Just back from an epic whistle stop tour of Scotland doing some aerial surveys, and managed to stop for 15 minutes at this wonderful viewpoint in Largs.
Some of a new selection of prints for sale locally
I took a trip to Donegal in search of a secret cave this weekend. The weather closed in and that was the end of that big idea as the cave is apparently only accessible at low tide. Not a wasted journey though as I got a couple of shots along the scenic drive route that I otherwise wouldn't have. On top of that I managed to find the access point to the secret cave. It's all gone a bit Scooby Doo!
There was so much rain and wind that I felt like I had the whole of Donegal to myself. There was no one out at all...
The first snow of the year hit this weekend so I took to the Antrim Coast with the drone for a bit of a different perspective. The favourite shot of the day is this photo stitch of Glenariff, Queen of the Glens.
I continue to be more than impressed with the XT2. Setting it up has taken a bit of research but as with most new cameras there will be a acclimatisation period. It has now become very easy to use and feels as natural as any other camera I have ever used.
The results from the camera continue to impress me no end and the Acros Film Simulation is simply outstanding. I have the camera set to record RAW to one card and B&W Acros Red Filter Jpgs to the other. The Jpgs are a thing of beauty and it feels so refreshing to make photographs in camera rather than relying heavily on post processing. It's an altogether more honest approach.
To celebrate the addition of a Fuji XT2 camera to the fold, I have been photographing places I love whilst the thunder clouds have been rolling through. It's a big change from the Nikon and much more fun.
I recently completed a stills project for the Railway Preservation Society of Ireland, documenting the volunteers and the site at Whitehead, County Antrim. The RPSI headquarters in Whitehead is subject to ongoing development work to radically transform it into a working museum.
These are a few of the faces, old and young, that currently work on various restoration projects in Whitehead.
On an early morning shoot in Belfast for a client and decided to try out a 360 degree aerial from the Inspire 1.
The Causeway Coast is one of my favourite spots in all of Ireland. Wild and rugged, it is one of the best drives/cycles/tours that the world has to offer. I've been working hard to come up with some new viewpoints of the Causeway Coast for a new client, trying to get away from the already well documented spots.
We supplied aerial film for a newly released Invest NI TV Advert. Below is a slideshow of some of our work around Belfast and Londonderry. Carefully planned inner city drone flight was essential to comply with congestion laws. For the full ad, see the video below the slideshow.
An early start and a perfect still day in The Mourne Mountains. Photographed from the south east.
Finally a great day. Little wind and solid sunshine. Took a trip up the Antrim Coast Road and got this God's eye view of Ballintoy Harbour.