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Muckross Abbey Tree of Life | by Matt Anderson Photography
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Muckross Abbey Tree of Life

"Muckross Abbey - Tree of Life"


As a professional photographer, I spend countless hours researching future destinations. Locations, cultures, topography, temperature, tide schedules, sun - moon - twilight times, google maps/earth, and much more. Occasionally (and hopefully) you stumble upon unforeseen gems. I had read good things about the Muckross area of Wicklow, Ireland. Walking through the brilliant masonry of the Abbey I could see the majestic tree like a light at the end of a dark tunnel. Breathtakingly perfect and enormous, to the point where I wondered if it was real? The base has a twisted bark pattern that rises 10 meters to an amazing canopy, filling the entire ceiling of the courtyard. The sun positioned to create a nice sunstar between the intersections of the tree and the masonry. One of my favorite photos of the trip.

Tech specs for the photo geeks ;)

Sony A7RIII, ( #Laowa 15mm Love this Lens!), f/8, ISO 100, total of 9 shots HDR-Stitch blend ( 3 shot horizontal stitch-stack to get the entire scene at -3, 0, +3 exposures )


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Taken on October 1, 2018