Saturday, May 2, 2009

Lough Gill

Nikon D70s, 4 images @ 1/200 sec, f7.1, 52mm equivalent

For our belated Easter holiday we had a great few days away in Sligo. It was typical April (and indeed Sligo) weather – all four seasons every few hours!

I thought it was about time to change the banner at the top of the page. This one is a panorama of four images taken one evening from the northern shore of Lough Gill. For my wife and I this is a special place, our first house after we got married was just a bit further around the lake from where this picture was taken. It was an old stone cottage with thick white-washed stone walls, a corrugated tin roof, oh and it was damp and with no central heating, just a wood-burning stove to cook on and to provide heat! Sadly it has since been knocked-down and replaced by a large new house that looks very comfortable but somehow doesn’t look right in this landscape (of course you will not get an objective opinion on it from me!)

4 comments:

Grannymar said...

I love Sligo and your new Header brings back memories of happy times spent there as a child.

Ian Poulton said...

Did you learn lots of Yeats to recite on cold evenings in the cottage?

Lake Isle of Innisfree and similar?

Daniel Owen said...

Grannymar - childhood memories are precious things, I'm glad you have happy memories of Sligo.

Ian - Kind of, though imho some of Yeats is wonderful, some just plain weird!

Ian Poulton said...

Your opinion of Yeats was shared by
Maud Gonne who used to refer to him as "Silly Willie"