The wind in my face

22nd March 2010
You may remember last week I photographed Rockfleet Castle and sat waiting for the tide to come in while infact it was going out. Today I awoke to very showery weather with dark skies with low sun breaking through. I had to go to the airport in Galway leaving westport at 12noon, high tide was due at 11.15, so I decided to make a quick trip to Rockfleet for high tide. I arrived to find the tide in, the castle was bathed in sunlight and the scene looked great. the wind however was wild and blowing straight into the camera. I would have liked to use a slow shutter speed to show movement in the water but the wind was too strong, this meant that even on a tripod the camera would have moved during a long exposure.

The wind was so strong that there seemed to be constant rain falling although the scene looks bright , there was always a drop or two of water on the lens, you can see it on this picture.

I then drove to Galway and on my return journey I stopped to take this picture of Lough Carra from the side of the road.

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