Wicklow Landscape | Tranquility Upon the Lake – Wicklow, Ireland

As the sun sets behind the mountains of Wicklow, tranquility falls upon Lower Lough Bray muting it’s colours.

In follow up to my post last week sharing the first image from my evening visit to Lower Lough Bray in Wicklow I thought I would share just one more image from that trip.

I already spoke about just how calm the evening was with just a whisper of wind caressing the lakes surface where the wind found a gap between the trees of the nearby forest. But what a difference 10 minutes can make eh! Stillness Upon the Lough was captured at 19:16 and was all vibrant blues and greens; wonderful definitions in the clouds reflected in the glass-like lake. And here we are at 19:26 on the same evening with a very different image. The sun has just dropped beneath the mountain and suddenly we are looking at a different landscape. Those vibrant blues and greens have been replaced by a much more muted palette. The image suddenly becomes more about shape and form then colour. The rocks standing sentinel like draw the viewer towards where the sun has just been lost behind the mountain, almost mournfully. What do you think?

Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mark II
Lens: Canon EF 17-40mm f/4L USM
Exposure: 0.6 secs
Aperture: f/13
Focal Length: 20mm
ISO Speed: 100

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