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tonykennard Registered since 01st Aug 2009Sat 15-Jun-13 02:56 AM
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"The Dark Hedges - Northern Ireland"


CA
          

Heading to Scotland and Ireland next week for a couple of weeks and I'm going to be hitting up this location. Does anyone know if the lime green fence between the road and the trees is still there? There was talk of moving it behind the trees or finally removing it once and for all.

thanks!!

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esantos Moderator Nikonians Resources Writer. Recognized for his outstanding reviews on printers and printing articles. Awarded for his high level of expertise in various areas, including Landscape Photography Awarded for his extraordinary accomplishments in Landscape Photography. His work has been exhibited at the Smithsonian. Nikonian since 10th Nov 2002Sat 15-Jun-13 04:09 AM
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McAllen, US
          

I was there last year in June and I didn't see any such thing. There is a fence but it is not lime green.

Have fun, Northern Ireland is fantastic! BTW, it is a little tricky to find the Dark Hedges. Make sure you have a GPS with a European map installed - actually I would not even consider touring Scotland and Ireland without one if you plan to drive.

It is between Ballymoney in the south and Ballycastle in the north directly east of the Gracehill Golf Club entrance. Also, the worst time to go for photography is during a sunny day. If it is foggy and dank then that's the time to head out there. Good luck!

I also recommend that you use a telephoto for this shot so that you get the necessary compression to bring the branches together and accentuate the effect. This was shot with my Nikkor 70-200 mm f/2.8.


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tonykennard Registered since 01st Aug 2009Tue 25-Jun-13 10:38 PM
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CA
          

Thank you for the information esantos. Unfortunately, the 70-200 wasn't one of the pieces I brought. I have my 85mm 1.4D, 24-70 2.8 and my 14-24 2.8. I'm hoping I can get enough compression out of the 24-70 but we'll see. If all else fails, I give the 85mm a go. I'll be out there at 6:15 AM tomorrow morning. I'll let you know how it turns out.

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McAllen, US
          

Good luck! Post the results if you can.

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richardd300 Silver Member Nikonian since 19th Apr 2009Thu 27-Jun-13 04:40 PM
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Dyserth, UK
          

Terrific image. I really must get back over to N Ireland especially as I live about 50 miles from the ferry!

Richard

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esantos Moderator Nikonians Resources Writer. Recognized for his outstanding reviews on printers and printing articles. Awarded for his high level of expertise in various areas, including Landscape Photography Awarded for his extraordinary accomplishments in Landscape Photography. His work has been exhibited at the Smithsonian. Nikonian since 10th Nov 2002Thu 27-Jun-13 08:31 PM
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McAllen, US
          

Thanks Richard. I would love to go back soon. You are fortunate to be so close.

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richardd300 Silver Member Nikonian since 19th Apr 2009Thu 27-Jun-13 08:38 PM
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Dyserth, UK
          

Just looked at your galleries, great images there and truly representative of Scotland and N Ireland. Maybe you should come visit my country, Wales, especially North Wales. We do great landscapes and seascapes too

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McAllen, US
          

Hi Richard,

Thanks! I have seen some incredible landscapes from Wales. I'm definitely planning to go to the U.K. again soon. Wales is on my list. I just hate thinking about having to fly into Heathrow again. That was a challenge.

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richardd300 Silver Member Nikonian since 19th Apr 2009Fri 28-Jun-13 07:15 AM
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Dyserth, UK
          

Shame you can't fly into Manchester, that's an easy airport (if there's such a thing) and less than 2 hours away from Snowdonia.

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tonykennard Registered since 01st Aug 2009Sun 30-Jun-13 12:24 AM
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CA
          

Well, I didn't get the compression I was hoping for but I still succeeded in getting a few keepers. I'll post more later this week but here's one so far...





Nikon D800
Nikon 85mm @ 1.4
1/250
ISO 100

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westacott Silver Member Nikonian since 22nd Dec 2005Sun 30-Jun-13 10:37 PM
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Coleraine., UK
          

>Well, I didn't get the compression I was hoping for but I
>still succeeded in getting a few keepers. I'll post more
>later this week but here's one so far...
>
>
>
>
>
>Nikon D800
>Nikon 85mm @ 1.4
>1/250
>ISO 100

Hi,
Can I ask why you chose to shoot it at f/1.4. Curious, as I have visited that area on many occasions but never would have thought to try an aperture as wide as that.
Ian

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tonykennard Registered since 01st Aug 2009Sun 30-Jun-13 11:35 PM
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CA
          

No worries on the question.

I wanted to leave it as open wide as possible for a couple reasons. 1 was that the time of day was before 6 am (my wife was NOT happy to have to leave Larne at 4:45 AM lol) and it was still not super light out. Also, even though this was a tripod shot, Longer exposure with tighter aperture would have resulted in some branch sway due to a bit of wind coming through that morning. The other reason was to try to have quite a bit of separation between fore and back ground via DoF. 1.4 gave me the best result for the look I was after.

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westacott Silver Member Nikonian since 22nd Dec 2005Mon 01-Jul-13 11:14 AM
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Coleraine., UK
          

>No worries on the question.
>
>I wanted to leave it as open wide as possible for a couple
>reasons. 1 was that the time of day was before 6 am (my wife
>was NOT happy to have to leave Larne at 4:45 AM lol) and it
>was still not super light out. Also, even though this was a
>tripod shot, Longer exposure with tighter aperture would have
>resulted in some branch sway due to a bit of wind coming
>through that morning. The other reason was to try to have
>quite a bit of separation between fore and back ground via
>DoF. 1.4 gave me the best result for the look I was after.

Hi,
I understand exactly what you were trying to achieve given the prevaling conditions.
Was this your first visit to N.I.?
How did you find the scenery overall?
Regards,
Ian

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tonykennard Registered since 01st Aug 2009Mon 01-Jul-13 11:38 AM
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#13. "RE: The Dark Hedges - Northern Ireland"
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CA
          


>Hi,
> I understand exactly what you were trying to achieve given
>the prevaling conditions.
>Was this your first visit to N.I.?
>How did you find the scenery overall?
>Regards,
>Ian

This was indeed our first visit, not only to N.I., but also to UK/Europe in general. We started out with a flight from London to Inverness to spend the first 5 days in Scotland before heading to N.I. and R.O.I. In hindsight, we should have gone directly to Ireland. My wife and I absolutely love it there and we're already planning a christmas trip this year. Christmas in Ireland sounds a hell of a lot better than a Christmas at home in Alberta, Canada.

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westacott Silver Member Nikonian since 22nd Dec 2005Mon 01-Jul-13 12:40 PM
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Coleraine., UK
          

hi again,

I`m really glad you enjoyed it and are even planning a return visit. Now that speaks for itself.
I sincerely wish your next visit will be even better.
Best Regards,
Ian


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landism Registered since 22nd Oct 2011Sun 07-Jul-13 01:11 PM
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CA
          

very nice!!

  

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landism Registered since 22nd Oct 2011Sun 07-Jul-13 01:11 PM
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CA
          

nice!!

  

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