NORTHERN IRELAND

LANDSCAPES

Marconi's Pier, Ballycastle - REF:1

Marconi's Pier, Ballycastle - REF:1

Smoldering Sky - After the torrential rain cleared, I was rewarded with the sky breaking into dramatic colours at sunset.

Sky Breaking Marconi's Pier - REF:2

Sky Breaking Marconi's Pier - REF:2

I was drawn to the storm clouds breaking following torrential rain and the foreground rocks and the edge of the shore for the composition.

Old Pier Pans Rock - REF:3

Old Pier Pans Rock - REF:3

There was amazing mood in the sky hanging over Rathlin Island, beyond Pans Rock.

Bridging The Elements - REF:4

Bridging The Elements - REF:4

i processed this image of Marconi's Pier to bring out another mood in which black and white can additionally provide.

Rays of Light at Musseden - REF:5

Rays of Light at Musseden - REF:5

"Lesser Spotted Ulster Finalist" as featured on the UTV 2016 Calender. The sun ray's beaming over the stunning view from Musseden Temple at sunset.

Musseden Temple Sunset - REF:6

Musseden Temple Sunset - REF:6

The clouds formed an appearance as if coming out of the temple and lead me to this image as the sun was in it's final seconds of the day

Atmospheric Musseden - REF:7

Atmospheric Musseden - REF:7

The 17th century Musseden Temple in County Londonderry / Derry sitting over the Atlantic with an unusual formation of clouds.

Shima River Tollymore Forest - REF:8

Shima River Tollymore Forest - REF:8

The fast flowing Shima River in Tollymore Forest at the twisted tree on the rivers bend.

Tollymore Forest Waterfall - REF:9

Tollymore Forest Waterfall - REF:9

Deep in Tollymore Forest is the secluded waterfall which a stunning and peaceful setting

Stepping Stones Tollymore - REF:10

Stepping Stones Tollymore - REF:10

The light turned just right in the late evening after waiting for that right moment to capture the landmark stepping stones.

Kinnegar Pier Holywood - REF:11

Kinnegar Pier Holywood - REF:11

Last of the light at Kinnegar Pier, Holywood on the shores of Belfast Lough.

Boody Bridge County Down - REF:12

Boody Bridge County Down - REF:12

The river was raging coming off the Mourne Mountains at Bloody Bridge as the flow pours into the Irish Sea.

Starry Night Ballintoy - REF:13

Starry Night Ballintoy - REF:13

A cold clear night at Ballintoy Church, the moon light created a natural illumination from the night sky.

Star Trail Aurora Ballintoy - REF:14

Star Trail Aurora Ballintoy - REF:14

While creating a star trail the aurora made a welcomed faint appearance behind the moonlit church

Ballintoy Harbour By Night - REF:15

Ballintoy Harbour By Night - REF:15

Night view over Ballintoy Harbour famous for the film location of Game of Thrones.

Cottage By The Sea Aurora - REF:16

Cottage By The Sea Aurora - REF:16

The waves crashed with a roar behind the Ballintoy cottage with the aurora in the backdrop. There was even a seat to sit back and watch nature's theater.

Ballintoy Solar Colours - REF:17

Ballintoy Solar Colours - REF:17

With mild aurora activity the night sky had solar colour looking out from the shoreline across the rocks.

Dunluce Midnight Aurora - REF:18

Dunluce Midnight Aurora - REF:18

Midnight on a cold February night at Dunluce Castle there was amazing texture with the sea as the wind was strong and the aurora was visable on the horizon.

Giant's Causeway Aurora - REF:19

Giant's Causeway Aurora - REF:19

A March aurora on the Atlantic horizon at the world famous Giant's Causeway.

Astro Giant's Causeway - REF:20

Astro Giant's Causeway - REF:20

Two of natures wonders together, the Giant's Causeway and the aurora. "Across the universe" was said to me regarding this image.

Edge of The Causeway - REF:21

Edge of The Causeway - REF:21

It was a tricky night time climb across the rocks of the Giant's Causeway to the water’s edge drawn by the rocks forming a ring shape into the sea for this capture.

Moonlit Clouds Causeway - REF:22

Moonlit Clouds Causeway - REF:22

The moon light lit up the night time clouds that were ever changing over the Giant’s Causeway.

Curtain of Cloud Causeway - REF:23

Curtain of Cloud Causeway - REF:23

I watched the cloud roll in from behind as it fell like a curtain over the hills at the Giants Causeway and the sea with the wet rocks illuminated by the moon light.

Giant's Causeway Midnight - REF:24

Giant's Causeway Midnight - REF:24

It was midnight and my final shot that night with the aurora still visible behind the clouds. It was very peaceful with the only sound being the waves.

Giant's Causeway The Swirl - REF:25

Giant's Causeway The Swirl - REF:25

The sea was coming in over the rocks creating a swirl which I captured during this night time long exposure.

