Looking out over the Magherally countryside
Alan and Jules

Magherally Lens is a personal photography blog launched in July 2022.

With original pictures, Magherally Lens covers a broad range of topics including stories on life, technology, and keeping sane in a mad world.

All images are original by the author, me, unless otherwise credited. I enjoy capturing my local area in County Down, Northern Ireland, and further afield.

And speaking of fields, that’s me in the featured photo above. My name is Alan and my wee chum is Jules who obviously prefers the view behind.

My photography is multi-genre, meaning I take pictures of just about anything. Categories usually fall under landscape, long exposures, street, and the totally random.

My favourite equipment, actually, my only equipment are OM System cameras and lenses. I'm privileged to use OM-1 and OM-5 cameras supported by the following M.Zuiko lenses:

  • 17mm f1.2 Pro
  • 25mm f1.2 Pro
  • 45mm F1.8
  • 7-14mm F2.8 Pro
  • 12-40mm F2.8 Pro
  • 40-150mm F2.8 Pro
  • 100-400 F5-F6.3

I listed the lenses to drive some sense into my head and dissuade me buying any more.

My outlook on life keeps changing so it’s developing just as much as the photography. I think this blog will be interesting in years to come when I look back at what I used to think. For better or worse.

Oh, and before I forget. All rights to images are reserved. This means while I own the copyright to my work, I'm not against images being used as long as you seek permission first through my contact page. 😊

Thanks for stopping by.


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