The Partry Mountains are a range of hills in Joyce Country, Co. Mayo. While wandering in a nearby oak forest, I spotted this tree as an outlier in the bog with nothing behind it but the hills themselves.
A little scouting led me to this composition, and later to a wellington boot filled with bog when I went up to my hip in a hole. It was worth it though!
An infrared photograph, the approaching rainclouds set a wonderful mood as the stone wall beneath the tree leads you through the patchwork of fields towards Lough Corrib. Five minutes after making this image, I was soaking wet.
Another image from one of my favourite locations in Ireland - the Doo Lough valley. This view is looking south across the northern lake towards Ben Gorm, with the Sheefrey Mountains to the left and Mweelrea to the right. Another infrared image, the contrast in the mountains along with the fantastic clouds due to the just-clearing storm lend a real drama to the scene.