Esse Waterfall, Aughabrack, Strabane, County Tryone, Northern Ireland
On the source of the River Dennett can be found this stunning and extremely obscure waterfall hidden away in a deep valley so far off the road, you can’t even hear its water flowing unless you are two fields across off-road.
What I love about Eas or Esse waterfall is its isolation and sheer tranquillity. To reach, I clambered down an ancient oak tree valley which was carpeted in thick moss across every rock and tree trunk with little wildflowers and clovers growing between it all. It was truly like a scene from a mythical novel. These types of places are getting more difficult to find nowadays as population increases and technology advances, making our once vast wildernesses much smaller.
To capture this photo, I wadded into the centre of this small river in my wellies and set up my tripod & camera right there in the middle of the flowing water. I stood there for almost an hour totally alone with not one single sound of another person, car, phone or any sound that could be classified as “modern”. The only sounds to be heard was the bubbles of flowing water against rocks and birds chirping between themselves, likely wondering who I was standing in the middle of their river like a statue staring at a waterfall