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Thursday, 25 March 2021 00:09

The Mighty Scots Pine, Pine Island Connemara

Few places in the west of Ireland can compete with the scenic beauty of Pine Island and its attractiveness for the photographer.

The small island sitting Derryclare Lough is covered with a fine stand of Scots Pine trees, a native conifer to Ireland the Scots Pine Pinus sylvestris is one of the most obvious trees in the Irish landscape. Here, in the west of Ireland in particular, they grow in places that other trees can't. Out of craggy rocks, on the edge of boggy ground and at altitude.

It's a tree that Monty Python rightly described as the Mighty Scots Pine in their famous Lumberjack Song performed by Michael Palin.

Unfortunately, Ireland's state electricity utility ESB have decided to plaster this fine landscape with electricity poles and cables that pass across the lake via the island.

It's a shame but Pine Island still retains a special charm in all conditions and it is a favoured place for Panoramic Ireland's photography workshops.

The Mighty Scots Pine
The Mighty Scots Pine
Published in Guide
Sunday, 16 August 2020 21:43

Seeking Shelter

Sheep find shelter on a lonely, almost treeless landscape in the Irish mountains.

At the end of a photography workshop, after photographing a small river and waterfalls we found this Irish scene of lush green trees, empty landscape and sheep sheltering behind tufts of vegetation.

And of course it made a scene worth photographing, different to those landscapes that we had spent the morning capturing, but as interesting as any scene.

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Sheep shelter under green trees in the Irish countryside
Sheep shelter under green trees in the Irish countryside
Published in Photo Tours

Away from the crowds, in fact away from everyone the Irish countryside is a perfect destination for landscape and travel photography.

Here a rural road through the green Irish countryside leads us to the mountains just as a little bit of rain starts to fall.

You can see the rain streaking across this dramatic grey sky, but it didn't stay that way for long with sunshine coming out soon after.

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Published in Photo Tours
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