Mayo Weekend – Part I

This weekend I headed west for some landscape photography on the south shore of Lough Mask near Clonbur, straddling the Mayo / Galway boarder. I arrived late Saturday afternoon in time for a sunset shoot.

I started with some shots of my favourite submerged tree on the lake which I had not captured in this state since 2007.  This time I used a Big Stopper to calm the lake and sky.  Apparently this winter saw the highest lake height in memory.




NiallCWhelan_20160319_23-EditSince the place I was staying was on the north facing side of the hills around Maumtrasna bay, I knew the best even light was not on ‘The Mask’, but instead on Lough Nafooey ten minutes drive west.


Nafooey never disappoints, and can produce great morning and evening light year round.

A few more images in this set presented themselves as the sun set behind the Maumturk mountains in the distance.


NiallCWhelan_20160319_118-EditIt’s hard to leave a place like this on such an evening, but my streak in Burkes Pub in Clonbur was calling:-)  Home early to process and await the morning light…