In te Field - Connemara

The latest In the Field vLog comes to you from the wildly beautiful Connemara region of Ireland. Long a favourite location of mine to explore, it was good to return and catch up with old friends, and of course the magnificent Connemara landscape.

In The Field - County Mayo, Ireland

The latest edition of my "In the Field" vLog is now available on youtube. This entry comes form the wild and rugged landscape of County Mayo, on Irelands West coast. A location I have just returned from after leading another of my highly successful Irish Landscape photography workshops too.

Check it out below

2018 Irish Landscape photography workshops

I am pleased to announce details of my 2018 Irish Landscape photography workshops.

I have two workshops planned next year, one to Connemara and the Island of Inishboffin in September of 2018. The second workshop has me returning to the wildly beautiful County Donegal. 

Details of each workshop can be viewed at the links at the following link. 2018 Irish landscape photography workshops

Derryclare Lough, Connemara

Derryclare Lough, Connemara

In the Field - Boyne Beacons

The latest edition of the In the Field vLog is now on line. This edition has me located at the mouth of Ireland's River Boyne photographing the navigation beacons that can be found at the mouth of the river against the most colourful dawn sky I have ever seen.

Early morning at the mouth of Irelands River Boyne, photographing the most amazing dawn colours I have seen in years. A lee little stopper was used for some images, to blur the water and sky.

In the Field - Carlingford Lough, Ireland

The latest edition of my "In the Field" series is now live on youtube. This episode takes me to the shoreline of Carlingford Lough in County Louth Ireland. The location, overlooked by the Mourne mountains is beautiful, and one I will return to frequently in the coming months.

In the Field - Slea Head, Co Kerry Ireland

I recently spent two days exploring the backroads and headlands around Irelands Dingle Peninsula. With its dramatic coastline and wonderful views out towards the Blaskett Islands the location is a landscape photographers dream.

The results can be viewed on my latest In the Field vLog below.

In the Field - Dawn at Dunmoe

Last Friday, I returned to a location that photographically speaking has proven a happy hunting ground. This trip was no different, with mist creeping up the River Boyne and the sun popping through conditions were ideal. The video log can be viewed below. 

In the Field - Clogherhead, Co Louth

Continuing my close to home theme, I paid a visit to the coastal village of Clogherhead, purely to get out and get the creative juices flowing. Conditions, weren't ideal, everything was to calm!! The sea thrift I hoped to capture amongst the rocky shoreline were about two weeks away from blooming. Still I made the most of it,  the vblog and some of the images I captured can be viewed below.

In the Field - Dunany, Ireland

I have been staying a little closer to home in recent weeks, which has taken me to some old and new locations that I haven't been to in years. One such location is a stretch of coastline between Dunany and Togher County Louth, offering wonderful views across Dundalk Bay to the Cooley Peninsula. 

Check out the YouTube video I made, some images are below

 

 

Lightroom Preset - Donegal Summer

At some stage every photographer experiments with presets and plugins, I am no different, though I have to admit I have something of a love hate relationship with them. Lately I have been experimenting with Lightroom Presets in an effort to speed up my workflow and to give me some ideas on how I could tweak images.

I am in the midst of creating my own set of landscape presets which I will share later this year. In order to give a taste of what they will look like I thought I’d share one presets titled  " Donegal Summer" which can be downloaded by clicking the link.

Below is a before and after example. The after example has also been enhanced further by using the curves tool.

Lightroom presets are pretty easy to install. If you are unfamiliar with the process then check out this You tube video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bg0eAUSooBk (not mine)

Dawn Chorus 2015

Nature is inspiring, the little moments of joy it provides are magical.  So this morning on a very wet International Dawn Chorus day 2015, I recorded this Blackbird singing. Uplifting :)

SOUND REQUIRED (turn up the speakers)

Extraordinary Vision Outdoor Photography

Issue 26 of Extraordinary Vision Outdoor Photography magazine, The number 1 photography magazine for tablets and smartphones -   features an article by myself entitled "Ireland's Wild West", along with a selection of my own Irish landscape photographs.

The magazine is available on iOS and Android from the following urls:

All images are © Peter McCabe