Castleisland electrical contractor and keen photographer, John Keane is donating a framed print of his award winning photograph Moon over Fenit Lighthouse to the Tír na nÓg Orphanage for a raffle.
Anyone who donates anything from €5 for one ticket or €10 for three will be in the frame with a chance of winning the prize.
“For as little as €5 you could win this stunning framed photograph of a pink moon over Fenit Lighthouse which was kindly donated by award winning photographer John Keane,” said a spokesperson for the charity.
“The photograph took three years to capture and was finally snapped during lock-down in April 2020.
“It is beautifully framed and measures 21” x 27”. For your chance to win just click on the link below to enter.
Capturing an Award Winning Photograph
On how he went about capturing the award winning photograph, John, a decade long member of Killarney Camera Club, explained the difficulties he encountered – not least of which was the tight travel restrictions inmposed under the lockdown culture of the time.
“Many of the photos I take I plan months or years in advance. The pink moon over Fenit lighthouse I had planned for three years but the weather never obliged until we were in lock-down.
Explanation of Movements to Gardaí
“I rang the Gardai and explained what I had planned so I got to Fenit about 10pm the night before. I did about a hour’s shooting that night and was back on the pier at 4.45am.
“It was a difficult shoot as the moon was so bright but getting the detail you need to use a fast shutter speed but I also wanted detail in the mountains.
“I eventually got the moon in the right position and got the shot I wanted at 6.55am.”
To be in with a chance of winning John’s framed photograph you can enter with a click on the link here: www.idonate.ie/raffle/Fenit
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