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Marsden Rock, North England

Location:
Marden Rock,  Marsden, South Shields,  England
Early November 2013

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Equipment:
Fuji X-E1Fuji XF18-55mm F2.8-4 R LM OIS | GorillaPod SLR-Zoom with Ball Head | B + W 110 ND Filter | B + W Circular Polarizer

Software:
Adobe Lightroom

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Whilst in Newcastle over the October half term we explored part of the Northumberland Coastline up to Whitley Bay.  This coastline is as beautiful as the North Coast of Northern Ireland.  We spent a day exploring around Marsden Rock and Souter Lighthouse before heading towards Sunderland.  Marsden Rock is a rock formation that is owned by the National Trust. In 1996 tidal erosion caused the arch to collapse, forever changing the face of the rock. The rock is made of  Magnesian Limestone and stands 100-foot tall approximately 100 yards off the main cliff face. It is home to thousands of pairs of Black-legged Kittiwakes, Fulmars, Gulls and Cormorants.

My boys loved playing on the beach and rocks while the tide came in. Here are a few other photos from that day:

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Bloody Bridge with the Fuji X-E1 and the 14mm

Location:
Bloody Bridge, Newcastle,  Northern Ireland
Early December 2013

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Equipment:
Fuji X-E1Fuji 14mm f2.8 | GorillaPod SLR-Zoom with Ball Head | B + W 102 ND Filter | B + W Circular Polarizer

Software:
Adobe Lightroom

Background information:

A few weeks ago I returned to a favourite location of mine called Bloody Bridge, it’s situated at the foot of the Mourne mountains where Bloody river meets the Irish Sea.  The bridge dervies its name from a massacre in 1641, tradition holds that a number of Protestant prisoners were being brought under escort to Newcastle in exchange for Irish prisoners. However a massacre occurred and the bodies of slain Protestantsn were thrown over the bridge into the river, turning it red and so the river became known as the Bloody Bridge River.

Bloody Bridge car park is approximately 3 miles south of Newcastle and is right beside the river, you can either head down to the sea or head up the track towards Slieve Donard. On this occasion I headed towards the sea. This was the first time I’d travelled down there with the Fuji X-E1 and the 14mm lens. It’s nice being able to travel with so little gear.

When you set off in the dark and rely on the weather forecasts to be correct you take a big chance, especially in Northern Ireland. Thankfully there was about 30 minutes of nice light just after sunrise so I wasn’t disappointed, here are a few other photos from that morning:

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Chasing the Aurora at the Giant’s Causeway with the Fuji X-E1

Location:
Giant’s Causeway, County Antrim, Northern Ireland

Favourite photo from the evening visit to the Giant’s Causeway last Thursday.
(The image is better seen in a larger format so please click on the image)

 

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Equipment:
X-E1 | Fuji XF14mm F2.8R | GorillaPod SLR-Zoom with Ball Head

Technical Data:
This photograph was taken at ISO 1600, an aperture of f2.8 and a shutter speed of 26s.
Software:

Adobe Lightroom

Background Information:

A night of chasing the Aurora.

Last week promised so much. But delivered so little.

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Glenoe – revisited with the X-E1

Six months ago I bought a Fuji X-E1 which has been a lot of fun to use. There’s no need to carry a rucksack when I go to shoot landscapes, I simply take the X-E1 and the recently acquired Fuji 14mm f2.8 lens.

Over the last week I’ve been out a number of times to visit one of my favourite locations which is 15 minutes away from home.

These are a few photographs of the lovely autumnal colours at Glenoe:

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There is much more to explore around Glenoe Waterfall than the main waterfall, there are other paths which lead you to other smaller falls:

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Some of my favourite shots of Glenoe Waterfall are here, these were all shot with a Nikon D300

Glenoe Waterfall, Co Antrim

Glenoe waterfall is situated in the heart of the Glens of Antrim.  It is a hidden treasure found a short walk from the car park.

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There are quite a few steps that meander up and down the sides of this small green valley, enabling the walker to get good views of the waterfall and a further waterfall at the top of the walk.

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Jubilee weekend at White Park Bay, Northern Ireland

We spent the Jubilee weekend at White Park Bay Youth Hostel. It’s a beautiful setting perched above a stunning, secluded beach.  If you’re around the North Coast of Northern Ireland you should definitely stop by this one and if you have a camera, there’s great opportunities for some lovely landscape or seascape photos.

Unfortunately the light wasn’t great for a beautiful sunset so I experimented with a few new longer exposure techniques and explored the interest that the beach had to offer.

Here’s a few of them:

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Mullaghmore, County Sligo

Here are a few more of my favourite photographs from the night at Mullaghmore head in County Sligo.

They were shot with either the Nikon 70-200 f2.8 or the Sigma 10-20.  

 
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Bluebells at Portglenone Forest, County Antrim

At the start of May I returned to Portglenone forest to capture the Bluebells in bloom, I have not visited anywhere else in Northern Ireland that has such a fine display of Bluebells.

The following shots were all taken between 2000 and 2100 that night..

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Photography Workshop at Dunluce Castle, County Antrim

Last Friday, Gilbert Lennox, David Torrens, Darren Anderson and myself set out on a workshop with photojournalist Kieran Dodds to capture Dunluce Castle…

It was a glorious day of sunshine, with the help of some clouds later in the day to help diffuse the harsh light.

Here are a few shots from the day:

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