Rock Art of Inishowen

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In the place I live,- Inishowen you can find a rich amount of ancient monuments. Impressive stones in fields, amongst cows and sheep. Like this one, part of the Bocan stone circle;

Bocan stone circle

Bocan stone circle, part of the rich amount of ancient monuments that can be found in Inishowen, co.Donegal

It’s great to go and see them up close. They are facinating subjects in the beautiful lanscapes of Ireland.  I love to capture them and a couple of months ago I found some very special stones.

They have ancient rock art on them, carved around 2000 to 4000 years ago. Interesting stuff to reseacrh and I love camera field trips so I dived in.

All kinds of factors needed to be considered. Camera techniques, light sources, obstacles, accessibility, permission from the landowner etc. I ended up going to the site a couple of times before it all came together. I caught the warm last rays of sunshine, making the carvings stand out more because of the long shadows it casts. Then I recreated that effect with the speed lights when the light was gone.

The results were beyond my wildest dreams :-)

Rock art Inishowen

Rock art, part of the rich amount of ancient monuments that can be found in Inishowen, co.Donegal

Rock Art Inishowen, Co. Donegal

Rock art, part of the rich amount of ancient monuments that can be found in Inishowen, co.Donegal

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