Photographer's Note

I rarely post photos for special occasions but this time I remembered in advance to pick a photo of a green Irish landscape for St. Patrick’s Day. St. Patrick brought Christianity to Ireland. There are plenty of stories and legends which relate to this fact. For example one of the typical Irish symbols Shamrock was supposedly used by St. Patrick to explain Irish people the idea of Holy Trinity. As most of you probably know the celebration of St. Patrick Day in the form in which it exists now with the parades through cities was actually invented in the USA but it was well accommodated in Ireland.
This photo presents for the fourth time in my gallery the famous Guinness Lake (Lough Tay), it belongs to Guinness Family Estate. The white stretch of the sand was artificially brought there to enhance the resemblance of the dark waters to the pint of Guinness. Each of my photos is quite different. I have one from a similar POV as well but taken at different season with everything being more brownish than green. Green is one of the colors of Irish flag symbolising Catholic faith, the other color being Orange which refers to Protestants. The white color in between symbolizes the peace between these two religions. The peace between the people of various religions is so much easier especially in the south where people distanced themselves anyway pretty much from the church due to the numerous cases of Children Abuse by Priests with simultaneous cover up of the offenders by the higher clergy.
My previous photos of this lake: click here.

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Additional Photos by Mariusz Kamionka (mkamionka) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 7386 W: 106 N: 19410] (74329)
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