This is a panorama image of the Long Walk created by joining together about 15 images using Photoshop. The picture was taken at low tide. The panorama shows a distorted view - in reality, the row of houses form a straight line. To the right of the image is the mouth of the Corrib and Nimmo's Pier and to the left is Wolf Tone bridge.
Because the image is much longer than it is tall, bear in mind that a print will have a lot of white space above and below the image.
This is a an ancient sundial. To use it, one puts a stick through the hole at the top of the stone, and the shadow cast upon the circle below would give a measurement. There is, of course, just one little problem, as this picture demonstrates. What do you do when the sun doesn't shine ?
This picture isn't infrared - just monochrome. Even the original colour version was almost entirely composed of shades of grey, and the large rocks - worn smooth from the action of the sea - had a rather beguiling mottled pattern caused by the damp drying irregularly on the rock surface.
The stately home in Portumna no longer stands, but luckily, the magnificent stand of beech trees still remain. Most of Portumna Forest Park consists of conifers apart from this copse of broadleaf trees. This park is one of the few places that you'll see red squirrels, and a family of native red deer are bred in an enclosure at the park entrance.