Sunday, November 22, 2009

Valentia Lighthouse in a Spray of Salty Waters

                                             Valentia Lighthouse at Cromwell Point

Well, today was not exactly the weather for any outdoor pursuits, with very high winds and the occasional wintery shower. Still, I was tempted to see and take photographs of the big waves at Valentia Islands´ north side around the lighthouse. I didn´t go down the last part of the road for fear of getting drenched and for my camera gear beeing destroyed in a freak wave. It was quite impressing however to see and feel the sheer power of the elements.
Afterwards I took care to clean tripod et all thoroughly from any salty spray which you need to do even in finer weather conditions when you take photos near the sea.