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Kylemore Abbey



From the beautiful country of Ireland.

From the beautiful country of Ireland.
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Photography-By-Ivan PRO+
 
gorgoeus landscape shot, first class✔

Behind The Lens

Location
This is the Kylemore Abbey near Galway, Ireland.
Time
This was a nice day in June around mid-afternoon. I took a tour so I didn't get to pick out what time I arrived. If you want to catch a sunrise or sunset, you'll have to figure out your own transportation.
Lighting
The lucky thing about taking pictures in Ireland is that it's usually cloudy. This is the best lighting situation when taking photographs because the sun isn't too bright. If it's too cloudy and stormy- that can make the photograph too dark. This day was a perfect in-between.
Equipment
This was shot with a Canon T5i with a 35mm f/2 IS USM Wide-Angle Lens. No other equipment was used.
Inspiration
This was the second time that I had visited Ireland. The first time, I was only 17 years old. Ireland was the very first place I visited outside of the United States. I was already studying photography in High School and planned on continuing my studies into college. The first time I went, I lugged around a film camera and took a picture of this same place. That was always my favorite picture I took- probably even throughout college. I went back to Ireland 9 years later to re-visit my favorite picture in person and take newer photographs with a digital camera.
Editing
I didn't have to do too much! That is part of the reason why I love this picture so much. Ireland is naturally beautiful. I really only bumped up the contrast and pop some color more. I like to make sure that my camera settings are the best they can be in the setting so that I don't have to spend too much time editing. This can be hard when you're on the go but it's worth it afterwards.
In my camera bag
I always, always, always bring an extra charged camera battery. When you travel, you can be out shooting all day and one battery doesn't usually cut it. I sometimes will bring an extra SD card if I'm getting close to the end. I bring several different lens options with me because you never know what you'll need. I take the kit lens that comes with the camera, a wide-angle, and zoom lens. It never hurts to pack an external flash to give you extra light.
Feedback
Be patient, especially in the touristy areas. You might find that it's hard to get photographs without a lot of people in them. I had to wait until I was satisfied there weren't a bunch of people in the picture. It's always a good idea to look at the weather ahead of time and decide what kind of lighting you want depending on the time of day you go. Proper equipment is important because you can only edit a picture so much. Don't rush yourself. Take as many different angles and settings you need to so you have options to pick from in editing.

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