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.
Sat 15-Jun-13 01:09 AM | edited Sat 15-Jun-13 01:14 AM by esantos
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.
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.
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
Fri 28-Jun-13 12:20 AM | edited Fri 28-Jun-13 12:21 AM by esantos
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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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.
>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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>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.