Anyone wanting to use my photographs should contact me first to discuss the terms
I am a retired newspaper subeditor living in Dublin, Ireland, and do photography as a hobby. A few years ago I switched from using a point and shoot camera to a dslr camera and now have a Canon 5d mkII with just three lenses, a wideangle 16-35mm, a 100mm macro and a 100-400mm telephoto zoom. I also use an iPhone 5. My prime interests are wildlife and flowers.
Over the years I have had the good fortune to meet, sometimes in real life, many, many great photographers who have become friends.
Unfortunately in flickr there are also people who have photostreams littered with other people's images. And there are others who have no photos visible to me. These I will block.
- !!^Walking In Heaven ☰The Finissage☰ (New Rules) 292 photos, 101 members
- Name that Title 7 photos, 3 members
- ! !^Perfect Touch Gallery Of Excellence (New Rules&Codes) 849 photos, 235 members
- ! !^ItalianLifeStyle Hall Of Fame (New Rules) 304 photos, 96 members
- ! !^ItalianLifeStyle Gallery Of MasterWorks (New Rules&Codes) 812 photos, 156 members
- NOVA Photo 43,956 photos, 2,146 members
- !!^Walking Towards Heaven ☰The Vernissage Gallery ➅☰ 426 photos, 144 members
- ! !^Perfect Touch Hall Of Fame (New Rules) 293 photos, 120 members
- ! !^Life´s a Journey Level 2 (New Rules & Codes) 1,189 photos, 277 members
- Street & People Candid Pictures 94,765 photos, 2,316 members
- GLOBAL AWARD 2014 (Invited Photos Only) 1,057 photos, 790 members
- ! !"PHOTOGRAPHERS" Truly WILD - P1/Award/faves 3 1,263 photos, 546 members
- ! !FAVTOPMASTER Gallery Of Honour 300+ faves 356 photos, 92 members
- ! !FAVTOPMASTER Gallery Of Honour 1000+ faves 29 photos, 15 members
- ! !^A Little Bit of Soap Level 2 (New Rules & Codes) 1,195 photos, 257 members
- ! !^A Little Bit of Soap Level 1 (New Rules & Codes) 14,610 photos, 1,149 members
- ! !^Freedom Excellence Treasures (New Rules) 496 photos, 165 members
- ! !^This Is Magic! Level 3 (New Rules & Codes) 313 photos, 122 members
- ! !^This Is Magic! Level 2 (New Rules & Codes) 750 photos, 230 members
- ! !FAVTOPMASTER Gallery Of Honour 500+ faves 110 photos, 47 members
- ±100 AШΑRĐZ for the «5000+» ♥Best♥ Photogs on Flickr!! 176,912 photos, 5,466 members
- !!^Walking Towards Heaven ☰The Vernissage☰ (New Rules+Codes) 702 photos, 273 members
- ! !^A Little Bit of Soap Level 3 (New Rules) 573 photos, 154 members
- ! !^Freedom Excellence Gallery (New Rules & Codes) 1,162 photos, 306 members
- Freedom for ever ! 1,144 photos, 360 members
- !!^Admiration Gallery Level 2 (New Rules & Codes) 597 photos, 189 members
- Amo Minha Câmera/Love my Camera/El Amor de mi Cámara 9,979 photos, 611 members
- Elite Club - Great Week End 2,175 photos, 145 members
- 80+ Favoritos / Favorites. Post 1 - Award/Fave 2 9,731 photos, 712 members
- Amazing iPhoneography 364,012 photos, 16,635 members
- 35+ faves/ P 1- F 2 800 photos, 127 members
- Alex UP. Naturalmente..... 237 photos, 15 members
- ♥♥ 2 HEARTS AWARD ♥♥ (Post 1 Award 5) SWEEPER ACTIVE!!! 33,090 photos, 1,870 members
- Octopus Award P1 & C2 33,480 photos, 302 members
- Universal Art 171,410 photos, 4,394 members
- Club of 500+ comments/ P. 1 - Aw. 4 1,205 photos, 266 members
- Outstanding Artistic Flowers 10,065 photos, 456 members
- FIVE STARS ★☆✪☆★ ARTISTIC IMAGES 37,327 photos, 1,624 members
- Flickr's Chosen Few ( F.C.F. ) 9,704 photos, 2,773 members
- « FLICKR EXPERT GROUPS »1- 4+4 CHAMPION+1 FINAL DIAMOND LEVEL 44,854 photos, 3,062 members
- Beautiful Blossoms 19,381 photos, 851 members
- ! * 90 + Faves ~ ( Post 1, Comment + FAVE 2 ) 9,533 photos, 783 members
- brilliant flickr 194,432 photos, 7,643 members
- !Your Best Animal Photo ~~Award 2 64,813 photos, 3,910 members
- 1.000+ Faves 258 photos, 231 members
- InfiniteXposure L7 (P1, A3) 14,099 photos, 1,608 members
- InfiniteXposure L6 (P1, A3) 16,732 photos, 1,908 members
- InfiniteXposure L5 (P1, A3) 20,739 photos, 2,262 members
- InfiniteXposure L4 (P1, A3) 26,967 photos, 2,667 members
- InfiniteXposure L3 (P1,A3) 37,185 photos, 3,160 members
"I found Steve's site very early on my Flickr adventure; he was one of my first Flickr contacts and over the years he has become the epitomy of a Flickr Friend; an almost daily correspondent full of support and encouragement.