Tyrella Beach Sunset - REF:26

Tyrella Beach Sunset - REF:26

The sunset glowing behind the Mourne Mountains County Down. I used the texture of the sand as a foreground with the posts leading out to sea.

Peacefulness Tyrella Beach - REF:27

Peacefulness Tyrella Beach - REF:27

In creating this image in black and white I wanted to create a minimalistic atmosphere with this seascape.

Last Light Tyrella Beach - REF:28

Last Light Tyrella Beach - REF:28

The sun was in its final minutes as it was burning down to darkness over the Mournes. The sand detail again drew me to forming this composition.

Out To Sea Ballintoy - REF:29

Out To Sea Ballintoy - REF:29

Dramatic clouds approaching Ballintoy. Their vastness is put into perspective as they roll over Rathlin Island and Sheep Island out to sea.

Approaching - Ballintoy - REF:30

Approaching - Ballintoy - REF:30

Ref:30 The sky turns moody as the storm clouds thicken on their approach to the shoreline casting a shadow out to sea.

Elephant Rock Ballintoy - REF:31

Elephant Rock Ballintoy - REF:31

Looking like the scene from another world the unique rock formation at Ballintoy known as Elephant Rock at sunset.

Mystical Mood At Ballintoy - REF:32

Mystical Mood At Ballintoy - REF:32

Balancing on the rocks the sun light just broke across the sea so I fired the shutter thinking this was the moment of light which lasted for this image.

Elephant At Sea - Ballintoy - REF:33

Elephant At Sea - Ballintoy - REF:33

Rugged, raw, forebodding but beautiful has been used describing this image to me. In black and white my thought was to evoke further emotion.

Majestic Dunseverick - REF:34

Majestic Dunseverick - REF:34

Dunseverick waterfall meeting the Atlantic Ocean in this very atmospheric setting as the sounds of waves and flowing water meet.

Moonlit Sunset - Kilbane - REF:35

Moonlit Sunset - Kilbane - REF:35

Following a dramatic sunset, the moon lit up the night sky at Kilbane Castle as the stars appeared above the clouds.

Derrytrasna Lough Neagh - REF:36

Derrytrasna Lough Neagh - REF:36

I balanced myself and my camera on the old pier between rain as I watched the clouds travel across the lough to frame this image.

Kinnegar Pier Holywood - REF:37

Kinnegar Pier Holywood - REF:37

Sunset over Belfast Lough from Kinnegar Pier on an August evening. The clouds to the right of the pier and reflections caught my eye.

Shoreline - Kinnegar Pier - REF:38

Shoreline - Kinnegar Pier - REF:38

I climbed under the pier for a different perspective as the sunset starts to give way to the darkness setting in. It was very still capturing this moment.

Tunnel Vision Cloghan Point - REF:48

Tunnel Vision Cloghan Point - REF:48

The cloud movement and light played their part in the vision I had for creating this image of this endless imposing structure.

Autumn Night Oxford Island - REF:64

Autumn Night Oxford Island - REF:64

After torrential rain, the day ended with the muted colours of Autumn looking across the Lough Neagh from the old jetty.

Eternity - The Old Jetty - REF:65

Eternity - The Old Jetty - REF:65

The evening light across the calm waters of Lough Neagh set the mood for the vision I had in creating this simple scene from the jetty a life time old.

Land of Legends - Larrybane - REF:66

Land of Legends - Larrybane - REF:66

Climbing over the rocks at Larrybane I waited on the right light and clouds forming over Sheep Island to capture the mood of this setting.

Autumn Glenariff Waterfall - REF:70

Autumn Glenariff Waterfall - REF:70

Milky Way Kinbane Castle - REF:75

Milky Way Kinbane Castle - REF:75

A crystal clear starry and bitter cold night I saw the Milky Way arching over Kinbane Castle setting up this image.

Time Travel Kinbane Castle - REF:76

Time Travel Kinbane Castle - REF:76

“15 minutes in time star trail” over Kinbane Castle. Along with the creativity I love how the earth’s rotation is captured with the stars.

Magical Night Milky Way - REF:40

Magical Night Milky Way - REF:40

Sitting in high winds in the Mourne Mountains, I encountered the Milky Way for the first time towering over Spelga Dam. A tremendous sight.

Walk This Way - Pans Rock - REF:77

Walk This Way - Pans Rock - REF:77

Marconi’s Pier at Pans Rock at Ballycastle with the perfect view across to Rathlin Island. I captured this image as a 2 minute long exposure.

