Saturday, 4 April 2009

Gap of Dunloe




Here is your Scenic Sunday image.

I will be going to Killarney over the Easter Holidays next week for a few days with the family and of course the camera. Killarney, Co Kerry is one of Ireland major tourist spots and I think I can safely say that everyone who visits Ireland will have spent some time here.

Again I will be after some specific images from this trip if the weather and light is right. I have been to Killarney many time before when the light was not right and when I did not have the skills to get the image. But after years of training and seeing I have that skill ( I think ? ).

Anyway the image above is the Gap of Dunloe taken very early in the morning as the sun was rising. For this image I left the hotel at about 4:30 in the morning to funny looks from the night porter. I drove to the location and prior knowledge of the surrounds helps. Parker up the car and set the alarm and went back to sleep on the back seats. It was not the best sunrise and I had low cloud cover. It did start to break up a little as you can see from the sky.

The road, maybe not a road but track follows along the base on the mountains but then got up a steep incline at the end. This bottom of the V shape made by the mountains is the top of the "road". It's great fun to drive the Gap of Dunloe, but even better to photograph it.