Photographer: Robert & Cathy Ardill

Meet talented Meath based photographers, Robert and Cathy Ardill. They have a great ability to capture the natural beauty of the landscape. Robert comments: "We are both landscape photographers. Robert is also a painter and Cathy a graphic designer. We have captured images of many parts of the world, especially in Europe, but in recent years we have focused almost exclusively on the Irish landscape.

We are fascinated by the subtlety of the Irish scenery and the transience of the light. Ireland is a country of water, mists, clouds ... and bursts of sunlight. Every season is an entirely different experience and so is every hour of the day. Dawn and dusk are particularly beautiful: over in minutes in the wintertime but long and lazy in the summertime when the nights last for only a few hours.

We live in the lovely village of Slane in County Meath. The historic and beautiful river Boyne runs by our house. We are surrounded by ancient sites such as the megalithic tombs at Newgrange, Dowth and Knowth; The Hill of Slane, with the ruins of a 16th century Franciscan Monastery, looks down on the Boyne valley, Slane Castle and the wonderful 14th century Slane Bridge; to the East is the town of Drogheda and the Irish Sea; to the West the towns of Navan and Kells; to the South Dublin and Trim; to the North Antrim and the wild North Atlantic coast."

Robert Ardill and Cathy Ardill