View from the back chamber of Creevykeel Court Tomb
A view of the neolithic and megalithic Creevykeel Court Tomb from the back chamber through the stone uprights.
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Creevykeel Court Tomb, Sligo, Ireland
Creevykeel Court Tomb in Sligo, this is a view from inside towards to rear of the tomb and looks out onto the forecourt. It's a neolithic megalithic tomb dating from 4000BC and is an incredible place on the way to Mullaghmore from Sligo.
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Hazelwood Crannog - Sligo
These are the remains of a crannog in Hazelwood, Sligo. The lake is Lough Gill and roughly 3,000 years ago a thatched wooden hut would have sat on the artificial island with a walkway connecting it to the mainland. It's one of my favorite places as it's much the same now as it was back then.
Culleenamore is a tidal estuary south of Strandhill's main beach in Sligo. It's an oasis of calm with huge sand dunes sheltering it from the Atlantic winds. Low tide exposes sand banks stretching for miles inland and the bay is a natural oyster bed, there are kitchen middens (mounds of oyster shells) along this stretch of coast dating back to prehistory.
Ben Bulben - Sligo
This is Ben Bulben in Sligo, it's name in Irish is "Binn Ghulbain" which literally means Jaw Peak. It started out life under a shallow ocean 320 million years ago and was carved into its current shape by converging glaciers during the last ice age. Its had ancient battles fought on its slopes, Yeats referenced it in his poetry and during WW2 a Boeing Flying Fortress crashed into it. It dominates Sligo and has the most incredible views.
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Slish Wood Forest Path In Sligo
The forest track that runs through Slish Wood in Sligo, Ireland. On a nice day this place can be very quiet and peaceful, a great spot for midday photography catching light through the trees.
Panoramic Of Strandhill And Culleenamore Sand Dunes, Sligo
Panoramic of Culleenamore and Strandhill Sand Dunes in Sligo. Recent storms and bad weather have undermined the dunes and they're smaller than they used to be, coastal erosion is taking it's toll but the view from the top is spectacular.
Mist Rolling Over The Ox Mountains in Sligo
The Ox Mountains and surrounding countryside during an early morning winter fog in Sligo, Ireland. The sun was lighting up the low fog and creating this beautiful, mystical look across the landscape bringing out some intense greens and yellows.
Fallen Tree Reflected In Hazelwood Lake, Sligo, Ireland
Long exposure landscape photograph of a fallen tree at Hazelwood in Sligo. The longer exposure has smoothed the water and helped define the reflections on the surface, it's a great comparison between the incredibly calm lake water and the old gnarled tree.
Country Road To Nowhere
This is the back road to the Carrowkeel Passage Tombs in Sligo, Ireland. The day was terrible with frequent stormy showers and high winds but I manged this shot in between showers during a brief moment of sunshine. I love the dark gloomy effect the sky tries to create and the bright colourful foreground that defies it.
Carin O on Doonaveeragh in Carrowkeel, Sligo
This cairn overlooks a valley dividing it from the other passage tombs but has the most incredible view across lough Arrow. It's a scramble up the sides unless someone has found a less direct route to the top but definitely worth it. It's also the site of an abandoned neolithic village where the tomb builders used to live, an amazing place.
Black And White Long Exposure Of Ballidsare Falls in Sligo
A black and white photograph of Ballisdare Falls which is an amazing place that most people miss as they drive through Ballisdare. However it's a huge draw for fisherman and the place is teeming with wildlife making it a good spot for anyone with a camera aswell!
Whooper Swan In Hazelwood, Sligo
Black and white Whooper Swan stretching it's wings in Hazelwood, Sligo. These birds are fed by constant streams of visitors throughout the day and are seldom isolated so this was a lucky shot.
Macro Flower In Spring
This was taken with a macro lens to capture as much detail as possible in the flower, a slightly abstract view yet the colours can't help but remind you of sunny days!
Black And White Macro Photograph Of A Dandelion
Black and White macro photograph of a Dandelion, I used a low F Stop with this to create a shallow depth of field and give the image softer focus apart from the tips.
Equine Portrait - White Horse In Mullaghmore
I found that these too portraits worked much better together than apart, although I personally really like both they seem to tell more of a story together. This was a beautiful white horse in Mullaghmore that didn't seem to mind me getting as close as I did!
Black And White Tulip With Water Drops
Commonly referred to as the Tulip Shark.This was taken in the morning after a night of heavy rain and really lent itself to a more ominous composition! It's a black and white macro photogrpaph with dew drops on the tulip and a shallow depth of field.
This is an abstract image of moss growing on an old tree stump in Hazelwood forest, County Sligo, Ireland. I used a longer exposure and panned the camera to create a sense of movement.