Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Same scene over a month

I have posted this scene earlier here and here, my plan is to take more pictures of this scene.

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Eas a Ranca waterfall revisited.

More pictures taken before click here
Panoramic view on top of the mountains close by with a lake , click to enlarge.

Monday, June 13, 2011

Creevykeel Court Tomb, Co Sligo

This court tomb is almost 60 metres in lenght and dates back to the neolithic period, 4000-2500 BCE. During excavation they found pottery etc from that period. They also found evidence of Iron smelting built into the side of the larger court.
Iron smelting built into the side of the court at a later stage
On the entrance to the site you can see the bush pictured below, there is a practice in pagan worship sites and faerie trees of tying cloth strips to branches in the hope that prayers wishes would be answered.  

Sunday, June 12, 2011

Brackloon day to day

These are shots taken from the same position as the last post. I plan to take pictures from the same spot using the same settings at different times of the day during different weather conditions etc over the course of a year or so.

Monday, June 6, 2011

Brackloon Sunset in HDR

These were taken over the course of our Summer which this year was two days over the bank holiday weekend. I got to be at home for a few nights, so I messed around with my mobile and took some shots of the sun setting behind my house. These are for Charlie who once commented that the world might be sunnier in HDR land.

Same scene in the daylight.

Sunday, June 5, 2011

Torc Waterfall Killarney

 Shots taken at the beautiful Torc waterfall Killarney National Park

Saturday, June 4, 2011

River bank Killarney National Park

 Some shots taken in Killarney National Park, there are lots of pictures here, here, here, here and here

Friday, June 3, 2011

Glengarriff and Lady Bantry's lookout, Co Cork

Taken on the east side of Glengarriff
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Taken from the top of Lady Bantry lookout overlooking Glengarrif from the west
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The following pictures were taken along the walk up to Lady Bantry's lookout, the first is of the river the rest are the trail.
 Wider panoramic shot looking east over Glengarriff, if you enlarge the picture you can see the village.
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 Panoramic shot looking west towards the Caha Pass, for pictures click here
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Thursday, June 2, 2011

Druids Alter / Drumbeg Stone Circle, prehistoric houses and fulacht fiadh

Drombeg stone circle known locally as the Druids Alter is a stone cirle that possibly dates back 3000 years and is one of most visited megalithic sites in Ireland. This is a recumbent stone circle, as in its made up of 17 standing stone but one of these is laid on its side. It was used a a burial monument with remains and ash remains found during excavations. In the first picture the two stones in the middle are though to represent the male and female, being represented by the phallic shaped male and the lozenge shape for the female.
 The alignment from the two large stones to the recumbent stone opposite aligns with the notch on the hills in the background and on the winter solstice they almost align its just marginally out. Just behind this circle are the other building remains.
Beside the Ring there are these remains of conjoined prehistoric stone huts, the stones on the top left background are the remains of a Fulacht Fiadh
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From the other side
This building is thought to be a Fulacht Fiadh, a place for cooking food, It is a building that has a supply of fresh water and a stone lined trough in the ground. Large hot stones would be taken from a fire and placed in the trough of water, this would get hot enough to cook large game such as deer etc.
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Close up of the trough with the well that was built into the wall in the background.
The well built into the wall is built on a drain bringing fresh water with the structure.