Lost and Found

Like many photographers (of a certain age!), from time to time I’ve lost precious images and film strips. Happily, a … More

One Camera for Two Weddings

Shooting people isn’t my photographic thing, but over the last couple of years I’ve covered two family weddings. Both events … More

Nothing Worth Doing Is Easy

A dedicated hobbyist writing online seemed to repeatedly suggest that photography is basically easy and simple to grasp. It could … More

In the Old Quarry

Early on a May morning I walked through an old quarry looking for interesting subjects to photograph. The third image … More


While walking in a large deserted wood I came on worn steps that led to nowhere. Life can be like … More


Just minutes before leaving home to walk in her local wood, my mother (84) took ill and passed out in … More

Window On the Sea 2

Below: Other abandoned houses I’ve come across on my many travels around Ireland. Hopefully by now some have been saved … More


Relatives solemnly listen to marriage vows. While using selective focus I couldn’t quite get the angle I preferred without drawing … More

Window On the Sea

While randomly following the coastline in north-west Ireland I came on a small harbour partly enclosed by this old wall. … More

Galway Porter

There’s a stretch in the evening light and the day’s work is done. Warmed by the peat fire it’s time … More

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 … More

Horn Head

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

“No Line Markins”

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

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 … More

Poulnabrone Dolmen

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

Two Boys, 1976

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

The Negative Advantage

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

Winter Apples

“Modern Art Is A Ass!” If Dickens’ Mr Bumble had the good sense to pooh-pooh one of the Law’s many … More

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 … More

Ramelton, County Donegal

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

Painted Tractor

It was a cold late afternoon to be standing in dense drizzle fiddling about with my Canon EOS 50 and … More

Wind Blow

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

White Fern

As autumn moves in and many plants die back, some ferns turn almost white. This ISO 200 shot was underexposed … More

The Stone of the Gathering

Cloch na Aonaigh, The Stone of the Gathering, Gleann Cholm Cille (Glencolmcille), County Donegal. I took this photograph back in … More

Scrabo Hill

Mid-September early morning sun on Scrabo Hill and Tower, Co. Down, N. Ireland. It could be argued that over the … More


I came on this figure attached to a post on a country road at the far end of Glenveagh National … More

Content Over Sharpness

Above: In some contexts sharpness is overrated and hand-holding underrated. But we have to try our best. If your camera’s … More

Woodland Walks

1) Fujifilm X-E1, Fujinon XF18-55mm f2.8-4 R LM OIS 2) and 3) Fujifilm X10 All images processed in ON1 Photo … More

Photography and the LAW

Non-professional Photography In Public Places (UK) Many amateur photographers in the UK aren’t sure about their rights when they are … More

Among the Dunes

Two versions of the same image processed for colour and then into black and white. The black and white version … More


A dark opening in a cliff face by the sea turned out to be a cave running into the rock … More

Sea Space

With visibility no more than a quarter of a mile the morning sun was doing its best to cut through … More

Retro Camera Design

For several years now we’ve been getting used to camera designs that have have shifted to a more compact retro … More

Teddy the Boss

That Chihuahua stare. We wonder what he’s thinking – if anything. Sadly, wee Teddy is gone now. When taking this … More

Stolen Car

Probably in 2015 this car had been stolen, taken to a very remote location, reversed into a thicket and then … More

Dyed 1777

It’s difficult to make out the surname on this gravestone in Rossinver Graveyard, just off the R218 in County Leitrim … More


This is a 100% crop of a JPEG captured by the Fujifilm X-T1. The plant was in direct sunlight. Settings: … More

Irish Wild Rose

A handheld macro lens shot in ideal overcast light, underexposed by half a stop to hold important detail in the … More

Shooting Video

A few years ago I combined a short hike through my local mountains with an amateur video project. If you’re … More

Broken Clay Pipes

One of my favourite photographs in Henry Morton’s book, In Search of Ireland (pub. 1930), is Fair Day, by Thomas … More