Pine Island, Connemara

Pine Island, Connemara - one of Ireland's most scenic landscapes Pine Island, Connemara - one of Ireland's most scenic landscapes

Pine Island is one of the western region of Connemara's key attractions for landscape photography and one that I return to often.

The trees here are Scots Pine, a native evergreen tree that tends to grow tall and slender, it has red coloured wood and tends to add a lot of interest to landscape images of the west of Ireland.

Here we have a long exposure scene with reflection and some wind on Lough Derryclare's surface.

Unfortunately the ESB, formerly Ireland's only electricity supplier and Eirgrid - Ireland's state run electricity network saw fit to run electricity cable straight through this scene and across the island, one of the country's best visual landscapes. The cables can be seen here running in from the right of the image and on either side the longer views are ruined by poles and cables covering the stunning hillsides.

Still, a photographer can make use of many techniques to reduce the visual impact of these eyesores that doesn't always involve Photoshop.

But of course, Photoshop can also be a photographer's friend in these cases.

To learn more about how to mitigate against badly placed elements in landscape photography by in-field techniques or digitally, join me on one of my photography workshops in Connemara or throughout Ireland.

Last modified on Monday, 15 May 2017 17:47

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