Title:VV2462 Storm Ophelia through the eye of gutsy photographers
Date:18th October 2017
Summary:Storm Ophelia through the eye of gutsy photographers - Occurred 16th October 2017 Storm A word from the photographer ''Ophelia chase, the main place to be was the S coast of Ireland however we couldn't make it that far so plan B was to get what we could from the storm at another location. Charts showed hurricane force winds along S, SE and later E coasts, the latter was our target with crazy winds whipping up the Irish Sea and meeting the SE coast of N. Ireland. We chased to that area and targeted St. John's Light House. Wind was so severe I couldn't hold the camera and telephoto lens steady at all so forgive the footage, the sea was in a state of rapid churning turmoil and chaos, pure evil in motion, wind whipped large lumps of sea foam inland and the sky was covered in foam and water droplets into a misty fog. I had to lay down between rocks at times to get a little shelter in an attempt to hold the camera steady. In the same area aerials were gone from roof tops, telephone wires ripped down and hanging from poles and trees down with branches and debris over the roads for miles, we even spotted a large round bale of hay which had been moved across a flat field and buckling a fence at the side of a road, then seeing the 'eye' of the cyclone was a rare treat I have never witnessed before. All in all a fun day out experiencing the wild side of mother nature''