Today we feature 'Dawn Reflections of the Twelve Bens' taken by Gareth McCormack at Derryclare Lough in Connemara County Galway. It was not an easy picture to capture! Gareth explains:
"The Twelve Bens are one of the most scenic mountain ranges in Ireland, but they can be frustratingly difficult to photograph. The main challenge is overcoming the region's unpredictable weather. This particular shot took several years to achieve because it requires a clear, calm dawn in winter. Fifteen minutes after I pressed the shutter, the magic faded and the skies were dull and cloudy for the remainder of the week."
I love the soft colour tones in this composition and the cluster of trees on the lake. You can browse or buy Gareth's prints here.
- Mark Sheils
Founder, Picture Ireland