The weather wasn't looking great when I first headed out, but sometimes you get the best skies just after a storm and luckily the clouds parted for some dramatic shots.
I thought I would share a few shots I took with the sony 28-70mm kit lens and show how well I thought it performed.
https://shutterdiscovery.smugmug.com/Portfolio/i-6L7VVJ2/A I was exploring the poulaphouca reservoir at close to sunset and there was some lovely yellow light catching the pillars of this bridge and there was some mirror like reflection on the still water.
https://shutterdiscovery.smugmug.com/Portfolio/i-4kXqN9c/A The Wicklow hills in Ireland have some spectacular places to hike and explore, and you are greeted with views like this. There was a light rain almost all day and then it cleared just in time for a beautiful sunset.
https://shutterdiscovery.smugmug.com/Portfolio/i-KPrBBPT/A This was taken in the Wicklow hills of Ireland, there was a wonderful purple light shooting across the sky which matched the miles and miles of heather across the plateau along the stream to the misty mountains in the distance.
https://shutterdiscovery.smugmug.com/Portfolio/i-CsmR9D9/A Dublin is one of my favourite cities to explore at night, the mix of old and new architecture together with the lights that add interest around every corner. This is one of the many bridges that cross the river liffey that runs through the city, the Samuel Beckett bridge opens in an unconventional way [...]
https://shutterdiscovery.smugmug.com/Portfolio/i-4C3p3dd/A This is St Kevin's church which was built in the 12th century in Glendalough, Ireland. There was a mist moving through the whole valley which gave this mystic look to everything, I wouldn't have been surprised to see a wizard step out at any moment.
Clouded Mirror https://shutterdiscovery.smugmug.com/Portfolio/i-qfP5kkF/A This is a lough up in the Wicklow hills in Ireland, the water was very still and it created a nice mirror effect. There were some ominous clouds heading towards us though.
Flowing Glow https://shutterdiscovery.smugmug.com/Portfolio/i-T85X8F6/A The light was quite harsh at the time of taking this, but this section of the river was shaded under some trees. The water has a slight glow to it from the light bouncing around in the water, I really liked the different colours that the surrounding scenery produced.