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Re: Northern Ireland North coast March 2019

Posted: Thu 20 Dec 2018, 15:53
by gcluer
BOOKED. My friend and I have booked. Flying out Fri 22nd 1t 12.20, back on Mon 25th at 17.05. Staying at Premier Inn Coleraine
Graham C

Re: Northern Ireland North coast March 2019

Posted: Fri 21 Dec 2018, 18:30
by Sarahrs
Glad your booked and bringing a partner in crime.

Re: Northern Ireland North coast March 2019

Posted: Wed 23 Jan 2019, 23:02
by Sarahrs
So for Belfast; are people more interested in town (city centre location) or being near the titanic quarter? Mostly to see where the titanic got built...

Town; travelodge looks good. Titanic; priemer inn.

Re: Northern Ireland North coast March 2019

Posted: Thu 24 Jan 2019, 20:11
by Franke07
These are some of the places that have been listed as worth photographing, I'm sure there are others: ... to-belfast

Yellow Umbrellas on Commercial Court
Belfast's answer to Portugal's Umbrella Sky Project can be found just off Commercial Court, facing the Duke of York Pub, but this hidden entry is much more than a few umbrellas in the sky. Stand beneath these vibrant yellow brollies and look around you you will see caricatures of some of Belfast's most famous faces, from sporting heroes to TV talent. It's an authentic Instagram moment you won't want to miss!

Harland and Wolff Cranes
A photography guide to the city would not be complete without a reference to Belfast's famous yellow cranes, Samson and Goliath. Taking pride of place in the Titanic Quarter, these cranes dominate the skyline, and are a symbol of the city. Photograph on a sunny day for a vibrant contrast with the blue sky, venture to the cranes after a wet day for some artistic reflections, or choose your position wisely and snap a sunrise or sunset over the shipyard.

Belfast's Street Art
Belfast's Street Art is ever changing, but it remains enshrined in photographs forever. Some of the most iconic pieces of local street art include 'Long Runs The Fox' on North Street, and 'The Duel of Belfast, Dance By Candlelight' on Hill Street, as well as tributes to Prince, Carrie Fisher and even Jon Snow from Game of Thrones. A walk around the city, particularly Belfast's Cathedral Quarter, with your eyes peeled will reveal most of these unique pieces of art.

The Albert Clock Fountains
Belfast's Albert Clock is often referred to as our very own Leaning Tower of Pisa, but it is in fact the fountains beneath it that create the most striking photo opportunity. Operational from April-October, from 7.30am-9pm each day, these fountains are not only the source of happiness and entertainment for passing children, but also a great opportunity to play around with shutter speed and water photography. Why not bend down between the fountains and try to create the illusion of water reaching the top of the Albert Clock?

The Dome at Victoria Square
Whilst Cave Hill provides a view over the city from a peaceful distance, The Dome at Victoria Square brings you right to the heart of the city buzz, with a 360 degree view around the city from its most central shopping centre. A trip to the top of the dome requires a good head for heights, but the views over the city are well worth it, particularly when the dome is lit up at night. ... tal-route/

Re: Northern Ireland North coast March 2019

Posted: Wed 13 Feb 2019, 09:46
by Sarahrs
Proposed basic plan. Be great to get suggestions

See your mates at Gatwick Airport
Fly to Belfast
Get cars and go to Belfast

Explore Belfast AM
Make way to Coleraine for Premier Inn
(Detour for the Dark Hedges?): ... locations/
Maybe cheeky trip to Dunluce castle for sunset?
Dinner Coleraine

Weekend day 1 (weather dependent)
Early morning trip to Giants Causeway for the sunrise
Spend day in Republic of Ireland
Malin Head: ... o-donegal/
Glenvin waterfall
Maybe even see if we can see the Northern lights? Are we too late to see them? Or even a bit astrophotography? Graham any thoughts?
Dinner in Republic of Ireland

Weekend day 2
Early morning shoot?
Spend day on north coast and Antrim glens.
Day time trip to Giants Causeway
Duclure castle
Ballintoy Harbour: ... aphy-guide
Antrim glens/coast (dark Hedges?)
Glenoe Waterfall
Dinner on the Northcoast (just incase you want another crack at Giants Causeway or do some night shooting)

One of the best places in Northern Ireland to shoot for the stars is Carrick-a-Rede and Larrybane on the Causeway Coastal Route. Graham thoughts?

So Wet a dog wouldn’t go out in this (incase needed)
Trip to giants causeway
Dry off!
Bushmills Distillery tour
Explore walled city of Derry
Will see if there an interesting museum too

Several options
Early morning shoot
Go back to favourite location
explore Derry Walled city
Go drive around NI coast (go loooong way back to airport)
Or a bit of nature
Fly home

Suggested kit
ND filter for long exposures
Cable release
Stuff to keep camera and lens dry
Humans also pack waterproofs and waterproof shoes
Graham's expertise on astrophotography (if we get clear skies at night)

Re: Northern Ireland North coast March 2019

Posted: Wed 13 Feb 2019, 11:40
by Sarahrs
Tempted? But not booked. There still time and prices not much changed since first announced!
Flights around £63 mark and Coleriane priemier inn about £146.

Re: Northern Ireland North coast March 2019

Posted: Thu 14 Feb 2019, 00:07
by Sarahrs
Ok, for Belfast I’ve gone for ... arter.html

Cheap hotel and cheaper paid parking.

Re: Northern Ireland North coast March 2019

Posted: Fri 15 Feb 2019, 18:53
by Franke07
The itinerary looks good! I have also booked the Prem Inn in the Titanic quarter for the Thurs . Thanks for the update, it's beginning to take shape , looking forward too it!

Re: Northern Ireland North coast March 2019

Posted: Sat 16 Feb 2019, 09:31
by Tina
Hi Fellow Northern Ireland Travellers
I have also booked Belfast Titanic Quarter Premier Inn for the Thursday night.
All we need now is car hire.
Tina & Graham

Re: Northern Ireland North coast March 2019

Posted: Sat 16 Feb 2019, 14:28
by Mike Farley
Tina wrote:All we need now is car hire.

I have used this company in the past (when they were known as Economy Car Hire) and had the benefit of good service and rates. They include a full collision damage waiver in their rates and will get involved if there are any issues with the car.