He has produced the most fabulous stream of photos, mostly over territory familiar to me-but seen with his unique "eye" and vision. It has been great following him on his adventures with new equipment and look forward to many more years of opening up his daily posting to see what he has captured! Happy New Year Steve!"
December 20th, 2012
"Well I know Steve for awhile now and he always leaves very nice comments,,,,,,
you don't know what your missing out his pictures are just FANTASTIC !!!!!!!!!!!!!! ,,,,,,,,,,,and im glad to call him a friend and he helped me in lots of ways,,,,,,, there are not a lot on here like him ,,,,,,and I will always remember ..........
Thank you so much Steve its an honor to be your friend
April 25th, 2013
j man. says:
Your photos are always a joy to view! They brighten my day up! They are filled with color and creativity! Keep up the amazing photos!"
November 21st, 2012
"The pictures of Steve have a peculiarity that fascinates me: the simplicity of making great a little detail. This is a great quality that not all photographers know how to use. Sincere congratulations for the excellent quality of your photos.
Thank you very much for your kindly comments and favorite on my photostream. Ciao!"
June 9th, 2012
"I must say, in my turn, a few words about the talented photographer Steve.It's nearly two years that includes me in his contacts and still I'm waiting with particular interest to see his new posts. His love and loyalty for photography is obvious, from the perfection, the care,the imagination and the creativity.
He sees beauty where we all pass by.The variety of his photos is great, contain landscapes of his region and favorite abstract. The particular colors used are bright and brilliant.I've learned a lot from his pictures and constantly learning.
Keep on Steve."
March 9th, 2012
"Colors and emotions this the impact for each loaded picture of Steve. Truly inspiring! Thank you for sharing!"
February 7th, 2012
"I went over Steve's long list of testimonials and what I found so puzzling is that I didn't write him a testimonial before. Now, I have been here previously and have known Steve for quite a while, so I simply can't understand why it took me so long. I know that they say that it is better later than never, but I still wish I wrote what I am going to write sooner.
Steve is not only an incredible photographer, he is much more than that. He is one of the kindest, the loveliest human beings you can meet. I don't think I know how to thank him for his continuous support, encouragement, and constructive feedback. All what I will say that it is so great to have met him, albeit electronically.
Steve, thank you for being here, and for being who you are. I am looking forward to many more beautiful creations from you."
October 18th, 2011
"Quite possibly one of the best photographers on Flickr. His color, composition and style are impeccable. Look around. You'll understand."
May 1st, 2011
"Such is a brilliant photographer. It is always a pleasure to see your uploads my friend."
March 4th, 2011
Levels Nature says:
"Steve has to be the most prolific member of Flickr, both in the amount of shots he posts and the amount of comments and faves he gives to all his many friends and contacts! His photographs are varied and wonderful, ranging from beautiful nature shots to wonderful abstract scenes that he finds in the world around him! The fact that many of his pictures have been faved hundreds of times prove the quality of his work! All in all he is the perfect Flickr friend!!
December 14th, 2010
"Steve's stream is always worth a visit. My favourute shots are the abstracts that he spots everywhere and his excellent use of bokeh (or should that be depth of field). Saying that his macro and nature work are also superb as are his pet portraits and observations of Dublin life. Now with a new camera, the shots are likely to get even better. On a final note, I would like to thank Steve for all his encouraging comments over the last few years. You do flickr proud!"
