Sunset Photography: Cape Clear by Lawrence Eagling

Cape Clear is the most southerly island off the coast of Ireland, a little oasis of stunning landscapes and rare wildlife. Even whilst on the ferry trip across from Baltimore we were accompanied by sea birds and porpoise as we sailed around tiny islands and sheltered inlets. Cape Clear provided an ideal photographic destination with incredible sunsets set off by craggy cliffs, castle ruins and flowering sea pinks.

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Snowy skies & sky-scrapers; the Boston snow-bomb! by Lawrence Eagling

Boston in January was always going to be a cold time of year, but with typical panache I happened to pick a particularly frosty period, during the January ‘snow bomb’! The temperature plummeted to -25°C which meant that spending over 20 minutes outside risked frostbite… but for those brief snippets of time between markets, museums and coffee shops, the city provided the most stunning scenes for photography.

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Mourne Mountains – Mists & Monochrome by Lawrence Eagling

One of my favourite aspects of living in Northern Ireland is the speed at which I can escape the city and lose myself exploring the coast, forests and mountains. The Mourne Mountains is a particular favourite place of mine to unwind (as you might have noticed from my Instagram posts!). With such a variety of peaks to climb, vistas to capture and with quickly changing weather the view is never quite the same.

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Feature photo – Many mouths to feed by Lawrence Eagling

A new feature for my journal, I will be picking favourite photos both new and old, and describing why I am particularly drawn to them, discussing composition, lighting and camera settings. For the first edition of this new feature I have selected a recent photo of feeding swallows taken at Oxford Island, Northern Ireland.

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Berlin - An Abstract Exploration by Lawrence Eagling

Berlin is one of my favourite city’s; a bustling metropolis, brimming with amazing places to eat, drink and explore. Due to the variety of buildings, parks and people it is also a photographer’s dream location, from the sobering Berlin Wall and poignant memorials to relaxing open parks and stunning modern architecture.

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The Magnificent Seven Menorcan Lighthouses by Lawrence Eagling

As regular readers of my blog will know, a large proportion of my photography focuses on marine landscapes, with my current personal project all about the interactions between People & the Sea (check out the gallery here!). A few months ago when I was researching an upcoming trip to Menorca, I spotted several shots of the island’s many lighthouses and as these prominent structures provide a very dramatic, physical reminder of our turbulent relationship with the sea, I had to add all seven of these to my photography hit list.

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Storms & Shearwaters: The Copeland Bird Observatory by Lawrence Eagling

The Copelands are formed of three tiny islands off the coast of Northern Ireland, less than an hour’s drive from Belfast. These wild rocky outcrops provide the perfect habitat for an incredible variety of wildlife from puffins and shearwaters to seals and otters. The second largest, Lighthouse Island, once provided a hide out for smugglers sneaking spirits into Ireland, but now has a more respectable role, hosting researchers at the Copeland’s Bird Observatory since 1954. Recently I was lucky enough to cross the choppy waters to join a team of researchers and bird ringers to spend a weekend living the island life!

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Seeking secretive squirrels by Lawrence Eagling

This weeks’ blog post is short and sweet. Ever since moving to Northern Ireland 5 years ago, I have been searching for signs of rare red squirrels. A chance mention of a wildlife haven near the Irish border lead us to a glen where tiny bluetits and brightly-coloured chaffinches can be hand-fed. While I was capturing the woodland scene, this curious squirrel found me…. what an incredible experience!

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Robes & Rifles: Menorcan Easter Festivities by Lawrence Eagling

I was lucky enough to be able to spend Easter week travelling across the beautiful Spanish island of Menorca, a trip which provided some much-needed spring sunshine and some great photography opportunities. Aside from the stunning scenery, I also documented some of the unusual local traditions and festivities over the Easter weekend in Ciutadella.

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