Glorious Sunshine, the Devils Glen
Devils Glen Forest Photo
“A glimmering ray. A felt benediction.”
– SJ Mannion
I spent 3 consecutive days in the Devils Glen in Wicklow during the summer of 2013 shooting forest landscape photos. I got very little time to photograph my landscapes that summer despite the fantastic weather. I came upon this spot on the second evening and I missed my opportunity by about 10 minutes. I wanted to photograph into the sun but I wanted to partially hide it behind the trees to prevent flare, while at the same time getting the star burst affect. My first attempt resulted in very bad flare so off I went on the third day. I knew exactly where and when to stand and because of the unheard of sunny weather in Ireland, I was able to get the shot I imagined. As a landscape photograph I thought a vertical panoramic would work best to show the vertical dynamic of the trees, which formed a perfect V towards the sun. It’s a very optimistic photo and refelcts how I felt at the time.
– Enda Cavanagh