A Blog by Dermot Dolan

A Blog by Dermot Dolan, all work is copyright of Dermot Dolan.

Monday, 14 August 2017

Photograph of the Week Part 3 October 23 2016 onwards.

14 August 2017. Nice climb up Benbulben,  (Sligo, Ireland) last Saturday. Here is a shot looking towards the Sea with Donegal in the distant background.

From Benbulben.


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August 5 2017. Sorry for the long absence, photograph of the week is up and running again. This week I will publish a few.

Camino Sureste, Spain


Poppy fields on the Camino Sureste, Spain.

In Union Wood Sligo, with Colloooney Church in the background



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1 May 2017. Bluebells near the Holywell, Sligo taken just a few days ago.


Bluebells, Holywell, Sligo

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24 April 2017. Sorry for not posting the last few weeks. Here is a shot taken in France a few years ago.

Eglise Saint-Serin du Bosc, Quercy, France

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26 March 2017. Beautiful weather here in Sligo at the moment, so many hikes the last few days. This was taken today overlooking Glencar Lake.


View of Glencar from Copes Mountain.

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19 March 2017. Seagull in motion, Half Moon Bay, Hazelwood, Sligo

Seagull in flight.

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12 March 2017. View of the Pyrénées taken from the window at the Gite in Eylie-d'en Haut https://giteseylie.jimdo.com/ The window was open and had two side panes which were obviously mirrored in some way. The side panes were in sections so it gives "picture framed" views of the area. The image was not"photo shopped". Take a few years ago.

Pyrénées Ariége.

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5 March 2017. This is the Ladybird Spider listed as an endangered species,  I took this over three years ago in the Ardéche Department in France. It's numbers are now growing thanks to conservation work. It is the first time I have ever photographed something that was listed as an endangered species.

The Ladybird Spider, Eresus sandaliatus.

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19 February 2017 This week I go back through the archives to find a photograph I took in 2014. It is Cirque de Navacelles which is located on the Southern edge of the Massif Central, France.  Cirque de Navacelles

Cirque de Navacelles

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12 February 2017. This photograph was taken a few years back in mid November. The colour stayed in the trees late that year and were very strong.

Glencar, Sligo/Leitrim, Ireland.

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5 February 2017 Benbulben, as seen from the Lower Rosses, Sligo.

Benbulben from the lower Rosses, Sligo, Ireland

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29 January 2017. Photograph taken yesterday in my native part of the World.

Lough Gill, Hazelwood, Sligo.

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22 January 2017. A lovely Sunset last evening over the historic Queen Medb's Cairn, Knocknarea, Sligo.

Knocknarea Sunset, Sligo, Ireland

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14 January 2017 .Storm on the Wild Atlantic Way. This photograph was taken on the 12th of January on top of Benbulben, Sligo looking towards Slieve League sea cliffs in Donegal.

The Wild Atlantic.

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9 January 2017. For the first photograph of the New Year I go to the area where I grew up. A beautiful place.

Lough Doon, Newtownmanor, County Leitrim

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30 December 2016. Thank you all for visiting my blog during 2016. I hope you visit it regularly during 2017. A very happy and enjoyable New Year to you all. If you can, get out there for a hike maybe do a Camino. I now have hiked approximately 12,000 kilometres of long distance routes in just a little over five years (excluding all my daily hikes in my native North West of Ireland).

Reflecting on the year I enjoyed taking and sharing my photographs with you. In selecting a photograph to end the year I have chosen this one. I was privileged enough to have come across a Brocken spectre this year while walking the Camino Primitivo in Northern Spain This happened high above the clouds early one morning. It is a very large projection of my shadow into the sky surrounded by a multi coloured Halo. Click on the link to learn how a Brocken spectre   occurs and exactly what it is. For me it was a very special moment on a Pilgrim route.

Myself in a Brocken spectre.

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24 December 2016. A happy and peaceful Christmas to you all.

Candles in the Snow at the Holywell, Sligo, Ireland 

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It's coming near Christmas, so this week a snow scene. A traditional Swiss Farmhouse near Krauchthal.

Farmhouse in the Canton of Bern, Switzerland.

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My photograph of the week this week is again from my native place.


Taken while climbing Benbulben, it looks towards Benwiskin. It shows freshly cut turf in herringbone pattern, it also looks out to the Sea Cliffs of Donegal. I have a special section in my blog of images from Sligo/Leitrim. There are well over 100 photographs in the one place here is a direct link Sligo - Leitrim Photographs

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This week I want to let you know about about a special section I have set up in my blog. Many of you know I live in Sligo, Ireland. I hike here all the time and take photographs. I have  posted many here before but now I have created a section where you can see these images in the one place. Here is the link. Sligo Leitrim a beautiful place. Here is shot taken this week in Glencar.

Glencar Lake in the evening Fog.

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1 November 2016. An extra post this week, taken this evening on my home turf. Strandhill, Sligo. "Silhouette on the Wild Atlantic Way"

                                  "Silhouette on the Wild Atlantic Way"

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October 29 2016. This photograph was taken yesterday in my native Sligo, Ballygawley Wood in all it's Autumn glory.

