I went on two workshops in Ireland with Athena Carey and John Dunne in the fall of 2017. The first workshop was in County Kerry. I also signed up for the one day extension. A hurricane hit on the day of the extension! We are used to hurricanes along the coast of Louisiana, but I never would have guessed there would be one in Ireland! Athena and John handled it beautifully. We stayed in the hotel and they critiqued some of our photos and made post-processing suggestions. This was great and gave us a chance to rest.
The second workshop was on the Copper Coast. About the time we got there, a tropical storm hit! That made photography challenging the first day, but after that the stirred up water provided some very dramatic scenery for photography. Again, John and Athena were flexible and chose the best sites for the weather.
Most of all, John and Athena always had our safety on their minds. John helped me climb up hills and over wet rocks that got thrown up on a beach by the storm.
Athena and John helped me better understand the use of filters for long exposure photography which was one of my goals for the trip.