Calm Day in the Mountains of Ireland

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Lough Tay, aka the Guinness Lake in Co. Wicklow, Ireland on a calm day Lough Tay, aka the Guinness Lake in Co. Wicklow, Ireland on a calm day

No matter how many times you visit a location as a landscape photographer there is always something of interest, something different to photograph.

The subject matter might be the same, the image might be from the same location as your last visit and the weather might be as good as it was before but the scene is not the same and the image will be different.


This image from Wicklow's Lough Tay - also known as the Guinness Lake, one of the most scenic parts of Wicklow and one of my favourite locations - is a case in point.

On many occasions I have stood on the bluff overlooking the lake sitting deep within the valley yet this week, yesterday as I write this, I was greeted with calm and sunny conditions while leading a photography workshop in Ireland's Garden County.

The lake is usually covered with wind-driven waves, dark and foreboding. Yesterday there was little wind and on such a calm day the lake looked calm and reflected the cloud-filled sky above.

As a photographer these locations never get tiring, it is not possible to see them too often; photographing landscapes such as this scene is always enjoyable and rewarding.

Panoramic Ireland organise photography tours and workshops throughout Ireland - from Wicklow's landscapes to Belfast's streets.

Last modified on Friday, 24 June 2016 22:05
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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