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Friday, June 24, 2011

The Beginning

Torc Waterfall is situated in the heart of Killarney National Park, Co.Kerry and contributes to the Owengarriff River which flows into Muckross Lake. I am fascinated by waterfalls however big or small and the power of the flow as it carves its way through the landscape continuously over hundreds of years. My interest is only amplified when i come across beautiful Landscapes such as this!!

The Twelve Apostles, Inch Strand, Co.Kerry

This image captured by pure chance (a few years back) and "the Twelve Apostles" as i like to call them were all walking into the November Sunset. With a 300mm Lens and quick shutter i managed to capture a sharp silhouette of the group. I still look at the picture today and am amazed as to how comfortable this group were with one another to behave in such a manner. Obviously Great Friends!! :o)

I was very honored to have National Geographic publish this image in their October 2008 issue. Funny to think that this picture was printed over 8.5million times?!! Thanks NG

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

The Ring Wood

Fairy rings occupy a prominent place in European folklore as the location of gateways into elfin kingdoms, or places where elves gather and dance. I've been watching this Ring Wood (which is within a stones throw of my home) for quite some time now and for the right moment to capture this mythical element in all its glory. Trying to emphasize the mystical point i composed the Wood at the lower third with a powerful skies behind giving the Wood an almost ethereal presence giving the myth food for thought!!?