2013, a photographic year in review

Five images from 2013

2013 has been somewhat of a strange photographic year for me. As ever not enough time was spent In the Field, too many images were taken with my iPhone and my photographic to do list seems to get bigger instead of smaller.

The images below are a selection of my own personal favourites that I captured along the Southwest, West and Northwest coasts of Ireland.

Mulranny County Mayo:

Standing in darkness, storm clouds raced across Clew bay, the heavens opened as the moon hung low in the sky above Croagh Patrick. The conditions where hair tingling wild.

The resulting image is one of my all-time favourite seascapes.

Mulranny Light Co.Mayo ©P McCabe

Clew Bay Surf

The second image titled "Freedom", was also taken in County Mayo and features a surfer riding a wave. I love the energy and interaction between man and nature in the image. 

Freedom, Clew Bay. © P McCabe

Derrynane strand, County Kerry

Situated on the Iveragh Peninsula County Kerry, the beach at Derrynane is amongst the most beautiful beaches in Ireland. During May of this year with low magical morning light raking the coastline I captured an image I was happy to put my name too.

Derrynane Strand, Co Kerry. © P McCabe

County Donegal

As Ireland basked in the warmest summer in years I spent a week in my home from home, County Donegal. Warm days and cool mornings meant morning mist. On one such morning I captured this view which looks back across Lough Greenan to Crockmore mountain. The movement of the morning mist has created a ghostly, yet peaceful Irish landscape.

Crockmore, Donegal. © P McCabe

Inis Óirr

This image was taken on the Island of Inis Óirr, the smallest of the Aran Islands. The location is one I first came across 10 years ago, and it was only this September that I got back to photograph the location. The view looks back towards the still functional lighthouse as wave’s crash on the Islands shoreline.

Inis Óirr Lighthouse, © P McCabe

That's it for 2013, time to tackle that to do list.