Ashford Castle

Submitted by Jürgen Tenckhoff on Thu, 01/23/2020 - 10:20

Ashford Castle is a medieval castle from the 13th century and is located on the banks of Lough Corrib near the village of Cong in County Mayo in Ireland. Today the castle is used as a hotel as part of the  "Leading Hotels of the World" and is one of the most exclusive 5-star hotel in Ireland.


Tidal Island of Omey

Submitted by Jürgen Tenckhoff on Thu, 12/26/2019 - 13:05

Omey Island (Irish Iomaí) is located near Clifden and can be reached over a wide sandy beach at low tide. This is also possible by car, as a "fairway" is well marked - but one thinks "just do not stop" when crossing.

There is a lake and a sacred spring on the island. The island is considered a place of worship for Saint Feichin of Sligo, who founded a monastery here, where he died in 664 AD.


Sunsets in Murreagh

Submitted by Jürgen Tenckhoff on Sun, 12/22/2019 - 18:18

The overnight stay at Gorman's Clifftop House near Murreagh, Dingle region in Ireland was perfect to record the setting of the sun in the Atlantic. In ideal weather, we shot a lot of pictures and some videos with the Nikon D800.



Dunguaire Castle

Submitted by Jürgen Tenckhoff on Fri, 12/20/2019 - 18:30
Dunguaire Castle (Caisleán Dhún Guaire) was built in 1520 by the descendants of Guaire from the O’Hynes clan. It is located at Kinvara in the south of County Galway in Ireland. It takes its name from the original Dun of the King Guaire of Connacht, who died in AD 662. Dunguaire Castle was not a castle in the military sense, but rather a typical tower house of the 16th century. Upon arrival, a saxophone player was waiting for us, with suitable sounds accompanying us on the way up to the tower house.

Skellig Michael - monks and Starwars

Submitted by Jürgen Tenckhoff on Fri, 10/25/2019 - 19:00
You can reach the island from Portmagge in small motor boats, which transport a little more than 10 people - timely reservation is urgently needed. If the weather is bad, then the crossing becomes restless. But the bad weather also has advantages, because then the beehive huts in the fog seem even more impressive and the island shows a very different kind of population with many puffins (Fratercula arctica), for which fishing on rough seas in impossibel.

Photo technique: "Long exposure"

Submitted by Jürgen Tenckhoff on Wed, 05/21/2014 - 13:33

The oldest lighthouse (13th century) from Ireland at Hook Head was the ideal motif in ideal weather conditions to use different shooting techniques with different filters (gray and infrared). The following series shows the different effects and appearances of HDR images, infrared images and long exposures. The pictures were taken with a Nikon D800 and a Nikkor 24.0-70.0 mm f / 2.8 with a focal length of 24 mm.