Djouce Mountain

Most of the trail up Djouce is constructed of rail road sleepers, to protect the natural bog on the mountain side from being trampled, as well as prevent the bog water from draining away down well worn trails. It could also just be to prevent people getting wet boots. Who knows? It is a narrow trail though, so if you’re not watching your step, or you get hit by a strong cross-wind (or a boisterous wolfhound), you’re going to get wet boots anyway! Djouce Trail - Copyright 2012 Hywel Evans At the end of the trail in this image, you can get a great view over Lough Tay down to the front right. I have a panorama of Lough Tay, which you can view here in a previous post.

Dusk Exit at Lahinch, Co. Clare

Taken in 2009. I was taking a few test shots of the post-sunset sky at Lahinch, and was so pre-occupied with getting the camera settings right that I never noticed the surfer exiting up the slip-way. I quickly fired off this shot to capture the blurring motion of him walking in the low light, creating a slightly eerie atmosphere to the scene.

Dusk Exit - Copyright 2012 Hywel Evans
Dusk Exit – A surfer exits at Lahinch, Co Clare

Mobile upload: Sugar Loaf, Co. Wicklow

The beautiful and scenic Wicklow county! This is the Sugar Loaf, a great climb and obviously a great photographic subject. It’s appearance changes constantly as the weather or time of day change. I have not as yet made it out here with my camera to make some proper landscape images, but it is on my ‘to do’ list for the near future. In the mean time I will have to be satisfied with this image form my phone… Sugar Loaf, Co. Wicklow - Copyright 2012 Hywel Evans