July 12th, 2010
Linda Vaiksnoras says:
"Steve is one of the best on Flickr! every shot is a gem... He has a great way of finding fantastic shots in and around Dublin.. Keep up the great work Steve..."
July 24th, 2010
STEHOUWER AND RECIO says:
"Steve has a wonderful stream of pictures and is a great contact to have. He takes the time to view many of the shots his contacts make and is always encouraging and friendly in his comments. Thanks for being a Flickr friend Steve, as the birdman says: you rock!"
April 2nd, 2010
there are a lot testemonies for you before this one.
I`m really happy to be in contact with you. Your photos are example and so is the way you keep in touch...
the way you give comments (and little hints here and there) is helpful and warms so much in this cool and demanding times...
The quality of your stream is outstanding and the phantasy and the variety of your work shows how deep you love life and men.
Thanks for all of that and in the hope of much more time and photos to share
June 4th, 2010
"It has been a pleasure to discover Steve's stream. Not only I get exposed to fabulous photography, always technically perfect, but to great creativity, breath of subject, treatment and ideas. Additionally Steve has constantly given me commentary that has helped me to improve my work, always positive and encouraging and loyal. Thanks Steve."
February 9th, 2010
Birdman of El Paso says:
""I totally enjoy surfing Steve's photostream on a regular basis.
He presents his pictures in a beautiful, carefully crafted manner with excellent commentary.
Steve is a super FlickR friend frequently giving fine comments to my photos and encouragement to my photographic endeavors.
Thanks for being such a great flickr friend, Steve!
December 21st, 2009
Mystic Pekoe© says:
"His Work: Steve is the most experienced photographer of all my contacts. 1907 photos uploaded while I am typing this testimonial ! It might take a long time for me to reach that number (^_^)
I really consider him to be a master in photography! His stream has got a wide variety of shots! Bird shot, bird shots wonderfully crafted using textures (I find this an amazing perspective), and am slowly getting influenced by this thinking! Spectacular colorful shot's of Nature all of amazing color and visual treat.
His Personality : One of the gentle persona I have the honor to be in touch in Flickr! A wonderful person to have as a friend in Flickr! He has been very supportive providing the right advice for me here in Flickr!
I will definitely need to make a trip to Dublin one day Steve! I know this is a great city with great culture...should be part of anyone's Travel map!!! Will meet you definitely in the future here!
Hugs from India from Paul, Pooja and Sid"
October 17th, 2009
"Steve-h is one of the most inspiring flickr friends going!!!! . . . his photostream alone provides much inspiration through his diversity and PoV . . . taking the ordinary & making it extraordinary!!! Beyond that, Steve is one of the most helpful contacts I know . . . sharing his knowledge & passion for all things photography!!! . . . thanx to Steve I am having a blast with textures (had he not taken the time to "show me how" I would not be as "addicted" as I am currently . . . LOL) . . . thanx Steve, for all you do for this flickr community!!! . . . Cheers!!!"
October 16th, 2009
"Steve-h is definitely one of my favorite artists on Flickr.
very creative, always surprising.
fantastic eye for detail.
great feeling of space and color.
master of texture work.
and what is more important - he's very good man,
always kind with good words.
i am very happy to know him!"
September 19th, 2009
"To begin to see the pictures of Steve, less than a month! And I'm impressed with its ease in capturing images and beautiful photos! You're a great photographer and a great inspiration for many! Thanks again for the inspiration you are! Congratulations my friend..."
September 9th, 2009
susie 1 says:
"I've known Steve for about 17 months, what a fantastic and varied journey he has taken me on. His photography is stunning, I don't think I have seen photos so very beautiful. The clarity, colours, composition everything is just perfect.
It dosen't surprise me that you have so many testimonials Steve, you are a fantastic photographer.
Thanks for being my flickr friend.
Sue x x"
August 18th, 2009
Pentax Penny says:
"I have been meaning to write this for a long time and it is now well overdue.
You are an amazing photographer, Steve! The constant stream of fabulous photos that have astounding colours, textures (the textures!!) and subjects are such a credit to you. You have the gift of turning ordinary into extraordinary - even a shot of people jogging became a study in beauty!
As though that were not enough, you are so kind and generous, taking time to comment on my photos, when I fully appreciate how many contacts you must have and leave comments with them. I feel so honoured.
Anyone who takes the time to look through your photo-stream will be awed and delighted by the wonderful sights which await them."
April 16th, 2009
"Steve's photo stream is the best stream I've ever been in.
