Glencar Waterfall

Glencar Waterfall, perhaps best described by W.B. Yeats in his poem “The Stolen Child”:

Where the wandering water gushes
From the hills above Glen-Car,
In pools among the rushes
That scarce could bathe a star…

I remember years ago some of the instructors from the Activity Centre where Sonja and I worked abseiling down this waterfall – to me it looked like sheer madness but to them merely an afternoons entertainment!

Last week, we were up in Sligo for the New Wine Summer Conference – a truly remarkable, wonderful (and at times overwhelming experience).  As well as the conference it was good to catch up with old friends and to take a few photos…

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Photo Notes:
The picture above was a thirteen second exposure.  I wanted as long an exposure as possible to get the water to look like a veil, unfortunately though I had left my tripod behind in the boot of the car.  Thankfully there was a fence on which to rest the camera but the disadvantage of this was that I could not take the photo from the angle I wanted (hence some of the ‘plunge pool’ is missing) and it simply was not possible to hold the camera steady enough to get a high level of sharpness – all lessons learned for another time – oh and I needed a polarizing filter also, to cut down on the glare.

Larger version on Flickr here.

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6 Comments to “Glencar Waterfall”

  1. Ah, don’t be so hard on yourself … it’s great!

    • Thanks Patrick, well I thought it good enough to put on the blog, but a big part of photography for me is learning how I could take the same shot again, only better.

  2. What is clarity? Sometimes a greater beauty emerges from imperfection. Your blog is a blessing. Thank you.

  3. Hi Daniel
    I love this piece, for me it captures the mystery of Glencar so well done. Would you mind if I used it in a project, crediting you of course?
    Kind regards
    Finn

    • Hi Finn – Thank you very much for your comment, yes of course, please use the photo for your project. Best wishes, Daniel.

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