The Giant’s Causeway
Recently reopened and deliberately missing from the pages of FlixelPix the Giant’s Causeway finally received a photo visit. I gave myself fifteen minutes to capture as many long exposure photographs as I could. This is the 3rd location in my 48 hour photography tour, you can view the second location here.
The reason this great location hasn’t been covered before is that there are already hundreds of unbelievable photographs of the Causeway on flickr and to be honest everyone knows what it looks like.
Given the restrictions on time I ran both cameras. The X-Pro1 was used to capture the long exposure photos (top image included) and the 5D was used to grab stills while the X-Pro1 did the work.
The image above is Canon capture with the 17-40mm lens while the one below is a long exposure of 30 seconds with the Fujion 18mm lens.
The Giant’s Causeway is managed by the National Trust and is made up of around 38,000 basalt columns that stretch out to sea. Situated just outside Bushmills (also included in this series) even in the late evening the buses kept coming and coming. Capturing a long exposure of the area is a challenge.
Capturing such wide shots means much of the detail of these images is lost so I would advise you to head over to flickr and view the photos large.
The X-Pro1 photos are particularly sharp and are all 30 seconds exposures, you can find out how to capture long exposure photos on the X-Pro1 here.