Crashing Wave On Rocks 1, White Wave Against Blue Sky, Connemara, Ireland
I took this on one of those rare days in Connemara when the sun was shining and the sky was blue. It's close to my studio and my favourite place to take wave photographs.
I need an Easterly/Southerly wind to blow off shore and then sit and wait for the wave to come. The big ones are usually are a few minutes apart so it takes a while to get the right one and then time the shot.
I've been taking photographs since I was a young teenager. My first camera was a Kodak box camera given to me by my Aunt Deirdre. She herself took loads of photos of us as children whenever she visited. I progressed onto a Pentax ME film camera and now I use a Pentax DLSR.
My father also took photographs when he was a young man and we have many of his early Black and White photographs from the 50's.
In Canada my uncle Declan introduced me to his darkroom where he printed his photographs. So as we'd say here in Conamara, 'Tá sé san fhuil!' Gaelic for 'It's in the blood!'
I know my family were never too enthusiastic about looking at my photographs as they were mostly about either our cows in the fields or the surrounding landscape of Conamara.
Landscape is my favourite type of photography and I also have a love of photographing underwater in the Atlantic Ocean. I live by the Ocean and am surrounded by mountains and lakes.
Every day I see at least one photograph in my eye when I go out riding on my motorbike or bicycle.
I have selected Arches- Canson Paper to have my photographs printed on as it such a high quality paper and the colours hold true to the original image I saw.
Arches-Canson are one of the oldest paper manufacturers in the world, they have been making paper for over 450 years in France. Founded in 1557 and printers to Louis XVI, their paper was used by Voltaire and Napoleon and the Montgolfier brothers used Canson paper to make the first hot air balloon.
This paper was used by Picasso, Ingres, Chagal, Miro and many other artists. They have been making paper and canvas for photography since this art began over 150 years ago.
I paint as well and the two go hand in hand as the photographs sometimes resemble paintings!
This is a limited edition of 50 Prints.
Signature and number will appear on the bottom right corner.
Price includes shipping throughout the world.
Frame in pictures is for illustration purposes only.
Photograph is 75 x 50 cm with a 5 cm border.
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