Step of Faith Herring Pond - REF:87

Step of Faith Herring Pond - REF:87

The Herring Pond in Portstewart at sunset on a brisk and beautiful February evening. My vision was a tranquil view across the Atlantic

Stepping Into The Unknown - REF:88

Stepping Into The Unknown - REF:88

The Herring Pond at Portstewart steps into the Atlantic on the last light of a beautiful winters day

Mystery Awaits - REF:89

Mystery Awaits - REF:89

The stillness of the Wild Atlantic created with long exposure time at the Herring Pond conveyed in Black and White

Portcoon Atlantic Swells - REF:93

Portcoon Atlantic Swells - REF:93

Portcoon Jetty on the County Antrim coast during the golden hour. I wanted to capture the swells of the sea creating textures as the light glowed.

Radiant - Portcoon Sunset - REF:94

Radiant - Portcoon Sunset - REF:94

The "Radiant" glow at Portcoon as the sky burns at sunset. I captured this long exposure image to bring out the mystical feel and light of this beautiful cove.

Afterglow Secluded Portcoon - REF:95

Afterglow Secluded Portcoon - REF:95

A firey "Afterglow" as the sun burnt down following sunset. I lined up the jetty leading towards the sea stack and the elements of fire and water.

Shimmering Light - REF:96

Shimmering Light - REF:96

Golden spring sunset shimmering over Strangford Lough and Scrabo Tower in County Down.

Myth's - Giants Causeway - REF:115

Myth's - Giants Causeway - REF:115

The natural rock formation of the Giants Causeway on Antrim Coast. I captured this image over 120 seconds as the light was broke the moody sky & still waters.

Simple Day - Kinnegar Pier - REF:116

Simple Day - Kinnegar Pier - REF:116

A beautiful June sunset overlooking Belfast Lough from Kinnegar Pier Holywood, County Down captured over 60 seconds of time.

Passage of Time - REF:117

Passage of Time - REF:117

240 seconds long exposure at Kinnegar Pier processed to black and white capturing the tones and detail of the pier structure.

Breaking Light Dunseverick - REF:119

Breaking Light Dunseverick - REF:119

The sky broke into a beautiful light over Dunseverick Waterfall, County Antrim after sunset, allowing me only minutes to capture this wonderful moment.

Ballintoy - Panoramic - REF:120

Ballintoy - Panoramic - REF:120

A six shot panoramic image & view of Sheep Island, Ballintoy, with moody skies over Rathlin Island & beyond from the County Antrim Coastline.

Prehistoric Elephant Rock - REF:121

Prehistoric Elephant Rock - REF:121

Panoramic of Elephant Rock & the sea stacks of Ballintoy, County Antrim capturing a dramatic mood at sunset created from 6 images.

Golden Moment Ballintoy - REF:122

Golden Moment Ballintoy - REF:122

A golden moment at sunset at Ballintoy overlooking Elephant Rock and the sea arch on the beautiful & rugged County Antrim coast.

Turn To The Light  - REF:123

Turn To The Light - REF:123

Elephant Rock Ballintoy facing the burning down sun as the last light glows on the horizon, I captured this image for 2 minutes on this special firey evening.

Bridge To The Stars - REF:124

Bridge To The Stars - REF:124

The night sky from Marconi's Pier, Ballycastle at Pans Rocks with the Lighthouse illuminating across from Rathlin Island.

Midnight Steps Ballycastle - REF:125

Midnight Steps Ballycastle - REF:125

I captured this stunning star filled sky over Marconi's Pier on a crystal clear night at Midnight on Ballycastle beach County Antrim

Rays of Light Dunluce - REF:131

Rays of Light Dunluce - REF:131

A beautiful and magical moment as I waited on the winter sun beaming rays of light over Dunluce Castle, County Antrim on this brisk winters day

Dunluce Winter Light  - REF:135

Dunluce Winter Light - REF:135

Winter light across the sky at Duluce Castle & The Whiterocks County Antrim after sunset captured over a 160 second duration

The Last Light Dunluce

The Last Light Dunluce

The last light of colours ending a year over Dunluce Castle, the Wishing Arch & the White Rocks on County Antrim coastline

Sheep Island World Above - REF:136

Sheep Island World Above - REF:136

A starry night over Sheep Island from the shores of Ballintoy with illumination of the Light Houses of Rathlin Island & Beyond to the Mull of Kintyre

Light Under The Stars - REF:137

Light Under The Stars - REF:137

A crystal clear winter night sky over the unique stone cottage & rocky shores of Ballintoy Harbour, County Antrim.

Rocks & Stars - Panoramic - REF:138

Rocks & Stars - Panoramic - REF:138

Rocks & Stars of Ballintoy Panoramic. I used 8 images to capture the wide view of the night sky over the rugged rock formations leading to the stone cottage

Living in Northern Ireland gives me the unique opportunity to explore and capture some of the most stunning and diverse landscapes in the world with the continuously changing light providing some of the most rewarding conditions for landscapes along with patience and challenges of the weather.

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