The Boyne Bridge, a stunning, cable-stayed bridge spanning the River Boyne on the county borders of Louth & Meath in Ireland was one of my main motivators for getting my first drone! Every time I drove up the M1, I wished I could get an aerial photo of it.
My main work at the time took me out of Ireland for most of the year, but finally, in 2019, I got my shots! I hope you enjoy them as much as I do!Read more “Mary McAleese Boyne Valley Bridge”
Dunamase or The Rock of Dunamase is a rocky outcrop in the townland of Dunamase in County Laois, Ireland. The rock, 46 metres above a flat plain, has the ruins of Dunamase Castle, a defensive stronghold dating from the early Hiberno-Norman period with a view across to the Slieve Bloom Mountains.Read more “Rock of Dunamase”
I had the absolute pleasure of meeting Andy, one of the volunteers keeping Magpie Mill beautiful and safe. He was busy giving up his time to fix a grill on one of the mine-shafts that had been vandalised but was still more than happy to give up even more of his time to explain the fascinating history behind the best surviving example of a 19th-century lead mine in Derbyshire to me.Read more “Magpie Mine”
Blackpool has switched off the illuminations for the first time since 1939 – last turned off at the outbreak of the Second World War. Although Blackpool Tower, which, according to Blackpool Council, has “become a symbol of hope and optimism throughout this pandemic”, remains lit.Read more “Blackpool (un)Illumination”