Images of 2012
Wast Water, Lake District. On our previous visit to the Lake District we had not time to make the trip to the West to see one of the finest views in England. When we eventually made it this year, it did not disappoint.
Discovering the Dark Hedges, near Stranocum (and now about four miles from our front door) was one of the discoveries of the year. I've visited several times since but this photo, captured at sunrise during the summer remains my favourite.
The trees of Gallows Hill. I took this photograph the day we first discovered what is now our new home. It has the distinction of being the first photograph I have had framed and hung on our living room wall.
This is one of the first photographs I took using a Canon close-up lens on my Nikon (thanks to the recommendation by Andrew Gibson). It is a picture of this year's summer: rain with occasional glimpses of sunshine - here, at sunset on the garden of my brother-in-law's home in Richhill.
One morning in late Spring, walking the lanes of Co Armagh.
Back to the trees of Gallows Hill - an image I now call 'The Witnesses'. My first experiment shooting the stars.
The river Bush, at dawn.
Another early morning start was rewarded with beautiful dawn colour in this view of Sheep Island.
Sunrise pours over Rathlin.
An early morning stroll in Oxford - might have been better with a human figure holding an umbrella.
The power of the sea, at Ballintoy.
Another discovery: the waterfall at Dunseverick. In fact two discoveries: the second being that some landscapes work much better in black and white.
One of my favourite images of the year: the Rock, at Ballycastle.
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