Happy 2016! What better way to start a new year than taking some time for yourself and do what you like the most? So here I am, with another picture from my last trip to Glendalough and the valley of the two lakes, one of my favourite photographic spot in Ireland. As you can see it is “black and white” this time. It won’t be a farewell to colours, but my New Year’s resolution is to try and produce a short B&W series; the subject: Irish Landscape and Architecture.
Location: Glendalough, County Wicklow, Ireland.
What to shoot: Glendalough is a remarkable spot, both for the evocative architecture of its ancient monastic site, and the spectacular scenery made up by the two lakes and surrounding mountains.
Ideal time to shoot: All day long but I still prefer sunset. Autumn gives you the chance to get the best colours.
Gear: Wide angle lenses to standard zooms.
How to get there: By car. It is a 1 hour trip south from Dublin. Reach Glendalough from the R756, then go ahead on the R757 till the upper lake car park (in this case, prepare coins for the car park). You will be at only 5 minutes by foot to this enchanted spot.
Coordinates: 53°00′24″N 6°20′48″W