Cloghleagh

Come autumn, landscape photographers will flock to two locations in Ireland — Tollymore Forest and Cloghleagh.

This year, however, I was determined not to set foot in Tollymore!

Cloghleagh

Cloghleagh is home to gorgeous bridge spanning the Liffey River and enough autumnal colour to make any landscape photographer giddy with joy.

Unfortunately the northern side of the bridge is currently damaged and has orange barriers up as a temporary fix. Because of this I focused on the southern side.

Much to my surprise as soon as I arrived I bumped into two other landscape photographers that I know from the north — the excellent Steven Hanna and Gilbert Lennox!

It just goes to show that you can go nowhere in Ireland without bumping into someone you know…

If you do plan on visiting Cloghleagh be careful not to leave anything valuable in your car. I was warned on two occasions by locals that it is notorious for car break-ins…

 

The Somerset Shindig

Last weekend I had the privilege of watching one of my oldest friends tie the knot. This, of course, was none other than Adam Douglas — who was marrying the beautiful Sarah Grenfell! 

If you've ever spent time with Adam and his family you'll know that they will try their hand at anything. Whether it's baking, fixing electronics, or inventing something weird and wonderful in the garage; chances are they'll have done it! 

So when it came to Adam's wedding it was no surprise that the Douglas and Grenfells' would come together and do 99% of it themselves. From cakes and crafts, to photography and decorating — they did it all! 

This, coupled with the emotion of watching a primary school friend marry his soulmate, filled with the upmost joy and admiration for him and the two families. 

Thank you for letting us all share in your special day. It was an absolutely sensational wedding and one which I will never forget! 

Malin Head

Despite owning my camera for 3 years I have surprisingly never stepped foot into Donegal with it.

So a few weeks back, when I was craving somewhere new, I headed for the most northerly point in Ireland — Malin Head!

When I arrived it looked like we were in for something spectacular; but ~45mins before sunset the rain started to pour... Luckily, it cleared up and we got a few minutes of golden light just before the sun went down!

Untouched Ireland

Last weekend I discovered my new favourite place in N. Ireland — Murlough Bay.

This gorgeous location is nestled between Fair Head and Torr Head on the north Antrim coast, and is probably the most magical spots I have ever visited for sunrise. 

As I drove down the steep and narrow path I couldn't help but be amazed by how untouched this area truly is. Everywhere you look there is wildlife — whether it's lambs, sheep or rabbits, they're everywhere! I even managed to spot a deer. 

When you finally make it down to the bottom you're greeted with a gnarled windswept tree and the the burial site of Sir Roger Casement. This, along with several other sections of Murlough Bay, have been used as sets for Game of Thrones. Thankfully the GoT buzz hasn't tarnished this beautiful area!