As Darkness fell on Saturday the 15th of November 2014 I and my good friend Peter OToole were en route to the deserted famine village of Port located in rural southwest Co. Donegal, Ireland. On arrival, as twilight faded, it was evident that this is a deeply magical location with truly dark skies and a rich history which hangs in the air. The sky conditions were less than prefect that evening with some cloud and haze lingering on the horizons. Never the less the milky way blazed over head with stunning detail and contrast against the inky black sky.
I took home four images that I feel really capture my experience of Port that evening. Here is the first of them capture shortly after darkness. The Milky Way shining over the boats and lobster pots of the fishermen. Also in the image is a small white cross erected in memory of an Aberdeenshire man who perished at Port in the late 1800’s.
This is the second in my series of photos the trip. Perhaps my favourite capture of the night. I think it begins to communicate the sense of time, history and solitude at engulfs Port. A rare sensation in this day and age.
This is another the View from the uninhabited famine village of An Port. I was blown away by this location at night.Glorious dark skies, history and unending charm… what else would you want?
The final shot from my trip. In the image the Milky way shines over the the lobster pots, boats and a solitary cross commemorating the passing of the Scottish man mentioned earlier. I will be turning to this enchanting location in thefuture to capture more the its history and stunning dark skies.