Maps for Exploring Ireland

Besides satellite navigation and non-subscription online tools, any photographer who travels and hikes around Ireland will need good maps to…

Horn Head

Horn Head (157 metres, 515 feet) is a wild and rugged peninsula in north-west Donegal. If you’re into landscape photography…

“No Line Markins”

Driving around you never know what you’re going to see. Is this a phonetically inspired sign on a country road…

Sadie (1911-2003)

1) Canon EOS 620, Sigma 28-70mm f2.8, Ilford XP2 2) Canon EOS 50, Sigma 28-70mm f2.8, Ilford XP2 3) Canon…

Poulnabrone Dolmen

Poulnabrone is a dolmen (stone table) and portal tomb located in the Burren region of County Clare in Ireland. It’s…

Two Boys, 1976

It would seem these two lads are back out to play after lunch. Minolta SR-T 101, MC Rokkor – PF…

The Negative Advantage

In some ways I miss shooting sharp, high quality colour negative film. For a time I felt it had advantages…

Can Composition Be Taught?

I recently watched a TV programme that featured an artist who was using his considerable talents and skills to carve…

Winter Apples

“MODERN ART IS A ASS!” If Dickens’ Mr Bumble had the good sense to pooh-pooh one of the Law’s many…

A Camera To Paint With

One festive evening while wearily channel-hopping I came on an eye-catching scene. At first glance it seemed that an ageing…

Ramelton, County Donegal

A still autumn evening in Ramelton, County Donegal, Ireland. A burst of fill-flash brought out the colour in the overhanging…

Painted Tractor

It was a cold late afternoon to be standing in the rain fiddling about with my Canon EOS 50 and…

Wind Blow

With the camera on a tripod, a long exposure just before dawn allowed the wind to paint colours and textures…