June 7th. Peter Cox to speak at Cape Clear photography evening

By @CapeClearBioBtz. All pictures in this article with permission from Peter Cox.

Cape Clear Island BioBlitz week

Tuesday June 7th

19.00 – 21.00  Photography evening with special guests

The Fastnet Lighthouse, Co. Cork
The finest lighthouse on the Irish coast, the Fastnet stands proud on an unusually calm fine Summer’s evening. A granite tower constructed of interlocking blocks, it’s a virtual monolith which presents itself like the bow of a ship to the incoming Atlantic swells, dissipating their energy before they reach peak force. So effective is the design and construction that it has survived the worst the Atlantic can throw at it for over a century with nary a scratch. In 1985, it was struck by a 48m rogue wave (the same height as the focal plane of the lantern). This stove in the glass of the lantern room and overturned the vat of mercury on which the lantern turns, but the structure took no other damage.

We will be having a photography evening with photographers from both the island and further afield. Chuck Kruger will be showcasing his photos of Cape from the last four decades, we also hope to showcase some of the fantastic images captured by Mary Cadogan  fellow long time Cape resident. From slightly further away, closer to the West Cork / Kerry border, we’re delighted to announce that Peter Cox will be coming to share with us his insights into the spectacular images of Fastnet, the Wild Atlantic Way, Greenland, Patagonia and other beautiful places he has photographed. You can read more about his work in this interview with him.

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Watch this space as  we are hoping to adding a couple of other top photographers too.

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