Donaghcloney, or Donacloney is a village in Co.Down, – or Co. Armagh (depending on who you ask!). I should know, for I used to live there – back in 1986, for around six months. Situated between Banbridge and Lurgan, and along the bank of the Lagan River, the village was built around the Irish Linen industry. The old linen mill was still working when I lived there, but it’s closed now, and its site is being redeveloped for housing.
In Donacloney to visit a home there, I took a few minutes to make some photographs.
I lead a VERY exciting life. After a wet morning in the open air, doing some commercial photography, I got to stop for packed lunch at a favourite car-park! Oxford Island, just outside Lurgan, Co.Armagh is a nature reserve, perched on the southern shores of Lough Neagh, the largest fresh-water lake in the British Isles. My plan was to have lunch, then go for a stroll with a camera, but that came to nothing, for as soon as I’d finished eating the heavens opened and the rain poured down. Again. Continue reading Lough Neagh→
I’m fascinated by everyday things, people at work, doing what they do for a living or for relaxation. I noticed this car transporter unloading its cargo at a garage in Craigavon and I couldn’t resist a few shots.
They were captured in monochrome on the Nikon F100 using Ilford FP4. ISO 125.
Excitement! Just in time for the Christmas Gift Season, Bob has introduced a series of Black and White Giclee Prints, high quality, Black and White Images featuring iconic but lesser known Irish Scenes and Landscapes – available as Mounted Prints – ideal for shipping abroad – or as Framed Prints.
Limited Editions – there are only 120 of each of these prints available for sale, each one signed, numbered and dated by the photographer. Check out the order page here:
In a combination of Old and New technology, I made this image on the iPhone, using my brilliant new ‘Hueless’ App. I noticed this old Remington typewriter sitting on a sideboard at a wedding in Brownlow House, Lurgan. I suspect it was supplied by the bride or the wedding planner. Regardless of how or why it was sitting there, it looked like a good subject for a photograph!
I imported it to Photoshop (the iOS version) and tweaked it just a tiny bit, to produce this rather pleasing image, where the manufacturer’s name is nicely highlighted against the low-key natural background …