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Stream with oak leaves

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stream-with-oak-leaves.jpg - photo by Peter Molnar hello@petermolnar.eu
Camera
PENTAX K-5 II s
Shutter speed
1/80 sec
Focal length (as set)
50.0 mm
Sensitivity
ISO 200
Lens
K or M Lens

Sometimes the simple, small things, are just as gorgeous: this was in the stream that as flowing down from a gigantic waterfall in Ireland.

A piece of Powerscourt Waterfall

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a-piece-of-powerscourt-waterfall.jpg - photo by Peter Molnar hello@petermolnar.eu
Camera
PENTAX K-5 II s
Aperture
f/20.0
Shutter speed
1/6 sec
Focal length (as set)
48.0 mm
Sensitivity
ISO 160
Lens
HD PENTAX-DA 16-85mm F3.5-5.6 ED DC WR

Powerscourt Waterfall Forest - browns

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powerscourt-waterfall-forest-browns.jpg - photo by Peter Molnar hello@petermolnar.eu
Camera
PENTAX K-5 II s
Shutter speed
1/20 sec
Focal length (as set)
45.0 mm
Sensitivity
ISO 800
Lens
K or M Lens

Occasionally it's worth getting off the usual tracks and paths; you end up in abandoned, unmaintained parts of the forest, leading into dark rows of pines all around you.

Powerscourt Waterfall Forest - greens

powerscourt-waterfall-forest-greens.jpg
powerscourt-waterfall-forest-greens.jpg - photo by Peter Molnar hello@petermolnar.eu
Camera
PENTAX K-5 II s
Shutter speed
1/200 sec
Focal length (as set)
45.0 mm
Sensitivity
ISO 200
Lens
K or M Lens

Irish forests are beautiful, and all the greens collide before autumn sits in.

Sunset at Kilchurn Castle

sunset-at-kilchurn-castle.jpg
sunset-at-kilchurn-castle.jpg - photo by Peter Molnar hello@petermolnar.eu
Camera
PENTAX K-5 II s
Aperture
f/8.0
Shutter speed
1/60 sec
Focal length (as set)
60.0 mm
Sensitivity
ISO 200
Lens
HD PENTAX-DA 16-85mm F3.5-5.6 ED DC WR

At the end of a wonderful organised day tour we visited Loch Awe and Kilchurn Castle. We a decent weather all the day - given it was winter in Scotland, I was very glad for it, but the sunset was certainly magnificent.

Sunset at Loch Awe

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sunset-at-loch-awe.jpg - photo by Peter Molnar hello@petermolnar.eu
Camera
PENTAX K-5 II s
Aperture
f/11.0
Shutter speed
1/125 sec
Focal length (as set)
85.0 mm
Sensitivity
ISO 200
Lens
HD PENTAX-DA 16-85mm F3.5-5.6 ED DC WR

Sunsets can be magnificent all around the UK, but they seem to be astonishing in Scotland - if you're lucky enough to see the sun. We were, thank fully.

Island on Loch Awe

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sunset-island-on-loch-awe.jpg - photo by Peter Molnar hello@petermolnar.eu
Camera
PENTAX K-5 II s
Aperture
f/8.0
Shutter speed
1/60 sec
Focal length (as set)
68.0 mm
Sensitivity
ISO 400
Lens
HD PENTAX-DA 16-85mm F3.5-5.6 ED DC WR

Sunsets have been photographed so many times that when you see one that's truly outstanding you end up finding yourself looking for excuses why you took the picture. It's simple: it was, in fact, beautiful.

Trees burning in the sunset

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trees-burning-in-the-sunset.jpg - photo by Peter Molnar hello@petermolnar.eu
Camera
PENTAX K-5 II s
Aperture
f/7.1
Shutter speed
1/60 sec
Focal length (as set)
60.0 mm
Sensitivity
ISO 800
Lens
HD PENTAX-DA 16-85mm F3.5-5.6 ED DC WR

We passed this tiny island on our way to Kilchurn Castle and back. Going there, they were simple, grey trees, but when the sun was setting, it was lighting up the branches just like it was the colour of the leaves or the trees themselves. You need to look closely to realise, it's only a trick of the light.

Mountains around Glencoe

mountains-around-glencoe.jpg
mountains-around-glencoe.jpg - photo by Peter Molnar hello@petermolnar.eu
Camera
PENTAX K-5 II s
Aperture
f/9.0
Shutter speed
1/60 sec
Focal length (as set)
48.0 mm
Sensitivity
ISO 200
Lens
HD PENTAX-DA 16-85mm F3.5-5.6 ED DC WR

There is a large parking lot in Glencoe where everybody stoppes to take pictures. While the view on the opposite is indeed magnificent, if you turn around, you can see just as interesting and just as beautiful landscapes as well.

Glencoe, Scotland

glencoe-scotland.jpg
glencoe-scotland.jpg - photo by Peter Molnar hello@petermolnar.eu
Camera
PENTAX K-5 II s
Aperture
f/8.0
Shutter speed
1/60 sec
Focal length (as set)
16.0 mm
Sensitivity
ISO 200
Lens
HD PENTAX-DA 16-85mm F3.5-5.6 ED DC WR

Clencoe in Scotland is a manificent place, but it feels incredibly distant from what I'm usually used to. Vast, flowing clouds, close enough that sometimes they are just above your head, snow capped, steep (although not too large) mountains all around.

Lizard at La Palma

lizard-at-la-palma.jpg
lizard-at-la-palma.jpg - photo by Peter Molnar hello@petermolnar.eu
Camera
PENTAX K-5 II s
Aperture
f/6.3
Shutter speed
1/640 sec
Focal length (as set)
300.0 mm
Sensitivity
ISO 200
Lens
HD PENTAX-DA 55-300mm F4-5.8 ED WR

La Palma is full of these little fellows, curious, fast, beautiful. If you give them some pressed fruit bars, they come very close.

La Palma - stones on the shore

la-palma-stones-on-the-shore.jpg
la-palma-stones-on-the-shore.jpg - photo by Peter Molnar
Camera
PENTAX K-5 II s
Aperture
f/25.0
Shutter speed
6 sec
Focal length (as set)
35.0 mm
Sensitivity
ISO 200
Lens
HD PENTAX-DA 16-85mm F3.5-5.6 ED DC WR

On the first day we arrived to La Palma we only started to look around and arrived into one of the larger towns rather late. This, however, is never a problem for photographers: we walked down to the part of the shore where only one people was fishing - after trying to take cheesy sunset pictures - and started to experiment with long exposure on the volcanic rocks.