Does the photographer manage to create a feeling with his pictures? To arouse interest ? What feeling do his pictures create ? What does the picture do to the viewer ? More than just: „Oh, someone has pressed the shutter of his camera in a beautiful place !“ ?

Irish landscape at Coumeenycorraun (Coimín Uí Chorráin), Co. Kerry. We hiked across a pasture without any trail. Overlook Lough Duff, Lough Gal, Clogharee Lough, Lough Atlea. © Julian Köpke

The impressions of the country are as changeable as the Irish weather. Time and time again, you see motifs that you would not have expected. They lead to images that you would have placed somewhere else entirely. In the following picture you can of course recognise an Impressionist motif.

Waterlilies and sedge at Pollacappul Lough on our way to Kylemore Abbey. © Julian Köpke

I noticed shipwrecks in Galway harbour, which I took as an HDR series and processed in different ways, sometimes in colour and sometimes in black and white. I like the black and white version best, which looks like a photograph from the turn of the 19th and 20th centuries.

Shipwreck Galway © Julian Köpke

The following cloud image loses all reference to Ireland. It could have been taken anywhere. You can recognise a disruption, hard and soft contrasts, an alternation of light and dark clouds, areas with structure and those that look as if they have been painted. Of course, this fits in with Ireland’s changeable weather. The cloud structure in this picture reminds me of interstellar reflection clouds.

Cloud formation on our way back to Castlewood B&B at sunset © Julian Köpke

Ireland is the marvellous land of hiking opportunities, which we only used in part. We came across many visitors at special attractions such as O’Brien’s Tower above the Cliffs of Moher, most of whom, like us, were certainly not hiking. Integrated in the picture, they look like busy people with a clear goal, which is probably a false impression.

Colonisation at O’Brien’s Tower, Cliffs of Moher © Julian Köpke

More pictures of Ireland in my Flickr album.

I like to make things visible the naked eye isn't able to see. That's part of my profession as a radiologist, too.

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