Some streams are rapids and so dangerous and others are like a bath tub and nothing special...but Steve's stream is a magical trip and you never know what his artistic eye and creative tastes will produce. Taking a ride down the Steve-h stream is like a moderate rapids with deer on the banks and sun in the sky, you have your hat on and the breeze keeps you from getting too hot but you anticipate a surprise around every bend. When you reach what appears to be the end you see that it continues and you dream of staying on this ride for a long time. Let the river flow!
Thanks Steve, you are a kind and fun Flickr friend and I'm glad we 'met'. :o]"
April 13th, 2009
"Steve was one of my first and earliest friend/contact in Flickr.He uses the same fujifilm camera as me at one time and that's where I knew him.His images are so well captured and composed.Steve's recent work are very impressive and you will be awe instantly.He made a simple capture so beautiful.That's a sign of a finest and excellent work from Steve.Take a look at his stream and be ready to be inspired by his work."
April 10th, 2009
"Steve's stream is a delight. With his observant eye & knack of composition he churns out beautiful image after beautiful image. Perhaps his greatest strength is the diversity he's capable of, ranging from abstract to minimalism to capturing life & nature's marvels. Moreover, he's a genuine contact who's always quick to drop his feedback on my photos. All in all, one of my favourites on flickr. Way to go mate."
April 4th, 2009
© *BabeLicious*giggle* says:
"Steve is an awesome photographer, his photo stream is vivid and brilliant. He is not only a great photographer, but also one of the kindest people I've met on flickr, his comments are inspiring me and making me smile..
thanks for being my friend!"
March 27th, 2009
"Steve's photos are living proof that it is not the camera or gear used but the eye of the photographer which makes the image. His always unique and colourful images are what keep me coming back again and again.
He has been a friend since my early days on flickr and always has something encouraging to say, so glad to be sharing this photographic journey with him."
March 4th, 2009
"Steve's Photostream is stuffed with quality images that will keep you rummaging long after you should have dragged yourself away from the computer. He has a tremendous talent both as a photographer and as a developer - he's a real artist. A rarer quality still is that he is generous and helpful with his words and advice - always the first to comment. I'm so glad that I stumbled across his work - it gives me a benchmark to aim for!"
February 21st, 2009
Håkan Dahlström says:
"Steve is a great source of inspiration. Beautiful images with a very special touch. I always enjoy watching Steve's photostream waiting for the next photo to show up..."
December 23rd, 2008
"I was originally drawn to Steve's photostream because of his eye-catching photos of the architectural details of Dublin. The bright, bold colors and artistic details were mesmerizing and someone should definitely do a coffee table book with them!
Since then, I've watched in amazement as his talent has expanded to include a wider variety of subjects, including the unsuspecting commuters of Dublin, as well as the city's details and wildlife. In particular, he has developed a unique style with skies, colors and textures that is interesting and often quite spooky & foreboding. I look forward to each new addition.
Additionally, he's charming, funny and incredibly kind with his comments, and a true flickr community asset. Thanks, Steve, and keep 'em coming!"
November 28th, 2008
"Steve is a great friend and a photographer that I very much admire! He is always thinking out of the box and his captures varies from nature, to architectures to people and list goes on. Another word, one cant never tell what will he be cooking next :) ... Most his captures are so beautiful that they puts you in a state of awe! I am really grateful to have him as a friend and a mentor. Recently his work with "Textures" showing some mesmerizing results! I am hopping one day I can produce something as brilliant as his (or close). You are an asset to the flickr community and please keep up the great work. You are one of my most admired photographer contact. Thanks for all the comments and favs."""
November 10th, 2008
Life Sun Death says:
"Steve-h has some really amazing work. He's a master of composition and light. He's very popular on flickr but always has time to pop in and give you a nice comment. If there were some kind of super-explorer award, Steve-h would have 12 of them. Cheers dude!"
October 16th, 2008
"Apart from being an Dubliner (first, essential reason of personal envy of mine!!!) and being one of the most talented photographer on Flickr I happened to see, Steve's always been a powerful stream of inspiration and a keen observer of realities everyone try to conveys in images, too. So, well done, mate. Carry on"
October 11th, 2008
unlimited inspirations says:
"Steve-h: Frank to say, "Steve" is an usual name, but "Steve-h" but just adding a "-" and "h", the whole name becomes an extraordinary thing.
Steve-h photostream is exactly like his name, so natural but not ordinary, all the inspirations and surprise come to you in a natural way.