Ballygawley Wood, Sligo

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October 23 2016 I seem to be having some technical issues with Photograph of the Week part 2. It is therefore time to open a new photograph of the week section.

This week the photograph is an early morning shot on the Via de la Plata, Spain. Taken near Calzada de Bejar.

Calzada de Bejar, Spain

Wednesday, 4 January 2017

Sligo - Leitrim, Ireland. A collection of images.

I post many photographs from my native area on my Facebook page, but as there are many people who follow this blog who are not Facebook friends I now am setting up a special blog post of photographs that you might enjoy.

This is very much a work in progress and I will add more images of my native place. I have to start somewhere so here it is.

All of the images are copyright of myself Dermot Dolan and may not be reproduced in any way without my written consent.

This is a personal view of the beauty of Sligo and Leitrim taken from my many hikes. Please feel free to comment below.

Rosses Point


A  Coney Island Sunset,

Winter Robin near the Holy Well.

Spider Web droplets in Ballygawley Wood.

Hawthorn Berries in Winter


Ballygawley Wood
Seal Bank Culleenamore


From the Holy Well Road, Garavouge River near mouth of Lough Gill

On Benbulben.

Glencar Lake

Ballygawley Wood.

Glencar Lake.

Lough Gill at Hazelwood

Bog Cotton on Slieve Daeane

On the Hills above Glencar Waterfall

Autumn Glencar Lake

Rosses Point.

Rosses Point


Hazelwood

Hazelwood.

Haxelwood

Candles in the Snow at the Holy Well Shrine 

The Boardwalk up Knocknarea.

Dead Tree, Hazelwood

On Benbulben.

A series of Webs, Ballygawley Wood

Mayfly at Dooney Rock

Above Glencar  Waterfall

Silver Light Culleenamore Beach

Robin, Doorly Park

An October Moon

Ballygawley Wood


Ballygawley Wood

Hazelwood

Hazelwood

Hazelwood

Clouds over Benbulben

Autumn Sunset Strandhill

Autumn Sunset Strandhill

Autumn Sunset Strandhill

Ballygawley Wood.

Ballygawley Wood.

Ballygawley Wood.



Above Glencar Waterfall

Glencar Waterfall

Glencar Waterfall


The Bearded Tree, Glencar

Formoyle, Glencar, Leitrim

Rosses Point.

Sruth in Aghaidh an Ard also know as the Devil's Chimney Glencar

Stream Glencar


Formoyle, Glencar, Leitrim


Balygawley Lake in Autumn Mist

Balygawley Lake in Autumn Mist

Balygawley Lake in Autumn Mist

Balygawley Lake in Autumn Mist

Balygawley Lake in Autumn Mist

Glencar towards Cope's Mountain

Tormore, Glencar


From Bamagher towards Lough Gill, Parke's Castle is in the right of photograph

Killaspugrone

Formoyle, Glencar

Formoyle, Glencar

Glencar Lake in Winter Fog

Kings Mountain, Glencar Lake in Winter Fog

Glencar in Winter Fog

Glencar in Winter Fog

Kings Mountain, Glencar Lake in Winter Fog


Kings Mountain, Glencar Lake in Winter Fog


Kings Mountain, Glencar Lake in Winter Fog


Kings Mountain, Glencar Lake in Winter Fog


Kings Mountain, Glencar Lake in Winter Fog


Kings Mountain, Glencar Lake in Winter Fog


Kings Mountain, Glencar Lake in Winter Fog


Glencar Lake, Leitrim Side

Glecar Lake towards  Cope's Mountain

Glecar Lake towards  Cope's Mountain


Lough Gill at Hazelwood

Wild Roses, Bog Road, Glencar

Bluebells, Wild Garlic Ferns, near the Holy Well







Strandhill


Fern Slish Wood.

Coney Island Sunset

Gleniff
On Lough Gill
Glencar Lake from Tormore
Lough Gill at Hazelwood
Half Moon
Bluebells, Hazelwood
Half Moon Bay, Hazelwood
On Benbulben
From Knocknarea towards Culleenamore.
Stream at Luke's Bridge at the foot of Benbulben
Winter evening Strandhill
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Benbulben from Rosses Point
Rosses Point
Rosses Point
Lough Lumman
Sligo Bay Sunset
From  Benulben, Luke'sBridge side 
 Half Moon Bay, Hazelwood
Swamp Reflection Ballygawley Wood
Streedagh
Glencar Lake
Benwiskin from Luke's Bridge
Lough Lumman
Garavouge in the Snow
Garavouge in the Snow
Sunset from "the Rocks"
Freshly cut turf  at the bottom of Benbulben, looking towards Benwiskin. 
Benbulben from Gortarowey, in the Snow
Garavouge in the Snow.
Glencar Lake
Glencar Lake
Glencar Lake
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Slieve Daeane