Landscape Photography by Colum Lynch


Lush TollymoreLush TollymoreI went to Tollymore this morning hoping that some of the trees would have started to pick up the first traces of Autumn colour. Not a sign of Autumn colours but the lush greens made for a beautiful shot of this well photographed tree at a bend in the Shimna river.

Ever since trying my first long exposure of a flowing stream, I've been hooked on landscape photography. Living in Co. Down between Newry and Warrenpoint, I'm lucky to be close to the sea and only a short spin from the Mournes and the Cooley mountains.

We're blessed in Northern Ireland with an abundance of stunning locations; indeed the variety of locations used in "The Game of Thrones" is testament to this - the Giants Causeway, Murlough Bay, The Mournes, Tollymore, Ballintoy to name just a few. Couple this with the dramatic weather that we regularly complain about in Ireland and you've got great conditions for beautiful landscape photography.

Frost BittenFrost BittenThis standing stone is close to the peak of Tonelagee in the Wicklow Mountains, overlooking the Wicklow Gap. This image was taken shortly after sunrise in late December. Freezing conditions and high winds the night before gave a wonderful layer of rime across the vegetation and across the leading edge of the standing stone. Processing the image in black and white accentuates the textures and contrasts across the stone and the frost-covered landscape.
Sunrise at Petit MinouSunrise at Petit MinouThis is the Phare du Petit Minou lighthouse, located west of Brest in Brittany. This image was captured shortly after sunrise on a glorious summer morning. A truly amazing location!

Have a look through my landscape portfolio which encapsulates the diversity of the Irish landscape; from lush green forests to beautiful blue seascapes to fiery sunrises.

If you're feeling inspired and would like to have some beautiful wall art of a favourite image or alternatively if you would be interested in commissioning me to capture a stunning image of your own favourite location, please get in touch. My images are also available to license for commercial work - give me a call on 077930 60992 to discuss your requirements.