Photographer scales new heights for that perfect shot

The spires of St Fin Barre's Cathedral from 1,500ft

A photographer has gone to new heights for his first exhibition.

Specialist aerial photographer, Dennis Horgan, has spent the last few months cruising the skies of Cork at altitudes of between 1,500ft and 9,000ft to capture new and unusual views of the some of the city and county’s best-known landmarks.

He shot hundreds of images over the city, and along the rugged coastline.

But he has picked 35 of the best shots for inclusion in his first exhibition, ‘Cork from the Air’, which will open in a vacant office in the city tomorrow night.

“The city is a beautiful place, full of historic buildings, and the coastline is one of the most spectacular in the world,” Mr Horgan said.

“But few people get to see that combination of land, sea and sky you get from the air, apart from the few seconds as you take off from Cork Airport on your holidays.

“These images will give people a multi-dimensional view and hopefully show them just how magnificent this place is.”

Mr Horgan is one of the country’s most respected aerial photographers, and has been providing a wide range of aerial imagery for industry, estate agents, architects, the hotel, tourism and leisure sector, for decades.

The images, including stunning shots of the city’s docklands and a striking image of St Fin Barre’s Cathedral and the city’s circuit courthouse, will go on display in the former RDJ legal offices at 12 South Mall, from 9.30am to 6pm, six days a week until Dec 22.


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