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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

The Ramparts

The Ramparts walk is a 7km walk from Ramparts, Navan, Co Meath to Stackallen Bridge along the Navigation path running alone The River Boyne.

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Lough Dan

Lough Dan is a scenic boomerang-shaped ribbon lake largely set on private property, in the Wicklow Mountains in Ireland. 
Lough Dan lake lies at the base of Luggala and Knocknacloghoge mountains.

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The Black Valley

The Black Valley or Cummeenduff is a remote valley at the southern end of the MacGillycuddy's Reeks mountain range in Kerry, situated south of the Gap of Dunloe and north of Moll's Gap; it is used as a southerly access into the Gap of Dunloe.

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

The New Process

“It’s more important for a photographer to have very good shoes, than to have a very good camera.” — Sebastiao Salgado

Back To Film - Zine

This is a A5 size printed Black & White Photography Zine with a selection of images as I start the journey Back to Film. The zine includes 12 images of the wonderful varied Landscape using Olympus OM film cameras and various film stock. Printed on high quality 170gsm Pro Digital paper using Canon imagePress Technology.

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Bective Abbey - Zine

This is a A5 size printed Black & White Photography Zine with 12 images of the wonderful Bective Abbey, Navan, Co Meath. Printed on high quality 170gsm Pro Digital paper using Canon imagePress Technology.

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Ramparts Walk - Zine

This is a A5 size printed Black & White Photography Zine with 12 images from the Boyne Navigation walk along the banks of The River Boyne. Printed on high quality 170gsm Pro Digital paper using Canon imagePress Technology.

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Lough Dan Walk - Zine

This is a A5 size printed Black & White Photography Zine with 12 images of the walk form to e road down to Lough Dan, Co Wicklow. Printed on high quality 170gsm Pro Digital paper using Canon imagePress Technology.

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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