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Northern Ireland – Cushendun

Caves The first full day of our mini trip was forecast to have the best weather. In the run up to the holiday, I did my usual compulsive weather checking and it kept getting sunnier and sunnier. Now sun is all well and good, but it’s not always good for my style of photography.

When we woke up it was overcast and cloudy, but as the day went on, the cloud dispersed leaving with a pretty clear sky by the time it was afternoon.Cushendun

In the morning we left our B&B and made the short drive to Cushendun. It was only about 5 mins away, and when we got there we were pretty much the only people there.
As we were leaving though it was really busy. I think it might be one of the stop offs on the Game of Thrones tours as the scene where Melisandre gives birth to the shadow thing was filmed there.

As we were leaving on the last day the lady who runs our B&B was showing us the health and safety checks HBO had done before allowing filming at the caves. Apparently they had rented out all of the B&Bs near by, one of which had to have a room which needed to be kept at a constant temperature so the shadow baby thing didn’t deform!

Sunset – 4 September

The weather said it was going to be cloudy but sunny this evening, so I decided to go out to shoot the sunset. My idea was backlit heather. When I got to the place I was going to take the photo there were a few other people there. Some had been out and were going back to their car, others were there with camera in hand – maybe they’d had the same idea as me?
We were all to be disappointed if that was the case though, as the clouds were all along the horizon and so there wasn’t really a sunset worth photographing. This was actually the second shot I took, but I thought it wouldn’t work out so I carried on shooting. Turns out this was the only decent shot I had.

Sunset
Sunset, Higger Tor overlooking Hathersage

Early Mornings – September 3

Getting up at 5am to take someone else to the airport so that they can go on holiday isn’t my favourite thing to do in the world; but non the less that’s what I was doing this morning.

Early Mornings
Early Mornings

The advantage to this though is that I was driving over the Pennines when the light was good, so of course I stopped for a shot.
On a side note I’m also quite pleased with my hair ๐Ÿ˜›

After the Rain – September 2nd

Day 2 of autumn saw a rainy start. The kind of drizzle that gets you really wet. I was unsure when to go out; the forecast said cloudy all day but that the sun might break through at sunset. I didn’t want to leave my photo so late on in the day (The forecast might be wrong after all!) so I waited for the rain to ease off and went out.
My original idea was to use the rain in my shots, however that didn’t work out due to the kind of rain that it was – no puddles had formed, and everything was a bit moist and a bit drippy.

Despite not intending to be in a shot, this is the shot I’ve ended up with today.

After the Rain
After the Rain

Tomorrow I’m having to drive my brother to the airport, so I’m hoping to get a shot on the way back.

Day 11 – South Stack

Today the weather forecast said it would rain heavily all afternoon. As seems to be the theme of this holiday, the weather forecast was wrong. Anyway, we set out with getting back before the weather turned in mind.

South Stack Lighthouse Getting to South Stack was straight forward, about a 15 minute drive from where we are stopping.

Overlooking the Bay

It was quite quiet, which is just what I like. Sadly though, my lighter ran out whilst we were there and so I couldn’t set off my smoke bomb ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

South Stack On the way back to the car, a random herd of goats appeared! Naturally this involved whipping my skirt on and getting amongst them ๐Ÿ˜‰ Amongst them

The Descent & The Other Side

The Descent

This was the image that I thought wasn’t going to work out. It was rather difficult to know where to stand so that the camera focused on my head. I then had to move to get the motion whilst trying to end up with my head in the same spot so that it remained in focus.

I had two other shots to fall back on if it didn’t work, but then, when I looked at the on the PC and started to edit them I rather liked this one. The shot that I took that I thought would be “the one” was the one I liked the least.

Strange how these things work out!

The other side