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Ennischrone, Co Sligo, Ireland

A family holiday to County Mayo promised an opportunity to make a rare photography venture in 2017, yet the photos from this post appear curtesy of my iPhone and an afternoon family trip to the beach.  Being Ireland, we prepared for all weather eventualities and hit the beach fully wrapped up against the chill September wind and the occasional drip of rain.

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Ballybunnion, Co Kerry, Ireland

My day job neccesitated a trip down to northern Kerry to participate in a public planning hearing which was scheduled to run for most of the week.  As luck would have it, our base for the trip was the seaside town of Ballybunnion, which overlooks the Atlantic Ocean.  Packing my bags, I decided to throw my camera in my car just in case and on the two of the nights, we arrived back at the hotel as the sun was setting.  Running short of time, I managed to grab a few hand held snaps as the last of the sun dipped below the Atlantic Ocean.   

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South Wall, Dublin, New Year's Day 2017

It's hard to believe it is almost a year since I took this photo on my annual New Years; Day photo pilgrimage. Last year was slightly different in that I did not make sunrise but instead went out for sunset.  The location for the outing was the South Wall of Dublin Port and the photo below is taken from the wall looking back towards the Poolbeg Chimneys and Dublin City,

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Connemara, Ireland Pt 3

Final post from the Rohan Reilly workshop with a selection of long exposure photography from the trip which are predominantly from a series of locations around Lough Corrib.  The final photo was a fenceline which I spotted in Lough Shindilla on the way to Lough Corrib and decided to stop at on the way home.

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Connemara, Ireland Pt 1

My last hurrah before the twins arrived was a trip to Connemara for a workshop with Rohan Reilly.  

Located in the west of Ireland, the Connemara landscape offers a myriad of opportunities for photographers with the Mamturk and Twelve Bens mountains, rugged inlets and sandy beaches and the barren bogland and heathlands. Boglands may not sound the most inspiring of landscapes, but the Connemara Bog complex is rich in its beauty.  A blanket of bog, covered in heath vegetation interspersed with rocky outcrops and a vast network of reed lined bog pools. The dark still pools of the bog  providing a mirror like surface in which the peaks of the Twelve Bens reflect. 

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