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Shooting the West of Ireland Weather

On the landscape workshops, we are not always blessed with perfect photography weather. Sometimes, it's a mix of rain, wind and sunshine. Sometimes the skies are bright and cloudless and other times the rain just won't stop. You are forced…

Return to Afflecks Palace and 1989

It's quite a few years since I visited Afflecks Palace - more than I care to remember. It's an alternative clothing/lifestyle shopping emporium in Manchester. On a recent visit to that city, I decided to take a trip down nostalgia lane to…

Facebook for Photographers

Hi guys. In this article, I'm going to share my thoughts on social media, specifically Facebook and how it relates to promoting your business online. It goes without saying that these are based on my own personal findings and also relate to…

The Argument for Blur

I was asked by Mayo Photographic Club, of which I am a member, to give a presentation about my black and white photography. I gave a little thought to what I would talk about but not too much. So on Monday last, I stood up and gave my first…

Road to the Lighthouse

My brother James, visited from Australia a few weeks ago and we spend some time together. One day we decided to take the ferry over to Clare Island. It’s a small island at the entrance to Clew Bay and is home to about 145 people. The day…

Escape from Gaia #l

Just before dawn, alone in a tiny boat I sail upon the silvery veil 'neath the morning skies. The spirit sleeps and drifts into slumber deep. An oar slips from a weary hand as it touches softly the ocean’s breast. My silent journey takes…

Death on the Shore

I led my lover to the sea Down to the waters edge The sun shone in the darkening sky I held her hand She looked at me, the way she always does We kiss just as before The bell that sounds the end of days hovers overhead I held her tight in…

Solitude Standing #1

Darkness rests a soothing shroud upon the troubled shore. A gentle caress brings slumber sound and angels hover over. Entranced on wings of flight, he travels to another land The hurt, it ebbs, the storm abates, the jagged rocks all smooth…

Photographic Journey II

Some of you are familiar with my website - John Mee Photography and the type of photographs that I feature there. It's mostly landscape and seascape but also some black and white images that I have been introducing lately. Back in February…

Revisiting the Past

Urban exploration (often shortened to urbex or UE) is the examination of the normally unseen or off-limits parts of urban areas or industrial/derelict facilities. I haven't shot much urbex, probably because of the lack of abandoned…