Summer in Ireland - not always what you would expect

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A summer grey sky in Ireland, it was bright and sunny moments after this A summer grey sky in Ireland, it was bright and sunny moments after this

Sometimes summer in Ireland is just not what you would expect. Well, perhaps it is what you might expect.

Usually our summers are filled with long days, sunshine and cloud with a good deal of rain but much blue sky - like this.

Summer 2017 has so far proved to be a good bit different with many grey days, lingering cloud and reduced sunshine. It has still been warm but all of this provides a challenge to the photographer.

Here I had been relying on the previous day's forecast that promised a good sunny evening, yet the whole day was the typical grey, low cloud and light rain that I have experienced for much of the summer so far.

The uplands were dull and the cloud hung low across the landscape at times wisping across in front of me.

At least it wasn't raining for much of the day, and only lightly when it did.

It's important to have a plan in photography, but to adapt when weather conditions are not what you expect and other unforeseen circumstances intervene.

Just after these images I was treated to a brief few moments of golden sunlight warming the countryside.

To join me on a photography tour in the Irish countryside, learn how to plan and photograph under any conditions please contact me using the menu above or click here.

Last modified on Monday, 28 August 2017 22:24
Darren McLoughlin

Irishman and International travel photographer in search of the best bits of Ireland. Leading photography tours and experiences in Ireland.

Contributor to New York Times / Sunday Times / Irish Times / Echtra Echtra and Eonmusic

Cancer survivor.

Ask me about travel in Ireland or about photography in Ireland.

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