Aurora Lough Corrib
Aurora borealis over Lough Corrib
Keem Beach Achill
Sunrise 5.40 am Keem Beach Achill. It was very nice of the yacht to anchor themselves for the night. Made the shot. Mind you a gentleman on board got up and relieved himself self over the side only to double take, after a while, at the lonely photographer standing in the surf. Gave me a big wave, went down below and more than likely snuggled up back in bed.
Fanore Co Clare
Stormyday Fanore Co Clare
Keel Lough Achill Island Co Mayo
This image was captured at Keel Lough Achill Island Co Mayo early morning.
Perseid meteor shower
Perseid meteor shower passing in front of the Milky way tonight over the Aran Islands
The Achill Toad
Sun peeping out on Achill Island over seen by the giant Achill stone toad (tongue firmly stuck in cheek :) )
Time and Tide
This image was captured at Dunloughan Beach Ballyconneely Co Galway. I was searching for this shot on many occasions but conditions were never right. It was worth the wait.
Hook Head Long exposure
Wexford the undiscovered County. Another long exposure of Hook head lighthouse
Lough Mask Reflections
Lough Mask County Mayo, Ireland, North of Lough Corrib
"While soft the wind blew down the glen and shook the golden barley"
Little Red Crane
Shannon Bridge (Irish: Droichead na Sionainne) is a village located on the River Shannon in County Offaly, Ireland. This was earlier today just as the storms were closing in. The river has broken its banks and there was pretty much no light so a long exposure was called for. A return visit is certainly in order
High Tide Sunrise
High Tide Sunrise this Morning. Claddagh Galway City.
Galway Cathedral Looking across the Salmon Weir
Situated on the banks of the River Corrib in Galway city, Galway Cathedral is the most recently built of Europe's great stone cathedrals, and is the centre of a vibrant Galway community.
Inagh Valley Connemara
Inagh Valley Connemara of an evening doing what it does best, takes your breath away...
Inagh Valley II
Inagh Valley and rainbow Connemara Co Galway
Aasleagh Falls is situated near Leenane in the heart of Connemara Ireland
The Gate way
Rosmuc or Ros Muc is a village in the heart of the Conamara Gaeltacht of County Galway It lies halfway between the town of Clifden and the city of Galway. Irish is the predominant spoken language.
Rolling thunder Connemara Co Galway
The March of the Trees
"The March of the trees" Partry Mountains Connemara Co Galway
Lough Ahalia Sunset
I had spent the day in Connemara. It was a mixed bag of weather and the light was average. I packed up my gear and was heading home feeling sorry for myself. The showers stopped and was I presented with this BREATHTAKING sun set. Everything fell in to place. It was a glorious breath of fresh air.
Pristine and Undisturbed
Pristine and undisturbed beauty. Pine Island, Connemara .
Loughanillaun or Loch an Oileáin, Irish Name (Translation lake of the island) in the parish of Ballynakill in the barony of Ballynahinch. It has a gravelly bottom and is about 10 feet deep. It receives a river at its east end which it discharges into Cleggan Bay. It has trout and salmon in great plenty. The Lough which is nearly circular, but of an irregular form is about 1/8 mile in diameter.
I spent a several hours taking various shots and some long exposures. It was ridiculously remote and eeriely silent.
Waterfall after the rain in the heart of Connemara Ireland
Carpet of Bluebells
Walking in the woods on an evening and found myself in a Claude Monet painting. Carpet of Bluebells. Spring has definitely sprung. Letterfrack Connemara.
Currach Omey Beach Connemara.
This is the Sea
These things you keep, you better throw them away
You wanna turn your back on your soulless days
Once you were tethered, now you are free
Once you were tethered, now you are free
That was the river, this is the sea.
The Enchanted Forest
The Enchanted Forest Sheeffry Hills Connemara
Féile na mBád Cill Chiaráin (Festival of the boats) Co Galway
Lough Na Fooey
Loch Na Fooey. I love shooting here. It is so quite except for the crazy dogs who nearly deftly received a blow from the butt of my tripod, with their wiley ways, plus the odd curtain been peeked through.
Its approximately 2.5 miles long and 0.5 miles wide, Loch Na Fooey is set in a steep-sided valley, surrounded by the rugged mountains of Galway to the south and Mayo's Partry mountains (Sliabh ...Phartraí in Irish) to the north. A number of rivers feed the lake, including the River Fooey (in Irish Abhainn na Fuaiche), which rises from the Devil’s Mother mountain and enters the lake at the western shore. The Finny River, rising from the south-east of the lake drains into the southwest of part Lough Mask. Also many mountain streams flow into the lake. The lake has a small sandy shore on its western end
There are many 'Fairy Trees' along the roadsides and especially at the crossing of roads throughout Ireland. Usually these are gnarled old Hawthorn bushes. Also considered sacred were the Oak and the Ash.
While many magic wands were made from the Rowan branch. It is considered a profanation to destroy them or even to remove one of their branches. Many different types of otherworld creature...s are said to dwell in the tree or nearby.
Pookas, Cluricaunes and mysterious white-clad women have all appeared near these trees and bushes. Superstitious people do not like to pass them by late at night. In the days when horses were the chief transportation there were many stories of the lone-horseman who is accosted by the lady in white as he rides along and she climbs up behind him on the horse and puts her arms around him, which are deathly cold. Then she rides along with him for a while and suddenly disappears.
In Ireland if the three fairy trees, Oak, Ash and Thorn grow together it is particularly auspicious and this is venerated even more than the single tree.