Northern Ireland – Coastal Causeway Route

July 08, 2016 in What's Up 0 comments

Next we headed north to Northern Ireland, country #34 and the Coastal Causeway Route. We stayed at a wonderful bed and breakfast called Wanderin Heights. It was run by the sweetest older woman who made breakfast and all your time there feel like you were visiting you dear, sweet grandmother. Our reservation was completely messed up, not her fault, and she fixed everything including giving us the best room in the house. Complete with an ocean view.

Wanderin Heights Inn

Wanderin Heights Inn

We had a busy agenda that was shortened when we saw scaffolding over the Dunluce Castle. Still there was plenty to do. We spent a day or so scouting our locations and the best time of day to do each shoot. Sadly, it rained a lot. Like most of the day every day. So we had to balance light with the weather forecast. First up, was an early morning shoot at the Dark Hedges (also known as the King’s Road in Game of Thrones). Unfortunately for us, getting morning light this far north in the summer meant getting up at 4:30 AM and hitting the road immediately.

We had a difficult time deciding which shot we liked the best, so please help us by voting on which on you like the best below:

Dark Hedges - 01

Dark Hedges – 01

Dark Hedges - 02

Dark Hedges – 02

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Our next challenge was Giants Causeway. Again we need your help to pick the best shot. For a lot of technical reasons we weren’t happy with a lot of them as we fought getting in the right position without getting in to other people’s way. Please let us know which photo you like best by answering the poll following the photos.

Giants Causeway - 1

Giants Causeway – 1

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Giants Causeway – 2

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We stopped at a few other places along the way including the Red Door Inn. Truth be told we had no intention of taking a wedding dress shot here, but when the owner came out and explained how many famous people took a photo in the door, how could we resist.

Red Door Cottage Tearoom & Restaurant

Red Door Cottage Tearoom & Restaurant

Ideally, we wanted to shoot the Mussenden Temple during sunrise or just before sunrise. Neither were happening given our schedule and the weather, so we settled for the one bright moment we got.

Mussenden Temple

Mussenden Temple

 

Amazingly, there were even more photo shoots and a few missed opportunities. In just a few kilometers of coast we spent five days and you can easily spend more.



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