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.
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.
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.
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.