2017 A Year in Review
My Favourite Photos of 2017
A look back at some of the images I created in 2017. Trying to choose only a small number is proving difficult. Below are a selection of 20 landscape images I have taken during 2017 that form a shortlist.
Have you any favourites? Let me know in the comments below.
Choosing 4-5 of these to talk about is an even greater challenge, as each image stands out to me for differing reasons.
There are those that I imagined in my head and planned accordingly, to coincide with ideal weather conditions and sunrise, images such as the Dark hedges, Wicklow Sunrise, and Glendalough in Autumn.
Other images I love as they were hard won such as those from my trip to the Antrim coastline with the Royal Photographic Society Northern Ireland and Thomas Heaton. We battled storms and rain, slept in cars and tents, and still managed to have some fun and get a few decent images.
Then the images which have had mass appeal, with thousands of views each. The images of Dublin that now proudly adorn a hotel in the city, and the architectural abstract of Grand Canal that helped me win a camera from Volkswagen and Canon, to Molly Malone in her new location on Suffolk Street which gained huge appeal on Facebook with over 1.000 likes and 100's of shares and comments.
Have you any favourites?
Feel free to leave a comment letting me know your favourites, or you can message me on social media, or send an email.
Thanks for visiting, Jason
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The iconic Ha'penny or Halfpenny bridge in Dublin City. Colour image taken at dusk as the lights shone on the liffey and the spire in the background lit up against a blue sky. The Liffey was like a mirror reflecting the beautiful scene above.
Fanad Head Lighthouse in County Donegal, a signature stop on the Wild Atlantic Way. I captured this image after sunset with the moon rising. The wide angle lens emphasising the rugged nature of Fanad with the barren rocks as foreground and the the inlets providing pleasing composition leading to the lighthouse.
Heuston Station a hub of activity for passengers going to and from the West of Ireland to Dublin. Public transport in the form of buses, trains, taxis and the luas serving this location.
The Giant’s Causeway in County Antrim, possibly one of the most celebrated natural wonders of the world. I had to get here early before sunrise to have the place nearly to myself though in less than half hour there was ten more people, and I suspect had I stayed another hour there would have been bus loads of tourists. The sunrise wasn’t spectacular but I was thankful for the break in the clouds and the rain stopping to give me enough time for a few images.
The jetty or pier is located on a lovely beach in Shrove, County Donegal. Also known as Stroove pier it is one of the great places to visit on the Inishowen peninsula.
The spire on O’Connell Street, the lone solitary figure, as rush hour begins with people rushing to work in the early hours of the morning.
Molly Malone in her new location on Suffolk Street across from O'Neills Pub.
Pine Island in Connemara, a beautiful scene captured on an early June morning.
The jetty at Doo Lough with a picture postcard scene of moored fishing boats, and painterly light on the mountains.
A location I always like to visit, especially at blue hour when the water is still. The reflections of our beautiful city in the Liffey can be amazing. This photo is a little unusual in that the bridge was cordoned off and a massive hoist had workers fixing the light on top of the Samuel Beckett Bridge.