Golden Hour Winter Sunshine in the Mountains of Ireland

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Golden Hour Winter Sunshine in Ireland's Mountains Golden Hour Winter Sunshine in Ireland's Mountains

For the first time in a while I ventured back to one of my favourite locations for landscape photography today.

And, although the prevailing conditions were cloudy and windy, for a moment late afternoon sunshine broke through to illuminate the mountain ridge and enhance the red hues of the bracken and heather covered landscape.

Seven sheep are just visible, grazing the meagre mountainside.

Even in winter, in late January, the weather was mild with temperatures of 11C.

Close to sunset, it was just the start of the Golden Hour - the time just before sunset where landscapes take on warm, golden tones.

Clouds wisped across the distant mountainside, and then moments later all was under a dark and stormy sky.

To be repeated tomorrow, I hope. For stormy days like this give the best light.

Join me - virtually by keeping up with the site here or on social media; or when you visit Ireland take a photography tour with me in the Irish countryside in 2022.

Last modified on Saturday, 29 January 2022 00:38
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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