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;
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