Blog - Feldore McHugh


Inverness

8th May 2018

Pictures from my trip to Inverness in Scotland. The city is beautifully located at the start of the Scottish Highlands. I was particularly impressed by Culloden battlefield, scene of the last pitched battle in Great Britain, in 1746.

Click below for an account of my visit.

Inverness


Sunshine in Strangford

29th April 2018

It's always a pleasure to visit Strangford village, in Co. Down, but when the sun is shining, like it was this weekend, it brings it to a whole other level. Some pictures below:

Sunny Strangford


Florence

16th April 2018

I first visited Florence 30 years ago (I can hardly believe it!) while Inter-Railing, so it was great to get to revisit it last week after all these years. Click the link below for pictures from the trip.

Florence


Bath

17th March 2018

The beautiful Roman and Georgian architecture of Bath - click on the picture below to see pictures from my trip.


Night at the Museum

2nd Feb 2018

We had our (very late or very early) work Christmas dinner in the Ulster Museum, and as part of that we got to go on a treasure hunt around the museum at night - great fun! 

Some pictures from the night below - no exhibits were harmed :)

The Ulster Museum


Shortlisted for Black and White Photographer of the Year

15th Jan 2018

I was very pleased to find out recently that I had been shortlisted for Black and White Photography magazine's Photographer of the Year and, while I didn't win, one of my two shortlisted pictures was published in the printed magazine, and the other one in the digital edition. The two shortlisted pictures are below; the first one, taken at Alcatraz, was published in the printed magazine. I liked how the ranger's hat was mirrored by the lamp and its shadow. The second one was taken in Belfast (in fact, I was testing out a new lens and this was literally the second shot I took with it, so I'm very proud of the picture!)

There were some some brilliant photographs entered in the competition so I'm honoured to have made the final cut.



A Hipster New Year

2nd Jan 2018

New Year spent in hipster paradise Shoreditch, East London - a great chance to explore the street art and meet up with family.

Hipster New Year


Paris

24th Dec 2017

Just returned from my first visit to Paris in 12 years. Click below for pictures from the trip.


New York, New York

27th Nov 2017

I've just returned from my fifth trip to New York - click below to see my pictures.

New York, New York


My Father's House

11th Nov 2017

Revisiting the house that my father grew up in, in Co. Sligo.

My Father's House


Waiting for Ophelia

16th Oct 2017

A weekend in Sligo, while storm Ophelia rapidly approaches.

Waiting for Ophelia


Winterfell Wanderings

10th Oct 2017

Wanderings around the grounds of Winterfell - otherwise known as Castle Ward, Strangford. Game of Thrones is filmed here. It has absolutely beautiful grounds, especially on a sunny Autumnal afternoon.

Winterfell Wanderings


Orkney Islands Trip

25th Sept 2017

I've just returned from a wonderful trip around the Orkney islands. Click the link below to see a photo story of my trip.


Orkney Islands Trip


The Italian Chapel

20th Sept 2017

The amazing Italian Chapel, on one of the Orkney islands - it was built by Italian POWs during the second World War, constructed from two Nissan huts. The prisoners were in a camp here, building the Churchill barriers (sea barriers against German submarine attacks). The place has a very special atmosphere, it really moved me.

You can read more about it here:

The Italian Chapel


***Runner up in EISA Maestro 2017 competition!***

July 2017

I was delighted to find out recently that I was a runner up in the EISA (European Imaging and Sound Association)  Maestro 2017 competition, on the theme of Street life. I submitted a set of pictures mostly taken on my recent visit to Hong Kong. 

Some of the winning picture were featured in a recent addition of the UK's Amateur Photographer magazine.

You can see the pictures here



Adventures in Sweden

Some pictures from my recent visit to Sweden. What a beautiful country, - wonderful landscapes and friendly people.

Incredibly expensive though - a beer was typically about £8 and a glass of wine seemed to start at £10!

Adventures in Sweden



Rambles in Kilbroney

Rambles around Kilbroney, in Northern Ireland's beautiful Mourne Mountains

Rambles in Kilbroney


The Killard Peninsula

I'm a frequent visitor to this beautiful part of Co. Down, having an aunt in nearby Strangford.

Click the link below to see pictures from my last visit:

The Killard Peninsula



The Abandoned Village of Yim Tin Tsai

While in Hong Kong in April I was fortunate to get to visit the abandoned village on the island of Yim Tin Tsai.

The island , in the New Territories, was first settled in the Nineteeth century by Hakka people who were later converted to Christianity by missionaries. The community gradually diminished and was completely abandoned 20 or 30 years ago, with the houses left to rot. In recent years it has become something of a tourist attraction.

Click below to see the gallery.

The Abandoned Village of Yim Tin Tsai


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