Christmas Market in Galway's Eyre Square.Michael Dillon / Dillon Photography

If you need a reminder of how magical the winter can be, look no further than these images by Irish photographer Michael Dillon.

Dillon’s photo (above) of the Christmas market last year in Galway’s Eyre Square was a widely-shared favorite, capturing the city in all its festive glory.

Walking on Frozen Lake, Loughrea, Co. Galway. Photo: Michael Dillon

Walking on Frozen Lake, Loughrea, Co. Galway. Photo: Michael Dillon

A popular wedding photographer, Dillon is also passionate about Ireland’s landscapes. Drawing inspiration from his home county of Galway and its wild Atlantic coastline, Dillon creates images he calls “escapes.”

Wild Atlantic Way, Salthill, Galway. Photo: Michael Dillon

Wild Atlantic Way, Salthill, Galway. Photo: Michael Dillon

“That’s essentially what I do when I’m making them, and I also hope that the viewer might escape into them as well,” he told IrishCentral.

Still Waters, Co. Galway. Photo: Michael Dillon

Still Waters, Co. Galway. Photo: Michael Dillon

“I was always a visual person, always looking, observing etc. This translated into me becoming a photographer in my early twenties.”

Stormy Skies Over Co. Galway. Photo: Michael Dillon.

Stormy Skies Over Co. Galway. Photo: Michael Dillon.

“I’m more well known for my wedding photography work but the escapes are also another passion of mine,” he said.

December Sky Over Loughrea, Co. Galway. Photo: Michael Dillon.

December Sky Over Loughrea, Co. Galway. Photo: Michael Dillon.

While many photographers focus on Ireland’s verdant green fields and sandy beaches, Dillon has a particular talent for conveying how different but beautiful Ireland can be in the winter months.

Frozen Tree, Co. Galway. Photo: Michael Dillon.

Frozen Tree, Co. Galway. Photo: Michael Dillon.

“The light can be very dramatic in the winter time here, but it comes and goes really fast so you do have to plan out some time,” he explained.

Frozen River, Co. Galway. Photo: Michael Dillon.

Frozen River, Co. Galway. Photo: Michael Dillon.

“But other times it can also be a case of just being in the right place at the right time.”

To see more of Michael Dillon’s photographs, visit his website.

Frozen Lake Panorama, Loughrea, Co. Galway. Photo: Michael Dillon

Frozen Lake Panorama, Loughrea, Co. Galway. Photo: Michael Dillon

* Originally published in 2014.