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A Few From Ballyronan Marina

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Martin Mc Kenna
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« on: July 14, 2008, 11:39:40 pm »

Thanks Paul. It really is a great place isn't it and an excellent location for any photographer. I wished I lived closer to the area so I could take full advantage of it. The night sky and reflections on the water is a very obvious temptation. I recall seeing a blood red lunar eclipse above the lough itself years ago and the reflection on the water was breathtaking!. Didn't have a camera then though.

Also from a weather point of view, photography of storms over the lough is a big attraction for me. The breeze over the lough meeting the natural wind would create a good local convergence zone for vortex phenomena. I recall seeing images of two substantial funnel clouds captured above the lough within an hour during May. Under the correct conditions a full waterspout would be possible (which has happened before) which would make a stunning photo. Several years ago a tornado did some damage in the area but it first formed as a waterspout over the lough before moving inland. Something to watch out for. If nobody believes this then ask John, he will tell you all about it  Smiley

Definitely worthy of many photo sessions.
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