20 IRISH SEASCAPES

 

Seascapes of Ireland

The uniquely carved Irish rugged coastline, is home to some truly inspiring seascapes.

We have put together a list of twenty stunning locations, to help capture the formidable behavior of our surrounding seas.

Fell free to share your favourite seascape and if you would like to reach out,

you can contact us via Facebook, Twitter, Google + or if you would prefer to email us on info@fotofactory.ie

Hope you enjoy our selection and if you would like to see more amazing Irish photography, please visit www.fotofactory.ie

 

Click to View – Youghal Strand by John Holmes – Poster Prints From €10

 

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Click to View – Coastal View by Bragi Kort – Framed Prints From €45

 

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Click to View – Walking the Cliffs of Moher by Ivan Vidal Palmer – Wall Canvas From €20

 

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Click to View – Nohoval Cove by John Hurley – HD Metal From €59

 

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Click to View – The Boat by Peter Stimpel – Poster Prints From €10

 

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Click to View – Cliffs of Moher by Bernard Geraghty – Framed Prints From €45

 

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Click to View – Blackrock, Galway by Richie Moylan – Wall Canvas From €20

 

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Click to View – The Breeches Arch by Trevor Cole – HD Metal From €59

 

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Click to View – Ballycotton Lighthouse by John Hurley – Poster Prints From €10

 

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Click to View – Forty Foot by John Holmes – Framed Prints From €45

 

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Click to View – The Hook at Sunset by Martina Fagan – Wall Canvas From €20

 

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Click to View – The Best of Sabrina by Trevor Cole – HD Metal From €59

 

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Click to View – Dun Briste by Mick Bourke – Poster Prints From €10

 

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Click to View – Sunset at Garrettstown by Kai Bergmann – Framed Prints From €45

 

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Click to View – Cliffs of Moher by Ollie Otter – Wall Canvas From €20

 

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Click to View – Boyeeghter Bay by Trevor Cole – HD Metal From €59

 

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Click to View – Dunquin by Richie Moylan – Poster Prints From €10

 

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Click to View – Early Morning in Portmarnock by Dariusz Czekala – Framed Prints From €45

 

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Click to View – Westport Seascape by Kamila Decyk – Wall Canvas From €20

 

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Click to View – Fire in the Sky by John Hurley – HD Metal From €59

15 MUST SEE IRISH LANDSCAPES

The Emerald Isle….

Irish Landscapes

Home to a vast array of breathtaking scenery, each bursting with colour and atmosphere.

We have selected fifteen much loved locations, to help in capturing the sheer power of the Irish landscape.

Let us know which one is your favourite or maybe you would like to share a location.

We would love to hear from you via Facebook, Twitter, Google + or email us on info@fotofactory.ie

Hope you enjoy our selection and if you would like to see more we have to offer, please visit www.fotofactory.ie

 

Irish Landscape
Click to View – Gougane Barra by John Hurley – Poster Prints From €10

 

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Click to View – Sunset Garretstown by Kai Bregmann – Framed Prints From €45

 

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Click to View – The Blaskets by Adrian O’Neill – Wall Canvas From €20

 

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Click to View – Poolbeg Chimneys by John Hurley – HD Metal from €59

 

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Click to View – Sunset over The Boat House by Tony Murray – Poster Prints From €10

 

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Click to View  – Dingle Peninsula at Sunset by Sean Tomkins – Framed Prints From €45

 

 

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Click to View – Hill of Doon by Richie Moylan – Wall Canvas From €20

 

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Click to View – Fanad Lighthouse by Trevor Cole – HD Metal From €59

 

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Click to View – On the way to Ladies view by Silvester Kalcik – Poster Prints From €10

 

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Click to View – Cliffs of Moher by Ollie Otter – Framed Prints From €45

 

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Click to View – Eddie by Mick Bourke – Wall Canvas From €20

 

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Click to View – The Hook at Sunset by Martina Fagan – HD Metal From €59

 

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Click to View – Reflections Lough Nacung by Trevor Cole – Poster Prints From €10

 

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Click to View –  Black Valley  by Silvester Kalcik – Framed Prints From €45

 

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Click to View – Luimnagh Pier by Mick Bourke – Wall Canvas From €20

 

 

 

Fed up with uneven Wall Art?

When the time comes to hanging your desired wall art, you can find that your wall may be slightly uneven only allowing one corner of your picture to make full contact with the surface of the wall.

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As a result, anytime a breeze meets your wall art from an open door or window it can cause your picture to gradually slide, creating an untidy viewing environment.

A simple and effective remedy is to apply a small amount of Blu-tack to the corner of the frame which is making contact to your wall, helping to prevent any further unwanted movement.

