This was actually the home that my father was born into. No running water, no electricity #OldSchool. I took this shot at night with a 30second exposure, it was so cold, fierce wind and there was on and off hail + sleet showers so I only stayed shooting for 20min, I also had forgotten to bring a head torch! Will try not to make that mistake again. Im pretty happy with this one though.
A beautiful mountain stream at the foot the Maumturk mountain range and the beginning of an old pilgrimage trail up to a cute little chapel. There are hardly any trees left in the region and although the trees in this picture are not native to the area, I can't help but imagine that these are brave trees making a stand against the consuming emptiness of the bog land!
This shot was taken in an ancient forest, near my home, in Galway. It is a precious gem because we have such a tiny amount of forest let alone native forest. It is one of my favourite places to walk the dogs as I imagine that I have been swept back to a time when forest like this covered the entire island.
This is an area a stones throw ( an olympian throw) from the family home in Salthill Galway. I spent most of my summers swimming here and jumping off the diving boards.
This is Classiebawn Castle in Mullaghmore Co. Sligo. It was once the estate of Louis Mountbatten, 1st Earl Mountbatten of Burma. He was a Britsh navel office and second cousin once removed to Elizabeth II, sadly, in 1979, he was murdered by the IRA when they planted a bomb in his fishing boat killing him and several others.
Mullaghmore is also the home of the mutant, monster, wave which was nominated for the biggest wave surfed last year at the Billabong XXL Awards in California
This was a quick snap of a quite country lane in Connemara, Galway. Sheep here are not fenced in and even if they were, they would find an escape. Instead the farmers let them off into the mountains where they live year round. This breed are the hardy Scottish Blackface mountain sheep
This shot was taken from the plane window while I was flying above Sumatra, Indonesia. The tropics are well known for their thunderstorms and this was one in the making.