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Kylemore Fairytale by Benjamin Padgett

After Mitchell Henry inherited a fortune from his father, he purchased thousands of acres in the majestic Connemara region of Ireland upon which he had this fairytale castle built as a gift for his wife Margaret. Circa 1871, Kylemore Abbey has since been home to English Royals and The Irish Benedictine Nuns.
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    Kylemore Fairytale by Benjamin Padgett

    After Mitchell Henry inherited a fortune from his father, he purchased thousands of acres in the majestic Connemara region of Ireland upon which he had this fairytale castle built as a gift for his wife Margaret. Circa 1871, Kylemore Abbey has since been home to English Royals and The Irish Benedictine Nuns.

    © Benjamin Padgett, PhotoRaconteur.com

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Killary Countryside by Benjamin Padgett

Rolling hills dotted with grazing sheep alongside Killary Harbour, which forms the southern border of County Mayo, Ireland.
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    Killary Countryside by Benjamin Padgett

    Rolling hills dotted with grazing sheep alongside Killary Harbour, which forms the southern border of County Mayo, Ireland.

    © Benjamin Padgett, PhotoRaconteur.com

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Valley of Darkness by Benjamin Padgett

A heavy cover of clouds and majestic mountains tower over one of the deepest lakes in Ireland, Doo Lough. Pronounced doo-lock and translating to dark lake, this valley in County Mayo was the site of tragedy in the mid-1800s during the Irish Potato Famine. These days, the lake serves as a fine source for spring salmon, grilse and sea trout.
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    Valley of Darkness by Benjamin Padgett

    A heavy cover of clouds and majestic mountains tower over one of the deepest lakes in Ireland, Doo Lough. Pronounced doo-lock and translating to dark lake, this valley in County Mayo was the site of tragedy in the mid-1800s during the Irish Potato Famine. These days, the lake serves as a fine source for spring salmon, grilse and sea trout.

    © Benjamin Padgett, PhotoRaconteur.com

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Wild Rovers by Benjamin Padgett

Free range sheep grazing amongst the majestic scenery of Doo Lough Valley in County Mayo, Ireland. Sheep farmers use various colours and patterns of dye to designate ownership.
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    Wild Rovers by Benjamin Padgett

    Free range sheep grazing amongst the majestic scenery of Doo Lough Valley in County Mayo, Ireland. Sheep farmers use various colours and patterns of dye to designate ownership.

    © Benjamin Padgett, PhotoRaconteur.com

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Maple Tree & The Bell Tower by Benjamin Padgett

A gnarly maple tree reaches toward the bell tower at Christ Church Cathedral in Dublin, Ireland.
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    Maple Tree & The Bell Tower by Benjamin Padgett

    A gnarly maple tree reaches toward the bell tower at Christ Church Cathedral in Dublin, Ireland.

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Christ Church Cathedral by Benjamin Padgett

On a site dedicated to worship for over a thousand years, Christ Church Cathedral in Dublin stands behind an iron fence topped with curled shamrocks.
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    Christ Church Cathedral by Benjamin Padgett

    On a site dedicated to worship for over a thousand years, Christ Church Cathedral in Dublin stands behind an iron fence topped with curled shamrocks.

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St. Patrick’s Cathedral by Benjamin Padgett

The south transept of St. Patrick’s Cathedral and its flying buttresses stand behind a wrought iron fence in Dublin, Ireland. St. Patrick is thought to have performed baptisms on the site in the 5th Century, while the current structure dates back to the mid-13th century.
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    St. Patrick’s Cathedral by Benjamin Padgett

    The south transept of St. Patrick’s Cathedral and its flying buttresses stand behind a wrought iron fence in Dublin, Ireland. St. Patrick is thought to have performed baptisms on the site in the 5th Century, while the current structure dates back to the mid-13th century.

    © Benjamin Padgett, PhotoRaconteur.com

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Marsh’s Library Gate by Benjamin Padgett

Located behind St. Patrick’s Cathedral in Dublin, an ornate arched iron gate leads to Ireland’s first public library, circa 1701.
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    Marsh’s Library Gate by Benjamin Padgett

    Located behind St. Patrick’s Cathedral in Dublin, an ornate arched iron gate leads to Ireland’s first public library, circa 1701.

    © 2013 Benjamin Padgett, PhotoRaconteur.com

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Saint Edmund’s Door by Benjamin Padgett

An iron gate guards an ornate doorway of the Christ Church Cathedral in Dublin, Ireland. This wooden plank door is nearest to the Chapter House and the Chapel of Saint Edmund within the cathedral.
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    Saint Edmund’s Door by Benjamin Padgett

    An iron gate guards an ornate doorway of the Christ Church Cathedral in Dublin, Ireland. This wooden plank door is nearest to the Chapter House and the Chapel of Saint Edmund within the cathedral.

