Corgar Lake. Ballinamore. Co. Leitrim

2009-10-28

Corgar  Lake  is  one  of  the  many  lakes  located  near  Ballinamore.  It  is  a  relativley  small  lake  but  is   frequently  fished  by  visiting  anglers . There  are  heavy  banks  of  reeds  surrounding  the  lake  with  fishing  platforms  placed  along  the  shore.

I  had  driven  past  the  lake  early  the  previous  morning  and  saw  that  a  mist  was  slowing  clearing  from  the  lake  surface.  I  had  missed  the  sunrise  but  I  knew  that  the  mist  would  have  intensfied  the  colour when  the  sun  was  low  in  the  sky  so  I  made  sure  I  was  at  the  lake  before  sunrise  the  next  morning.

A  slow  shutter  speed  was  essential  so  I  was  ready  with  both  tripod  and  shutter  release  cable. The  colours  were  stunning  and  changed  quickly  as  the  mist  rose  from  the  lake.

It  was  one  of  those  mornings  when  everything  fell  into  place.

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Waterfalls at Glencar, Co. Leitrim

2008-10-31

Sruth In Aghaidh An Aird
Sruth In Aghaidh An Aird

Stream Against The Slope

Having photographed Glencar Waterfall many times over the years I decided to be a bit more adventureous and try to photograph its much higher neighbour which is only clearly visible after heavy rainfall. Its name in Irish ” Sruth in aghaidh an aird ” translates as ” Stream against the slope ” . It took me about an hour to hike up to the face of the mountain but it was well worth it. An incredible sight reminiscent of Yellowstone National Park or somewhere far away and exotic. A well kept secret. If it was easily accessible from the road it could be enjoyed by all.

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