Now that the clocks have gone forward, we have an extra hour of light every evening. It makes capturing a landscape scene or a lovely Irish sunset a little bit easier - sometimes. The weather here in the west of Ireland has also improved drastically and there's a nice summery feel these days. We should all make the most of it because as you know, it will be short-lived.
While I love to capture the magical light of the West of Ireland, I have always loved to create as well. I've always been a fantasist - I enjoy movies and books that take you away from the ordinary into alternate worlds. When I look out at the sun setting or a beautiful landscape, in my minds eye I see all manner of scenarios - quite often very unrealistic and sometimes quite dark.
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.
Getting out to photograph the sunrise or sunset over one of the many lakes in the West of Ireland is probably one of my favourite pastimes. There are some stunning skies here on a summers evening or indeed at any time of year, if only people would take the time to go out and enjoy them.
This photograph was taken at Beltra Lake, Glenisland, Ireland on a July evening.