The Cliffoney photowalk of furious thunder, September 10-11

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The view from my back window

Saturday 10 and Sunday 11 September, 2011.

Cliffoney, Co. Sligo, Ireland. We are situated beside the N15 road right on the outskirts of Cliffoney as you approach the village from Sligo town. (54.428231,-8.458785)

€10, payable by Monday September 5 2011.

How do I reserve my place?
Pay the deposit fee or let me know either here or via email.

What should I bring?
A sleeping bag, a tent, weather-appropriate clothing and your camera gear.

Tell me more…
This grand adventure began as a humble one-day photowalk, but the extreme location (travel across Ireland until you run out of Ireland to travel across. That’s where I am) and the promise of nighttime photography prompted me to extend it overnight. So there you go, a two-day event. And there you have it, another photowalk organized by myself. This one is being held in celebration of my family and I moving home from Galway to Sligo and starting school. But wait, there’s more! You do not need to be a photographer to attend, no sir, no ma’am. Any geek is welcome to come up to our house over the weekend. You are welcome to sit on our couch, welcome to use our Internet and welcome to eat our food. This wonderful caveat comes courtesy of the hackers at Galway’s

091 Labs who jumped at the idea of food and couches, but were put off by the lack of a camera. Final details of the actual walk route will have to wait until I actually move to the area and get a feel for good routes, but I want you all to to mark your calendars and book time away from work and spouses now!

The €10 is to cover food and other expenses that might be incurred during the campout. My wife is an excellent cook and promises a three-course dinner, full lunch and breakfast on the Sunday morning:

I will probably do a pulled pork or a rolled roast and some roasted chicken with roasted potatoes, vegetable salad and bread for dinner. Brownies and ice cream for dessert. Lunch will be green salad cheeses, cold cuts, fresh bread and pasta salad. Breakfast on Sunday will be cheese omelet with sides of crumbled bacon ham, sautéed mushrooms, bell peppers, spring onions and sour cream. They can build their own with whatever toppings and we will have waffles with syrup, sausages, bacon, toast, jam, coffee, tea, juice, water and soda.

Please alert me in advance if you have food or animal allergies, or require a special diet.

The schedule The draft schedule for the weekend is as follows: * Saturday lunchtime: Everyone arrives, sets up their tents, has a light lunch and then departs toward Mullaghmore/Cliffoney beach for a photowalk. * Saturday evening time: We return to the house, unload our photographs, have dinner and chill out for a few hours. * Saturday night: If the weather permits, I want to return to Cliffoney beach for night time shooting. I plan to give an impromptu class on long-exposure, star trails and interesting bits and bobs in the sky. * Sunday morning: Breakfast, tidying up and departure. Fine details of the route and any workshops will be made available as we get closer to the weekend It’s safe to say that we will be spending a fair bit of time on the Saturday down on the beach. Email for more information or with your own suggestions for activities over the weekend.

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