Dunluce Castle at Sunset

Silhouette of Dunluce Castle at Sunset

A photo of Dunluce Castle and the coastline beyond at sunset on 1st November 2011. I’ve been wanting for years to capture this iconic image (the ‘concept’ of the castle at nightfall – not my actual picture – I’m not that conceited) and I finally managed it at the end of a wonderful day trip with the children.

There seemed to be a lot of amateur photographers taking shots of Dunluce from the roadside, but from my perspective, that angle didn’t give the contrast against the skyline that I was looking for. So, Jake (my 8 year old) and I hopped the wall and waded into a very mucky field to get the shot I wanted.

And I’m glad I did. I just wish I was a better photographer, because I’m sure I could have captured a far more dramatic image if I actually knew what I was doing! Still, it was worth the muddy boots – and the fact that Jake and I got chased out of the field by five curious cows!

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s