Our sister company presents a 4 day Photo Weekender on the West Coast of Ireland
July 17th to July 20th 2020
A weekend is plenty long enough to fall in love with this incredible coastline. Add three nights at the multi-award winning Maol Reidh Hotel – character, comfort and true Irish charm all under one roof. You’ll soon understand why we keep coming back. So, we’re returning again to share our secret with a few more photographers who want to capture the magic of the Wild Atlantic Way – and to work with our lovely Irish model, the perfect complement to the landscape.
Ireland’s West Coast. Once seen, never forgotten and just begging to be photographed. The beauty and diversity of this fabulously unspoilt part of the world make it a spectacular place to shoot Fine Art Landscape. The rugged Connemara coastline gives us white sandy beaches, rocky outcrops and windswept dunes. Nature has carved out picturesque bays strewn with the golden seaweed characteristic of this area. Some are home to working harbours and it almost seems as though the weathered fishing boats and all the paraphernalia associated with this coastal trade might have been put there just for us to photograph. What else? Lochs, mountains, abandoned buildings, an abbey and a castle or two. More than enough for a weekend of photography. That’s why we select for you a range of different scenic locations to represent the essence of The Wild Atlantic Way. But there’s much more to our Photo Weekender than breath-taking scenery. And, once you are here, we take care of it all.
Landscape: Another Dimension
We cannot improve on this landscape – but we can add to it. To give another dimension to your photography experience, on the third day of your stay we are introducing a lovely Irish model into the mix. Now you will have the opportunity to learn how to use people in a natural setting to create powerful narrative and atmosphere. Redhead Rua Rose has an engagingly Irish beauty which marries perfectly with the sweeping lines and subtle colours of the Connemara wilderness. Throughout the day, you will build on your understanding of how to harness available light and the importance of composition. And we will style Rua Rose in ways which lend emotion and interest to your shots.
As much or as little as you want or need! If you simply want to soak up the atmosphere and the culture of this spectacular location, take some pictures, relax and socialise, you are very welcome. Most who come on our Photo Trips also feel that they want to improve their photography and Andrew delivers training and support to suit each individual. The Photo Weekender is no exception. Whatever your existing level of competence with Landscape Photography, you can be assured that you will not only take home some great shots, you will also learn new skills to improve your practice long-term.
For the complete story please view our sister site: photoroadtrips.co.uk
Venue: Maol Reidh Hotel
Venue Website: https://www.maolreidh.com/
This recently refurbished 3 star hotel has become our base for the Irish Roadtrips for 2018/19.
The Maol Reidh Hotel, Tullycross is under new guidance from March 2018. We are found in beautiful Connemara, on the Renvyle peninsula, beneath the gaze of the mountains of Connemara and Mayo, within a few minutes walk of the sandy beaches of the wild Atlantic ocean. A short stay can involve a long itinerary, or, conversely, a time to merely relax, unwind and chill out. Our emphasis is simple – enter our world and prepare to be minded.
This property is 12 minutes walk from the beach. Situated on the Wild Atlantic Way, on Connemara’s rugged coast, just 10 minutes’ drive from the beach and 15 minutes to Kylemore Abbey, Connemara National Park and Killary Harbour, this charming seaside hotel enjoys views of the Connemara Mountains. It offers modern, stylish rooms, free WiFi in all areas, a cosy lounge and an excellent restaurant and bar.
IASC Restaurant & Bar is open daily for lunch and dinner and serves refreshments throughout the day. It serves a variety of local dishes including fresh seafood, Connemara lamb and Irish beef steaks. A hearty buffet breakfasts including scrambled eggs and smoked salmon is served each morning.
Each spacious bedroom has an en-suite bathroom, a TV, an iron, a hairdryer and tea/coffee making facilities.
Guests can enjoy walking throughout the beautiful, surrounding Connemara countryside. Scuba diving, fishing, boat trips, visits to nearby islands and the white sandy beaches can also be arranged. In the evening, guests can enjoy the 2 Irish pubs in the village, both offering traditional Irish music. Free parking is available on site.
- WAW Photo Weekender April 2020
July 17, 2020 - July 20, 2020
2:00 pm - 12:00 pm