Image Reports

New camera and first light
Some news and i have made a huge change to my gear. Out goes the Nikon D90 and welcome to the Canon 6d! I thought long and hard about this decision over the past few months but the low light capabilities of the 6d sensor could not be passed up. I look forward to the coming months with dark evenings and starry, frosty nights approaching. Also we are entering the new aurora season and fingers crossed for some good northern lights displays this Autumn. This is one of my first shots with the 6d at a local lough outside Omagh. I have paired it with the Samyang 14mm 2.8 for night work and first impressions are good. Keep an eye out for new images in the weeks ahead.

Storm Chasing 7th/8th June
Quite an active day of convective activity and storms for Ireland and the UK. I spent a number of hours at Mullaghmore in Co. Sligo with Martin McKenna and his girlfriend Roisin, watching storms mature and come to life producing impressive hail cores and lightning over the ocean as they moved north. We had a ringside view of these storms from the coastline as the warm sun beamed down. Im gonna add a few images for now as Sunday the 8th has the potential to produce storms as well and i will add anything from it here too.

Thunderstorm over the open ocean

Big storm building over Classiebawn Castle in Mullaghmore with Benbulbin mountain in the background.

Close range pulse storm with interesting structure

This funnel cloud was a nice end to the day, it was short lived and hard to spot against the background cloud, image is enhanced to see the funnel more clearly.

Just time to add this image from Sundays chase. It turned into an impressive day of storms one after the other, some of the structure was amazing, not to mention the constant lightning and large hail from a storm between Omagh and Cookstown - further images coming soon.

Wide angle shot shot with my car on the roadside and the farmhouse with the thunderstorm bearing down..

Some recent images - 11th May
Heres a selection of some shots from recent weeks

A friend and i had some fun shooting around this old cottage one clear night back in April

We experimented with various lighting techniques using flashes and torches and the moon was also quite bright. I really like the effect of the clouds in the first during the 30 second exposure. I then decided to set up for a star-trail from a different angle but after 30 or so shots the clouds rolled in and cut it short, ive posted the result anyway.

Met up with Martin McKenna for a night shoot in mid April and we headed to one of our favourite locations - the north coast. We had star-trail images in mind and hit the Giants Causeway and Dunluce Castle. The moon was 4-5 days from full so it worked a treat in lighting up the foregrounds for us. I still have a Dunluce trail to work on and will add it here too.

A shot taken at a footbridge over a small stream in the Poisoned Glen, Co. Donegal

Welcome to the homepage of photographer Paul Martin. Here i will be displaying my latest images in relation to severe weather, Aurora and numerous sky events over the skies of Tyrone and Northern Ireland

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