alternative visions donegal photo tour day 1

Waterfall 2

Day 1 photo shoot

The alternative visions group met at Arnold’s hotel for breakfast at 9.30 am. We then drove along the Wild Atlantic Way making our way to Crohy head. Along the route we drove through the villages of Falcarragh,Gortahork,Crolly and Dunglow. the photo shoot started at Crohy Arch, a magnificent sea arch in a stunning seascape. there is a short walk through a field to the cliff edge.

Crohy Arch

This vantage point has plenty of room for the alternative visions photo tour to set up and start shooting. the weather was mild and dry with a slight sea swell running. over the next 2 hours the participants received instruction on composition, focusing tripods and the basic functions of their cameras . On the more humorous side one person forgot his camera battery and another forgot his memory card. Luckily Trevor Cole And Myself carry ample spares and everyone could participate fully in the session.


photo shoot crony arch

black and white crony arch photo shoot

Nancy’s Bar

From Crohy head we had a 45 minute drive to Ardara and stopped at Nancy’s bar for lunch. The bar specializes in seafood so there was amply chowder mussels and oysters to satisfy everyone. Our next destination was 15 minutes from here and involved a beautiful drive along the road to Maghera strand.

Assaranca Waterfall


We arrived at Assaranca after lunch. The waterfall is located at the side of the road so is easily acessible. Trevor and myself fielded many questions before giving advice on long exposure photography. The participants were certainly keen to learn new skills. This location has a lot to offer so we stay here some time . Eventually we drove on to Glenesh Pass for some more shooting and simply to take in the view.

Homeward Bound

It was by now late evening so we drove back to Dunfanaghy where everyone could enjoy a leisurely meal.  Our Final photo shoot was at  Port-na-harbour for sunset.  Unfortunately the dreaded midge was out in force so we did not linger long. Remember to check our gallery when you get a quiet moment