I am Shane McDonald, an Amateur Photographer from Waterford, Ireland. I started taking photos around 1999 with a 1.3 mega-pixel Olympus digital camera. After winning a Waterford photography contest in 2007 I started taking my photography a bit more serious. This Photography blog was setup in 2010 and has extended since then

The main types of photography I enjoy include landscapes, architecture, food photography, long exposure and blue-hour photography. I post regularly to Instagram and Twitter via the @shanesphoto handle and my Facebook page is available by clicking the logo on this site.

In the next few weeks this site will extend as I add new features and more blog entries to it.


I enjoy capturing the skill of a chef in my food photography. Food photos must capture the ingredients, the creativeness of the chef and also entice the viewer.

Food Photography

I enjoy travel and the fantastic shots which can be captured en-route. My favourite travel photography destinations include New Zealand, Hong Kong, Singapore, and of course Ireland (especially the west coast and Wild Atlantic Way).

Travel Photography

Nature in all it’s forms is a photographers dream subject. Everything from the smallest bird to the largest deer provide a great photo shoot opportunity.

Nature Photography


Monster A380 emerging from the clouds

While I was in London I visited Hyde Park and there was an approach to Heathrow on the far side of the park, running parallel to the direction in which I was walking. I spotted an A380 in the distance and saw it was going to have to pass through a series of clouds. My...

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Doneraile Park, County Cork, Ireland

Cork has some great spots to visit and one of these is the town of Doneraile and it's famous Doneraile park. The vast spaces of Doneraile park have everything from deer and sheep to swans and squirrels. If you have a camera and enjoy walks then this is the place for...

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Waterford, Ireland