Look Before you Leap

‘Look Before You Leap’
By Order of
Galway City Council

Swimming in the open sea is an Irish tradition and they clearly relish this encounter with the primal element. On a windswept coast in Galway, precariously balanced on top of a diving platform, I found myself taking photographs. Apparently, people of all ages fearlessly jump off here into the waves far below. I spoke to a very friendly local man in his 40’s who told me that only two years ago he had broken ‘his fecking neck’ jumping off the platform. He seemed to have made a full recovery from the accident. Indeed, this was clearly a significant achievement in his life and a moment of considerable personal pride. I could only agree, mission accomplished… I was ‘fecking’ impressed.

Tidal

Tidal

 

This photograph was taken on a late Summer evening at Jenny Brown’s point, near the village of Silverdale on the Lancashire coast. Lancashire has some lovely unspoilt shoreline that provides scenic beauty, historic interest and a wealth of wildlife.

Camera: Canon EOS 5D2

Lens: 70 200mm f4L

 

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