Field gates and tree-lined lane

County Tipperary, Ireland

Tipperary, Ireland's largest landlocked county, boasts several mountain ranges, including the Knockmealdowns and the Galtees, which border the Golden Vale or Plain of Tipperary to the West.

An area of rich rolling pasture in the basin of the River Suir, the Golden Vale is some 14 miles long and 6 or 7 wide. A lone mountain, Slievenamon Mountain of the Women rises above the Plain in the southeast corner of Co. Tipperary.

On the mountain the weather changes rapidly as moist air rises in swirling clouds off the plain below, or descends in a mist shroud hiding Slievenamon from view.

I have made several sequences of photographs in an attempt to capture this. Not as photos in their own right but as the equivalent of notes or sketches. You may find them interesting, and I guess they sit within a tradition of investigation among landscape artists since Constable.