From the early photos by Steve, you will know how wonderful Dublin can be, he is very enthusiastic and heartful in sharing the great placce to us, his angle and perspective are always unique and very Steve-style and it arouses my interest to type in "Dublin" in wiki.com to get more information.
Steve is also really talent to catch all the angles and colours (or B&W), every photos is full of details and with an unique idea. If you have/want imagination, you will get a lot of inspirations from Steve.
Steve's photos are so magical to drive you to the scene in a quick second, the photo itself , by the strong colour, and excellent background/texture, are very powerful to let you be in the story, and a lot of feelings will come out.
Steve must be one of the best photographers on FLICKR, with the positive attitude to share and comment and keep close contact. This is a wonderful sharing and friendship."
August 19th, 2008
Beau (Enjoy Life) says:
"I'm very glad to meet you on FLICKR....I'm very love Steve's photo
Steve's style：great composition, colors and works.....
Thank you very much for your kindly comments and favorite on my photostream..."
August 11th, 2008
TLC Fotografie says:
"Steve, you have a very unique and appealing style of post processing. Even when you post process with textures, the images don't seem heavy to the eyes. I think you are gifted artist. I always take inspiration from your work. You are one of the few very best photographers that I am connected to on Flickr.
Thank you for being a wonderful support and encouragement on Flickr. I indeed do learn from you and your work."
July 26th, 2008
"Not only is Steve-h a great artist with an exceptional eye, but he's been one of the most helpful Flickr friends I've ever met. He gives great advice and is always very friendly. I look forward to seeing more of his comments and his photos every day! =)"
July 23rd, 2008
"Everyone who have seen his work, knows that Steve is a great photographer and artist...
He manages a lot of different styles, always with his own unique artistic quality and elegance.
I’ve never met him, but I really hope I will some day :-)
For me Steve has become a true friend and a great source for inspiration.
Thank you for all your kind comments and support, Steve!"
June 26th, 2008
Orest (AKA Mugnu) says:
"I do love Steve's stills. Great compositions, awesome colors. It seems that he always shoots the world in the better possible way."
April 29th, 2008
"i like steve`s style...he is very creative!"
April 22nd, 2008
"His flickr stream is full of life and color, and such variety! And above all, it is always an inspiration!"
March 3rd, 2008
"i really love all the vibrant and fun colors u have in ur shots! especially the ones of details on the roads or buildings, because these are the things that we take for granted yet u highlight them and present them as art and they really work!! ur work makes me look at common things such as sign posts and pipes on buildings with in a whole new light!! amazing work! keep it up!!"
December 12th, 2007
kevin dooley says:
"Steve is one of my favorite artists on Flickr. His colors are fantastic, and he has a great eye for making the common things around us interesting and full of richness and patterns."
November 3rd, 2007
"I'm echoing what others have said, but Steve has a distinct style and subject matter, so that I've come to recognize his signature in the incomparable composition, lighting, and bold brilliant color when I encounter it in Flickr. His talent is to envy. All I can say is encore, Encore, ENCORE!!"
September 22nd, 2007
"Stephen or rather Steve, has a very unique gift that he has generously granted us Flikerer, the privilege of viewing his art. He uses his ability to create art masterpieces with beautifully simple and vibrant photos that would be regularly fairly dull subjects. He finds the beauty that only someone with experience and immense skill can bring out in a photograph. It been a real pleasure viewing your stream and I hope the wonderful photography will continue.
Brothers: Pippin & Ted Lee"
August 18th, 2007
Maria Yu says:
"Steve, it's a gift I got to "know" you here! Every single photo you share is a precious presentation of excellent composition, use of lighting and colors! Thank you for your friendly attitude and encouraging comments! Please keep your great eye open for us! Maria"
August 17th, 2007
Great portfolio. Nice collection of very thoughtfully composed shots. I really liked your selection of subjects. You are a gifted artist and all your photos are great.
Thanks for sharing your work.
Kindest regards.... Art4tos"
July 26th, 2007
"Steve has an amazing talent behind the lens for capturing the most vibrant and creative photos. He has beautifully encapsulated the essence and soul of his home town in many of his photos.
But where Steve really stands out is his fantastic approach to Flickr - he embraces the culture of this site, provides great feedback and advice and has been a saviour in helping administer one of my groups. Thanks Steve - you are quite simply a star!"
March 24th, 2007
- December 2006
- I am:
- Male and Taken