“A good traveler has no fixed plans and is not intent on arriving.” – Lao Tzu
After about an hour of white knuckle driving on the left side of the road (for the first time I might add) from the airport to this location, I was ready to get out! I had these visions of wide open roads winding up and down the hills of Ireland. I am sure that they are out there somewhere, but up until I had finally pulled off the side of the road here, I was wondering if I was ever going to find them. After a quick swerve off the road, a few seconds to listen to the quiet, another minute or so to get out of the car and kiss the ground (you think I’m kidding on that one?), I was ready to wander out into the Irish landscape to take what was my first of many clicks of this country’s incredible beauty.
In spite of the arsenal of Nikon gear I was dragging with me on this trip, I found myself grabbing for the incredible iPhone 4 alot of the time. I must admit, I had great fun capturing, minimally processing, and posting to Face-book as I found WIFI along the way. I also had alot of fun experimenting with new apps along the way.
Here’s a short video of one I put together about an app called hdrPRO. HDR images right from the iphone…..very cool!
Great image Mike! I think most Irish people would agree that it sums up the nature of their landscape – Beautiful and yet dramatic at the same time. I’ve only visisted Ireland once before and that was before my photographic days, so eager to get back over there myself.
I’m going to be driving across Central Europe to Poland on Friday and that will be my first driving experience on the right hand side of the road (or the ‘wrong’ side as I call it!) 😉
Wow! Love the cloud. Awesome image Mike.