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One man has spent five years capturing breathtaking views of Glendalough

Frank Corry’s PhotoPost project shows that Ireland’s changeable weather is actually really beautiful.

EVERY MORNING, FRANK Corry strolls down to the beach at the edge of Glendalough’s Upper Lake.

He rests his camera on a wooden post, and presses a button.

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Frank has been taking a photo of Glendalough from the same spot for the past 5 years – the most remarkable thing about this is that every photo is different.

Saturday 21st March 2015, 11:12am Source: Frank Corry Art

So what’s so special about the view?

“At art school one of the earliest and most useful lessons is to re-examine how we see and view the world in front of us,” told

A little obvious you may think but it is incredibly valid as so often we just look without taking the time to really see.”

“The view is really quite unique in that it lies at the end of a long body of water which allows brilliant light refraction and reflection. The distant hills at Van Diemens Land and the waterfall are framed almost symmetrically by the hills at either side of the lake.

“This creates a virtual vanishing point and is a remarkably pleasing viewpoint with near perfect balance. The orientation also adds to the drama as the sun sweeps in an arc from the PhotoPost site on the lake shore to the end focus of the view.”

Mon 2/3/15-7;37am Source: Frank Corry Art

“My studio is just a mile away over Derrybawn Mountain and for the most part the photographs are taken on an early morning walk. At this time of day the light is particularly good and it also means that I have the images up on-line first thing.”

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Tue 2/6/15-7;24am Source: Frank Corry Art

So, are there plans to do something similar at a different location?

“It is easy for me to continue the project at Glendalough as it is close to my studio now forms part of a daily routine, however other locations are planned using fixed ultra high definition time-lapse cameras.”

He adds that Wicklow Mountains National Park’s staff and management have been fantastic in facilitating the work and in siting of positioning the actual physical PhotoPost which is there for all to use.

And why wouldn’t you, when you get this result:

One man has spent five years capturing breathtaking views of Glendalough
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