Showcased here is a collection of summery landscape photography, albeit with my phone. It is a gallery the captures the essence of the summer season - vibrant colours, lush greenery and tranquil countryscapes highlighting the beauty of the natural world.
Looking up into the forest canopy on a beautiful summer's day, you are greeted by a breathtaking sight. Two majestic oak trees stand tall, their crowns reaching towards the sky, almost touching but not quite. The sun's light filters through the leaves, creating a beautiful pattern of shadows on the forest floor below. As you gaze up, you can see the intricate network of branches and leaves that make up the canopy. The leaves rustle gently in the breeze, creating a soft whispering sound that adds to the peaceful ambiance of the forest.
Lying in the long grass, I am in a sense of awe and wonder as I look up towards a majestic oak tree towering over me. Its thick trunk and sprawling branches create a network like a brain. The leaves of the tree create a green canopy overhead, filtering the sunlight and casting dappled shadows on the ground below. As you lay there, you can hear the distant hum of insects, the chirping of birds, and the occasional rustling of small animals in the underbrush. The world around you seems to slow down, and you feel a sense of peace and contentment wash over you. This is a place that is truly peaceful and serene during summer time.
The crown of a majestic oak tree hangs over a stream, its leaves casting a dappled shade over the water, creating a beautiful interplay of light and shadow. The stream itself moves languidly, the gentle ripples and currents adding to the serene ambiance of the forest.
The sun's rays pierce through the leaves, creating a beautiful interplay of light and shadow on the forest floor below. The canopy of the oak tree is a vibrant green, and the leaves rustle gently in the breeze, casting a soft whispering sound throughout the forest. The sun's rays filter through the leaves, creating a beautiful dappled pattern of light that dances across your skin and the grass beneath you. As you look up, you can see the intricate network of branches and leaves that make up the canopy above. The rays of sunlight seem to highlight the individual leaves, casting a warm and inviting glow on everything they touch. As you lay there, feeling the warmth of the sun on your skin and the soft breeze blowing through the grass, you feel a sense of peace and contentment wash over you. The beauty of the forest and the majesty of the oak tree seem to surround and envelop you, creating a moment of pure serenity. The sunlight filtering through the canopy creates a natural work of art, highlighting the intricate details of the leaves and branches and creating a beautiful contrast between light and shadow. It's a moment of pure beauty, a glimpse into the wonders of the natural world that leaves you feeling rejuvenated and at peace.
As I lie on my chest in the long grass, I am surrounded by the beauty and serenity of the forest. Above me, the trunk of a majestic oak tree towers overhead, stretching towards the sky with its branches spread wide. I look up and see the intricate network of branches and leaves that make up the canopy of the oak tree. The trunk of the tree is massive, its rough and textured bark seeming to almost pulse with life. Beyond the tree, you can see the blue expanse of the sky, a brilliant contrast to the vibrant greens and browns of the forest. The sunlight filters through the leaves, creating a warm and inviting glow that bathes the forest in a peaceful ambiance. As you lie there, taking in the beauty of the forest and the majesty of the oak tree, you feel a sense of awe and wonder. It's a moment of pure tranquility, a chance to connect with the natural world in a way that is both humbling and inspiring.
As I lie on my chest on the leaves that carpet the forest floor, I am in a patch of light for a brief few moments as the Sun's rays pierces through the leaves of the forest canopy. A Bramble leaf droops down, illuminated by the sunlight. The leaf is a deep shade of green, with delicate veins running through it. The Sun's rays create a warm glow that bathes the leaf in a soft golden light. It's a moment of pure beauty, a reminder of the wonder and intricacy of the natural world. Surrounded by the peaceful tranquility of the forest, a sense of calm washes over me with a deep sense of connection to the natural world of the forest.
The leaves on the stalk of a Bramble catch some precious rays of sunhine, creating a beautiful and enchanting display of light and shadow. The sunlight filters through the canopy of the trees, casting a warm and inviting glow on the forest floor below. The sight is breathtaking, a reminder of the incredible beauty and wonder of the natural world.
A few rays of sunshine pierce through the dense canopy above, creating a small patch of light that illuminates the leaves a beech tree. The leaves seem to glow in emerald green hues in the warm glow of the Sun creating a surreal and mesmerising sight.
A small Amethyst Deceiver growing amidst the moss and leaves in the undergrowth of the forest. The delicate mushroom is a beautiful shade of deep purple, its cap adorned with intricate gills. A glimmer of sun light pierces through the trees above that illuminating the gills and creating a diamond ring effect as the cap almost eclipses the Sun.
Walking through a field on a warm summer's day, I came across this delicate Spotted-Orchid hiding amidst the long grass. It's petals a soft shade of pink with burgandy coloured spots dotting its delicate petals.
