Serenity Sunday: Carrick-a-Rede

On this cold, blustery winter day, I’d like to follow the examples of some others whose blogs I follow and take a step back to a warm day that I well remember, in a land far away—Northern Ireland.  It was May 2000, and I had the whole day to drive from Belfast to my lodging in Bushmills (which, if I remember correctly, is the location of the world’s oldest distillery).  I was enjoying my first digital camera, a Nikon Coolpix 950, which I had bought a little more than four months previously, and I planned to take my time exploring the northeastern coast of the little country.  Toward the end of the drive, a little less than halfway between Ballycastle and Bushmills, I made a stop in a meadow near the island of Carrick-a-Rede for this view down to the sea.  There were still a few hours of daylight left, but the sky was overcast and thick with clouds, providing a gentle, even light in the light rain, and resulting in what the Irish like to call a “soft” day.

Carrick a-Rede 05-17-2KThe 950 did not provide me with the resolution I’ve come to enjoy in later years, but I was (and still am) quite pleased with a number of my images; this is one of my favorites from the journey.  Please click on the photo for a (slightly) higher resolution image.

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9 Responses to Serenity Sunday: Carrick-a-Rede

  1. lauramacky says:

    What a beautifully composed photo!

  2. Beautiful scene; love all the green. I miss our green…all the cold white stuff is going old quick.

    • krikitarts says:

      Yup, the green of Ireland is legendary, and with very good reason. I see it’s been down below -40 in northern MN a couple of times. We haven’t seen much below zero here–hope it’s not too harsh where you are and that you guys are finding ways to stay warm.

  3. Meanderer says:

    So lush and lovely. Wonderful composition!

  4. Adrian Lewis says:

    Yes, a soft day – beautiful landscape, the greens in particular being wonderfully calming and soothing. A :)

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