The wise man knows that it is better to sit on the banks of a remote mountain stream than to be emperor of the whole world.

Views of the stream, photographing the natural landscapes of Ireland Views of the stream, photographing the natural landscapes of Ireland

The Chinese philosopher Zhuangzi said that ‘The wise man knows that it is better to sit on the banks of a remote mountain stream than to be emperor of the whole world.'

And sitting on the banks of this fine remote Irish mountain stream (small river), I was reminded of these very words as I photographed the scene after a recent photography workshop in Ireland's fine springtime countryside.

For 30 minutes I enjoyed my own solitude, gazing on the fast flow of the fresh water and felt in awe of the scenery just here in front of me.

I'm sure that the river banks must have been full of wildlife but I couldn't hear much over the constant sound of the flowing water.

I did see blackbirds and wrens, characterful birds of the Irish countryside but on this occasion I was mostly working on landscapes and long exposures for a photography project.

So, don't forget to join me, Panoramic Ireland, on a photography workshop in a location such as this or anywhere else in Ireland to improve your photography skills.

Away from the crowds, this is fresh, this is now, this is Ireland.

Last modified on Tuesday, 10 March 2020 02:30
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