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Millennium Images 7th Catalogue: Universal Happiness Peace and Prosperity

Millennium Images 7th Catalogue: Universal Happiness Peace and Prosperity

Every so often, Millennium Images, the London-based photography agency that I am a contributor to, publishes a beautiful catalogue of work by their stable of “artist photographers”.

In 2020, I was fortunate enough to be included in Millennium Catalogue VI: AM/PM with my photograph of Arctic sea ice. In Millennium Images 7th Catalogue: Universal Happiness Peace and Prosperity, my image of a lead in sea ice off the coast of Greenland appears on page 14.

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Wave breaking over Iceberg, Southern Ocean

Wave breaking over Iceberg, Southern Ooean, Antarctic
Wave breaking over Iceberg in the Southern Ocean. That’s a couple of petrels you can see flying by the lower part of the berg, gives a sense of scale. See the image on my website

First posted on Instagram

Wave breaking over Iceberg in the Southern Ocean, seen from the Greenpeace Esperanza, February 2, 2007. That’s a couple of petrels (seabirds) you can see flying by the lower part of the berg, gives a sense of scale. 

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Supermoon Moonrise over Galway Bay and the Burren

Supermoon moonrise over Galway Bay and the Burren, August 2022
Supermoon moonrise over Galway Bay and the Burren, August 2022. Buy print/license image

The harvest supermoon rising over the Burren, Co Clare, and Galway Bay Ireland. Images made a month ago by lucky chance. We hadn’t paid attention to when moonrise was, but had walked down to the shore for the last of the sun’s rays on our first night in Connemara. As the light faded, a strange pale dome reared up above the ancient limestone hills of the Burren, above Black Head. As it rose, the moon it turned yellow, then a deep orange. And as it kissed the mountains goodbye, and day became night its shimmering reflection appear on the bay’s calm waters of the bay.

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Vanishing Point: Gravel cycling in the Western Algarve

Images from a month or so ago – Gravel cycling in the Western Algarve, Portugal – round trip from Portugal’s south coast, the west, and back again, passing through the Parque Natural do Sudoeste Alentejano e Costa Vicentina  (Southwest Alentejo and Vicentine Coast Natural Park) in the Algarve, Portugal. The beach is  Praia de Barriga.

Gravel cycling in the Western Algarve, Portugal – Parque Natural do Sudoeste Alentejano e Costa Vicentina – Southwest Alentejo and Vicentine Coast Natural Park.

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At the River’s Edge

 

Sunset on River Slaney, Wexford &Copy; Dave Walsh 2022
Sunset on River Slaney, Wexford: A solitary mute swan, leaving a shimmering wake as it sails into the night. © Dave Walsh 2022.

At the river’s edge. After a May afternoon of tempestuous squalls, the sun sets, leaving a blaze behind the forest. The wind was gone, and a lone river cot swung idly on its mooring line, surrounded by the reflected fire. There’s a peculiar form of silence that envelopes the river after sunset. Most birds have gone quiet, except for mallards laughing raucously in the distance. 

When the wind blows on the river, the surface of the water stretches thin. Now, with the wind gone, it turns viscous and languid. Nervous water striders zig-zag across the water’s tight skin, mindful of the trout that every twenty or thirty seconds, leap from the water into the air, in search of supper. 

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Shades of Compassion Exhibition & Climate Change Photography

Shades of Compassion Exhibition Photographers

Thanks to PhotoKunst and The Shades of Compassion Foundation, one of my photographs is part of the Shades of Compassion group exhibition, which will be travelling in the US, and internationally between 2022-2027. UPDATE 19 December 2022: The exhibition opened at the Headley Whitney Museum, Lexington, Kentucky, United States in March 2023.

As the PhotoKunst website says “the exhibition’s primary goal is to promote compassion worldwide through inspirational, thought provoking photographs. Drawn from a diverse roster of forty-one international fine art photographers, the fifty exhibition photographs encompass a diverse spectrum of perspective, subject and artistic expression”.

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15 Bird Portraits

Common Shag, The Saltee Islands
European shag, or black cormorant, Saltee Islands, off the coast of Co. Wexford, Ireland. This belligerent looking shag was not happy about me climbing down the difficult path to the nearby gannet colony, and made a great show of hissing and expressing its distaste for humans.

In late 2020, I started pulling together a series of bird portraits, images made all over the world, over a long period of time. I believe the beauty, diversity and strangeness of birds is often overlooked, so I wanted to share that with my followers on my Instagram account.
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Gravel Road, Col de Jou, Pyrenees

The road escapes. Col de Jou, Pyrenees Orientales, France
Gravel road, Col de Jou, Pyrenees Orientales, France

 

This is an image I made at the end of 2020 in the Pyrenees, France. I think of this as one of my “cycling photographs” – I wasn’t on my bike when I made this, but I had ridden up this climb earlier in the year, and it’s pretty epic. The image works for me as there’s a convergence of angles, with a curve allowing the road to slip away, unseen.

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The Making of a Fine Art Print: Blacktail Deer Plateau, Yellowstone National Park

Sunrise over Sagebrush, Yellowstone
Dramatic clouds over the sagebrush plains: sunrise on the Blacktail Deer Plateau, northern Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming. Copyright Dave Walsh 2014.

In November 2020, I received an email from a lady in Michigan, in the United States. She’d just had a new baby, named Sage, and she wanted to find a photograph of sagebrush in the bedroom of the new family member’s bedroom.

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The Challenge of Photographing Trees and Forests

Late afternoon sunlight touches a treetop in the Massif de Canigou, Pyrenees Orientales, France
Late afternoon sunlight touches a treetop in the Massif de Canigou, Pyrenees Orientales, France. View large on my portfolio site.

Photographing trees and forests – I always find this difficult. How to make any sense of the beautiful organic chaos without just re-creating something in a dull, or cliched way? How to express the feeling of being out in the woods to someone who doesn’t know the place you’ve been?

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Book cover: William Trevor: Last stories (Letzte Erzählungen)

William Trevor: Last stories (Letzte Erzählungen)
Here’s one of my photographs of clouds rolling in over the sunset, west of of Svalbard, high in the Arctic, being used for the cover the German edition of Irish author William Trevor’s “Last Stories”, or Letzte Erzählungen, published by Hoffman unde Campe in April 2020. The photograph was licensed through Millennium Images in London.

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