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Seize the Day

Recently I returned to Fingal Head where there is a diminutive light house. It has been some time since my visit to this exciting location.

Before I drove to Fingal Head, I researched the weather to the finest detail as weather conditions change regularly in that vicinity. When I knew it was good to go, I packed my car with my photographic equipment. The back of my vehicle represents my office as it houses most of my photographic-related items, apart from my quality camera, filters and tripod.

With my camera bag on my back, and my tripod in my arms, I arrived at the little lighthouse and I felt safe.

Two fishermen were on the cluster of rocks opposite me, that offered me peace of mind. I settled myself into my position on the rocks and prepared my lens to receive the filters. As night surrendered to the light of day, I recognised early that it was going to be a spectacular sunrise.

This location is popular with fishermen and photographers. But I was fortunate that morning to have the rocks to myself. It’s all part of sharing the territory, but it’s ideal when one has an opportunity to use leverage and to have the availability of freedom of space to capture and to captivate, with the sense of being there, when the image is being viewed.

The clouds were intense in areas, releasing splashes of vivid colours whilst the sun soaked the sky permeated light and warmth across the horizon. Fingal Head is an accelerated place to upgrade my photographic skills as its power, pulse and performance packed into one.

It was a memorable photo shoot from start to finish.