Holding your wall art in the perfect position couldn’t be easier, allowing yourself more time to design your living space without the maintenance.

What is the correct height to hang your wall art?

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There are many factors when choosing a picture to suit your living space, do you want a timeless landscape that will always remind you of a certain time or place in your life or an abstract image to tie in with your decor, which colours are compatible with the room setting, again will the size be over powering etc etc… and once you have made your decision, it is time to hang it professionally.

Here are just a few simple tips to help you showcase your latest image.

The perfect height to hang your wall art can vary from room to room depending on extremely high ceilings and artwork to match but the normal rule of thumb is to keep it within the average eye line.

For most galleries and museums, the average eye line is 58 inches from the ground.

When measuring your wall and your artwork, the center of your image should be 58 inches from the ground so if your artwork say for example is 30 inches high then the center point which is 15 inches, needs to be 58 inches from the ground.

When attaching picture cord to the back of your wall art, the best height to do so to create the optimal viewing experience is measuring a third from the top so if your picture is again 30 inches high, you will need to make sure that you attach the hanging cord 10 inches from the top and leave a small bit of slack when tightening your knot.

If you apply the cord above this measurement or the cord too loose, it will allow your picture to hang too far forward and even showing the picture cord appearing from behind.

While saying that, if you decide to hang below this measurement or place the cord too tightly, you will see the reverse hanging effect as the bottom of picture loses contact with the wall.

Now with that in mind, it is time to hang your latest wall art.

Wall Canvas vs Framed Print and More

 

Poster Print vs Canvas Wrapped Art vs HD Metal vs Framed Print

When making your choice in selecting which type of image and size would be most suitable for your living space, you now must decide on how you want it finished,
Poster Print, Canvas Wrapped Art, HD Metal or Framed Print.

A very common question that we get asked is, what exactly are the benefits for each particular print type and like everything, it depends on many variables such as preferences, budget and the desired interior.

We always offer you more choice and we hope that our advice, explaining some advantages and the common room settings will help you decide when the time comes.


Poster Print – Simple yet effective

Room – For the most relaxed environment (bedroom, studio)
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Advantage
* High print quality
* Cost effective
* Versatile, hang on any surface (window, door, fridge or ceiling)

Canvas Wrapped Art – Bring the gallery feel to your walls

Room – Artistic placing
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Advantage
* Maximise your wall coverage with a full image display (no mount board or frame)
* Can be placed in humid environments such as bathrooms
* Scratch and splash proof

HD Metal – Make the image come alive, with strong vibrant colours

Room – Contemporary setting
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Advantage
* Razor sharp colour display
*100% waterproof – can even be placed outdoors
* Scratch resistant

Framed Print – Classical finished to showcase your selection, always more than just a picture

Room – Traditional and Classical environmentFramed Print

Advantage
* Higher detail on textured paper
* Wood frame adds to living space interior
* Create a focal point in every room with decorative finish
So there you have it, now you just need to select the image to create your perfect wall art.

 

Display Your Wall Art

When one artwork just won’t do, in comes the gallery wall

Gallery walls are incredibly versatile and can be used to display family keepsakes, to showcase a favourite collection, to create an accent wall or to fill a large empty spot. While it may seem daunting to create your own, here are some useful tips to help you achieve great results in no time. Just bring your creativity and a smidge of elbow grease.

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The best gallery walls are a reflection of who you are, what you love and are passionate about. Whether you’re a budding astronomer, a bird lover or fancy modern architecture, there’s only one rule: pick items you’ll love rediscovering every time you look at your wall.

Once you’ve chosen an overall theme, you can narrow down your options by deciding what kind of impact you’re after. A grouping of black and white photos creates a seamless visual effect that draws people in to have a closer look. A selection of seascape images from a macro shot of a pebble all the way to a panoramic view of the ocean can trigger memories and foster a soothing mood.

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Consider the environment you’ll be creating your wall in. It’s best to keep things simple in a room with an already colourful palette or to use your gallery wall as a way to bring interest in a neutral setting.

Presentation is key

Now that you’ve chosen the pieces you want to display, the next step is to select how you’re going to present them. There are several ways to go about this.

Using identical or similar frames, such as classic black or white frames with white or cream mountboards, is a good way to tie an eclectic collection together or to create an overall minimalist look. You can add a bit of dimension by choosing frames of varied width and depth.

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If uniformity is not your cup of tea and you want to emphasize the quirkiness of your artwork or create a focus wall that’s artistic in its own right, then you have a myriad of options. From a mix of frames in a variety of sizes, colours and profiles, to reclaimed wood boxes or windows, all the way to a blend or canvas artwork and framed photos, the possibilities are literally endless.

