Landscape photographers are a picky bunch. They won't settle for any old light - it has to be the right type of light. This normally means shooting during the golden hours - sunrise or sunset. I will admit, I'm not the best for getting up for the very early summer sunrise. However in the west of Ireland, we are faced with another particular dilemma - the weather ... or more specifically the bad weather. Did I say bad? - I do of course mean wet.
First up, you all know how I like to shoot landscape and seascape photographs. And I do enjoy it - immensely! However, I try to shy away from the classic sunset/sunrise shot. I know people love them and it is hugely enjoyable to be out at those times and come home with an "orangey" image! :-)
A tree is a tree, is a tree? Well yes ... and no. You see, it all depends on the light. I've spoken on a few occasions before about the unique light in the west of Ireland. The light we have here comes in two flavours - bad light and good light. Some argue that there is no bad light, just undiscovered light, but that's another blog entry.
Paths are a fairly common theme for photographers. They lead the eye into the image and make you ponder who or what walks them. If you ever stray off the beaten path you may discover other paths - paths created and mostly frequented by animals. I had to pick my way through briars and rough undergrowth to reach the top of this hill near Lough Lannagh early one morning. God only knows why - I think curiosity plagues many photographers. But that curiosity paid off.