Blackhead Sunset

Today was one of those soft summer days here in the West of Ireland. Soft as in, it was mild, but we had short spells of rain and drizzle, and it was cloudy for most of the day. But then, in the evening, it started to clear up, and I thought, maybe I’ll just head out with the camera for while….

Blackhead Lighthouse overlooking Galway Bay

Blackhead Lighthouse, halfway between Ballyvaughan and Fanore, is one of my favorite places in Ireland. I love the views from the steps down to the lighthouse, Galway Bay to the right, Connemara in on the horizon, and the Aran Islands to the left.

I have dozens of pictures of the little lighthouse, pictures from dark winter days with, waves crashing onto the rocks, dramatic black and white images… But today, today was different. We had the kind of light you get after a storm, dramatic clouds and soft warm light. I loved it!

And that’s it for today! Feel free to leave a comment, share this post, follow me on Instagram. Goodbye for now, take care, Andreas

01/18 - Simply Winter - Part 1

Happy New Year everyone! 

I’d like to start 2018 with a few images I took in December last year. The Burren is a fascinating place at every season, but a dusting of snow made this lunar landscape look even more special. (click on the pictures)

So what's the plan for this year? The plan is (don't laugh, I really have a plan!) one blog post per month throughout the year. That's it, one good (!) blog post per month. I also hope to have the shop up and running at the end of the year. 

But enough about plans for the future, here are some impressions from a wintery day in the Burren. 

One of my favorites from the day, horses in the snow. 

Near Cahercommaun ring fort in the high Burren

I'm torn about this image, while I love the the b/w version, there's something about the color version...

Feral goats near Cahercommaune

One last one from the day, Abbey Hill

And that's the end of part 1...