The Power of Water || El Poder del Agua (Torc Waterfall, Killarney; County Kerry. Ireland). "Don't get set into one form, adapt it and build your own, and let it grow, be like water. Empty your mind, be formless, shapeless — like water. Now you put water in a cup, it becomes the cup; You put water into a bottle it becomes the bottle; You put it in a teapot it becomes the teapot. Now water can flow or it can crash. Be water, my friend." Bruce Lee.
Torc Waterfall, located a few kilometers away from Killarney, in County Kerry, is one of the most impressive cascades in Ireland. Although the car park is only a few minutes away from the main waterfall, the short path to reach it immediately introduces us into a magic forest, that is more reminiscent of tropical areas of our planet than of these latitudes of northern Europe.
When we reached the waterfall, we could not hide our astonishment. It had rained a lot in the days before our visit to Killarney, so the cascade appeared before us in all its splendor. The water was falling hardly and soon I knew that reaching the next level of the waterfall, which has a whirlpool and from which I intended to photograph, was going to be an almost impossible task. Still I decided to try it, I took my shoes off (I did not have water boots in Ireland yet) and I went barefoot into the water. Its icy temperature invited to think it better, but still I decided to continue. Step by step, I advanced very carefully through the slippery terrain, my tripod and my camera in one hand, and the rest of my body as support. When I had almost reached the next level, there came a point where advancing more would have gone from a certain recklessness to absolute foolishness. Therefore, I decided to take some photos from that place and return to the starting point.
In the end, this photo that I took from the place where my girlfriend had waited patiently while I was inside the waterfall, has turned out to be my favorite, since in it you can appreciate all the power of its water, and it will always remind me that for some minutes I was part of it.
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All I can say is WOW!
My good friend came here two days ago and I really wanted to take him hiking around the cliffs but it was cold, rainy, windy, cloudy and very foggy. You could not see 100 ft in front of you! 😳 So we said why not and went anyway. Well, once we got to the end of the hike we decided to relax. About 5 minutes before sunset the fog started to disappear and the sun started shining through the clouds. We had a few moments that were phenomenal! It all happened within 3-5 minutes. We had the entire cliffs to ourselves!! No one around because it was raining so hard and you couldn’t see anything from the fog. So I guess what I’m trying to say is get out there and do it! Do everything you can even if it’s not how you expected it to be. You never know what will happen!
I ve been looking forward to find this lovely spot in Wicklow. And today I made it and the light was perfect. And loving the camera pro in my Huawei P10.
Using the wide angle lens for my phone. Happy enough with the results!!