Photographer's Note

It is always surprising to realize that not far from a city one can find a real wilderness. What is special about Wicklow Mountains located just south from Dublin? For me a big surprise was that there are no marked trails in this National Park. The disadvantage is that if you want a find a particular spot you may have difficulties getting there. You have to rely on your orientation and skills of reading a map. The advantage is quite the same: for many people it is an extra satisfaction to discover every time new places and walk without any sense of security which provides to certain extent the road marking. Once I heard about a charming lake in shape of heart. I have found it on the map but the attempted trails were quite muddy and I have tried many times always being discouraged by the mud getting deeper than my ankles. darek1978 has presented several pictures of that lake but he mentioned that he was often sinking to the waist in mud. In the end I managed to get there but the light was rather boring.
Photographing the lake which you see here (Lower Lough Bray) required no effort at all. This picture was taken on one of TrekEarth meetings with darek1978.

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Additional Photos by Mariusz Kamionka (mkamionka) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 7288 W: 106 N: 19192] (73532)
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