I drove a lot (on the wrong side of the road, on the wrong side of the car) during my recent trip to Ireland. I completely covered the Dingle, Kerry and the Beara Peninsulas more than once. According to the car rental invoice I drove more than 2,500 Kilometers. Most of it on very tight roads. It’s a miracle that the car rental agency found the car in “perfect condition”. They say to never buy a rental car and I agree! One of my favorite passes was along the road that divides County Kerry and County Cork in the Beara Peninsula. This view of Glenmore Lake is from the single-lane road that climbs up through the mountains there. I not only though it was a beautiful scene but it incorporated everything I remember about Ireland. Including the sheep. Of particular interest were the stones lining the road. I tried to get these in the photos to show you not only their great craftsmanship but also what separated us from the road and “down there”.
This image was taken with my Sony A7R II using my Sony FE 16-35mm f/4 Lens set on 16mm. The camera was set on Manual mode with the aperture set at f/11, shutter speed at 1/25th of a second and the ISO set at 100. I used a tripod for stability and a polarizer to eliminate some of the glare off of the lake. This is a single image processed in Lightroom and finalized in Photoshop using Nik Color Efex Pro.
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