Each workshop is different. We have different participants, different interests and different weather. I've been to these locations many times, and on just about every trip, I see something I've never seen before.
This trip turned out to be mostly about long exposures - some due to low light, such as this image, and others with the use of ND filters.
Making Use of What You're Given
This was a sunrise shoot that didn't quite turn out as expected. The sun teased us, but in the end the cloud rolled in and choked it off. However, being adaptable is key and we were able to make some beautiful low-key images of the receding waves on the beach.
Some Locations are Hard to Leave
Coumeenole Beach is an iconic location on the Dingle peninsula, and a staple of my Ireland workshops. On this occasion, we visited it for sunset and ended up lingering long after the sun had gone. My favourite images were made after sundown, with long exposures showing the trails of the receding waves and the wonderful subtle twilight painting the scene.
Geometry vs. Nature
While I generally don't include man-made objects in images (except perhaps the odd lighthouse), I find the contrast of geometric shapes and the gentle curves of the landscape to be pleasing. The workshop group spent a very enjoyable time here working the various angles and trying new techniques.
Bad Weather Makes for Good Photographs
It's a common misconception among non-photographers that blue skies make for great photographs. As photographers, we know that it's when the clouds are brooding and the light constantly changing that the conditions are at their best. On this day we were dodging showers, and making great images.
Weather as the Subject
I like nothing more than making images that show the power of the weather and how it affects the landscape. Passing squalls at sea around sunset fits the bill! Another location that is a perennial favourite with participants is Dunquin Harbour - spectacular in all weathers.