Hugh’s Weekly Photo Challenge: Week 16 – “Calm”

Hugh’s Weekly Photo Challenge: Week 16 – “Calm”

Hugh’s Weekly Photo Challenge: Week 16 – “Calm”

This is the first time I have taken part in Hugh’s Photo Challenge, but as soon as I read his post on this week’s challenge, this image popped into my head.

Lough Ramor is a huge lake just five minutes drive from where I live. I used to go there often for a walk with Indi, my dog. In my early years of writing, being there always solved my writer’s block, and it’s so serene, it always calms me, whatever turmoil has gripped me. Walking beside water, or even floating on it, be it river, lake or ocean is always so relaxing.

I took this picture quite some years ago on my first ever Samsung Galaxy-S phone, and was amazed at how it turned out. Since then, I have always had a Samsung Galaxy, and the camera has got better and better.

Lough Ramor (in Irish, Loch Ramhar) is a large natural lake of 741 hectares situated near Virginia, County Cavan.  In 2011, it was designated as a Special Protection Area (SPA) by the EC under the Natura 2000 wildlife habitat conservation programme.

According to mythology, Lough Ramor was named after an ancient chieftain called Cenal Muinreamhair, which means ‘fat neck’; although this sounds somewhat insulting, it actually refers to his bulk of muscle and great strength!

Here are some more images of Lough Ramor, all of them suggesting ‘calm’.

Want to join the fun? Here’s what you need to do.

1. Take or choose a photo that you’ve taken that for you denotes, calm.
2. Create a new post on your blog entitled “Hugh’s Weekly Photo Challenge: Week 16 – “Calm”
3. Add the photo(s) you have taken to the post and tell us a little about what you are showing.
4. Create a pingback to Hugh’s post or leave a link to your post in the comments section of his post (not mine!) so that other participants can view your post.

40 Comments on “Hugh’s Weekly Photo Challenge: Week 16 – “Calm”

  1. Pingback: Hugh’s Weekly Photo Challenge: Week 18 – Sweet | Hugh's Views & News

    • It is, Éilis. Its a really big lake surrounded by trees with paths where you can walk safely. There are lots of bluebells at this time of year, and a river running through the forest to feed the lake, and there are 2 bridges over the river. In my pictures, the water is very flat and calm, like a mirror, and there is mist rising off the water, and out of the mist you can just see two low-lying island shrouded with trees and bushes growing right down to the water line. Does that help you to create an image? How can I make posts with pictures more accessible to the visually impaired?

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  2. Welcome to my photo challenge, Ali. 😄

    Great to have you on board the ‘Hugh’s Photo Challenge’ ship, and wow! what a way to start. Only five minutes away from where you live? You are so lucky to have that lovely lake so near to you. Lots of photos for this week’s challenge that include water are coming in. ‘Fat Neck’ you say? All I can say to that is if this place brings calm, peace and tranquility to you then it’s a place worth visiting as often as you can.

    Couldn’t agree any more with you about the sound of the waves and ocean being so calming. I may not be able to swim, but the sound of the sea has always been very relaxing for me.

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  3. Gorgeous. And calming just looking at it. I agree. Water is calming to be around (or in) and this loch is particularly soothing. It should be the set of a movie.

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