Glencar Waterfall, Ireland

SEPTEMBER 1999 – Glencar Waterfall, County Leitrim, Ireland, surrounded by trees that show the beginning signs of the fall. Photo © Mark Zanzig/

The story behind the image

Ireland is full of beautiful scenery. In the North, right at the border between the Counties of Sligo and Leitrim you will find Glencar Lake. And just a short walk from the car park there is the Glencar Waterfall. The path leading up to the waterfall is lined by many old trees but the waterfall can just be heard, not seen. And then it appears almost out of nowhere, blending in perfectly with its surroundings. It’s a really quiet and peaceful place.

I love the angle I found, using a slight tele. I also like that longish exposure time that was long enough to blur the water that falls down. This brings the image to life, even if it is just a still. Nice.

The high resolution image

Capture DateSeptember 1999
LocationGlencar Waterfall, Co. Leitrim, Ireland
CameraCanon AE-1 Program
LensCanon FD 70-210mm f/4
Image SourceFuji Slide Film
Digital Image SourceMinolta Dimage Scan Elite II
Digital Image Source FormatTIFF, 48 bits/pixel, AdobeRGB
Edited Image FormatJPEG, 24 bits/pixel, sRGB
Edited Image Dimensions2474 x 3711 Pixels
Copyright© by Mark Zanzig/

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