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.
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.
View From Knocknarea Across The Ox Mountains, Sligo
From the south face of Knocknarea there are spectacular views across part of Sligo Bay and the Ox Mountains. At low tide the sand bars are visible and on good days you can see groups of seals.
Deer Park Court Tomb, Sligo
Hiking through Deer Park in Sligo you come across 30 metre long court tomb from somewhere between 2500 - 4000BC. This is the only remaining intact lintel but it has cracked straight down the middle over time. A beautiful place with a lot of history and some incredible views!
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West Facing Peak Of BenBulben, Sligo
This is the west facing peak of Ben Bulben in Sligo, a long exposure photograph adding some movement to the clouds.
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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.
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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Streedagh Wedge Tomb, Sligo
This Wedge Tomb sits on a sandune overlooking Streedagh beach, Sligo and Donegal coastlines. Behind it is an incredible view of Benbulben and the Dartry Mountain Range.
Seaweed At Streedagh Beach in Sligo
Sea Weed washed up onto the back beach at Streedagh in Sligo, Ireland. There's so much of there that it forms a carpet across alot of the beach, I felt black and white suited this best as it brought out the textures in the image.
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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Entrance To Creevykeel Court Tomb, Sligo, Ireland
This is the entrance from the forecourt of the Creevykeel Court Tomb in Sligo to the graves beyond.
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Old Cottage In Gleniff Horseshoe, Sligo
An old cottage at the back of the Gleniff Loop in Sligo
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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.
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.
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.
Autumn Mist in Sligo
An early morning mist creeping across fields in Sligo Bay, Ireland. Sea mists regularily roll in from Strandhill creating this mystical effect along the coast. The sun was burning it away and had just started lighting up the fields when I took this from the top of Knocknarea with a 400mm telephoto to isolate the scene.
Black And White Long Exposure Of Ballidsare Falls in Sligo
A black and white long exposure photograph of Ballisdare Falls in Sligo, Ireland. This is a beautiful place overlooking Knocknarea and the Ox Mountains and is famous for salmon fishing on the west coast, there are salmon runs beside each fall as they make their way towards Ballisadare Bay.
Fossilised Coral On Strandhill Beach, Sligo
Fossilised coral and animals can be found along the back end of Strandhill Beach in Sligo, however very few are as high a quality as this. It's easy to imagine it moving and hard to believe it lived millions of years ago in tropical waters, not exactly todays environment!
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.
Deep In The Forest
A different take on waterfalls as this photograph is taken directly above it, albeit a small one! This is an ariel view of a small waterfall in Slish Wood, Sligo. A long exposure was used to give a sense of movement to the water and the recent rain gave the overall image a sense of spring freshness.
Slish Wood - Forest Landscape
A waterfall deep in Slish Wood, Sligo, Ireland. This is in the heart of the Ox Mountains and heavy rains create waterfalls throughout the forest. I was lucky and the sun broke through the trees to create some backlight for this photograph on an otherwise very cloudy day. Taken with a tripod and a wide angle lens.
A landscape photograph of Slish Wood forest in Sligo, Ireland as the sun sets through the trees. This was at the start of spring and the light added a lot of colour to the forest floor which was covered in autumns leaves and green mosses.
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.
The Glen - Sligo
The Glen is on the Coolera Peninsula in Sligo, Ireland. It's on the south face of Knocknarea mountain and is a deep yet narrow canyon running through the limestone bedrock. A forest grows on either side of the top of the cliffs giving a surreal sense of being deep in the earth looking up at the world. This is a wide angle shot of the trail that leads through it.
Time Slowed Down
There is a beautiful waterfall in Glencar, just across the border from Sligo to Leitrim that draws a lot of tourism to the area. However the river that flows from the base of the waterfall is just as spectacular and this is a long exposure photograph of some moss covered rocks that are standing the test of time against it.
The sun setting in the west creates some amazing sunsets along the coast of Sligo. This was taken looking out to Sligo bay and across Strandhill. There were some really interesting cloud formations in this image which lasted only a few minutes. The reflection in the water helped connect the background and foreground and the purple and orange colours brought a special mood to the scene.
An old boathouse at sunset on the backroad to Strandhill in Sligo, Ireland. The sky was turning purple and pink and I had to get inside the back of the boathouse to get a more creative wide angle. I used a 10 stop ND filter to create a sense of movement in the sky and make the photograph a little more artistic. The view on the horizon is the back beach at Strandhill.
Storm Clouds With Rainbow
Sligo can get some very extreme weather on the edge of the atlantic and this is a great example of that. A rainbow breaks out of the storm clouds to the right while blue summer skies are dominant to the left.
The strong winds coming around and over Knocknarea and also in from the sea cna create some really interesting cloud formations along the coast. This is a photograph of one of them before sunset, almost 2 clouds wrapping around each other but very beautiful. Taken in Strandhill, Sligo, Ireland
Ripples in Sand
It's easy to forget what you're walking on when you visit the beach but sand can create some really interesting and abstract photography. These sand ripples were taken on Strandhill Beach in Sligo, Ireland
This is the Glencar Waterfall although not the normal photograph usually taken of it. Over time an incredible example of a stalactite has formed behind the waterfall as water has dripped over the lip. This has taken thousands of years to form and is a very unique part of the fall, adding to it's character.
Carrowmore Tombs At Sunset
Carrowmore in Sligo, is one of four major passage tomb cemeteries in Ireland with over 30 prehistoric and neolithic tombs including dolmens and burial chambers. Being surrounded by these monuments to the past can only give you a sense of awe and photographing them is a very special experience. This one of the main tombs as the sun sets with long shadows across the field it sits in and a beautiful blue sky in the background.