On this day in 1620, The Mayflower left Plymouth, England with pilgrims to settle in the New World.
Although the sunshine this past week seems to have faded, it was still a good day to be out in the hills. The Murphy's headed for Carrowkeel, a neolithic Passage Grave cemetery in the Bricklieve Mountains. This is really a magical place, apart from the very significant archaeology, the wild mountain landscape gives breath-taking views across the mid-lands and into the North and West of Ireland.
Photo: There are horses all over this landscape, as well as sheep, goats and donkeys. This shot was a lucky snatch, the dark rain clouds in the background were five minutes away from off-loading on top of us. While framing the shot, a burst of sunlight illuminated the foreground for a couple of seconds, creating that contrast - just lucky. No more than I could control the weather, I was not able to get those horses to cooperate and line out any better than this. Still, the light in the image has qualities that I like and the passage tomb in the background makes for a dramatic secondary point of interest.
ISO 100. 1/80 @ f/8