Editors Choice: Photo of the Day

Photographer: George Sheils:

Today we feature an interesting pinhole composition by George Sheils of the sand dunes at Fanore Beach in County Clare. George explains.

"Ireland has a lot of areas where natural sand dunes occur, particularly on the Atlantic battered West Coast.

In recent years these dunes have been subject to violent winter storms and, in some places, have been damaged by both wind erosion and human footfall. To protect these fantastic places there has been a policy of replanting Marram Grass to ensure the health and regeneration of the dune and also in some cases fences of natural hardwood and zig-zag piles have been erected to restrict the flow of movement through at-risk areas.

I think these dunes are nice places to photograph and make for ideal pinhole material.

These images show the Dunes at two different locations on the West Clare coast."

I like the uniqueness of this shot and the simplicity of the subject matter.The texture of the marram grass and the tonal depth of this black and white is very interesting. There is a nice balance between the shadows and highlights. 

George's prints are available from €39. Browse his beautiful selection here.

- Mark Sheils

Founder, Picture Ireland