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Port na hAille, Acaill, Contae Mhaigh Eo

This image actually looks like it was shot on film (it wasn’t, I switched to digital in 2005). The digital noise in the dark sky looks more like film grain, the stack in the centre looks as if it were dodged in the dark room. I didn’t intend for it to turn out that way, but am pleased that it has, as it suits the scene.

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Port na hAille

Eas Liath, Contae Mhaigh Eo

Waterfalls and long exposures are just meant for each other. Some claim that Aasleagh Waterfall is in Connemara, but it is found just past the Mayo border.

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Eas Liath

Dúloch, Contae Mhaigh Eo

I had only just read about the Doolough Tragedy and it was with those poor souls and the inhumanity that caused their suffering that my mind lingered while I stood at a spot that they must have passed.

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Dúloch

“Church Rock”, Broad Haven South, Sir Penfro, Cymru

So named because it resembles a church when the tide is high, Church Rock must have been endowed its appellation from someone more pious than myself because to me it looks more like a shark fin.

It may look like I used a wide lens here but the opposite is true – the rock is quite far from the water’s edge which I was stood in. I didn’t get wet feet, but I did get very cold hands, I remember.

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Church Rock

Derwen Andy, Sir Penfro, Cymru

I spotted this arboreal loner as I drove past a field and recognised it as the tree that photographer Andy Lee had taken a series of images of. ‘Derwen Andy’ translates as Andy’s Oak and is meant as a nod to the artist who’s work I admire.

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Derwen Andy

Goleudy Pencaer, Ynys Meicel, Sir Penfro, Cymru

Strumble Head Lighthouse was erected in 1908 and is amongst the last lighthouses to be built in Britain. It has been fully automated since 1980 and access to the island is for authorised personnel only, however the Pembrokeshire Coastal Path passes right by it so the area enjoys frequent visitors.

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Goleudy Pencaer

Pont Gwyrdd Cymru, Sir Penfro

The ‘Green Bridge of Wales’ is probably the most famous landmark of its type in the United Kingdom. The natural arch was created by constant erosion of the carboniferous limestone which forms the coastline. The arch is about 24m high and 20m wide.

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Bwa

Sceach Gheal Sceirdiúil, Gaillimh

This image is dedicated to a mother and daughter who were killed in a truly tragic road accident in 2015. Yvonne was younger than myself and Ella was the same age as my son. I never met them, likewise I’ve never met Yvonne’s husband and infant son that survived the crash. My wife had gotten to know Yvonne through a social-media-based mutual support group for new mothers and by all accounts she was a wonderful person. Yvonne was the first person who I didn’t know personally to buy a print from me.

All profits from the sale of this print will be donated to the Irish Red Cross.

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Sceach Gheal Sceirdiúil

Cruach na Cara, Conamara

Situated on an island off the south coast of Connemara is this example of an Early Christian oratory. To get to it you have to find someone with a boat willing to take you out there. I gave this image an old-school film camera look which is very different to my usual style, but it suits the image. The roof was repaired in 1975 and it almost looks as if the image was taken then.

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Cruach na Cara

Cruach Phádraig, Contae Mhaigh Eo

The most iconic mountain in Connacht, if not Ireland. Captured from this angle the presence of man, although prolific, seems to just about be clinging to the monolithic slab of rock that is Croagh Patrick.

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Cruach Phádraig

Néifinn i gcéin, Contae Mhaigh Eo

I happened upon this view by happy accident so I didn’t know which mountain it was that I was taking a picture of at the time. Even though the Sheeffry Hills were obscuring any possible view, I managed to convince myself that it was Croagh Patrick, as it was the right shape and the only mountain big enough and close enough.

A pair of German ladies who lived nearby told me that it was Nephin, and when I eventually found it on the map it seemed far too distant. But when I examined the map more closely I could see the evidence before me. Thanks to the relative heights of the mountains beside it and the television mast apparent in the image and marked on the map, I had to conclude that the ladies were right.

So I got out a tape measure, checked the map scale, and was astonished to discover that – as the crow flies – Nephin Mountain was 40 kilometres from where I was stood. I’m still amazed that I was afforded such an uninterrupted view.

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Néifinn i gcéin

Kiltullagh Castle, County Galway

Motorways are boring so I’m always looking for something interesting alongside the road when driving on one. Just before the junction for Loughrea (if you’re heading away from Galway) through the arch of a bridge I spotted this wreck of a castle.

I liked the shape presented by that fleeting glimpse so I wanted to capture it. On my first visit I found the castle but not the road that would take me there, the second time I shot it from the wrong angle and only on the third visit did I manage to capture the profile that I was after.

