Family Holiday in Paphos, Cyprus

Posted on 15th November 2010 by Mark Tierney

I’ve finally managed to process my holiday photos from last month now the wedding season is calming down. This year we decided to have a break in Paphos which is on the Mediterranean island of Cyprus. The holiday didn’t go to plan though because my daughter was taken ill on the second day of our holiday. Holly spent two days in hospital on a drip with a nasty gastric flu virus and for a while we thought she had meningitis! The bad luck didn’t stop there, once Holly was out of hospital my wife caught the same virus! So our 10 day holiday turned it to a 5 day break :(

While Nicky & Holly were in hospital I managed some night photography which I love playing around with. Our hotel was in the flight path of Paphos international airport and the long lines of light in some of the shots are the airliners taking off or coming into land. There are also seascapes, light painting images and some family portraits including a rare one of me! Here are some of my favourites from our eventful holiday  smile

Tagged under: sunset, long exposure, light painting, seascapes, beach, holiday, sunrise, cyprus, lee big stopper, family portrait, hospital, vacation, paphos, paphos international airport, stacked pebbles


About the author: Mark Tierney

Mark Tierney is a Yorkshire based Contemporary Wedding Photographer covering the UK and beyond.


Gravatar By Neil Redfern on 15th November 2010 at 7:21pm

Wow, absolutely stunning shots Mark.  Looks like you had a fantastic holiday grin

Gravatar By Terra Incognita on 15th November 2010 at 9:00pm

lovely photos!
sorry about the virus.
i got it as well.

Gravatar By Mark Tierney on 16th November 2010 at 6:31am

Thanks Neil & Terra!


Gravatar By Christy on 17th November 2010 at 6:08pm

I visit Cyprus regulary during my school breaks and miss it dearly. Often, I got on twitter and just type in “Cyprus” to see what peple are tweeting about it and stumbled across your site.

Your photos are breath-taking and make me long for Cyprus even more. Thank you, thank you!

Gravatar By Mark Tierney on 17th November 2010 at 6:54pm

Thank you for the kind comment Christy smile


Gravatar By Alice P on 6th March 2013 at 10:56am

Really wonderful pictures, Paphos is a beautiful place. It’s such a shame that your daughter and wife were ill. I hope you managed to see the wonderful historical side to Paphos, that is one of the wonderful things about Paphos, it is such a varied place. Because of this a lot of people are relocating to Paphos, there are a lot of opportunities and the weather is fabulous all year round!

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