Friday, 29 June 2012

Wet June

The second wettest June on record (and it's not finished yet).  This week we have had torrential rain leading to flooding in a number of areas of Northern Ireland but particularly in the Belfast area.  There was a bit of a lull last evening (heavy showers rather than rain) so I took the opportunity of a high tide in Strangford Lough to go to Island Mahee for some pictures.  A few breaks of sunshine gave some nice lighting on the huge shower clouds as they approached. 

Ringneill Bay

Ringneill Bay

I finished up at the Nendrum Monastic Site and fortunately made it back to the car just before the deluge started.

Nendrum Monastic Site

Sunday, 10 June 2012

Landscapes and rallying


Some more images posted on my website. 

Firstly, some images taken in various parts of Ireland over the last year.  Some of these have appeared in earlier posts and some are new – taken on a visit to Mayo and South Donegal last month.

 Sunset: Clew Bay and Clare Island

Secondly, over a couple of wet days, I scanned another set  of rally pictures (103) from my archive of negatives.  This time of the 1976 Ulster Rally. 

Ari Vatanen

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All pictures copyright Leslie Ashe.