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Kiltullagh Castle

Cé Doite, Bòthar An Glann, Conamara

The Glann Road is one that I’d driven many times but this sight was always hidden. I would have remained unaware of it but for spotting a photo online which thankfully included an approximate location. Apparently the sticks are the remains of a wooden jetty destroyed by fire, and they are only just visible from the road. I hadn’t seen them before because you’d need to be looking for them. Photographing them was more difficult still as it involved climbing through the heavily wooded undergrowth and along the slippery stones at the edge of Lough Corrib in the dark.

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Cé Doite

Glasoileán, Rinn Mhaoile, Conamara

A bank of fog sat on the horizon and gradually moved in from the coast to envelop the view as I watched from my position on the beach. Although it looked warm I discovered, when I went to leave, that my camera bag had a layer of hoarfrost on it.

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Glasoileán

Cillin Phédraig, Mám Éan, Conamara

I first discovered this amazing location online; a photo of the church amid a sweeping landscape. The caption said that it was in Connemara but not where. Eventually, after a little detective work, I managed to find the right spot.

It’s situated on a pass in the Maumturk mountains that connects two valleys and was a secret location for the local congregation to worship at a time when their religion was outlawed.

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Cillin Phédraig

An bóthar go Loch Na Fuaiche, Conamara

A single skeletal tree, growing from under a stone wall, on a lonely mountain pass, before a large body of water, on a fine but cold day in the middle of winter. There’s very little about that combination that I’d be able to resist.

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An bóthar go Loch Na Fuaiche

Pentre Ifan, Sir Penfro, Cymru

This view of Pentre Ifan towards Carn Ingli gives a sense of the outstanding setting of this outstanding monument. The low rising sun has highlighted the stones whilst casting dark shadows speckled with patches of frost through the image.

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Pentre Ifan 2

Pentre Ifan, Sir Penfro, Cymru

Possibly the most famous Neolithic burial chamber in Wales, this dolmen dates from approximately 3,500BC. The cap stone is estimated to weigh 16 tonnes and is supported by the tips of only 3 of the upright stones, some 2.5m from the ground.

It was one of only three monuments in Wales to receive legal protection under the Ancient Monuments Protection Act 1882.

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Pentre Ifan 1

Poni Preseli, Cwm Garw, Sir Penfro, Cymru

I usually see more animals than people when I’m out and about. They come up to see what I’m up to and I chat away to them while surreptitiously retrieving my camera, however they always bolt when they see me place a black object in front of my face.

I’d passed a group of ponies on my way to a pair of standing stones and on my way back I was prepared with my camera already attached to my tripod set to its lowest position. As I neared the pony I placed the tripod on the ground, crouched down behind it and captured a few exposures as it came up to have a nose.

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Poni Preseli

Dunguaire Castle, Kinvara, County Galway

Galway’s most famous castle in probably its prettiest village, Kinvara is always a great place to visit. For this image I needed the winning combination of rain clouds, the last light of the day, high tide, and a little bit of good fortune.

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Dunguaire Castle

Loch Bhaile na hInse, Conamara

Reputedly built from stones taken from the nearby Toombeola Abbey and credited to Donell Ecowga O’Flaherty the castle in the centre of the image has been in existence since at least 1574. I imagine that this would be a very peaceful spot but I was unable to find any tranquility at the time due to someone in the vicinity firing off a shotgun at short intervals.

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Loch Bhaile na hInse

Carraig, Loch Bó Finne, Conamara

Trespassing is an occupational hazard. To get to this peaceful spot I had to hop over a fence and walk down through someone’s field to get to the water’s edge. But since it was 7am on a wet Sunday and there were no livestock in the field, I don’t think anyone noticed my presence.

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Carraig

Ballycurrin Lighthouse, County Mayo

Heavy rains throughout the winter had submerged the twin jetties that run up to and alongside this lighthouse, but I think this actually adds to the image’s strength. I had to perch myself on a rock which sat on what had become a marsh, and bend over at an odd angle in order to operate the camera to get this shot. As you can probably tell by the slate grey sky, it was raining too.

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Ballycurrin Lighthouse

Caisleán Bhaile na hInse, Conamara

If you take the road towards Roundstone and turn off just before the old railway bridge, after a few twists and turns you’re presented with this spectacular view. I’ve been told that they serve very good food in the castle, but I had to settle for munching on my packed lunch at the side of the lake. Still, not a bad spot to take a bite.

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Caisleán Bhaile na hInse

An Abhainn Mhór agus Binn Leitrí, Conamara

I stood at this spot for an hour waiting for the sun to illuminate the foreground. The ground beneath my feet was frozen, the Owenmore river flowed past with such force that a few times I thought the sound of the water was that of an approaching car, the shadow of the mountain slowly shortened and clouds swept by in an endless display.

