Autumn Colour

As you may recall, before hiking up Slieve Bearnagh for our epic sunset last week Alistair and I made a stop at the number one location for autumnal photos — Tollymore.

This is an incredibly photogenic forest park nestled right next to the Mournes in Co. Down, and a popular spot for photographers and keen walkers. Since our visit was so short I only had time to photograph Foley's Bridge.

For 99.9% of my photographs I'll just capture the scene as it is, but while taking my photos I spotted a large yellow leaf and felt compelled to place it in my shot. Funny story — this leaf appeared in a plethora of images a few days later on Facebook. It seems many other folks liked having it in their frame too! 

Having not been able to photograph the stepping stones on my visit I decided to make a return trip this past weekend. For anyone who has ventured to the stepping stones you'll know that this place is incredibly popular attraction. In spite of the crowds, however, and managed to grab the shots I wanted. 

So that's Tollymore done for another year. If you haven't been before then I would strongly urge you to visit it. Especially at this time of the year! But really, where have you been if you haven't been to Tollymore before? ;)