“When we are sure that we are on the right road there is no need to plan our journey too far ahead. No need to burden ourselves with doubts and fears as to the obstacles that may bar our progress. We cannot take more than one step at a time.” ~ Orison Swett Marden
After a brief interlude last week it would seem I am back to speaking about returning to old haunts. This time however we are going way back in time. The last time I visited Powerscourt waterfall was August 2008. And so I found myself back there just shy of 5 years later. Why the gap you may ask? These waterfalls are probably one of the best in Dublin and they are also one of the most photographed. It is a huge tourist spot and even though I arrived as soon as the falls opened I had just an hour of relative solitude before the place was teaming with tourists and families on a day out.
So certainly not the type of place I would normally seek out. Nevertheless it still does not take away from the beauty of the spot and as I was out experimenting with my new lens I thought the falls added a dimension I wished to experiment with.
As I mentioned the is a well photographed tourist spot and so the challenge will always be to put your own stamp on any images you take. For me I wanted something a little more intimate rather the the grand view of the entire falls. It was another one of those odd days we are having recently with no clouds and therefore the light was harsh and bright. I thought though I could use that to my advantage and decided to work much closer to the falls at its base. I loved the play of light and shadows across the face of the cliff and so I slowly constructed this composition. I hope you like it.