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An Abhainn Mhór agus Binn Leitrí

“The Queen’s Castle”, Líonán, Conamara

There are many abandoned houses in Connemara, but what caught my interest in this one is the For Sale sign in the window. The very definition of optimism from the seller and the very definition of a ‘fixer-upper’ for any buyer.

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“The Queen’s Castle”

Báid Loch, Loch Ghleann Mhac Muirinn, Conamara

I had planned to shoot the lough from the higher vantage point of the road, but while waiting for the conditions to be right I thought that I may as well take a walk down the boreen that led from my car to the lough, at the end of which I happened upon this scene.

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Báid Loch

Cé, Bòthar An Glann, Conamara

To get this image I spent most of my time sheltering or running away from the rain. I’d been reading a book in the car for around an hour waiting for the rain to let up enough for me to think about opening my camera bag. Finally I was able to get out and start trying out some compositions, and just after I’d wrapped up with this one, I glanced across the lough and discovered that Lackavrea mountain had disappeared behind a grey wall of inclement weather which was heading my way. I threw my gear back into the bag, grabbed the tripod and legged it uphill and back to my car. I didn’t quite make it though, maybe I’m getting slower these days?

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Loch Coirib, Bòthar An Glann, Conamara

If you’re coming into Oughterard from the west, turn off the main road at the bridge, you’ll keep climbing until you reach a plateau, and you’ll be greeted by a fantastic view of Lough Corrib. It was whilst making my way back from that spot that catching this scene in the corner of my eye caused me to slam on the brakes and reverse. I’d passed this place before and it hadn’t inspired me, but viewed in the dying light of the day it looked far more appealing.

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Loch Coirib

An tSean Céiḃ, An Spidéal, Conamara

Taken on the very day that the long hot summer of 2013 ended and winter made a return. The day before I was walking around in a t-shirt, on this day I took my jumper out of the wardrobe, and the following day we switched the heating back on in the house.

A bank of clouds on the horizon gave me a chance to shoot straight towards the sunset and still get a reasonably even exposure. 10 minutes after I captured this image, the moment had gone as the sun had turned the sky a bright orange throwing the exposure all over the place.

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An tSean Céiḃ

Eglwys Sant Canna, agos i Henllan Amgoed, Sir Gaerfyrddin, Cymru

This site is marked on the map as St Canna’s Chair. It refers to a stone in the field besides the church on which people used to sit to be cured of certain ailments. They’d throw pins in a nearby well (which is no longer there), drink and sometimes bathe in the water and try to fall asleep on the chair. If they repeated this for a fortnight or more, then the curative effects were stronger. With a story like that I had to go see it for myself.

Any building being slowly reclaimed by nature, such as this, is always a worthy subject to photograph and to explore. The first thing you see from the church’s gateway, as your eyes are led down the long, near-overgrown path, is the church door just visible through the foliage.

The farthest gravestone from the viewer is in memory of Richard Thomas of Penback, Llangan, who died on the 11th of June 1897 and John Harries of the same address who died January 11th 1898. The inscription is in Welsh, and it was the last sentence etched into the gravestone that caught my attention – ‘AM HYNNY, BYDDWCH CHWITHAU YN BAROD‘ – ‘for this, be you also prepared’. Now then, you have been warned.

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Eglwys Sant Canna

Moryd Towy, Llansteffan, Sir Gaerfyrddin, Cymru

It took a long time to get this image. When I first saw this scene of a standing stone on the beach before Llansteffan Castle, it was in a vaporous drizzle. I intended to return but the weather only got worse. When I next visited, nine months later, the weather was more favourable. However, although I had a string of clear mornings, I had to wait until high tide occurred sufficiently later than sunrise (the tides in this area being notorious for catching people off guard).

The stone (which has the great name of Carreg Fawr Nant Jack) isn’t as close to the castle as it appears here; I used a long lens to compress the scene. What I find remarkable is that there is nearly a thousand years separating the erecting of the castle by the Normans from the present, and maybe double that amount of time again separating the erecting of the stone from the time of the Normans.

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Moryd Towy

Hook Head Lighthouse, County Wexford

After standing on the far side of this lighthouse for a few hours as the dawn broke, I made my way back to my car because I could no longer feel my hands (I have to wear thin gloves or I can’t operate the camera). The sun just creeping over the horizon presented me with this shot. I had to wait for a cloud that was covering the moon to move and I only noticed when I was processing the images that I was lucky enough to get the lamp on and pointing in the right direction as well, since in the exposures taken after this one, the lamp had been turned off.

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Hook Head Lighthouse