Displaying items by tag: river

Wednesday, 05 October 2022 21:01

Cloudy Autumn along the River, Ireland

Autumn is upon us here in Ireland, we have passed the autumn equinox and now the length of daylight is shorter than night.

Last week I was photographing in County Roscommon at the inaugural Night and Day Festival which featured Irish and international artists - more to come on that soon.

This week I have been photographing in some woodlands in the Irish countryside, the weather was a little challenging but the workshop with NS from Virginia, a first time visitor to Ireland, went well as we covered long exposure photography and how to photograph colourful scenes.

Here we left the woodland to photograph along a wide, fast-flowing river to another section of colourful woods on the opposite bank. This is a scene that looks best in the autumn months.

Join me, Panoramic Ireland, to photograph Ireland's rivers, woodlands and countryside in autumn, winter, spring and summer.

Published in Photo Tours
Sunday, 15 November 2020 23:35

River and Bridge in Autumn, Landscapes of Ireland

Rivers, streams, waterfalls and deciduous woodlands are a favourite photographic subject of mine and for many photographers.

Here, it is easy to see why. An old stone bridge sits spans a small river as it flows through a green, autumnal woodland before cascading over a six foot fall.

Fallen leaves and bracken add plenty of colour to the woodland floor.

While we may not be able to travel far at the moment due to travel restrictions, next year will see lots of opportunities - particularly towards the second half of the 2021.

Join one of Panoramic Ireland's private (non-group) photography workshops in 2021.

Published in Photo Tours
Tuesday, 27 October 2020 21:05

Stone Bridge and Autumn River, Ireland

Autumn arrives, the clocks have gone back in Ireland and the daylight length is now quite short.

Here, the trees have lost most of their leaves those not carried by the flow of the water remaining on the rocks and riverbanks.

This bridge is large, more than 12ft to the centre of the arch from the river below designed to take traffic across the small but steep sided valley, seen here with low flow but a raging torrent in heavy rains.

For the moment, Ireland is in Level 5 lockdown which means that travel is limited to 5km except for work, school and essential purposes - much of the countryside is looking autumnal and winter will be here by the time we exit Level 5.

Enjoy the view and don't forget to check back for more posts regularly. Here's one of beech trees and an Irish waterfall in autumn.

Published in Guide

From the coast to the mountains - a few weeks ago I headed to the coast for sunrise, the morning's forecast was for sunshine and a bright start to the day.

In reality it was dull and grey and there was no hint of a colourful sunrise.

I photographed and videoed at the Forty Foot in Dublin before making my way into the mountains.

Having checked the weather radar it looked like better weather was to be found away from Dublin.

I found the sunshine after a little rain and the morning got brighter and warmer. I stopped at a woodland stream to photograph some woodland colour and character.

Enjoy the video from the day's journey through the scenic Irish countryside.

Published in Guide

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.

Published in Photo Tours
Thursday, 05 December 2019 01:45

Flow and Swirl in the Woodland River

A woodland river flowing and swirling through the rocks under the tree canopy high above.

It just takes time, time for the action of the flowing water to finally erode the obstacles in its way, slowly carving a fine channel through even a tough, durable rock such as granite.

Published in Guide
Friday, 09 August 2019 23:42

Old Stone Bridge, Ireland

Exploring in the Irish countryside can be a fine and rewarding experience.

Here, I found an old stone bridge dating from the 1840s over a small river surrounded by green trees, its stony riverbed shallow with long grasses sculpted by the low summer flow.

We stood in the water here, no need for wellies, to photograph this scene.

Join Panoramic Ireland to explore and photograph the Irish countryside.

Published in Guide
Monday, 16 April 2018 11:54

The Stream, Flowing Water Over Rocks

The little stream, of no particular renown, continues tumbling down the slope towards the sea as it has done for thousands of years.

Here, in the shaded valley carved over time by the action of water continuously flowing and falling, we find lots of mosses, lichens and bryophytes.

Published in Guide
Saturday, 04 November 2017 22:46

The River in Autumn

Autumn is of course well known as a colourful time of year and without doubt Ireland has many colourful places in September, October and November - the three months traditionally associated with autumn here at this latitude.

On this occasion, a small river in spate with water flowing over salmon weirs, captured on a photography workshop in the Irish countryside.

Published in Guide
Friday, 01 July 2016 21:28

Ireland's River Suir

The River Suir is Ireland's third longest river at 184km and seventh largest in terms of flow.

It rises in north Tipperary and flows south then turning north and east towards Waterford Harbour where it meets the Celtic Sea after flowing through Clonmel, Carrick-on-Suir and Waterford City on its way.

Published in Guide
Cookies make it easier for us to provide you with our services. With the usage of our services you permit us to use cookies.