The Milky Way ...

Posted by Tim on 18 August 2017 - 12:13pm

A couple of weeks ago two guys from the camera club invited me to join them in a night shoot. We are piled in one car and drove to Killarney, about 90 minutes from here in Kinsale. The hope was to get a clear night with no moon. We knew the moon wouldn't rise until are 2:00am, so fingers crossed on the 'clear night' part as that is rare.

We checked into our B & B, went out for dinner, then headed to a place called The Gap of Dunloe, about 20 minutes outside of the town. We arrived around 10:00 pm to get set up in the middle of a sheep pasture! We could see the 'gap' of the mountains plus a small lake between us and the gap. This is where we wanted the Milky Way to appear! Our photography night sky app said we had a chance, and at about 1:30 am, I got the shot here!

milky way in Killarney