Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Exploring Ireland - Day 5 - Galway and Connemara

This was the view from our room at the Hotel Meyrick in Galway in the early morning hours, and here's the same view a few hours later. (You may click on any of the images for a larger view.)

While the rest of the tour group left to go on the regularly scheduled bus tour of Connemara, six of us went on our own tour of the area with Jim Paslow of West Ireland Tours. A bus trip is great, but as photographers we wanted more time to take photos than the bus's quick photo stops would allow. Six of us set out for a very full, wonderful day of shooting.

Before our scheduled departure time, I photographed these roses in the park across from the hotel.

Soon it was time to meet the others. Along the way we photographed this pretty thatched cottage and

some friendly Connemara ponies . . . 

What struck me the most was the quality of the light. Just look how this blue boat appears to glow.

These boat were photographed in Baurisheen on the shore of Lough Corrib.

One last photo for today's post . . . 

Tomorrow . . . more from our magic day in Connemara.

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