From the rugged wilderness of the majestic
Mourne Mountains to the rolling hills
that surround the sheltered waters of
Strangford Lough, and from the unspoilt
coastline of North Down to the history steeped
lands of the low-lying Lecale
Peninsula, County Down is positively
saturated with areas of interest for the
fortunate visitor to savour.
Join local landscape photographer Simon
Brown on a journey around his beloved
home county as he reveals the alluring
landscapes of Down in all their splendour.
Visiting the enchanting harbours,
wondrous woodlands, luscious landscapes
and mysterious megalithic monuments
that make this area such a unique place,
Portrait of County Down is a photographic
tribute to undoubtedly one of the most
beautiful parts of the United Kingdom.
Simon Brown is an up-and-coming landscape
photographer from Bangor in
County Down. His love for photography
first arose while backpacking around the
beautiful landscapes of New Zealand in
2001. Since his return he has spent many
hours travelling around Northern Ireland
striving to build a collection of images
showing his homeland at its beautiful best.
Simon’s work regularly features in the
national photographic press and often
represents Northern Ireland on postcards,
calendars and in local tourist
guides. He has also been short-listed for
several international photography awards.
Portrait of County Down is his first book.
Imprint: Halsgrove. ISBN 978 1 84114 984 4, hardback, 214x230mm, 144 pages. Published October 2009.