Evening photos on Clogher Head (in Irish – Ceann Sraithe, Sratha, Sreatha, spellings differ). I drove over there one evening to catch the warm light on this most scenic of places on the Dingle Peninsula. My collection includes several photos from this spot, but I like to keep updating, even though I may have taken better photos there on previous occasions.
The Blasket Islands can be seen from here, looking splendid in the warm glow of the setting sun.
Sybil Head (Ceann Sibéal) appears at its most majestic from this viewing point. There is something about this headland that I find quite compelling and magnetic, that I also find very difficult to capture in photos. I will go back again – and again – to try to get that quality that eludes me. I may also tell you a little story about this headland… later.
I have already mentioned on a number of occasions that the top of this headland was a film location for a Star Wars movie a few years ago. At that time a telescope was placed at Clogher Head so that people could look over at the activities on the film set.
Clogher Beach, The Three Sisters and Ballydavid Head, above
To the right of Ballydavid Head is Mount Brandon, zoomed a little closer, above.
An ancient standing stone, above and below. I would prefer not to have it exactly in the centre of the composition but the ground was so wet I couldn’t stand where I needed to. I was also in a bit of a hurry because I arrived on the scene a little too late and the sun was going down very fast.
A slightly better composition was possible with my mobile phone, above.
The sun was obviously setting behind these rocks below, as this couple appeared to be enjoying the spectacle.
I hope you enjoyed the evening at Clogher Head. Thanks for looking. More Dingle Peninsula photos on this link: