Small Skellig, Kerry

Small Skellig, Kerry
Small Skellig, Kerry
Small Skellig, Kerry
Small Skellig, Kerry
Small Skellig, Kerry
Small Skellig, Kerry
Small Skellig, Kerry
Small Skellig, Kerry
Small Skellig, Kerry
Small Skellig, Kerry
Small Skellig, Kerry
Small Skellig, Kerry
Small Skellig, Kerry
Small Skellig, Kerry
Small Skellig, Kerry
Small Skellig, Kerry
Small Skellig, Kerry
Small Skellig, Kerry
Small Skellig, Kerry
Small Skellig, Kerry
Small Skellig, Kerry
Small Skellig, Kerry

Small Skellig, Kerry

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This photograph is the triumph of perseverance and optimism in the face of pessimism and the Irish weather!

The Small Skellig is a dramatic rock thrust out of the Atlantic off the coast of Kerry. The smaller sibling to Skellig Michael, featured in the recent Star Wars movies, it's every bit as dramatic, if not more so. During winter storms, the entire island has been known to be overtopped by huge waves.

I'd long wanted to produce a photograph giving some hint of that drama, and found the opportunity on a late summer's day a few years ago. The only way to get the angle I wanted was from a boat, so I needed a willing skipper to take me out on a suitable day - one where most people would be happy to stay home on dry land!

On this day, the fog was thick along the coast and the waves were high enough to make the trip an unpleasant one. My friend was hesitant to go out - he wanted to save me the charter money as he was certain I wouldn't get anything worthwhile out of it. However, on the satellite imagery for the area I saw there were one or two thinner spots of fog scattered about. If one of those coincided with the Small Skellig, I knew it would look incredible. If it didn't, then the trip would be a wasted one!

So much in photography depends on going out in marginal conditions - you'll either come back with something spectacular or you'll come back empty handed. There's rarely a middle ground on those days.

I convinced him to go out, and for most of the journey you couldn't see more than 30 yards in any direction. However, as we got closer to the Small Skellig, the fog began to thin out, and sure enough it ended up being exactly what I hoped - not so clear that the island was just set against a gray background, but exactly thick enough to show the layers of  rock receding into the distance, and emphasise the drama and ruggedness of this incredible rock.

Capturing the image on a small boat while it was pitching and rolling was difficult - especially as I'm prone to sea sickness (despite spending a lot of time on the water for my coastal work)! It's made all the worse when the camera decides to have a tantrum and refuses to work properly at the critical moment! However, between my friend's expert boat handling and my loud curses at the camera, and suppression of my rebellious stomach while I carefully framed and exposed the image, I was able to achieve my goal and I couldn't be happier with this image.

My own copy hanging on my wall at home brings me a lot of joy and I know yours will too!

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Heather McQuade
Small Skellig, Kerry

We visited your gallery in Killarney a few years ago and purchased one of your books with amazing photographs. As it was recently my husband’s 60th birthday I bought him a print of Small Skellig which he is fascinated with. He was absolutely delighted with it and it is now hanging on our wall. It is a great link with your book which is on a nearby table for all to look at! Ordering process was great and quick delivery. Thank you.

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Stefan Schubert
Extraordinary view

Ireland plays an outstanding role with its landscape - worldwide. This was impressively captured by Peter Cox with the picture of Small Skellig.

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Sharon De Ruvo
Small Skellig, Kerry

This picture is magnificent in that it captures the essence of the Little Skellig Island. Every time I look at it over my sofa, I remember feeling grateful for traveling to Ireland and experiencing the way your photography mesmerized me. Thank you for showcasing the the wonders of this landscape.

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Matthew Duane Rice
Small Skellig

This is a truly amazing picture, it’s colors and raw beauty caught our eye straight away. My experience of the staff was truly exceptional, they are so friendly and informative. Our print arrived in time for Christmas as promised and was very well packaged.

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Ross Maguire
Small Skellig, Kerry

Very happy with my purchase of Small Skellig, ordered the grandmasterpiece size on canvas and it looks fantastic!
Takes pride in the centre of the dining room. A real standout piece.
Gives me plenty of enjoyment everytime I gaze up at it.
Everything from ordering, delivery and item itself was first class.

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Heather McQuade
Small Skellig, Kerry

We visited your gallery in Killarney a few years ago and purchased one of your books with amazing photographs. As it was recently my husband’s 60th birthday I bought him a print of Small Skellig which he is fascinated with. He was absolutely delighted with it and it is now hanging on our wall. It is a great link with your book which is on a nearby table for all to look at! Ordering process was great and quick delivery. Thank you.

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Stefan Schubert
Extraordinary view

Ireland plays an outstanding role with its landscape - worldwide. This was impressively captured by Peter Cox with the picture of Small Skellig.

S
Sharon De Ruvo
Small Skellig, Kerry

This picture is magnificent in that it captures the essence of the Little Skellig Island. Every time I look at it over my sofa, I remember feeling grateful for traveling to Ireland and experiencing the way your photography mesmerized me. Thank you for showcasing the the wonders of this landscape.

M
Matthew Duane Rice
Small Skellig

This is a truly amazing picture, it’s colors and raw beauty caught our eye straight away. My experience of the staff was truly exceptional, they are so friendly and informative. Our print arrived in time for Christmas as promised and was very well packaged.

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Ross Maguire
Small Skellig, Kerry

Very happy with my purchase of Small Skellig, ordered the grandmasterpiece size on canvas and it looks fantastic!
Takes pride in the centre of the dining room. A real standout piece.
Gives me plenty of enjoyment everytime I gaze up at it.
Everything from ordering, delivery and item itself was first class.