Weekend trip to Wicklow Mountains

by Ewa Poplawska August. 22, 2019 305 views

So I decided to get out of my comfort zone and start a photography blog. Not an easy task for someone who was never good at writing but more into maths, numbers and science.

It took me a long time to select the photos for my first post. I wanted to start with some photos from the beginning of my photography journey. But I decided, on the contrary, to start from the end. Why?..............Because, why not??

My partner and I planned to go for a day trip to Wicklow mountains last weekend.

We started our trip with Cloughlea in County Wicklow. It was raining all the way and I was hoping it will stop when we get there. It didn’t, but the rain did not stop me from taking photos, not at all.

8 min exposure of the river in Cloughlea, Co.Wicklow

8 min exposure of the river in Cloughlea, Co.Wicklow

The place is magical, absolutely stunning. It looks like from a fairy-tale. And what made it even more magical and mysterious was, that there were no people. I am definitely going back there to take more photos. And my plan is to take photos in different seasons of the year, to see how this place changes. (If you decide to follow my blog, you will be able to see those changes in my future posts). And what is great about this place…it’s only 20 min drive from my home.

Then we drove towards Sally Gap. It stopped raining for a short while, and I mean very short while. We saw a tree from the distance. My partner knew very well that I always wanted to take a photo of a tree. Just one, stand alone tree. We stopped so I could take a photo but when I walked towards the tree it turned out there were actually 2 trees and the view was far from the vision I had. But since I was already there and I made the effort to get off the car and walk there, I took a photo and had to rush back to the car as it started raining again.

We kept driving until we got to Lough Tay. Lough Tay is also known as Guinness Lake. The beach on the northern side of the lake is made of sand which was imported by the Guinness family. The shape of the lake and the bright white sand at the top, makes it look like a Pint of Guinness.

I only managed to take one photo of Lough Tay and Lugalla before it started raining again.

Lough Tay and Lugalla

Lough Tay and Lugalla

At that stage we had enough of rain so we headed to Bray for some food and to watch the match. After the match my partner and I played a bit with stacking some stones on the beach and taking photos of them between the showers.

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Berckmans Peter 1 year, 2 months ago

Very nice series, love them all

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Ram Ya 1 year, 2 months ago

Lovely series! #1 slow-shutter to my favorites :)

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Heike 1 year, 2 months ago

A beautiful set of photos. The landscape is beautiful and the colors are so rich, very nice!

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Ewa Poplawska Replied to Heike 1 year, 2 months ago

Thank you Heike for your kind words!!

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Bethany Plonski 1 year, 2 months ago

A fairy-tale setting for sure! Thank you for sharing these beautiful photos. And welcome! smile

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Ewa Poplawska Replied to Bethany Plonski 1 year, 2 months ago

Thank you so much Bethany

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