Today I’m featuring images portraying oceans of emotion from a trip last year to Northern Ireland and Ireland. The images reflect the eight basic emotions defined by psychologist, Robert Plutchik.
Northern Ireland ocean views
Anger – Winds at the Giant’s Causeway were reaching 80 miles per hour. As each wave crashed upon the shore, froth shot out of a hole on the left side of this picture. It was as if Mother Nature was foaming at the mouth.
Fear – The incoming storm frightened most of the tourists away from Carrick-a-Rede. It shut down shortly after we crossed due to high winds.
Disgust – The walk into Cushenden Caves was wet and muddy. This is where a disgusting scene in Game of Thrones Season 2 takes place. Melisandre gives birth to the shadow monster that eventually kills Renly.
Anticipation – These ordinary looking stairs lead the way out for another character in Game of Thrones. In Season 6, Arya anticipates better times upon emerging from the water after being brutally attacked by the Waif.
Ireland ocean views
Sadness – This cemetery overlooking a distant bay near Kilmalkedar Church was full of sadness. I wondered if it held some of my distant relatives.
Trust – This is a view from Slea Head Drive. Minutes later we made our way over Conor Pass, one of the scariest roads to drive in Ireland. It’s a twisting narrow road with cliffs on one side and a drop off on the other. Fortunately, we had a trusted guide that handled all the driving!
Surprise – I was surprised at how massive the Cliffs of Moher were in person. For five miles, the cliffs dramatically tower over the Atlantic Ocean.
Joy – I felt joyful when we viewed The Three Sisters, pictured in the middle of this image. We have an iconic landmark referred to as the Three Sisters where I live in Bend, Oregon. It felt like a connection with my kin.
I felt oceans of emotion over the course of this trip. Hope you sensed some of my feelings through these photos.
35 thoughts on “Oceans of Emotion – Ireland & Northern Ireland: LAPC, OWS”
What a great interpretation of the challenge……
Thanks, Marie! 😀
An interesting, beautiful and creative take on the challenge Siobhan. Took me straight back to my own visit to Ireland some 15 years ago. I found the cliffs of Moher incredibly beautiful. While we were there they were covered in beautiful little yellow flowers. Quite a sight. Thanks for the fond memory and for your own interpretation of their impact on you.
Thank you, Tina. Glad my post reminded you of a trip there many years ago. I always wanted to visit there and we saw a lot on our 1,600 mile road trip. 🍀
An unusual but apt interpretation, although I got here from One Word Sunday, not Len-Artists. 🙂
Thanks, Janet! I like to focus on nature and experienced every emotion on that special trip. Lots of great skylines too.
I love the way you have responded to this challenge. Since I don’t generally photograph people, I’ve pondered how to approach this challenge. Your interpretation is excellent!
Thank you! I had to figure out how to show emotions expressed by the environment.
I love that Siobhan. “An ocean of emotion.” Your gallery is marvelous. The cemetery image is beautiful and evocative. I appreciated learning about your emotional connection to some of these places and the references to The Game of Thrones is always a treat for me. We didn’t have enough time to go to these places when we were in Ireland, but you’ve made a convincing “argument” to visit them on our next trip.
The Carrick-a-Rede image is also lingering in my mind. Another lovely image in this collection.
Thanks so much, Patti. I wasn’t sure what photos to include for the challenge at first. Then I thought of all the emotions I experienced on that trip. Glad you also appreciated the Game of Thrones references. 🙂
I love it.
Gorgeous landscape, beautifully captured. I have Irish ancestors and have always wanted to visit Ireland. Someday.
Thanks, Rebecca! If you move to the east, as you have mentioned, you’ll be much closer. 😃
Beautiful photos. I’ve been to several of those places, including Arya’s stairway from the water. Excellent.
Thanks, John! I was happy to have made that trip before the world temporarily shut down.
Wonderful interpretation of the topic!
Thanks, Teresa! 🙂
The distant part of the causeway pic looks like miniature skyscraper ruins. Thanx for sharing these.
Yeah, it kinda does. Glad you liked my post!
Thanks for sharing your wonderful photos! I’m half Irish and have always been fascinated by anything having to do with Ireland. Empathizing with the emotions you were feeling there!
Thanks, Betty! I too am part Irish. Landscapes can bring out your emotions, especially if you have a connection with the place.
Creative and wonderful! Who doesn’t love Ireland? Emotional. Carrick-a-Rede was closed when we visited – would love to come back one day. Thank you for sending it! I share your oceans of emotions!
Thanks, Ann-Christine! Sorry you missed the bridge. We were lucky to have it all to ourselves! 😁
A very creative interpretation of the challenge and amazing images!
Thanks, Anne! Mother Nature has her emotions too. Saw many of them on that trip. 🙂
Yes she does! What do you think she’s doing when she provides a wind storm!
It’s a fabulous looking place, isn’t it? Every emotion under the sun 🙂 🙂
Yes, it is. So glad I was able to take that long anticipated trip!
What a creative take on the challenge! Also the pictures were fantastic. Made me want to pack my bags and fly to Ireland as well. Superb!
Thanks so much! It’s a beautiful place to visit.
Gorgeous! What a fantastic trip!
Thanks, Pam! Yes, it was a great trip. 🙂