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Friday, 16 June 2017 21:35

Giant's Causeway at Sunset

On a recent photography workshop to the Antrim Coast, specifically the Giant's Causeway, in between shooting images I made some video of the stunning UNESCO World Heritage Site that is close to where I grew up and studied at University.

I have written about the Causeway in recent weeks, you can read more about that here and to book a photography tour or workshop on the Antrim Coast please contact me here.


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Some say it was a giant, Finn McCool or Fionn mac Cumhaill who built the causeway known as the Giant's Causeway. Finn was an Irish giant who, according to one version of the myth, was having a fight with his rival in Scotland called Benandonner.

Finn built the causeway, using rocks as stepping stones across the Irish Sea to Scotland so they could fight but when Finn realised he couldn't fight Benandonner and win, on account of the Scot's size, his wife suggested that Finn hide in the baby's cot. When Benandonner arrived looking for Finn he looked into the baby's cot and upon seeing the size of the baby, returned in haste to Scotland tearing up the causeway as he went.

The story explains why the same basalt columns are found in Scotland, on the island of Staffa particularly in a place known as Fingal's Cave - another name for Finn.

In reality the Giant's Causeway was formed some 50 to 60 million years ago when the chalk rocks of this part of Antrim were overlaid with basalt from massive volcanic activity.

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Friday, 21 April 2017 18:11

A Little Snow and Light Reflections

As I write this I'm sitting in front of a warm fire with a cup of tea ready to do its job of warming me up from the inside.

A near perfect reflection on the lake, snow covering the rugged, well-weathered peaks of the volcanic landscape of Slieve Gullion in South Armagh and sunrays all combine to give a sense of the beauty of this part of Ireland.

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The Giant's Causeway is Northern Ireland's UNESCO World Heritage Site and it makes for a fine photographic destination.

I have written about my native Antrim Coast on many occasions and I organise photography workshops here each year.

For more information about Panoramic Ireland's photography workshops on the Antrim Coast click here.

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Sunday, 08 January 2017 01:11

Blue Hour on the Antrim Coast

On a recent photography tour along Northern Ireland's famous Antrim Coast we finished up after a long day of photography.

On the way to get something to eat after a day's adventure we stopped to capture a scene of the last light coming in off the Atlantic.

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Sunday, 25 September 2016 22:05

End of Summer, County Down

We have passed the equinox, this year on the 22nd of September in Ireland.

The equinox is the point of the year when day length equals night length, so twelve hours each.

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Tuesday, 13 September 2016 18:46

Antrim Coast and the Giant's Causeway

The Antrim Coast of Northern Ireland, home to the well-known Giant's Causeway is one of my favourite places to photograph, it is also one of the best places in which to lead a photography workshop.

Here, an image taken from a recent workshop that I led centred on the UNESCO World Heritage Site.

To find out more about Panoramic Ireland's photography tours and workshops in Northern Ireland see this page: http://panoramicireland.com/photography-workshops-ireland/northern-ireland-photography-workshops-photo-tours

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Monday, 16 November 2015 20:03

Autumn Road

I took a little drive along some randomly rambling roads recently, autumn had just begun bringing colour to the lush foliage, atmospheric conditions brought fog.

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Sunday, 29 November -0001 23:34

More Autumn Scenes from Ireland

And here we have some more colour from the uplands of Ireland in Autumn.

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Navan Fort, known in antiquity as Emain Macha is the former royal capital of Ulster - the northern province of Ireland.

Navan Fort is a large man-made circular enclosure that was occupied by the first farmers in Ireland over 4,000 years ago. It is circular and covers approximately 12 acres surrounded by a large bank and ditch and was continuously occupied from 700BC to 100BC with evidence of houses and other structures.

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