A day around Mullagh More

19th December 2012

Mullagh More, Clearing Fog

Mullagh More Mountain lies in the heart of the Burren National Park. The mountain is an iconic landmark and one of those places that can hold a photographer's imagination captive for a lifetime.
It has been ages since I actually climbed Mullagh More, in fact the last time I have been up there there was no waymarked walking route. I made an early start in order to arrive at the National Park around sunrise. Only thing there was no sunrise, there wasn't even a mountain. A thick blanket of fog has covered everything and visibility was some 10 meters at best.
I started off anyway. I knew the terrain and also had a GPS with me. If you are not familiar with the area I wouldn't recommend climbing a mountain with almost zero visibility.

Lough Gealain, Fog

For a photographer fog is great stuff. It transforms the landscape and provides unique opportunities. I slowly made my way along the shores of Lough Gealain and up the slopes of Mullagh More, making pictures along the way and hoping for a clearance. It didn't clear. On the contrary the fog became thicker and eventually I decided to turn back. There was literally nothing to see except a white wall.
Of course it started to clear the moment I reached the lower slopes... it's always like this.

Slopes of Mullagh More, Fog

But not to complain, it was another magical and very productive day around Mullagh More.

Technical details all images: EOS 5D MK3, 24mm TS-E, 45mm TS-E, tripod, stitched from 3 single exposures.

Lough Gealain and Knockanes, Calm Waters

All images Copyright 2012 by Carsten Krieger Photography


Photo comment By Brid Mullane: Beautiful Pictures even with fog.

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