SPECTACULAR! DONEGAL’S TRIBUTE TO OUR OLYMPIC ATHLETES

first_imgWhat do you get when you cross five stepladders, five dog leads, some wire wool and five kitchen whisks?The answer is an amazing tribute to Ireland’s Olympic and Paralympic athletes.The amazing sight was captured by a group of amateur photographers from Buncrana. Members of Buncrana Camera Club decided they wanted to produce a picture that would capture the spirit of the games.And so armed with the necessary equipment and very good balance they have captured an amazing photograph.The picture was taken after a number of initially unsuccessful attempts on the Castle Bridge in Buncrana.The underside of the bridge was already lit up green from St Patrick’s day but there was no other trick photography. Gerard O’Kane of Buncrana Club, said they are delighted with the end result.Gerard, one of 54 members of the thriving club, revealed it took 10 photographers to get the perfect picture but they are not revealing who took the actual shot.“It was very much a team effort on behalf of the club.“It took us more than three hours to get it right and we even had to wait on a local fisherman to finish on the river.“But I have to say, it was certainly worth waiting for,” he said. Gerard revealed the technique used to capture the image which is already making its way around the world via the internet.“We put the steel wool into the whisks which are then tied to dogs leads of the same length.“The wool is then set on fire and the sparks create the rings when they are swung around.“It took us a number of attempts and we finally got finished up at 1am but it was worth it,” he said. SPECTACULAR! DONEGAL’S TRIBUTE TO OUR OLYMPIC ATHLETES was last modified: July 25th, 2012 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:Buncrana Camera ClubCastle Bridgedog leadsOlympic Gameswhiskswire woollast_img read more