Dunmore Head Dingle Peninsula

August 27, 2011  •  Leave a Comment
On a recent trip to Dingle I met a French man looking for directions. He was looking for the most westerly point in Europe and I duly obliged by pointing him in the direction of Dunmore Head. Following my encounter with the French man I decided venture there myself on a wild and wet evening in late summer.


Dunmore Head Dingle Peninsula

I believe the west coast of Ireland is best experienced when the waves are bashing against the rocks and sky is dark and moody. In saying that, shooting in such conditions has it own complications. Battling with the wind and rain can often be an uphill battle. When standing upright is a task in itself, you can imagine the difficulty encountered when trying to capture a good exposure. Rain is also a difficult one to deal with, keeping the front element of your lens dry and free of fog is a constant battle.


Dunmore Head Edge of Europe


Despite it's complications, there is a great sense of feeling alive in such conditions. You really feel like you are part of nature when you are being battered by the elements. I always feel refreshed after such outings, both physically and spiritually. Nature has that effect on the soul, an effect I feel we all need from time-to-time to revive our spirits.


Dunmore Head


There is a surreal element to the experience as well. As I stood there on the edge of Europe looking out over the Blasket Sound, I felt like I was in a movie theatre watching a blockbuster, with each scene unfolding before my eyes. As rain fell over the Blasket Islands, I was mesmerize me to the point of paralysis. It was like being suspended in time, bit like the matrix really, well not quiet.

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