in this long-exposure night image which also captures the light trails of cars on the road which runs directly beneath this very 21st century Irish building. Photo for daa (Dublin Airport Authority)

Serendipity, Barcelona

Sometimes images just fall into place. I think the word for it is serendipity. This is one from my first visit to Barcelona – many years ago now. It was taken close to the entrance of the Museu Nacional d’Art de Catalunya. What caught my eye was the bronze sculpture and how it sat nicely within the lines of ornate …