January 1, 2011


On this day in 404 ad, The last gladiator competition was held in Rome.

The Ox Mountains near Coolaney

Took a trip through the Ox Mountains in Co. Sligo today. I'd not travelled these roads before and was taken by the wild beauty of the place, even on this damp and misty afternoon. Definitely an area worthy of a proper photo shoot, time was limited today and the light was very hard and at time diffused by low passing cloud. On the decent heading towards the main Ballina - Sligo road, the sights across Sligo Bay into Donegal are spectacular. Go there!

Photo: Single hand-held shot using a 4-stop ND Grad Filter. 10mm wide-angle lens. ISO 250. 1/60 @ f/5.6.