Mullaghmore, County Sligo, Ireland
On a recent trip to the stunning Mullaghmore peninsula, I had my camera/tripod all set up aimed at a great composition & was awaiting a colourful sunset over Classiebawn Castle. However from the ground no colours seemed to be appearing my camera screen? Out of curiosity & desire not to return home empty handed! I took the gamble to cancel my opportunity on the ground with my Nikon camera setup & instead sent my drone to hopefully get a usable photo 🤞
As soon as the drone reached a particular height, the sky seemed to glow with colour! Yet the strange thing was that from the ground I still couldn’t see much of these tones. The only theory I have is that the light must have been only penetrating across the upper area & I must have been standing too low to see them from the ground. I took a small gamble which thankfully yielded this one photo! so at least I didn’t have to return empty handed again 🙏
If you travel the length & breadth of Ireland, you will find no other castle or building that rivals the almost fairy-tale scene of ‘Classiebawn Castle’ in Sligo. Seated perfectly on a hilltop on the edge of Sligo’s Wild Atlantic Way overlooking the ocean, whilst nestled in the shadow of Ireland’s most iconic table top mountain Benbulbin. The initial architects & builders sure nailed the perfect spot to build a stunning castle that would mesmerise onlookers for centuries afterwards.