Weather Bomb, Port Charlotte Pier
According to the weather forecast, yesterday was supposed to be the worst of the ‘Weather Bomb’ that we are getting hit with just now, so I decided to grab my camera and head out to see what opportunities there were for the taking! I had a few locations in my mind but I wanted to check out Port Charlotte Pier first, as it was on my way to one of the locations I wanted to get to, that being Claddach, an area I had never been to before but seen many other images taken from there so I had in my head an image that I would have liked to get from down there.
En-route to Port Charlotte I could see that Loch Indaal was a bit more rough than usual so I had high hopes for Port Charlotte Pier, as I drove into Port Charlotte the Loch in this area was pretty calm, my heart sank, then I saw the Pier, a few waves crashing about it but not what I had expected, then I noticed a Saltire being blown about like mad on a flag pole and when I seen the direction of the wind in comparison to the position of the Pier, I realised that the area of the Pier was getting too much cover from the wind…then ‘Bam’ all of a sudden…
Don’t mind if I do, and I’ll admit, taken from hanging out the passengers window of my car! The Weather Bomb was out to get everything. So i happily snapped away then proceeded to Portnahaven on my way to Claddach, I knew that there would be some awesome waves down this way due to the geographical location and the way the Weather Bomb was coming in.
I wasn’t wrong, the waves were huge!!! However due there being some heavy showers at the time I arrived in Portnahaven there was no way I was getting out of my car, I did get a few from inside and will edit and post these at a later date, so I headed for Claddach, which in the end did not work out for me, as I said previously I had an image in my head, when I got down there the view was good, but not suited to what I was hoping to capture, I was hoping to capture the huge swell from the Weather Bomb aswell as Orsay Lighthouse, I could have done this with a Panoramic but I could barely stay on my feet long enough to get one shot away never mind a panoramic, also the sun had started to shine through the clouds, leaving me with the option to silhouette or overexpose, all of these plus the howling gale I decided to head for home.
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