Shades of Ireland

Black & White Landscapes from Ireland

“Photography for me is not looking, it’s feeling. If you can’t feel what you’re looking at, then you’re never going to get others to feel anything when they look at your pictures.” — Don McCullin

“What makes photography a strange invention is that its primary raw materials are time and light.” — John Berger

The New Process

I have changed my process of developing & scanning 35mm over the past year. I think I have found the perfect solution for me.

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New FREE Zine

During the Covid-19 Lockdown, I went for a Walk......

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Procrastinate No More

I’ve had the chemicals and equipment to develop B&W film at home ( #developathome ) for a couple of months now but kept putting if off as it was easier to drop the film off at the

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My Photo Zine

I have started to produce Photo Zines and sell them on the Etsy website. They are A5 in size and have 12 images from a range of different projects. I have one Zine with my Back to Film project and the rest will be from my older digital days.

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No more Digital

I have finally done it. The complete change over and back to shooting B&W Film Photography. Why ?

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First Film Road Trip

Back in August 2019 I took a couple days off work and headed down to Co Kerry with a backpack full of Olympus OM film cameras and a bunch of B&W 35mm rolls of film. Here's that story.

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What You See compared to What I See

The difference between what you see and what I see in the final image in Black & White.

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Vintage Glass

Putting 30 year old Lens onto the latest digital cameras and it works...

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Complete Opposites

I'll start by telling you wan the following two images have in common before I got through the story of "The Complete Opposites"........

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Not being a full time Landscape Photographers means you have to make do with the weather on the day you decide to venture out with the camera.....

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The Waiting Game

I’m not one for long exposure images as you might have gathered from the images on my website. But...

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Mulranny Sunset

Looking south towards Croagh Patrick across Clew Bay from the beach in Mulranny as the sun was setting in the west.

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“To me, photography is an art of observation. It’s about finding something interesting in an ordinary place… I’ve found it has little to do with the things you see and everything to do with the way you see them.” — Elliott Erwitt

I live on the island of Ireland with thousands of kilometers of coast line, and hundreds of lakes rivers and mountains. Mother nature has shaped the landscape into what we see today. Through the medium of black & white photography I have captured this wonderful shape, form and texture. We see in colour but through the art of visualization I see the final image with the deep rich blacks of the shadows down to the whites of the clouds. I do not add or takeaway from the image I capture but use what is there in front of me. I may have to wait for hours or even days until I am happy with the final photograph.

My work has just begun.
Neil McShane

“A landscape image cuts across all political and national boundaries, it transcends the constraints of language and culture.” — Charlie Waite