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

Dursey Island

June 07, 2016  •  Leave a Comment

Dursey IslandDursey IslandDursey Island from the western end

Dursey Island

In 1994 I was flying in a Bolkow helicopter  with Capt. Mick Conneely between the Bull Rock lighthouse and the Calf Rock when I noticed out of the window an interesting view of Dursey, which I snapped with my trusty Canon A-1 using colour slide film. I should have taken several shots, but hindsight is wonderful. Little did I realise how popular my shot would be. I made a postcard from the shot, helped by Penny Durell who was writing a book on the island which later became Discover Dursey. She wrote the text that appeared on the back of the postcard. The postcard sold in its thousands. Anyway June 7th 2016 was a nice day so I took my drone Eagle Eye for a flight off the western end and the above shot is one of many I took. I also shot a video see below, while I at it

Dursey IslandVideo from Eagle Eye at the Western End of the Dursey flying in and looking at thousands of sea pinks

Prints are available here on my Zenfolio site and also from my personal pro lab, which you can order from off my website:
http://www.johneaglephoto.com/eagleeye.html

 


Northern Ireland Lighthouse Tour 2016

May 28, 2016  •  Leave a Comment

Northern Irish Lighthouse tour 2016The 2016 Northern Tour route

Join me on a fabulous trip up the Wild Atlantic Way through Galway, Mayo, Sligo, Donegal, Antrim, Down and Dublin seeing the lighthouses of Northern Ireland and the West coast. Only 4 places available, 2 sold already

The Northern Irish Lighthouse Tour 2016 awaits you

Fog signalFog signalFog signal machine at St. Johns lighthouse Down

See a beautifully kept fog signal machine start up and run

St. John's PointSt. John's PointSt. John's Point lighthouse, Co. Down

St. Johns, Co. Down

I'm the author of two books on Irish lighthouses

www.JohnEaglePhotography.com

 


After Sheep

April 30, 2016  •  Leave a Comment

After SheepAfter SheepOil on canvas. Seamus going after sheep in a valley of Beara

Oil on canvas. Seamus going after sheep in a valley of Beara

I have gone back to painting after a spell away from it. This is the second one I have done in two days and I am really pleased with the result


The Beara Peninsula

April 21, 2016  •  Leave a Comment

I have filming several aspects of the Beara Peninsula in South West Ireland, promoting for the www.DiscoverBeara.com website which is the number one site for finding accommodation and ranks very highly for for finding a place to eat. This particular video shows the Mare's Tail waterfall in Adrigole which featured in the Neil Jordan vampire movie Byzantium. Neil turned the waterfall blood red for one scene


An old traditional Irish window

April 20, 2016  •  Leave a Comment

An old traditional Irish windowAn old traditional Irish windowAn old traditiona Irish shop window

An old traditional Irish shop window.

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