Killough harbour.

This week has been a busy one plus the weather should be turning towards spring. With snow still falling in places and heavy rain and winds hitting others, its still winter. So with an hour to spare and a chance of fresh air I went to Killough on the county Down coast here in the northeast of Ireland. With grey sky’s and dull light on the land, landscape shots were out.

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With the tide on the rise this forgotten boat and the colour on the harbour wall caught my attention.

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With it’s moorings long gone and just the remains left I decided this would be in monochrome.

My next three where taken with a 600mm lens with a fence post used has a tripod.

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Shot from around 100 metres and chopped  with very little post processing. I could spend all day shooting gulls in flight. I you every watch a master working in their craft, then gulls are the masters for flight using the medium of air to paint their path.

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The colour’s nature has painted over time and the textures left by the stone masons tools has they shaped the blocks for the harbour wall. The worn steps reshaped with cement, the rusted and coloured metal handrail. It was all this texture and colour that pulled my eye to this shot.

Thank you for visiting, feel free to comment.

Take care,

George

Newry Canal

Had an appointment in the town of Newry  so with the weather spoiling us today with great sunshine and heat, I headed there early. Walked some of the canal down through to the Albert basin.

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First up is a sculpture caller the Newry Docker. Link here for more info .A sort distance along the basin some boats are moored up.

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Here’s a couple that caught my eye, they stood out with their masts echoing the church steeples in the background. Would have  been a great day to be sailing has there was a gentle breeze.

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This is looking along the Buttercrane Quay, you can see the underwater vegetation here has the early morning sun filters through from the trees. Close to this spot a Grey Heron was feeding along the other bank. Nice to see these birds close up. Must be used to people has they normally fly off.

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While this shot shows the Buttercrane Centre reflected in the canal. link

Then it was time to meet some friends at Grounded Espresso Bar on the corner of Merchants Quay and Monaghan Street. Good coffee and time with friends rounded off a great morning in Newry.

Thank You for visiting.