Coolegrane Lights – project 52 #41

At our last Camera Club meeting for 2014, we decided to head out on a photo-walk to catch some of the Christmas spirit. We had originally planned to do a night shoot around town, photographing all the Christmas displays on all the shopfronts. As it was a fine night (which didn’t last long!) we decided to head for the country and visit Coolegrane Lights.

Coolegrane Lights

Photo : f/7.1, 1/4 sec, ISO-800, -0.7 exp, @28 mm.

The Coolegrane Christmas lights display is provided every year by the Hugh’s family. Every year visitors to the display can leave a donation in the donation box provided which they donate to a different charity every year.

Coolegrane Lights

Photo : f/2.8, 1/40 sec, ISO-640, -0.7 exp @18 mm.

It took a few test shots to get a middling exposure. As what usually happens the weather didn’t stay fine for very long. A heavy mist came down not long after we arrived. After a few more shots we decided to call it a night and head home.

Coolegrane Lights

Photo : f/5, 0.77 sec, ISO-800, @18 mm.

Anyone that hasn’t seen the coolegrane lights I would highly recommend a visit to them. They are easily found. Heading to Foxford from Swinford, just after Callow turn right for Bonnyconlon. At the first crossroads turn right again for Coolegrane/Attymachugh/Killasser and its just about 1/2 a mile on that road. You definitely can’t miss them!

Coolegrane Lights

Photo : f/4.5, 1/30 sec, ISO-800, 0.7 exp, @50 mm.

The Coolegrane lights were officially opened this year by Tommy Marren from Mid West Radio. All donations go to a worthy charity every year. This year they are going to a local very worthy cause, The Róisín Tansey Fund.

Michael Maye

Following Mayo football all around Ireland and halfway around the world. Been known to take the odd match photo sometimes! P.R.O. of Swinford Tidy Towns & committee member since 2004. I also admin on MayoClub51.com. Member of Swinford camera Club since 2009 and current P.R.O.

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