Connemara National Park, situated predominately in Galway is a stunning location. It is also one of the most challenging places I have ever tried to photograph. Challenging not because of the location itself but the ever changing weather. A climate that seems most frequently both grey and damp.
I’ve had the opportunity to visit Connemara and the wider Galway county 3 times in the last couple of years, each time spending at least a week there, and every one of those presented incredibly challenging and ever changing weather conditions. But! When the weather aligns. Wow! Stunning!
This image is taken from Pine Island, a very popular photographic subject itself, located in Derryclare Lough. Standing on the islands far shore you have a beautiful view of the Twelve Bens or Twelve Pins, a range of sharp-peaked quartzite mountains. Sitting most prominent in this image is the ranges second highest peak Bencher (Irish: Binn Chorr) standing at 711m.