We Met Up Again In Cafe Arnou On The Second Morning Of The Donegal Tour Workshop For Breakfast And A Briefing Of The Days Agenda. A Few People Had Stayed Up To Photograph the previous night’s beautiful sunset at Port Na Blagh Pier. This was The Final Day Of Our Photo Tour. At 10am We Had Finished our Breakfast And Briefing and Drove Off In The Direction Of Dunlewey.
Our First Stop Was At Cashel na Gor abandoned Railway Station nestled Under Muckish Mountain. We Then Drove Past Loch Agannive Which On A Still Morning Reflects The Peak Of Errigal. You Can Also Photograph Ruined Cottages Farms And Peat Bogs. In July And August You Will Get To See The Men Cutting Or Footing The Turf. Alternatively One Can Breath In The Atmosphere And Imagine Life Here Hundreds Of Years Ago. The Photo Tour Arrived At Dunlewey An Hour Later And Stop On The High Ground Looking Down On The Valley. We All Hoped TO See A Shaft Of Light Illuminate The Ruined Church But Alas Not Today. Our Photographers Are Impressed By The Location And The Setting On The Edge Of Dunlewy Lough. Mount Errigal Towers Over This Location Adding To The Drama.
After Dunlewy We Spend A Short Time Photographing An Ancient Bridge Which Is Nearby. The Photo Tour Drives On To Bad Eddie About 15 Minutes Away. The Best Time To Photograph This Wreck Is Around Half Tide When The Water Is A Few Inches Deep . The Beach Here At Bunbeg Is Very Flat So The Tides Move Very Quickly. Unfortunately This Wreck Is Deteriorating Very Quickly So Its Days As A Top Photographic Icon Will Be Numbered. By Now Its Time For A Break And Then On To The Boulder Beaches And A Sea Arch On The Bloody Foreland.
The Boulder Beaches Are Ideal For Long Exposure Photography Which is Very Popular On This Photo Tour with Our Participants Very Eager To Master This Skill. We Spend Most Of Our Time At The Sea Arch And The Dramatic Atlantic Swell Which Washes Through And Often Over This Arch.
As Its Now 4pm Our Participants Are At The End Of Their Photo Tour. Its Time To Drive Back To Dunfanaghy And Let Everyone Depart For Their Various Home Locations Through Out Ireland. They Were A Great Bunch Of People And We Look Forward To Meeting Them Again On Another Tour .