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Connemara, Ireland Pt 1

My last hurrah before the twins arrived was a trip to Connemara for a workshop with Rohan Reilly.  

Located in the west of Ireland, the Connemara landscape offers a myriad of opportunities for photographers with the Mamturk and Twelve Bens mountains, rugged inlets and sandy beaches and the barren bogland and heathlands. Boglands may not sound the most inspiring of landscapes, but the Connemara Bog complex is rich in its beauty.  A blanket of bog, covered in heath vegetation interspersed with rocky outcrops and a vast network of reed lined bog pools. The dark still pools of the bog  providing a mirror like surface in which the peaks of the Twelve Bens reflect.  

I have previously  attended two other of Rohan's workshops in Co Kerry and Co Antrim and as always with Rohan, locations are scouted and are planned to suit the best weather conditions and light on each day.  Logistics of the workshop always run smoothly and Rohan is always on hand to provide advice and help with composition and technique.  

The Twelve Bens reflecting in the Connemara Bog complex at sunset

 

Fishing Hut on Lough Ahalia 

 

Pine Island on Derryclare Lough

Glassillaun Beach

Misty sunrise over the Twelve Bens. 

Lough Corrib Ruins