Killarney National Park Landscape Images

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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Nikon 1 J5 + 1 Nikkor 10-100 mm f/4-5.6 @ 10 mm, efov 27 mm, f/8, 1/13, ISO-400

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.

Nikon 1 J5 + 1 Nikkor 10-100 mm f/4-5.6 @ 20 mm, efov 54 mm, f/8, 1/25, ISO-400

My wife found this interesting grouping of tree trunks. The photograph above is my version of her original concept.

Nikon 1 J5 + 1 Nikkor 10-100 mm f/4-5.6 @ 11 mm, efov 29.7 mm, f/8, 1/640, ISO-800

I enjoy incorporating single, feature trees in compositions. They can help create various moods depending on the lighting and surrounding landscape.

Nikon 1 J5 + 1 Nikkor 10-100 mm f/4-5.6 @ 10 mm, efov 27 mm, f/8, 1/125, ISO-400

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.

Nikon 1 J5 + 1 Nikkor 10-100 mm f/4-5.6 @ 10 mm, efov 27 mm, f/8, 1/250, ISO-400

Trees can also be used to create a sense of perspective and add to a feeling of depth in a composition.

Nikon 1 J5 + 1 Nikkor 10-100 mm f/4-5.6 @ 12 mm, efov 32.4 mm, f/8, 1/160, ISO-400

Rocky outcrops can serve as a leading line and add a feeling of remoteness and ruggedness to a landscape image.

Nikon 1 J5 + 1 Nikkor 10-100 mm f/4-5.6 @ 24 mm, efov 64.8 mm, f/10, 1/250, ISO-800

Overlapping rocks that form a V-shaped sight-line can help to accentuate elements in the background of an image by framing them.

Nikon 1 J5 + 1 Nikkor 10-100 mm f/4-5.6 @ 12 mm, efov 32.4 mm, f/8, 1/320, ISO-800

Getting down low and in close to rock formations can create a feeling of intimacy and ‘being there’ in our photographs.

Technical Note:
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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