Northern Ireland is one of the most spectacular and untouched pieces of coastline in the entire United Kingdom. Although it’s fair to say many of us prefer to travel as far afield as the Scottish islands in search of dramatic landscapes, Northern Ireland has remarkable scenery that is both overlooked and under photographed.
Staying on the north east coast, we will be photographing some truly remarkable scenes. Not only is there the dramatic coastline around the Giants Causeway, there are subtle landscapes too. With echoes of Devon and Cornwall in abundance, Northern Ireland is truly a place to cherish and remember.
Expect to venture into Ireland too, as there are wonderful possibilities not too far from Northern Ireland Borders. Fanad Lighthouse is one particular dramatic part of our trip. Back near our base, there are a myriad of landscapes to choose from. With the town of Portrush not too far away, expect some wonderful springtime walks along with the drama of Dunluce Castle to your imagination.
Based near the grandeur of the Giants Causeway, this landscape will feature extensively throughout the tour. Expect two sunset shoots throughout the weekend, as there is so much to photograph that it’s almost overwhelming.
Although it is difficult to dictate exactly what will happen, we have to react to the weather conditions alone. Stormy skies, and inclement conditions can work very much in our favour, so should the weather turn, there will still be much to photograph.
Walking – There is going to be a reasonable amount of walking and clambering to get the camera into position, but this is relatively easy going and never too far from the vehicles but a suitable level of fitness is necessary. The hotel will never be too far away, so after sunset or a dawn shoot we will return for food and relaxation. It is imperative not to over pack your camera bag to make the day pleasurable and bearable.
David was an enthusiastic and lively leader. He was always happy to share his knowledge on the technical and compositional aspects of photography, and had a fund of personal stories as well.
An excellent tour. I thoroughly enjoyed it.