Ireland, captured over ten days while on my honeymoon, proved itself to be one of the most beautiful, diverse, and surprisingly challenging destinations to capture.
The landscape and culture of the country was nothing like I had ever seen before: constant mist, low visibility, and even simply colors and tones I had never worked with before. You will notice a lot of browns, dark reds, and cloudy blues throughout the gallery, which are the colors I am referring to.
The landscape was covered with these varying hues, which is quite a difference from the deep greens in the Pacific Northwest, or the high contrast of blue and orange in Australia. This first became evident to me not in the camera, but when I got into the editing.
The colors were so rich and bold that I found myself, more often than not, rolling back the saturation and vibrancy to achieve something close to what I had seen in person.
The locations where the photos were captured range across the entire country itself. However, the majority were captured on the southwest side of the country, between the counties of Clare and Cork.
I have never personally had a place actually take my breath away and motivate me to pull over quickly to capture a view. There were even times where I did not take a photo at all, simply because I would not be able to properly portray what I was seeing.
I hope these images tell a story; a story of an accepting culture, deeply saturated in history, and a place broadly untouched by the modern demands we live in today.
"May the road rise up to meet you, may the wind always be at your back, may the sun shine warm upon your face, and the rains fall soft upon your fields." - Irish Blessing