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This was a beast of a helicopter, a anti-submarine maritime patrol helicopter. A beautiful sound and a skillful pilot throwing this machine around as if there was nothing. Perched on my elevated position i was able to capture some really lovely images of this Hilo.
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The most beautiful display Northern Ireland has seen in probably a decade, and for the last 2 years i have had this image in mind, but it had to be a special display, and was it special to have seen a display like this so far down south.
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This is the result of about 2 weeks scouting to find this view of the hedges, trying to find another angle from these hedges, making sure i had anchor points on either side, and then its really different because its a snow blizzard, a shot unique to a few people #darkhedges #gameofthrones #ireland #kingsroad +Ireland 
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It looks gorgeous in print, dropped it off to be framed, and hopefully have it back by middle of the week
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The beautifull Mt Errigol, found in Co.Donegal Ireland, a lovely place to shoot especially since the sunset was not to be. Shot in September with the +Donegal Photowalk 2014 a lovely bunch of folks. +Ireland +Landscape Photography +BTP Landscape Pro +Landscape Photography Community #ireland #sunset  
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Errigal is a 751-metre (2,464 ft) mountain near Gweedore in County Donegal, Ireland. It is the tallest peak of the Derryveagh Mountains, the tallest peak in County Donegal, and the 76th tallest peak in Ireland. Errigal is also the most southern, steepest and highest of the mountain chain, called the "Seven Sisters" by locals. The Seven Sisters includes Muckish, Crocknalaragagh, Aghla Beg, Ardloughnabrackbaddy, Aghla More, Mackoght and Errigal. T...
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This image was made at Ballycastle, near Pans rock, normally you can walk on this walkway, but the stairs have been removed, or the waves have smashed them either way you cant get access to there right now, as one of the more photographed spots is from that walkway, looking north to Rathlin island in the distance, so this was kind nice as it forced you to find another perspective on this location. Ive been here 7 years and this was the first time ive actually made the effort to come shoot here.
+Wild Atlantic Way ok not really though.
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I love the colors and composition!!  Beautiful! Thanks for sharing with the #LandscapePhotography theme!!  It's my pleasure to share your amazing photo to the +Landscape Photography page!  Check out all the great photos there including yours!!  +Margaret Tompkins 
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A great night time shoot, with the help of a friend, camera on tripod, and me driving up the road periodically flashing the lights, illuminating the whole length of trees
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These mysterious Lakes come and go as and when it rains, the lake fills up, when it has not rained for awhile the lake dries up
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Cracking shot Tim.
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So the 17th March saw the most incredible northern lights display we have seen in a really long time, I was following the murmurs on the internet and collected all my gear to head out, most important bit of kit been the coffee pot. The image created here was one I have wanted to create for well over a year, and was waiting for an event of equal or greater intensity to last years display, and boy did it deliver.

The location is at the chimney stacks or also known as Lacada Point, which is a good 30min walk if you walk at a relatively fast pace, so as twilight started to creep in and Sam arrived home I made a beeline for the Causeway, and started walking.

Walking along the path was fun also thanks to the soft grass and mud, oh and did I mention it was now dark enough that you could barely make out the path, with torchlight in hand I forged on.  

Arriving at the point it was now dark, setting up the tripods was interesting,trying to level them, but what was more interesting was that to get the image I have, I had to be set up right on the edge, and really in the dark not a super bright idea, during daylight hours its precarious enough. I constantly had to tell myself before moving around the tripod and to it, to awaking my senses as to where I am, in the dark your eye's are slow to assist with letting you know where you are and helping with balance, and really think before I stepped anywhere, as a wrong foot would have gotten me in a spot of bother.

The display was good to start off with then seemed to die down a little, from the top I could see torches flicking about down by the stones, and saw several cars leaving and thought to myself that, that was a mistake, they are going to miss it, I myself thought the same but but knowing how unpredictable the northern lights can be stuck around, and then all hell broke lose, strong spikes and then to top it all we saw curtains  of light flicking over head.

I had no idea where to point the camera, the lens could not have been wide enough for this display, at this point the one camera was just on timelap's mode and I just lay on my back and enjoyed the display.
Around 02:00 I decided it was time to head on home, not really looking forward to the walk, and wishing I had one of those off road Sedgeway's. While walking back I noticed the light intensify again with some strong upward spike's, I contemplated quickly setting up again, but by that time I was knackered and wanting to get home.

In short, I took plenty images, have a few images to make a short timelap's of the moving light and if I have two decent images from the night I'll be happy. The image here is a 12 image stitch of the gorgeous light captured that evening, and to end off I do need to let you all know, what you see here in the image is NOT what you see with the naked eye, the camera's sensor is exposed to the light for anything btw 8-45 sec and gathers far more light than the eye can, so when there are these alert's please don't be under the impression that this is what you get to see, but do grab your camera and tripod make sure the camera can be adjusted as in aperture shutter speed etc and come and try to get your own northern lights images.
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Here is a very different mood from the same day, but much earlier, before  we even thought there might be a little sunshine, such a different mood is created when there are overcast and dramatic conditions. +Donegal Photowalk 2014 +Ireland +Wild Atlantic Way #drama #dramatic #longexposure #longexposurephotography +Landscape Photography +BTP Landscape Pro +Landscape Photography Community #valiantfotography.com
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Another image taken down in Ballycastle on the same day as the last image, it looks like im fairly close but im not really, after taking this image i moved to near the edge on the left of this image, but when an inbound wave came and dumped on us and the gear, we decided its probably better to move off, and frankly it just got worse from there, with rain coming in. We noticed hoe the waves were running up onto the beach and and back again and thought that could make a lovely long exposure. So set up the tripod with legs spread but had the top arm pulled horizontally was out, and was not thinking, let go, and because it was now kinda top heavy, over she went lens first into the sand, and yes, she got scratched. Will i get away with the scratches, still have to see if i need to replace it. I packed up and still not defeated whipped out the iphone and continued to shoot using a slow shutter app, worked great but a little blurry because of the wind blowing. Enjoy this image from the wonderful coast of northern ireland.
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+Brian Fitzpatrick cheers, you still alive
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Spooky place or not you decide when you come to visit this magical place
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+Anthony Owen-Jones Yes you do, its a magical place,
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The North West 200, Irelands fastest road race
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The Pits are the heartbeat of the NW200 race, where pit crews tinker,adjust nuts, check tyre pressures, rebuild the machines, all for what…… to get that extra bit of horse power out of the machines. Here at the NW200 the public are granted access to walk around, chat to the teams,racers and soak up the atmosphere. Its a huge week here on the North Coast, which bring spectators from all over the world to come and see Ireland’s fastest road race. ...
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