Glendalough Lower Lake

Glendalough derives it’s name from the Irish name for the area, “Gleann Da Loch” which roughly translates as “glen of the two lakes”. It was a cold enough day so we only got a good look at the lower lake, but I’m looking forward to visiting again!


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    Peter Crymble February 1, 2006

    Gr8 to see a fellow irish photoblog! Thanks 4 ur recent comments….

    This is a lovely shot – well done. Composition is pretty good and seems nice and clear…only distraction is the blown out sky – but thats what happens in Ireland..if your camera allow u to shoow in RAW you can sometimes repair it….Thans and keep up the good work…PC

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    Enygma February 1, 2006

    I’ve learned a few techniques using gradients in Photoshop that allow you to recover some sky. It’s very difficult to get it just right though. Might be worth investing in a split neutral density filter.

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    Gavin February 1, 2006

    Wonderful forground. I Love the tree’s in the top right. Excellent shot,

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    Donncha February 1, 2006

    Thanks for the comments, it was even nicer than the photo shows!
    I thought about working on the sky but I don’t have time these days for much post-processing and I found it pleasing the way it was!

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    Pete Connolly February 1, 2006

    Very nice Donncha. I’ve been there quite a few times but none recently, alas. Brings me back

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    Eric February 2, 2006

    looks like a good place to visit someday šŸ™‚

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    Phil February 2, 2006

    The sea is wonderful – so smooth.

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    Sebastian February 4, 2006

    Beautiful Landscape!!! I want holiday on this place šŸ™‚

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    Wicklow February 7, 2006

    Glendalough – stunning at any time of year…

    It is no wonder that Glendalough is one of the top tourist attractions in Ireland. It is but a short distance away from Ireland’s busiest roads and yet, to visit Glendalough is to literally step back in time. Anyone that tires of the sights in Gl…

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    jenny March 10, 2006

    We have just returned from a great Day Tour to Wicklow with lots of free time to walk through this area
    the company was DAY TOURS UNPLUGGED
    There guides are fantastic, and we got lots of photos, we also went up through the Sally Gap
    and Wicklow mountains there was a small group 20 persons A GREAT DAY OUT

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    Flickr: Cepinoo April 12, 2008

    With a little more definition in the background this picture would be even better.

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