The evening time is approaching as the Sun makes its way towards to western horizon. A view of a buttercup flower dominates the view in this capture. Its petals catch the rays of sunshine that pass through the shaded trees beyond.
The magenta-colored flowers of the Rhododendron plant and its vibrant green leaves against the backdrop of the forest ferns is a moment of pure joy and wonder.
Looking up at the patterns of Rhododendron leaves against the backdrop of the forest. The leaves of the Rhododendron plants are arranged in intricate patterns, creating a beautiful tapestry of shapes and colour. As you gaze up, you can see how the sunlight filters through the leaves, illuminating their vibrant colors and highlighting their intricate patterns. Some leaves are large and smooth, while others are smaller and jagged, creating a dynamic interplay of texture and form.
It is a typical autumn day in Ireland with overcast skies. Despite the lack of sunshine, the leaves of this beech tree appear to radiate a warm, golden glow that stands out the background forest.
As the warm summer sun beats down over Ireland and the Wicklow mountains, a tall and majestic beech tree stands tall, its leaves filtering the sunlight into a golden glow. As I approach the tree, I am struck by the way the sunlight dances through the leaves, casting dappled shadows across the ground. As I draw nearer, I notice that the tree's trunk is covered with a rich layer of moss, adding a touch of vibrant green to its already stunning appearance. The texture of the moss is intricate and complex, creating a beautiful contrast against the rough texture of the bark.
The forest is alive with vibrant shades of green, as the sun's rays filter through the dense canopy above, casting a warm and welcoming glow on the forest floor. I am siting atop one of the moss-covered boulders, surrounded by the grandeur of ancient trees towering above me, their branches reaching out and interlocking with one another forming a natural canopy. The forest floor is a rich tapestry of colors, textures, and scents, with delicate wildflowers and ferns scattered amidst the lush greenery. I sit in awe, feeling humbled by the majestic presence of these ancient trees, their sturdy trunks and branches stretching towards the sky, reaching for the sun. The rustling of leaves and the soft chirping of birds in the background provide a soothing background melody, further adding to the calming and peaceful atmosphere. In this moment, I feel truly connected to nature, enveloped by the beauty and serenity of the forest, as the sun's beams shine through the green leaved canopy above, casting a golden light on everything around me.
On our summer hike, there are numerous locations along the way where we need to cross the river by jumping from one granite rock to another. The river is a cool and refreshing sight, its crystal-clear water flowing over smooth stones and boulders, creating gentle rapids and eddies. The granite rocks that dot the river are solid and sturdy, providing a natural pathway across the water. They are rough and textured, yet surprisingly flat, making it easy to jump from one to the other without losing your footing, although sometimes you do! As you approach the crossing, you take a deep breath and steel yourself for the leap. With a burst of energy, you propel yourself off one rock and onto the next, your feet landing firmly and confidently on the smooth surface. The rush of adrenaline is exhilarating, as you make your way across the river, jumping from one granite rock to another. The cool spray of water from the river is refreshing on your skin, and the sound of the rushing water is both invigorating and calming. As you reach the other side, you take a moment to catch your breath and marvel at the natural beauty that surrounds you. The sun is shining down, casting a warm glow on the water and the rocks, and the sound of birds chirping in the background provides a pleasant background melody. In this moment, you feel alive and free, connected to the natural world around you, and grateful for the opportunity to experience its splendor firsthand.
Sitting in the long grass beneath the overhanging beech trees, I am surrounded by the natural beauty of the mountain countryside. The slow-moving river that flows by is a tranquil sight, its gentle current creating soothing ripples on the water's surface. The granite bed of the river gives the water an orange tint on this summer's day, adding a unique and enchanting touch to the scenery. The beech trees above me provide a natural canopy, offering much-needed shade on this sunny day. The sound of the flowing water provides a serene background melody that lulls me into a state of relaxation. The mountain countryside is a place of respite, a sanctuary for the soul, where one can forget the worries of the world and simply be present in the moment. In this idyllic setting, you are reminded of the timeless beauty and power of nature, and the importance of taking a moment to simply sit and breathe in the fresh air, surrounded by the majesty of the great outdoors.
Amidst the tranquil beauty of a beech tree forest on a warm summer's day, my Cairn Terrier named Wags stands on a bed of mossy covered rocks, posing for the camera. As she looks up towards the lens, her perky ears stand alert and her tail wags with excitement. Her sandy coat shimmers in the dappled sunlight that filters through the lush canopy of leaves overhead. The mossy rocks upon which she stands provide the perfect contrast to her fur coat. As I look upon Wags and the stunning forest surrounding her, I am struck by the beauty and tranquility of nature. This idyllic scene is a perfect reminder of the simple pleasures in life, and the importance of taking time to appreciate the natural wonders that surround us.