strolling along Mucross lake and the adjoining woodlands, one eventually comes to Torch waterfall. This pleasant waterfall cascades down a rocky outcrop in a virgin forest. For the more lazy ones jaunting cars await you at Mucross Estate to run you there and back or there is a car park just a few hundred meters from the falls.
This is the place where Shane Lenon proposed to his lovely wife Lucia Evans (the Irish here might know of whom I am speaking) as I learned days later and some 250km north of here in a Galway Pup.
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zoomer (6) 2013-04-21 16:16
Hallo,beautiful composition the veil of water has such a harmonious effect.Gruesse,wolfgang.
Noel_Byrne (23286) 2013-04-22 2:49
the long exposure has worked perfectly well here, creating a very peaceful and calming image, with bright colours in the water offeset really nicely by the lush greenery. I have tried to take these kind of shots before, but always fail, so a real pleasure to see this one!
I will have to get down to Kerry soon, your shots of this area are beautiful.
All the best
timecapturer (48046) 2013-04-22 3:13
a tantalising and beautiful image this. Really dreamy effect of the slow shutter speed on the water makes this so mesmerising and compelling. Excellent!
Enjoy your week - Brian.
delpeoples (53001) 2013-04-22 4:44
Hello dear Daniel
Wow these cascades are really beautiful! I never knew they existed, Kerry not exactly well known for its waterfalls! The atmosphere of tranquillity is palpable here and I am expecting and Irish fairy or water nymph to appear at any moment!
PS: Can I suggest a beautiful song for this photo, The Stolen Child (a poem by Ireland's famous poet WB Yeates set to music by the Waterboys): Stolen Child
bona (12478) 2013-04-22 9:10
you got a nice vail effect here using the low speed. You used f/stop 22, so it was a very bright place.
I was thinking about the water temperature, it was cold?
A very pretty place of Ireland that I didn't know.
thanks for the nice note.
ikeharel (56066) 2013-04-22 9:16
No wonder the Irish adore the green color: this fabulous picture gives a good explanation.
A marvelous effect by the long shutter, water falling like silk from loom...
Beautiful outcme and well applied.
jcpix (13564) 2013-04-22 11:50
Wow, this is gorgeous...and the perfect subject for a vertical composition! :) The blue tint in the water makes it appear very cool and natural, especially as it's set against the surrounding green colors from the vegetation. Love the long exposure, it creates that dynamic of motion and smooths out the cascade into a very pleasing image. It all flows very nicely...both literally and figuratively! You've certainly come up with some great shots from this trip, thanks for sharing them with all of us. Looking forward to the next! Have a good evening.
Waylim (25186) 2013-04-22 17:56
Beautiful waterfall image with the utilization of the slow shutter speed to archieve such smooth and silking texture of the waterfalls. I love the florencent like glow of the waterfalls with the bluish tone. It also gives the feeling of cold. Which I think it was still very cold in March.
Good quality photo and a lovely composition.
SnapRJW (30911) 2013-04-22 23:03
Hello Daniel - A good vertically framed composition here. You have positioned the waterfall beautifully and I love the way it falls diagonally through the shot.You have managed the exposure well although there are one or two areas in the water that lack a little definition but the overall effect is lovely. Magical shot! Warm regards Rosemary
eldancer1 (27203) 2013-04-23 7:38
I like the effect of the slow speed on the water coming down this waterfall. The vertical format worked well in this composition. Good lighting and dof with nice details. Well done, tfs.