Landscape photos that convey the beauty and drama of the landscape North and South by award-winning photographer Gary McParland.

Glendalough Light by Gary McParland on

Glendalough Light

Taken at sunrise at the Lower Lake, Glendalough in Co Wicklow, Ireland.

Boyeeghter Light by Gary McParland on

Boyeeghter Light

A beautiful beach at Melmore Head on the Rosguill Peninsula in Co Donegal Monday night. Known locally as The Murder Hole. I was treated to some beautiful light for a little while.

Sunset at The Hares Gap by Gary McParland on

Sunset at The Hares Gap

Sunset shot from the Hares Gap in The Mourne Mountains in Northern Ireland looking over the famous Mourne Wall, which is 35km long and passes over 15 mountains.

Keel Strand by Gary McParland on

Keel Strand

Sunset long exposure at Keel Strand on Achill Island in Co Mayo, Ireland.

Fanad Lighthouse by Gary McParland on

Fanad Lighthouse

One from Fanad Lighthouse in Co Donegal. Hardly ever get bored at this location.

Proleek Dolmen by Gary McParland on

Proleek Dolmen

The megalithic dolmen at Proleek, located in the legendary Cooley Peninsula, Co Louth and is one of the finest examples in Ireland.

Kilwirra Church by Gary McParland on

Kilwirra Church

Kilwirra Church ruins in Co Louth, Ireland.

Early Morning Light by Gary McParland on

Early Morning Light

Another early morning image from Aughnamoira Woods, Narrow Water, near Warrenpoint in Co Down in Northern Ireland.

Eddies Boat II by Gary McParland on

Eddies Boat II

Another of the shipwreck at Bunbeg in Co Donegal.

Narrowwater Sunrise by Gary McParland on

Narrow Water Sunrise

Narrow Water Keep, Warrenpoint, Co Down. Just after sunrise.

Carlingford Lough View by Gary McParland on

Carlingford Lough View

A moody morning image from the Flagstaff Hills in Newry looking to Warrenpoint and Carlingford Lough with the Mourne Mountains hidden by the low clouds in the distance.

The Dark Hedges by Gary McParland on

The Dark Hedges

Another from the Dark Hedges in Armoy in Co Antrim. This was one of the first images I took that morning before the sun came up. I managed to capture a cars headlights piercing through the fog. (It’s also featured in the TV series Game of Thrones).

The photographer – Gary McParland

Gary McParland is an award-winning Northern Ireland Based photographer from Co Armagh whose work has been showcased in multiple publications and been used in tourism to commercial applications. He also contributes to online photography communities.

You can see more of his work on his website, his 500px site and his Facebook page.


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