Thursday, April 21, 2011

Carrauntoohill, County Kerry the highest peak in Ireland

Carrauntoohil or Carrantuohill[2] (play /ˌkærənˈtl/ —   from Irish: Corrán Tuathail)[1] is the highest peak in Ireland. Located in County Kerry, it is 1,038 metres (3,406 ft)[3] tall and is the central peak of the Macgillycuddy's Reeks range. There are two other peaks in this range that are above 1,000 m—Beenkeragh (1,010 m) and Caher (1,001 m). The peak of Carrauntoohil is topped by a large metal cross 5 metres (16 ft) tall.

 I went there yesterday with my big tripod, Canon 5d, the lot, in the company of Tatjana and Christian. I did´nt how the photos would look like, but one thing was sure for me from the moment I started climbing; they would be black and white. Most photos were taken with the 50mm macro lens, a lens that I use a lot for landscape, until I´m rich one day and can afford a 50mm Zeiss lens. Enjoy!

p.s. I did not go the Devils Ladder, went from Lough Acoose instead, much more fun.