“The richness of life lies in memories we have forgotten.” ~ Cesare Pavese
If you were following me on Facebook or Instagram recently you’ll already know I was out and about last Saturday morning. One of the spots I visited was Blessington Lakes. Not unlike my recent visit to Greystones it has been more then three years since I last shot at the lakes. On January 7th, 2010 to be precise and it was my 1st image of that year entitled A New Dawn which saw me dipping my toe into Long Exposure work. It was a whole 40 sec exposure!
Fast forward 3 years and I give you a 5 minute exposure, thanks the use of a 10 stop filter. It had been a beautiful morning and when I arrived along the lakes they were full of families enjoying the sunshine. I decided to take a wander along the shoreline to see if I could find a quieter spot. As I was walking dark and threatening clouds begin to swoop in… excellent I thought to myself. And as this was happening above my head I happened across this forgotten tree trunk floating in the water. It’s pretty hard to turn that compositional element down and so I set up up my camera. You can actually see below the setup image I shared on Instagram from the day.