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This is the Great Pollet Arch on the Fanad Peninsula in north west Donegal. My title refers to two things: firstly how to get there. This place is so remote it was scary. We walked for ages, crossing fields, 3,041 cow pats, 9 million mosquitos and midges, barbed wire fences, wrong turns and finally the treasure at the end of the journey. I received over 50 midge bites, fell on my backside scrambling down rocks twice and nearly got lost in the secret pirate cave just near here. But it was worth every second!

In my WS is a photo of the gear I was using and the light conditions as they were.

The second thing the title refers to is a poem by Irishman WB Yeats called Aedh Wishes For The Cloths Of Heaven:

Had I the heavens' embroidered cloths,
Enwrought with golden and silver light,
The blue and the dim and the dark cloths
Of night and light and the half-light,
I would spread the cloths under your feet:
But I, being poor, have only my dreams;
I have spread my dreams under your feet;
Tread softly because you tread on my dreams.

PS: I mentioned this to John Tyro, but the difference between Irish light and Australian light is remarkable. My respect goes out to the photographers in Ireland and the British Isles who cope with this diffused light so well. I had real difficulty coping with it and am overall really disappointed with my Irish shots. Anyway, here's one of the better ones, apologies in advance.

Canon 5D Mk II
Tripod
Shutter release
ISO 50
f/22
4 seconds
28mm
10 stop filter
Lee grey-graduated filter 0.9

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