The sheer scale and volume of rock to be found in the Burren never ceases to amaze me. When you are travelling the west of Ireland around Clare or Galway, there seems to be a never-ending resource of rock that facilitates farmers in building walls between their fields. Our featured photo today was taken in the Burren County Clare by Gareth McCormack. Gareth explains:
"The unique landscape of the Burren provides a fantastic location for photographers, but fine light is needed to make the most of the karst geology. As I scouted for a composition above the village of Fanore one September evening, a heavy shower cleared and strong light filtered across the hills. I centred on an exposed stretch of limestone pavement, and used a graduated filter to balance the difference in brightness between land and sky."
I like the warm glow of the golden light on the landscape. You can browse or buy Gareth McCormack's prints here.
- Mark Sheils
Founder, Picture Ireland