We went for a drive yesterday afternoon with the intention of parking somewhere and going for a stroll. “How about the lakes at Blessington” I suggested. It was agreed and we headed off. Half an hour later we were getting out of the car when I noticed my camera bag ;). “Better not leave that in the car I said”. I figured I would be pushing my luck if I grabbed the tripod as well so that stayed put. We set off on our stroll. The weather was good and I think I managed to balance conversation and photography fairly well :).
During our walk I noticed a lot of exposed tree roots where, I presume, the soil had been taken away by the high water levels. There were also a number of exposed tree stumps in the water which the low level had revealed. I thought these would make some interesting B&W photos. Here are some of the results….
The shots were fairly straightforward..all handheld in aperture priority. The light was bright so I was able to set a small aperture for best DOF (f18/22). Processing was in Photoshop.
For anyone who knows the area it`s well worth a visit. The car park is the one opposite the Russborough House entrance on the N81. After parking the car follow the shore past the fishing boats.