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“Errigal Mountain & Dunlewey Lough – Beneath Our Milky Way” (Take 2)


DunleweyGweedore, County Donegal, Ireland




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Dunlewey, Gweedore, County Donegal, Ireland

A few months ago I set out to ‘Errigal Mountain’ in hope of capturing The Milky Way Galaxy galaxy rising over it. On arrival that night I discovered my calculations were wrong because the Milky Way was in the opposite end of the sky from where I expected it to be . I did manage to make the most from my error & captured a scene of the Milky Way rising over Errigal from the opposite (Hikers Path) end, however it was not the iconic front on view overlooking Errigal from ‘Dunlewey lake’ that everyone knows. I knew I had to re-plan the entire trip & return another night for my true visioned scene

Two months later I could see that the skies were crystal clear again & through the help of a few apps etc I could tell that there was no moon & clear weather predicted all night at below zero temperatures. The perfect ingredients for a new Milky Way hunt! Alone once again I set out “Errigal bound” in hope of capturing the Milky Way from the correct angle this time 

On arrival I was totally delighted! as not only was the Milky Way in the night sky where I wanted it to be but the waters in ‘Dunlewey Lough‘ were calm with an almost perfect reflection! I finally got the image I was visualising & attempting for ages. Sometimes like everyone else I do get it wrong but it’s best to learn from our errors & retry as the universe waits on nobody….

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