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Ireland Photo Gallery & Stories

Stories and photographs from my visits to Ireland, the land that sparked my passion for landscape and nature photography

The following is an excerpt from the stories I share within my new Ireland gallery page. Visit the gallery and click into the images from my 2019 visit to read more!


What can I say about Ireland?

A rainbow falling into a patch of sunlight on the Irish countryside, as seen from Ladies View in Killarney National Park, along the Ring of Kerry
Dawn at Ladies View

I first visited the eastern coast, north of Dublin, for a short business trip in November 2014. Although I enjoyed my time there it was not leisurely, and I had no time to really explore or immerse myself in the experience.

Fast forward to March 2015 and I was back, on my own, for yet another business trip but this time for two weeks, which gave me an entire weekend to myself.

That led to a decision to purchase a ticket for a scenic bus tour up to Northern Ireland, which changed my life more than I could have ever imagined. The stops along the amazing rocky coast, including Giant's Causeway and a visit to the Carrick-a-rede rope bridge, were the seeds that grew into where I am today with photography.

Perhaps ironically, all I had with me was my trusty Windows Phone; I never thought about bringing even a point-and-shoot camera, and I did not own a DSLR.

After returning home, I started looking over my photos, tinkering with them in Lightroom (which I had only dabbled in several years prior), and for the first time I was looking at photos I took and feeling genuinely impressed.

I remember looking at one in particular and having a bit of a sense of amazement that I had been the one to make it, and thinking to myself, "Maybe I have some talent here." Soon after, I bought a Canon T5i and a couple kit lenses and the rest, as they say, is history...


Read the rest of the story, and view my new gallery of photos from Ireland, HERE. I share my experiences upon returning to Ireland in the summer of 2019 and include additional backstories for each of the photos I captured that year.


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steve hurley
steve hurley
Feb 22, 2022

Ireland is definitely on my short list of places to visit, that's for sure. Thanks for sharing your original cell phone pics -- they're quite nice!

Michael Rung
Michael Rung
Feb 22, 2022
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I'm glad you enjoyed the gallery, Steve! No surprise, I definitely recommend a visit.

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