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The Story Behind The Photo: Binnian Sunrise

This entry is part 1 of 18 in the series The Story Behind The Photo
The first photo in our series 'The Story Behind The Photo' comes from John Surginor and is titled 'Binnian Sunrise'. This fantastic photo was taken on Slieve Binnian in the Mourne Mountains in July of this year. It was taken during a 'summit camp' when 16 members of the 'NI-Wild' community camped overnight on Slieve Binnian. The photo captures the scene at daybreak as one of the group stands watching the sunrise as clouds roll over the surrounding landscape. www.ni-wild.co.uk is Northern Read more [...]

The Story Behind The Photo: Fortress of the Fianna

This entry is part 2 of 18 in the series The Story Behind The Photo
The third photo in our series 'The Story Behind The Photo' comes from Piaras Kelly and it captures a moment of sheer beauty on Ireland's highest mountain range. Piaras is an experienced mountaineer, walker and climber and runs a guiding and rock-climbing business called KerryClimbing. The adventure company is based in the South West and specialise in the McGillycuddy's Reeks of Kerry but also cover the whole of Munster. The shot shows that you don’t have to have a gorgeous sunny day in the Read more [...]

The Story Behind The Photo: Three Counties And Carlingford Lough

This entry is part 3 of 18 in the series The Story Behind The Photo
The second photo in our series ‘The Story Behind The Photo’ comes from Colin Boyle and is titled ‘Three Counties And Carlingford Lough’. The photo shows the view from Camlough Mountain in County Armagh, known in local circles as Slieve Gherkin. This views offered by this fantastic little mountain were off limits to hill-walkers for nearly a quarter of a century until the British army vacated it's summit in late 2006. There is a tarmac road about 3/4 the way up to a picnic site, Read more [...]

The Story Behind The Photo: ‘Summits Flight’

This entry is part 4 of 18 in the series The Story Behind The Photo
We are staying in Kerry for the next photo in our series ‘The Story Behind The Photo’. Last week we published a piece featuring some photos of snow on The Irish Mountains. This shot was taken by Eoin Lee on the snow-covered summit of Carrauntoohil, Ireland's Highest Mountain, at the end of November. Eoin takes up the story.. My photo 'Summits Flight', was taken on Saturday the 24th of November, my first day hiking and scrambling in the MacGillycuddy's Reeks and first ascent of Binn Read more [...]

The Story Behind The Photo: ‘Follow The Yellow Brick Road’

This entry is part 5 of 18 in the series The Story Behind The Photo
The latest article on our series ‘The Story Behind The Photo’ comes from the snow-covered Mourne Mountains courtesy of John McGuigan, @IBGrizzly on twitter. The High Mournes are popularised in literature and song and rank amongst the most frequently walked ranges in Ireland. Part of their attraction lies in the Mourne Wall, once a demarking of territory by the Belfast Water Commissioners, now a modern day, trustworthy navigational aid to intrepid hill walkers. Visitors to the beautiful area Read more [...]

The Story Behind The Photo: Sunset Dream

This entry is part 6 of 18 in the series The Story Behind The Photo
The latest photo in our series ‘The Story Behind The Photo’ is a stunning shot from John Mee of a dreamy sunset over iconic Croagh Patrick. Check out www.johnmeephotography.com to see more of John's superb work. This is probably one of my most popular photos and a personal favourite too. I shot this about three years ago. The holy mountain of Croagh Patrick (764 metres), known locally as The Reek forms a backdrop for quite a few of my photos. Although quite a bit smaller, it always reminds Read more [...]

The Story Behind The Photo: Lugnaquilla Summit Camp

This entry is part 7 of 18 in the series The Story Behind The Photo
The latest photo in our series ‘The Story Behind The Photo’ is a quite brilliant shot from Paul Daly. The shot was taken on a summit-camp on Lugnaquilla in the Wicklow Mountains during the cold-snap of 2010. Paul takes us through the experience of spending a night camping on the highest point in Leinster during the coldest winter in decades. Myself and Tom O'Brien (the guy in the photograph) had decided to plan a trip to Scotland the following March (2011) with some winter mountaineering Read more [...]

The Story Behind The Photo: Bearnagh Sunset

This entry is part 8 of 18 in the series The Story Behind The Photo
The latest photo in our series ‘The Story Behind The Photo’ is a beautiful shot from Leslie Hanthorne of sunset behind a snow covered Slieve Bearnagh in the Mourne Mountains. John takes us through what was involved in capturing this beautiful image. Check out www.mournemountainphotography.com to see more of Leslie’s superb work. The winter of 2010/2011 was the coldest for over a hundred years so most days I was in the Mournes trying to record what was perhaps a once in a life-time Read more [...]