Local calendar showcases Roe beauty spots

Owen Anderson's 2016 calendar.
Owen Anderson's 2016 calendar.

A Magilligan man has turned his passion for photography into a showcase of local beauty spots and businesses.

Owen Anderson has been capturing local landscape spots for years as a hobby.

However, recognising the shortage of local calendars, he chose some of his favourite shots to feature in his very own calendar, ‘The Beauty of the North Coast’.

Among the photos featured are harvest time views of Binevenagh Mountain, a snow covered Dungiven Castle, Duncrun Fishing Lakes, and a shot of the world famous sea god statue Mannanán Mac Lir that was stolen earlier this year only to be found by ramblers months later.

“A few friends asked me to do a calendar for them this year, so the idea took shape in late October, early November,” said Owen.

“I’ve been taking pictures seriously for about four years and I thought, if I could sell 50, I’d be doing well.

“I initially put an order in for 50 calendars, but they sold out in a week.

“Currently, I have almost 100 away, so I’m pleased,” said Owen.

Delighted by the success of the calendar, Owen said it’s a good way to showcase the stunning Roe Valley scenery.

“I’m trying to include as many local people and businesses on the calendar as there is as there is a major shortage of local calendars. I thought I’d try one this year.”

To contact Owen email him at owenanderson@aol.com or check out his Facebook page.