Knowth is a Neolithic tomb dating back 5000 years and is part of the Brú na Bóinne complex in the Boyne Valley, Co Meath, Ireland.
The great mound at Knowth has two passages, the western passage which is 34m long, and the eastern passage which is 40m long and ends in a cruciform chamber. (pictured)
In 1993, UNESCO designated Knowth and the other megalitic tombs of the area a World Heritage site.
The archeologist George Eogan and his team began excavating here in 1962. After 5 years, they discovered the passage with chamber. Further excavation revealed the second passage and a collection of decorated stones that comprise a quarter of Western Europes Neolithic Art.
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brianmcc (6219) 2011-11-28 13:59
i have never been here, but it looks incredible. your composition captures some of the mystery of the place. the light coming through the gaps is incredible. lovely repeating patterns with the light and shade.
pierrejp (111) 2011-11-28 21:03
This is a fascinating picture. I assume this alternative of dark and bright was not easy to capture.
Thanks for sharing it,
Hellas (6945) 2012-04-18 23:30
Γεια σου, Noel!
Η φωτογραφία σου είναι ελκυστική ως θέμα. Ο φωτισμός, πολύ δύσκολος στον χειρισμό, αλλά ως σύνολο δημιουργεί αίσθηση καλού γούστου από πλευράς του φωτογράφου!
Η προοπτική με τις εναλλαγές φωτός και γραμμών μου αρέσουν!
Χαιρετισμούς από την Ελλάδα.
larhrissiHicham (577) 2012-11-24 15:09
I was visualizing your collection and I believe this photo and your note are very interesting. A rich historical and cultural heritage.
The notion of passage is well transposed in the pic and the presence of points of sunlight adds more mystery.
kim_gwan (418) 2013-01-20 1:16
Excellent amount of lighting makes it feel dim mood
and yet, makes one want to keep on exploring.
I really like this tomb and your shot.
jcpix (13930) 2013-03-17 11:47
This has the beginnings to a scary movie, the effect here is quite devilish. Maybe it's the colors or the pattern, or perhaps the fact it's a tomb, but there's a quality about this that seems a bit cinematic. Maybe I've just watched too many movies and t.v. shows that lets my imagination get away from me!? No matter, I like the dark and mysterious nature of this passage...this is a nice visualization to create an very interesting image. Tough to manage the exposure with this kind of circumstance, but this has been done well to create this effect. Cool shot, nicely done!
EstudioChispa (2174) 2013-05-28 9:14
Extremely well done, Noel -- I'm intrigued by the long exposure. Were you able to brace the camera on something, did you use a tripod, or are you just extremely steady-handed? :-)
Indrasish (2939) 2013-08-30 12:39
excellent shot here.. love the composition and the wonderful moment.. Superb image quality and nice colors too.. Very well done.. And thanks for your informative notes..
Good night and best wishes from India..
Miguel82 (27646) 2014-01-25 10:29
I'd like to visit that point of interest Noel, it's so old dated of 5000 years back, it looks fascinating to discover, excellent light management, good pov, thanks, all the best, have a nice evening Noel
serp2000 (44203) 2014-08-07 2:03
This is very interesting and creative idea. Excellent play of the lights and shades. I have never seen so old tombs. Thanks for your interesting note. Well seen.
delpeoples (58080) 2016-06-10 9:19
Dia duit Noel
How was this missed? Ah it goes back to 2011! But what a cracker. It's so spooky, the lightplay is brilliantly evocative with great alternating shadow and light. Excellent vertical frame, emphasising the repeating arches and the textures in the floor and walls. Also the impact of the golden light is very suggestive. There is no way this is anything other than a tomb. And guess what, no officious tour-guide banning photography or maybe (as I suspect) there was and it didn't stop you - well done!