The Bay Lough
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The Bay Lough

The Bay Lough

Walked down to the the Bay Lough (Lake) near the Vee in Clonmel, County Tipperary the other day. It’s a glacial Corrie lake which quite often catches the sun spectacularly. Because of the steep Corrie wall, contrast between the areas in sunlight and those in shadow is extremely high, which makes photographing the lake difficult.
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I did take a sequence of hand-held shots of the Vee itself, to create a panorama in Autopano Giga 2.

In theory I could have taken some High Dynamic Range images to get get the exposure I wanted, but I’ve done that in the past, and the detail in the shadow areas just isn’t interesting enough to create a strong final image. Instead I decided in advance to take some video footage, which is why I tortured myself by carrying the fluid head tripod. It’s quite a hefty beast, weighing about 8 kilos, and measuring almost 3 feet even when closed. You can see the results below.

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