This article shares a small selection of Killarney National Park landscape images captured during our recent trip to Ireland. As can be the case in Ireland, all of these photographs were created under overcast, threatening skies.
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One of the stops that we made during our trip through Killarney National Park was at the Torc Waterfall. There were crowds of people at the waterfall, making a clean image of the waterfall impossible. We were able to capture some photographs of the moss covered trees along the path leading to the waterfall.
My wife found this interesting grouping of tree trunks. The photograph above is my version of her original concept.
I enjoy incorporating single, feature trees in compositions. They can help create various moods depending on the lighting and surrounding landscape.
Single trees can also be used to anchor one side of a composition and provide a leading line guiding a viewer’s eye into an image. There are a number of lakes situated in Killarney National Park which can be included in landscape compositions.
Trees can also be used to create a sense of perspective and add to a feeling of depth in a composition.
Rocky outcrops can serve as a leading line and add a feeling of remoteness and ruggedness to a landscape image.
Overlapping rocks that form a V-shaped sight-line can help to accentuate elements in the background of an image by framing them.
Getting down low and in close to rock formations can create a feeling of intimacy and ‘being there’ in our photographs.
All photographs in this article were captured using camera gear as noted in the EXIF data. All of the photographs displayed in this article were produced from RAW files using my standard process.
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