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Jubilee weekend at White Park Bay, Northern Ireland

We spent the Jubilee weekend at White Park Bay Youth Hostel. It’s a beautiful setting perched above a stunning, secluded beach.  If you’re around the North Coast of Northern Ireland you should definitely stop by this one and if you have a camera, there’s great opportunities for some lovely landscape or seascape photos.

Unfortunately the light wasn’t great for a beautiful sunset so I experimented with a few new longer exposure techniques and explored the interest that the beach had to offer.

Here’s a few of them:

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Download Photo of Portstewart Strand, Northern Ireland for Desktop/iPad

Thought I would try out a new format for my Irish landscape photos, this is Portstewart strand (Northern Ireland) and the image is available to download.

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Mullaghmore, County Sligo

Here are a few more of my favourite photographs from the night at Mullaghmore head in County Sligo.

They were shot with either the Nikon 70-200 f2.8 or the Sigma 10-20.  

 
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Licentiateship from SINWP

Earlier this year I submitted a panel of Landscape Photographs from across Northern Ireland as well as a couple from the Republic of Ireland.

Thankfully the panel passed the requirements and it was accepted for the standard of the Licentiateship.

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Colombia – Old Men

The faces of older men are always fascinating, they always reveal plenty of life experience, along with stories to share.

On a recent trip to Colombia, we got to spend time with a number of families, unfortunately a lot of the dads weren’t around, either they had moved to find work or had been killed in the drugs war.  However a number of the families had   older men and I had the pleasure of capturing their portraits.

Here are my favourites.

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‘Stand By Me’ in Guacamayal, Columbia

Last month I went on a trip to Guacamaya, North Colombia, with Stand By Me (www.standby.me).

These are some of the scene settings shots to give you a flavour of the village

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Bluebells at Portglenone Forest, County Antrim

At the start of May I returned to Portglenone forest to capture the Bluebells in bloom, I have not visited anywhere else in Northern Ireland that has such a fine display of Bluebells.

The following shots were all taken between 2000 and 2100 that night..

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Photography Workshop at Dunluce Castle, County Antrim

Last Friday, Gilbert Lennox, David Torrens, Darren Anderson and myself set out on a workshop with photojournalist Kieran Dodds to capture Dunluce Castle…

It was a glorious day of sunshine, with the help of some clouds later in the day to help diffuse the harsh light.

Here are a few shots from the day:

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