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40 Years of Photography

In late March 1977 I discovered an ad in my local paper the Northern Standard inviting new members to join Monaghan Camera Club. Up to that I hadn't even been aware of its existence although it had been formed the previous Autumn. At the very end of my university years I had developed an interest in photography but I just had a £3 camera to my name. So I decided to join the club and there with the help of many enthusiastic members I made steady progress. Over the intervening 40 year period many images have been taken not all of them good ones but this is an attempt to pick out what I consider to be some of the best ones.Those years have seen dramatic changes in photography and cameras. I started out with a Practice LB2 followed by the trusty Nikon FE before progressing to medium format and the Bronica ETRS. The last 10 years have seen me with a Nikon D200 followed by the Nikon D800. The banner heading here was even taken with an IPhone recently so that in itself shows the way things are going. I do hope you enjoy looking at these images and hope you find something interesting or even inspiring,

 Ireland  - Co.Louth - Fields near Ardee  Ireland - Monaghan - Clock pendulum   Ireland - Monaghan - Decanter and Venetian blind   Ireland - Co.Monaghan - Mullanary Lake
 Ireland - Co.Monaghan - Rossmore Forest Park - Winter Rays   Ireland - Co.Armagh - Navan Fort  Ireland - Co.Sligo -  Kings Mountain  Ireland - Monaghan - Shuttlecock
 France - Paris - Pompidou Centre - Mime artist  Ireland - Monaghan - A filter in the hand  Ireland - Dublin - Phoenix Park - Colorvir process  Italy - Rome -  Vatican Museum - Spiral staircase
 Egypt - Giza The Sphinx and a policeman on a camel  Germany - Munich - BMW Headquarters  France - Paris  - Forum Les Halles   Italy - Venice - Carnevale
 Namibia - Sossusvlei - Early morning clouds scatter over a sand dune  Bolivia - Uyuni - Salar de Uyuni   Ireland - Co.Kerry - Dingle Peninsula - Coumeenole Beach at Slea Head   USA - Arizona - Monument Valley - John Ford Point
 Ireland - Co.Antrim - Whitehead - Colourful facades  Australia - Sydney - Queen Victoria Building and the AMP Tower   Ireland - Monaghan Town - St Macartans Cathedral  Ireland - Dublin - Grand Canal Square
 Greece - Santorini Island - Fira - The world famous view  Ireland - Co.Louth - Drogheda - M1 Motorway bridge  Ireland - Co.Dublin - Dundrum Bridge with the Luas  USA - Washington DC - National Mall - Thomas Jefferson Memorial
 Ireland - Co.Sligo - Ballinacarrow - Temple House Demesne  Czech Republic - Prague - Strolling in the post dawn rays of sun and mist on Charles Bridge  Ireland - Co.Sligo - Glencar Lake  USA - New Mexico - White Sands National Monument
 Ireland - Co.Sligo - Markree Castle grounds  Ireland - Co Sligo - Sligo - Dawn on Lough Gill at Doorly Park  Ireland - Co.Sligo - Ben Bulben rising above the mist  Ireland - Co.Monaghan - Trees at Tullyard
 Ireland - Co.Sligo - Drumcliffe   Netherlands - Zaandam - Inntel Hotel with traditional house facades of the Zaan Region  Italy - Venice - Burano Island - Yellow house on Fondamenta della Giudecca  Ireland - Co.Galway - Galway - Murphys Bar
  Ireland - Co.Laois - Glenbarrow Waterfall  Ireland - Co.Cork - Beara Peninsula - The Healy Pass - Rush hour  Czech Republic - Prague - Early morning tourists admiring the statues on Charles Bridge  Germany - Berlin - Charlottenburg Palace - Tourists chat in front of an information hoarding
 France - Provence - An old barn wall in a lavender field    Ireland - Co.Sligo - Ben Bulben from Gortarowey  Ireland - Co.Mayo - Clew Bay and Croagh Patrick from Westport  Spain - Lanzarote - Timanfaya National Park - Los Hervideros with Montanas del Fuego
 USA - Arizona - Monument Valley - Sunset glow on the valley  Ireland - Co.Mayo - Lough Carra  Ireland - Co.Donegal - Kilclooney Dolmen   Ireland - Co.Sligo - Knocknarea rises above the mist - View from near Drumcliffe
 Ireland - Co.Sligo - Rathcormack - St Colmcille Pageant - Robed Participants    Ireland - Co.Sligo -  Patterns on Streedagh Beach  Ireland - Co.Sligo - Carney - Tartan Maelstrom  Spain - Valencia - Las Fallas festival - Papier Maché figure
 Ireland - Co.Cork - The colourful village of Eyeries on the Beara Peninsula  Ireland - Co.Sligo - Grange - Stained glass window   Switzerland - Chateau dOex - Hot Air Balloon Festival   Ireland - Co.Donegal - Bundoran - Water World
 USA - New York - Statue of Liberty   USA - Washington DC - Capitol Building   USA - Nevada - Las Vegas - The Strip - Luxor Hotel and Casino - Sphinx   USA - New Mexico - Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta
 Ireland - Co.Sligo - Lough Gill at Hazelwood USA - Arizona - Antelope Canyon  USA - Utah - Bryce Canyon  Ireland - Co.leitrim - Glencar Lake and Kings Mountain
 USA - New Mexico - Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta  Spain - Lanzarote - La Casa Museo del Campesino - Farmhouse Museum Spain - Valencia - City of Arts and Sciences  Spain - Valencia - City of Arts and Sciences
 India - Rajasthan - Jaisalmer - Sunset Point - Chhatris or cenotaphs in memory of maharajahs - 2005.jpg  Germany - Rothenburg ob der Tauber  Egypt - Abu Simbel Germany - Berlin - The East Side Gallery
 South Africa - Cape Town  Germany - Berlin - Reichstag dome interior - View from base  Ireland - Co.Roscommon  India - Agra
 Ireland - Co.Sligo - Strandhill - Surfs up   France - Provence  Italy - Venice - Carnevale   Ireland - Co.Donegal - Bundoran - Tullan Strand
 Ireland - Co.Clare - Cliffs of Moher  Ireland - Co.Cork - Gougane Barra - St Finbarrs Oratory   Ireland - Co.Kerry - Killarney - Gap of Dunloe - Turnpike Rock and Black Lough   Ireland - Co.Wicklow - Autumn scene at Cloughlea Bridge near Manor Kilbride.
 England - Dorset - Durdle Door  Ireland - Co.Sligo - Knocknarea from Lissadell Beach  England - Lake District - Windermere  Ireland - Co.Antrim - Giants Causeway
 Italy - Tuscany - Famous cypress grove near San Quirico D'Orcia j Ireland - Co.Antrim -  The Dark Hedges.jpg  Ireland - Co.Sligo - Markree Castle grounds  Italy - Tuscany - Val DOrcia -  Podere Belvedere
 Ireland - Co.Sligo - Mullaghmore - A stormy day below Classiebawn Castle  Cuba - Trinidad de Cuba - A fine blue and white model with the towns colonial architecture  France - Provence - Roussillon - A gleaming car parked at a tyical red stone building  Ireland - Co.Mayo - Clew Bay and Croagh Patrick from Westport