The Glen Beach is a short stretch of beautiful sandy beach that is often home to dramatic Atlantic surf pounding against it. Seen here on a calmer day, this long exposure smooths out the motion of the water and matches it with the low-lying fog over the cliffs and headlands of Bolus Head.
This is Illauncreeveen island in Glengarriff harbour. I'd been here on several other occasions and never really got an image I was 100% happy with. However, on this particular evening I was rewarded with some fantastic high-level cloud which caught the wonderful colours of the setting sun.
The Sugar Loaf mountain on the Beara peninsula is visible in the distance.
An Searrach (The Foal) is a sea stack just outside Dingle Harbour. Visible from the Conor Pass, I'd been meaning to find a good vantage point for it since I first saw it some years ago. Just recently while returning from business in Dingle town shortly after sunset, and in miserable weather I found this spot. Made with a long lens over 30 seconds, I believe it captures the mood of the scene very well.
Made from almost the same spot as Midnight, Lough Tay, but several months previously, this image has a completely different character. I was drawn to the trees clinging to the walls of the gully. As I searched for a composition that worked, the sun rising over Djouce mountain (out of frame to the left) began to illuminate the crags of Luggala. The framing fell into place at that point, and the result is what you see here.
Another beloved location for holidaymakers and surfers is the Maharees, a 5 kilometre long peninsula off the north coast of the Dingle peninsula. It’s actually a tombolo, a landform that occurs when an island or islands becomes attached to the shore by a spit of sand.
The Upper Lake, one of the famous Lakes of Killarney, is probably the most scenic. This is a classic view, looking out over the Macgillycuddy's Reeks from a location used by the lake's boatmen to tie up at the end of the day. Snow rests on the mountains on a fresh winter's day.
The Small Skellig is not often photographed other than from Skellig Michael. However, it's a worthy subject in its own right. Home to thousands of pairs of gannets, it looks dusted in snow as the sun sets behind it.
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!
This image was made on a fine October's evening. It is looking east over Lough Eighter in the Coomloughra valley in the Macgillycuddy's Reeks. The peaks of Caher, Carrauntoohil and Beenkeragh, three of the tallest mountains in ireland, dot the ridge which towers over this high valley.