Three Castle Head Pano
Tom O'Donoghue

Three Castle Head Pano

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On Mizen head West Cork, the 800 year old Three Castle Head, sits between a lake and the cliffs overlooking the Atlantic Ocean. I have been taking night shots from this location a few times, but I never managed to find a good composition to shoot the Milky Way. Finally on this trip, I found a flat rock on the side of the hill, which allowed the Castle, Lake, Ocean and some of the Cliffs to be in the shot.

 

I had a clear night in late August which allowed me to catch the setting Milky Way in the South West

 

This is a two pane foreground in landscape mode of three min exposures, stitched together, then blended with a two pane sky shot of shorter exposures of 13s.

 

Equipment used: Canon Ra with 24mm Samyang lens on ballhead and Manfrotto tripod

 

Note: All our prints are printed on Baryta 325g Paper, which is an excellent paper for framing. The paper is a gloss type, which gives very vivid colour views.