Garden County: 13 photos to make you wonder at Wicklow all over again
The Wicklow Way
Photographer Trish Punch had just two days in Wicklow, but she made them count, as the images in our gallery (above) attest.
Based in Co. Cork, the award-winning travel and landscape photographer visited the Garden County last autumn, snapping hundreds of images in 48 hours.
"From the coast to the mountains and woodland, Wicklow ticks all the boxes for a photographer," she says.
"The landscape is unique and there is a magical sense of ancient Ireland hanging in the air. For me though, Wicklow is all about nature and the changing of the seasons. The colour and light of the scenery is unlike anywhere else."
Our gallery (above) shows just a small selection of the results.
Punch first picked up a digital SLR camera in 2006, going on to learn the techniques and develop her style while travelling around Australia and Asia. But Ireland has inspired some of her best work.
“I use traditional methods rather than relying on modern software to give the same effect," she says. "This passion takes me to every corner of the countryside, chasing the light to create vivid images.”
Her work has appeared in publications around the world, as well as commercial clients including National Geographic, Lonely Planet, the BBC and Tourism Ireland.
As for Wicklow, she looks forward to returning "very soon".
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