Slievenamon - above the snow line in winter Braving the elements on a cold winter's day we climbed up Slievenamon, a 720m-high mountain in Ireland's Ancient East and part of the scenic Munster Vales region. Starting along the scenic lanes we walked through green fields past pine forest with views along the Suir Valley towards the Knockmealdown, Comeragh and Galtee…
On a recent post here on panoramicireland.com I wrote about the necessity of patience in landscape photography. I also mentioned that on most occasions here in Ireland, the weather does clear up and allow us to capture spectacular scenes under amazing light. But sometimes the weather does set in and on those occasions there are alternative things to do and…
The Blue Hour is a classic time of day for landscape photographers to photograph. There are in fact two blue hours and both don't necessarily last for an hour. The first blue hour precedes sunrise and the second of the day comes after sunset; wrapped inside the day there is also the golden hour that we will talk about separately.…
There are many elements that go into creating an image. There's the old favourites such as composition, shutter speed, aperture and so on. Then there's location; but often patience is the key element required in photography, particularly landscape or seascape photography such as in the image seen above. Here a scene from a coastal landscape photography workshop on Ireland's Wild…
The Antrim Coast is a rugged, beautifully scenic place with the wild Atlantic pounding at its shoreline and islands constantly. Here Sheep Island, a tiny island of basalt rocks sits close in front of the much larger Rathlin Island composed of basalt overlying chalk - evident in the cliffs as seen in the distance. I was leading a photography workshop…
Another of my favourite images from 2017 came again from Ireland's midland region just like this one here. Again, after a long day of photographing landscapes we found ourselves in not an ideal position for photographing the sunset, not being the chief objective of our photography workshop. Here we found this lane that seemed to invite us across its water-filled…
This was at the end of a long day's photography workshop covering woodlands and waterfalls, Panoramic Ireland (that's me by the way) run photography workshops and tours for all levels in Ireland from Cork to Galway to Belfast to Dublin. We were in Ireland's midlands for the best part of the session and sunset wasn't high on our priorities for…
Another of my favourite workshops from 2017 was this one from County Kerry, here we have the bright summer sun shining over County Kerry's famous Dingle Peninsula - probably the most popular non-Dublin destination in Ireland. In the distance the mountains of Kerry can be seen, the highest amongst these are the Macgillycuddy's Reeks with Ireland's highest mountain Carrauntuohill. On…
We're now rightly through December and on our way to the end of 2017. At the start of the year I posted about my last foray of 2016 along laneways in rural Ireland here. At the end of autumn, just a few weeks ago I was exploring another lane, this time in Northern Ireland. The resulting images are both very…
Photography and Ireland. It doesn't always involve snow, not even in the mountains. As I looked out to green fields and sunny blue skies on the mountain slopes today, not a drop of the white blanket to be seen, it seemed a far way away from this image where, during a photography workshop on how to photograph snowy landscapes we…
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