    © 2013 Benjamin Padgett, PhotoRaconteur.com

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12th Century Doorway by Benjamin Padgett


A pair of tall wooden plank doors with ornate hinges open to the south transept of the Christ Church Cathedral in Dublin, Ireland. This fine Romanesque doorway arch is original, dating back to the 1180s.

© 2013 Benjamin Padgett, PhotoRaconteur.com

    12th Century Doorway by Benjamin Padgett

    A pair of tall wooden plank doors with ornate hinges open to the south transept of the Christ Church Cathedral in Dublin, Ireland. This fine Romanesque doorway arch is original, dating back to the 1180s.

    © 2013 Benjamin Padgett, PhotoRaconteur.com

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New photo added to my portfolio: "Rocky Mountain Storm" by Benjamin Padgett 

Ominous storm clouds drift over the majestic Rocky Mountain National Park


© 2013 Benjamin Padgett, PhotoRaconteur.com

    New photo added to my portfolio: "Rocky Mountain Storm" by Benjamin Padgett

    Ominous storm clouds drift over the majestic Rocky Mountain National Park

    © 2013 Benjamin Padgett, PhotoRaconteur.com

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  23. New!  HUGE!  Larger Than Life prints!

    Get my Power of Vernal Falls on a print taller than you are, or get my Angel Oak on a print wider than you can stretch your arms!


    These Larger Than Life (LTL) prints are on an amazing lightweight canvas fabric paper with a gentle but effective adhesive backing that will stick to nearly any surface, including exposed brick, large windows, as well as the textured plaster walls that are common in Las Vegas and other areas of the country.


    No expensive custom framing or canvas stretching needed, and no messy wallpaper paste to deal with. The prints can be repositioned or moved to other walls 100 times or more without losing it’s adhesiveness, and they will not peel the paint off of your walls.


    This is truly an amazing product that I am excited to offer. Having such a gigantic print on your wall will truly have a dramatic impact on your decor.


    Currently, a selection of 21 of my photos are available in LTL prints ranging from 60” to 82” (as measured on longest side). If there are any additional photos in my portfolio that you’d like to me to offer as an LTL print, just let me know.


    These huge prints are available exclusively through the following website: LTLprints.com/PhotoRaconteur

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"Bridalveil Rainbows" by Benjamin Padgett

Now available as a stunning Limited Edition MetalPrint!

Colorful double rainbows at the base of Bridalveil Fall in Yosemite National Park. The 620’ tall waterfall was originally named “Pohono” by Native Americans, which translates to “the spirit of the puffing wind.” Notice that the colors of the outer rainbow are in reverse order of the main rainbow. The mist at this location is overwhelming in the Spring, requiring rain gear and camera waterproofing. Even then, it requires a paparazzi-like approach to snap photos quickly while turning toward the spray and then away in an attempt to try to keep the lens as dry as possible. The colorful rainbows have been isolated against a monochromatic background in the digital darkroom in order to achieve my desired visual effect.

    "Bridalveil Rainbows" by Benjamin Padgett

    Now available as a stunning Limited Edition MetalPrint!

    Colorful double rainbows at the base of Bridalveil Fall in Yosemite National Park. The 620’ tall waterfall was originally named “Pohono” by Native Americans, which translates to “the spirit of the puffing wind.” Notice that the colors of the outer rainbow are in reverse order of the main rainbow. The mist at this location is overwhelming in the Spring, requiring rain gear and camera waterproofing. Even then, it requires a paparazzi-like approach to snap photos quickly while turning toward the spray and then away in an attempt to try to keep the lens as dry as possible. The colorful rainbows have been isolated against a monochromatic background in the digital darkroom in order to achieve my desired visual effect.

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"Bridge Mountain Cloudscape" by Benjamin Padgett

Now available as a stunning Limited Edition MetalPrint!

Incredible cloud formations over Bridge Mountain within the Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, located along the outskirts of Las Vegas, Nevada. This was definitely one of those times when patience was rewarded. You just have to choose your spot and wait for the lighting and weather conditions to fall into place. Red Rock Canyon is a beautiful area just minutes from my home, and I am trying to do my part to help it gain the world’s attention that it deserves.

    "Bridge Mountain Cloudscape" by Benjamin Padgett

    Now available as a stunning Limited Edition MetalPrint!

    Incredible cloud formations over Bridge Mountain within the Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, located along the outskirts of Las Vegas, Nevada. This was definitely one of those times when patience was rewarded. You just have to choose your spot and wait for the lighting and weather conditions to fall into place. Red Rock Canyon is a beautiful area just minutes from my home, and I am trying to do my part to help it gain the world’s attention that it deserves.

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