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In the end, there is no right or wrong option. Choose frames that complement your artwork and décor or that make a statement.

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Putting it all together

Still feeling tentative? Here’s a simple way to ensure a perfect result. Cut paper (leftover Christmas wrapping paper, craft paper or newspaper will do) the exact size of each artwork you want to display and label them. Make sure to mark or punch a hole through where the hook will need to go. It’ll save you some time later.

Place the paper cut-outs on your wall with cellotape and move them around until you find an arrangement you like. Keep them about 30 cm above any furniture. It’s easier to start with your largest piece, which will likely end up being your focal point. Set it in the centre for a symmetrical grouping or to the side to draw the eye in one direction. Once you’ve chosen a spot for it, arrange the other pieces around or to the left or right depending on where you set the large piece. If all your frames are of identical size, consider lining them up for a neat effect.

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Leave 2-3 cm between each frame so that your pieces don’t end up blending into one another. If you’re displaying a macro photo divided into sections or a tryptic, then put the frames closer.

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Like what you see? Since you already marked where to put the hooks, simply nail or drill through the templates, then rip the cut-outs one at a time as you replace them with the appropriate frames. If you live near a busy street or your walls are uneven, use some blu tack to ensure they stay put and level. 


 

Creating a gallery wall is a simple way to make a statement or to fill a large space in a very personal way. You’re only limited by your imagination. If you’re not sure what to buy to create your gallery wall, just contact us and we’ll be happy to help you choose the right artwork to create or complete the perfect wall.

Find Your Perfect Wall Art

 

 

Tired of looking at the same old piece of art? Want to spruce things up but you don’t know where to begin or what kind of art to choose?

No need to panic, we’re here to help with some great choices sure to impress everyone who stops by your home.


 Abstract

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Photographer:  Dariusz Czekala       

Abstract

Many of us look at art as a source of inspiration, something that’ll spark our creative juices. Whether they’re broken lines on colourful backgrounds, twisting copper sand dunes,or streaming lights on a road at night, Abstracts give us the space to imagine.  

Perfect for… the creative thinker.


Black and White

Title: Samuel Beckett Bridge

   Photographer:  John Hurley

Black and White

Not a fan of splashy colours? No need to compromise your minimalist esthetic. Choose a Black & White photo of a moody night scene or a portrait of your favourite church in all its gothic glory. 

Perfect for… the purist.


 City and Architecture

Title: Along the Boardwalk

Photographer: Justin Melia

City and Architecture 

Whether it’s a shot of Dublin streets in the early morning you’re after or want to capture the charm of a small medieval village on market day, we have a vast array of options related to City and Architecture and they’re not all from Ireland. You can also revisit your love of Venice or dream of springtime in Paris.  

Perfect for… for the urban traveler.


Landscape

Title: Doonagore Castle

Photographer: Richie Moylan

Landscape

If you’re looking to make a small flat or room seem larger, Landscapes are the way to go. They can remind you of your favourite ocean view or that lush green paddock you never thought you’d leave as a child. Our biggest category, landscapes, offers options from long winding roads to endless green hills, and deserted beaches. 

Perfect for… the visionaries. 


Seascape

Title: The best of Sabrina

Photographer: Trevor Cole

Seascape

A photo of the Seascape might seem like a cliché to some but there’s a reason why so many people are charmed by its everlasting beauty. From golden sunsets on Dublin beaches to crashing waves hitting the cliffs of Donegal on a stormy day, it’s impossible to resist the unrelenting power and grace of the ocean.

Perfect for… the un-repenting romantic.


 Macro

Title: Water Lily

 Photographer: Sarah Lim

Macro

Looking for an extreme close up of something beautiful or interesting? The Macro category is filled with stunning close up photos of flowers, plants and insects. Why not a series of shots of a dandelion being blown in the wind? Or perhaps your little one would like a photo of a dragonfly about to take flight?

Perfect for… the budding scientist.  


Fine Art

Title: Primary Rhapsody

Artist: Louise Adams

Fine Art

Not into photography? Why not choose a print of an original Fine Art piece? From the muted tones of a village portrait to the stark contrast of an abstract landscape, the possibilities are (almost) endless. You can choose to create a focal point in your room with a large print with bright colours or a group of complementary images, or you can find the perfect pint size piece that’ll fit perfectly into that small alcove. 

Perfect for… those who prefer brushes to pixels.  


With hundreds of options to choose from, you’re sure to find something you’ll finally be happy to gaze upon day in and day out.

Still not sure what to buy? No worries, just contact us and we’ll be happy to help you choose.