Lake in Glenveagh National Park #1 by Martina Fagan

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Taken as is with Canon EOS 300D
F-stop f/8
ISO 1/200
Focal length 22mm
Exposure bias -1step
Metering Pattern


MCN:CB45F-B6775-9E54D

Glenveagh National Park lies in the heart of the Derryveagh Mountains in the north-west of Co. Donegal. It is a remote and hauntingly beautiful wilderness of rugged mountains and pristine lakes. The Park, over 16,000 hectacres in extent consists of three areas. The largest of these is the former Glenveagh Estate, including most of the Derryveagh Mountains. To the west are the quartzite hills around Crocknafarragh and to the south, the peatlands of Lough Barra bog, Meenachullion and Crockastoller.

Glenveagh is the haunt of many rare and interesting plants and animals and is famous for it’s fine herd of red deer. The Park contains the peaks of the two highest mountains in Co. Donegal, Errigal (752m) and Slieve Snaght (683m). The steep sided valley of Glenveagh holds the 5.5km-long Lough Veagh.

Much of the land which comprises modern Glenveagh National Park was originally consolidated into a single holding in the 19th Century by John George Adair, a wealthy land speculator from Co. Laois. The holding was managed as a private deer forest until 1975, when it was sold to the state and placed in the care of the Commissioner of Public Works to become a national Park.

A fine Victorian castle surrounded by beautiful gardens is picturesquely located on the eastern shore of the lake and provides the focal point for visitors to the Park. The last private owner Henry P. McIlhenny donated the castle, including much of its contents in 1983. The Park and gardens were officially opened to the public in 1984 and the Castle in 1986.

Info taken from Glenveagh National Park homepage check it out!

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Comments

  • annalisa bianchetti
    annalisa bianc...over 5 years ago

    Gorgeous capture Tina !!!

  • Thank you:) appreciate it! Annalisa

    – Martina Fagan

  • laminarwind
    laminarwindover 5 years ago

    Well done!

  • Thank you:) appreciate it!

    – Martina Fagan

  • Pamela Jayne Smith
    Pamela Jayne S...over 5 years ago

    pretty capture and POV

  • Cheers appreciate it!

    – Martina Fagan

  • Tim Denny
    Tim Dennyover 5 years ago

    Very well done, nice DOF also

  • Thank you:) appreciate it!Tim
    Tina

    – Martina Fagan

  • lorilee
    lorileeover 5 years ago

    BEAUTIFUL!!!!!

  • Thank you:) appreciate it! Lori
    Tina

    – Martina Fagan

  • BigD
    BigDover 5 years ago

    Beautiful landscape image

  • Cheers Big D
    Tina:)

    – Martina Fagan

  • Scott  d'Almeida
    Scott d'Almeidaover 5 years ago

    stunning;

  • Cheers :)

    – Martina Fagan

  • Jonicool
    Jonicoolover 5 years ago

    Gorgeous tones and light!

  • cheers so much appreciate it:)

    – Martina Fagan

  • rodsfotos
    rodsfotosover 5 years ago

    A beautiful Seasonal landscape Tina, the light was perfect giving a pleasing warmth to the colour tones, very well done,
    Regards, Rod.

  • Thank you Rod.
    It really was a lovely evening
    best wishes
    Tina

    – Martina Fagan

  • Bradley Nichol
    Bradley Nicholover 5 years ago
    • Wonderful photo :-)
  • Thank you so much:)Bradley
    Tina

    – Martina Fagan

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