Normally when I'm photographing the Northern Irish landscape, I'm looking for ways of capturing familiar places in great light, locations that many of you will know and love and instantly recognise. 

But sometimes the exciting light is happening dozens of miles away close to the horizon over the Atlantic Ocean. If that's the case, it's often time to stick on the zoom lens and travel out to where the light is best. Not all landscapes need to be shot with wide angle lenses.

The result is often images that are more abstract, made up of vibrant colours that interact with each other more like a Rothko image than a more traditional landscape. They are not recognisably Northern Irish immediately. But they can have a different quality without the obvious subject matter. The simplicity and the light can cause you to enter into them in a slower, more gentle manner. Here is a short collection of some of these images.

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