Newgrange from the air – first drone shot

Newgrange from the air - first drone shot

And we have lift-off!!!

Mythical Ireland has taken the plunge into the world of aerial photography. This is a photo of Síd in Broga / Newgrange at sunset this evening. Unfortunately the sun had disappeared a few minutes earlier but I’m still happy with the result.

Behind Newgrange, on the horizon, is the Hill of Slane, where, according to legend, Saint Patrick lit the paschal fire in 433AD. On the very left on the far horizon is the hill of Cullen, with Rosnaree House in front of it. In the foreground, those rectangles in the grass in front of Newgrange represent areas of a huge Bronze Age monument that were excavated. You can see how they form part of a circle. This series of large post-holes is suggestive of some kind of henge. It must have been very impressive in size. As you can see in the right foreground, the new lambs are out grazing with their mothers.

My very first photo on Mythical Ireland taken with a drone.

Posted by mythicalireland on 2017-03-21 08:23:49

Tagged: , County Meath , Ireland , Newgrange , monument , evening , sunset , clouds , sky , aerial , drone , Phantom , 3 , Advanced , landscape

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