Between the day job keeping me busy and finding it hard to decide what to photograph recently I decided to return to where I had restarted my photography in 2010.
Glendalough is one of my favourite places in Ireland with happy memories from my childhood and then with my own family. It is a really popular spot with tourists and during the holiday season it can get extremely busy.
I went across last Monday morning as it was a bank holiday here in Ireland. It is such a peaceful spot early in the morning and I felt myself completely relax as I took in the whole scene. With the sky so cloudy I did work on taking the shot as a potential black and white shot. Would really like to hear what you think of it. I dont know how the branch got there but I think it really makes the scene.
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Here is a shot I took two weeks ago. One of the great things about living in Naas is it is only 40 minutes from Wicklow, which is commonly referred to as the Garden Of Ireland. The Round Tower in Glendalough is a popular subject for photographs. I decided to look for a different angle on the Round Tower and went for the framed shot. The tower is part of a historical site that dates from the 6th century. This site and the upper lake are one of the most popular tourist sites in Ireland. In my landscape gallery there is a shot of the upper lake that I took about two years ago when I was getting back into photography. Also if you are on Facebook and look at the page ‘Irish Weather Online’ you will see some fantastic shots of Wicklow & Glendalough with the current snowy conditions.
Technical Information : ISO 200, f5.6, 1/80 sec.
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