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Possibly the most iconic location in Northern Ireland is the Giant’s Causeway, and for good reason! So many possibilities here for shooting, and took several opportunities to get out here. My first day I traveled straight here from the airport (minus a short nap to help the jet lag) and was pretty disappointed with the weather. High wind, rain and dull grey skies. Certainly not great conditions to shoot in. I figured I would wait it out a bit, but nearing sunset, it was apparent the conditions were not going to improve. I was able to make it back out two more times, this shot being from my last venture out, and was treated to some truly “nuclear” sunsets. This is one of my faves, but it came at a price – first, a huge gust of wind came from nowhere and blew over my camera. I thought things were fine, but then my lens starting making sounds like a Skrillix song, and I knew something was wrong. The focus ring is toast, but it still works, kind of… Next, as I was holding one of my GND filters, another wind gust came and pulled it right from my hands. I watched helplessly as it flew into the sea. Then, I realized that when my camera blew over that it also broke my hot shoe bubble level. Luckily I think the shot was worth it. Your thoughts?
So, the causeway then: a location full of over 40,000 hexagonal basalt columns caused by violent volcanic activity, then quickly cooled. ~or~ built by the Giant Finn McCool as a way to get to Scotland to battle another giant. I think I like the latter version of the origin better. PS: you can see the tip of Scotland in the far distance. Thanks for looking!