Portstewart - looking towards the harbour at low tide, late 2014
Turn the other way and you'll get a grand vista past the gothic architecture of Dominican School (previously Dominican Convent, and before that O'Hara's Castle) towards the famous Strand beach, 2 miles of golden sand.
View West from Portstewart Prom, late 2014
As you can see from the wee photos above Ireland is a great place for dramatic skies. Often the light is just wonderfully 'soft' - probably due to all the precipitation in the atmosphere. Many painters were aware of that - most famously probably Paul Henry. Until I can afford one of his paintings I'll make do with a couple of original Michael McNeill photographs hanging on my wall, like these ones captured on Ilford FP4+ on a little old 35mm rangefinder camera.