Rams Island Photo Trip

Rams Island Photo Trips (Weekend 24th and 25th March)


This was our first trip to Ram's Island on Lough Neagh as a DGPix hosted workshop.  Two groups traveled out on two days, taking the Island Warrior out of Sandy Bay to the island.
Rams Island is managed and maintained by the Rams Island Heritage Project - and the guys are knowledgeable about the history and heritage of the area, and provide a welcome cup of tea and biccies on a unique barge acting as a visitors centre on the island.

Rams Island is the largest on Lough Neagh, and although hindered by low water levels on the lough, the cormorant colony showed well enough if at a distance.

Experts Noreen and Sandra were on hand spotting birds from the boat and on the island, and I provided the photographic tuition when needed to the attendees who grabbed some excellent landscape and wildlife shots during the day - the weather was superb with hardly a ripple on the lough!


Day 1 view from the Island Warrior - snapping the incoming storm



DGPix regular David enjoying the view on the way back


Day 1 Attendees

Day 1 Attendees

The island viewed from the boat - perfect weather

West side of the island


Another attendee kindly allowed permission for use of her photos here, and young photographer Amber Currie (with an eye for a great landscape) grabbed some great shots on day 2:




Keep an eye on out on our facebook page for further trips to the island, we hope to run some more this year!

Tufted and Scaup ducks


 

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