New Irish Images – Out Connemara Way

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New Irish Images – Out Connemara Way

Hey guys. Hope everyone is doing well out there. Loving getting stuck into editing some new images from Connemara this week. We had a number of workshops in the area in October and we were treated to some really stunning light in the area. Hopefully, the below gives you a good flavour.

The drama is definitely well suited to the landscape on Ireland’s west coast. Image explanations below too to help you get a feel for how the images were made.

Derryclare Drama 

There’s nowhere quite like Derryclare Lough on a still morning. I’ve photographed this lake so many times but it never gets old. We were treated to some really stunning conditions last Autumn with perfect reflections and dramatic lighting.
The grad filter has allowed me to hold in the sky but lots of dodge and burn in post to accentuate the shapes of the clouds and really bring pin island to life.
D850 24mm TS and a Lee .6 medium grad.

Crock of Gold

Just as we we’re packing up to leave we got sucked back in by some magical lighting and a crock of gold. I managed to grab a quick handheld shot before the rainbow vanished. So much bright light my trusty tripos wasn’t needed.

Warm to cool transition accentuated in post and lots of darkening top and bottom to draw the eye to the centre.

Nikon d850 14 – 24 presto.

d850 14 – 24 f9 1/160

Doo Lough Reflections

A moment of beautiful calm as the clouds cleared at sunset in Doo Lough. I loved the wee pocket of light and how it interacted with the tress. A stunning location.

I used my grad to balance the sky and just opted for a darker moody look to help accentuate the little pocked of light and the shapes of the reflection.

d850 , 14mm, f11 1/60 Lee Filters .9 Soft


Wee Huts Connemara

The fishing huts of Connemara are so photogenic especially with the added bonus of some still reflections. Screebe House is an amazing spot if you fancy fishing these waters or generally staying around this beautiful location.

Processed with warmth to accentuate the sunset feel plus the Autumnal grasses. All roads lead to Rome or at least lots of dodge/burn to bring the hut into focus.

Nikon d850, 24 – 70, Lee Filters .6 medium grad ND


Gnarled Tree Doo Lough  

I’ve always loved this beaten-up old tree at Doo Lough, near Connemara. We were fortunate that it was actually surrounded by water after some really heavy rain. A nice wee reflection and some great light was just the ticket.

Super wide, super low, and pinpoint composition. Warm to cool transitions and the new masks in Lightroom were a big help with the tree.

Nikon d850, 14 – 24, .9 soft Lee Grad

If you fancy joining us for a long weekend away we have 2 great Irish trips coming up. 3 Nights away self-catering with private bathroom for €895 or a hotel break in Connemara with an amazing a la carte menu for €1150. Al workshops also come with a follow-up webinar to make sure you get the most from the editing of your images too. 

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