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The scribblings of an artist and photographer living in Ireland's south west

Taking sheep to the island

September 23, 2017  •  Leave a Comment

Taking sheep to the islandTaking sheep to the islandoil on canvas. Paddy and Mick taking sheep to the iisland

oil on canvas. Paddy and Mick taking sheep to the island


Roancarrig lighthouse

September 22, 2017  •  Leave a Comment

Roancarrig lighthouseRoancarrig lighthouseRoancarrig lighthouse in Bantry Bay, Beara, SW Ireland

Roancarrig lighthouse in Bantry Bay was the very first I shot for my lighthouse postcard series, because my sponsor had a salmon farm close by and I wanted to show him my appreciation by shooting Roancarrig first. That was way back in 1993, long before other people were taking pictures of Irish lighthouses

Roancarrig lighthouseRoancarrig lighthouseRoancarrig lighthouse in Bantry Bay, SW Ireland

Nowadays it is easy to fire up a drone and go out to these lighthouses, as I did for these pictures. These were taken using my DJI Phantom 4 Pro plus which has a 20 mega pixel camera

The granite tower is just for show these days, the light in it no longer works, replaced by that metal tower you see stood beside it

Roancarrig lighthouseRoancarrig lighthouseRoancarrig lighthouse in Bantry Bay

This island was used in the Neil Jordan movie 'Ondine' starring Colin Farrell. The house was put on the market for €150,000 

I shot a video out there. I hope you enjoy watching it

 


Offshore island

August 14, 2017  •  1 Comment

 

I wanted to see how far my Phantom 3 drone would fly, as I have experienced distance problems, so I chose a perfect wind free day to test its distance. I flew over Inisfernard an island off the Beara coast. I got almost to the end of the island before the red warning, about 2km from where I held the base controller. On the way back I became aware of three jet skis tearing up the Kenmare Bay. Inisfernard translates as the Island of the Big Man

 


Fastnet Rock lighthouse

August 12, 2017  •  Leave a Comment

FastnetFastnetFirst lighthouse built 1854, made of cast iron it replaced the light on Cape Clear. When the similar cast iron lighthouse on the Calf Rock was destroyed it was decided to build a granite one
See it up close and personal on
The Southern Lighthouse Tour

First lighthouse built 1854, made of cast iron it replaced the light on Cape Clear. When the similar cast iron lighthouse on the Calf Rock was destroyed it was decided to build a granite one
See it up close and personal on
The Southern Lighthouse Tour


Tight squeeze

June 17, 2017  •  Leave a Comment

A Tight Squeeze

I decided to fly Eagle Eye, my Phantom 3 Advanced , through the caves known as The Arches on the north side of Ballydonegan Bay. It was a tight squeeze, and I lay awake the night before hoping I wouldn't crash the drone. Still all went according to plan and I hope you enjoy the result. I start the video off with showing you the location which is then followed by a fly over the target area and a wave from yours truly! Then its down to the business of going through the arches

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