Mountain Light

Last weekend I went to one of my favourite spots in Ireland, the Glendalough National Park, which is home to some spectacular scenery and is a glacial valley in the Wicklow mountains. Along with the spectacular scenery, there was some spectacular light too. The weather was changeable, to say the least, and a continuous series of clouds and showers danced across the scenery.

The result was an ever changing tapestry of illumination. Patches of sunlight and shadows danced across the valley, followed by the gloomy haze of a passing rain shower, only to be bathed in sunlight again a few moments later. The often bare and bleak mountain side came alive with the colour of the undergrowth and mountain plants as the golden light passed over.

On the way back to the car, we got caught in a rain shower, but even that paid off, as there was an opportunity to see the distant valley walls emerging through the mist of the rain. I never tire of the beauty of this place, and if you’re ever in Ireland, on the east coast, you should pay it a visit.

Images are all Nikon D700 with Sigma 70-200 f/2.8 Lens

I also shot a little video while there....

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