Crough Wood

Crough Wood

Down Mahon valley, the river Mahon meanders through a beautiful forest: Crough Wood. The forest is lush and the river has all kinds of little waterfalls making it a very popular destination for photographers. Last Saturday, together with Fergus Cooper, we went to check it out and we were surely not the only ones. It is always great to meet like minded people. We will definitely come back when the leafs have turned.

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Hook Head

Hook Head

Hook Head lighthouse is located at the end of the Hook peninsula in the county of Wexford Ireland. It is the oldest working lighthouse in the world. I was invited by Fergus Cooper to check the sunset there. Great circumstances, gale force winds created some nice surf. Maybe it was not the sunset we were hoping for, but I think we got a nice set of pictures. Went home in wet clothes, but it was all worth it.

Nice to meet Astro photographer Kristín de Grae there as well. Fergus thanks for the invitation.

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Knockmealdown

Hiking to Knockmealdown

On Saturday the 22nd of August, I joined a guided tour organised by Muddyboots guided walking, to hike up to the highest point of county Waterford, mountain Knockmealdown. It was a spectacular and amazing day with gusty winds, horizontal rain and glorious sunshine.  The hike started climbing up Sugarloaf Hill and following the ridge to the 794 meter top of Knockmealdown. A great view from there over different counties and the coastline The dramatic cloudscapes were a welcome bonus for me.

Thanks Mario for the great tour and your stories about this area. Colm Cheevers thank you for inviting me.

Thanks to the rest of the group for your individual stories and your kindness.

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Saltee Islands

A trip to the Saltee Islands

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The Saltee Islands, consisting of the Great and Little Saltee, are situated approximately 5 kilometers off the coast of Kilmore Quay Co.Wexford Ireland. The larger island Great Saltee is one of the world’s major bird sanctuaries. The Saltees are a real haven for sea birds, nurturing an impressive array of birds, from gannets and gulls to puffins.

For me this was a new challenge as I’m not a birdwatcher (twitcher) at all, but I loved every minute of it. Thanks Antoinette for organising this and Fergus for bringing me there, I certainly would like to this again.

A boat brings you from Kilmore Quay Harbour and before you reach the Great Saltee, you have to change to a rubber boat that will bring you to a small beach. Click on the link below to watch the video showing bits of the journey.

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For this outing I decided to bring my Nikon D7100 crop instead of the D750 full frame, in combination with my Sigma 70-200 lens. With the D7100,  the zoom is increased to 300mm.  The rest of the zoom was achieved by moving in as close as possible. For some overview shots I used a Tokina 11 mm.

I concentrated on two types of birds, the lovely puffins and the majestic gannets. As you might expect, they were both on each side of the island, so there was some walking involved as well.

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Woodstown

Woodstown

After 9 weeks lockdown due to Covid-19, I was delighted that I could finally set my alarm to go to Woodstown, not too far from where I live. The tide and sunrise matched perfectly for some early morning pictures between the oyster beds on Woodstown beach. Great to be out again in the early morning, witness the sunrise and be home again before everyone wakes up. I really missed this and I can’t wait for the lockdown is completely lifted.

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