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Geoff McGrath
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Fine Art & Landscape Photographer - iPhoneographer & Cosplay Photographer
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Living in Donaghadee, it is easy to take the beauty of Donaghadee Harbour for granted. I drive past this beautiful little harbour every day in life and I am thankful every single day that I do. I know I am blessed. Every morning, as I turn onto the Millisle Road, I am greeted by the Irish Sea and the rising sun. And on a good day, I can see Scotland. Every single time I see that horizon and the rising sun, I pause for thought and remind myself of the amazing seascapes of Hiroshi Sugimoto.

Donaghadee is a very popular little seaside town and the Lighthouse and Harbour are such iconic statements of the beauty of Northern Ireland, that they have become well photographed and documented over the years.

I once spoke to an art gallery curator who told me that people tend to buy images of a location from the same perspective, simply because that is the viewpoint they are familiar with. I can understand that. But I don’t think that it should be that way. Don’t get me wrong. I really appreciate the classic & familar views, but I personally am looking every day to live in the moment. I don’t want to depend on yesterday’s views to inspire me today. I want a fresh vision. Something new for today. For me, I personally believe that a landscape is just another photograph unless you connect with it. Unless it speaks to you. I often return to the same places to photograph them again and again. That’s because I see something new every time I return.

Donaghadee Harbour is one such example. In approaching this study, I decided that I wanted to do something new. Something different. I wanted to portray the Harbour in a new, intimate & personal way. So, I began to visit the Harbour to see if there was something new in this historic spot. Different points of view, different ways to photograph the Lighthouse and surrounding features. I realised that we often see the Harbour as a whole or simply in reference to the Lighthouse. We seldom see the various aspects of the Harbour that all add to the story of this quaint and beautiful little harbour.

The first 9 images take us in close and personal to some of the everyday parts of Donagahdee Harbour that it is so easy to miss. These images form part of a project as I work towards my Associate Panel with SINWP/SWPP.

I hope that as you pause to examine each of the items dotted around Donaghadee Harbour you will find yourself just drinking in the beauty of this quaint little harbour and see that this wonderfully inspiring place is a place you just have to see for yourself. Then, you will see and know Donaghadee Harbour and appreciate it as I do.

Geoff.

Ps. As a footnote, a lot is changing in the village of Donaghadee. With the help of public funding, work has been going into rejuvenating the seafront. I hope to be able to return in the not too distant future to document this and to share this with you as well.
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This is a really good read. It sums up the most basic of reasons that I love my apple devices... Seamless integration across multiple platforms....

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What an epic video...  Ronnie's vocals are phenomenal... and Blackmore is a maniac on the strat...
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