Jedi Transition – aka Rainbow Canyon 2015

Jedi Transition – aka Rainbow Canyon 2015

Rainbow Canyon is part of the R2508 Special Use Airspace Complex, in Panamint Valley.  The Canyon is a part of the much larger Sidewinder Low Level route, and is officially called “Jedi Transition”.  Rainbow Canyon itself is also known as Star Wars Canyon. It is said that some movie scenes of the Star Wars movies were shot here. The Jedi Transition starts just west of Owens Lake at 36.403047,-118.01239. From here aircraft hug the...

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A Short Weekend in Scotland

A Short Weekend in Scotland

Friday So I left Ireland Friday evening and got the ferry across from Belfast to Cairnryan. The crossing time was around 2hours 30minutes as there was some high winds and rain on the way that slowed things down a small bit. I arrived in there around 22:00 hours. It was around 50 miles to Kirkcudbirght but the wind and rain was unreal. The travel time to the accommodation was approximately 70 minutes due to the bad weather – most like 60...

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F2 Sociedad Fotografica Spread

F2 Sociedad Fotografica Spread

Last year, 2013, I decided to have a go at getting the AFIAP distinction for photographers. There is a lot more to this than I initially thought and it was only after entering my first few salons that I realised this. One has to be meticulous about the number of salons they enter, keep accurate records on what was accepted or not, awards etc and have it all in a safe and secure location when it comes time to submit for the distinction. One of...

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Pre Antarctica – Argentina

Pre Antarctica – Argentina

So in early December 2013, myself and my brother headed to Antarctica to reach the 7th continent – and discover what it had to offer. Packing was a bit of a chore for this trip but I finally decided to take the following gear. Once we get into Buenos Aires, we spent a day here looking around and sight seeing before flying on to Ushuaia. We had already visited Buenos Aires in 2008 with the lads so we were kinda familiar with the place and...

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SACC Nature Competition 2014 Results

SACC Nature Competition 2014 Results

The SACC Regional Qualifier of the IPF National Nature Competition 2014 in association with Mahers Photographic was held on Sunday, January 26th @ Amelian Theatre, Mallow, Co.Cork. Unfortunately I was unable to attend this year due to previous commitments but I still managed to pick up an award or two. There were a couple of changes to the competition this year, including the introduction of a new projected category called ‘The Natural...

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Aurora Borealis Hunting

Aurora Borealis Hunting

January 2013 Day 1 – So it was an early start… something that is akin to all Epic Trips at one point or another. I could not really sleep anyways so I got up at 03:30 instead of 04:00. I got some something to eat and then finished packing my bag and headed into Limerick to collect Paddy at 05:00. He was finishing his lunch for later in the day and then we were out of there. We drove through Limerick and made it out to Shannon for...

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