Dunseverick

Dunseverick Harbour

Game of Thrones fans are going to be particularly familiar with the North Antrim coast of Northern Ireland. It is amazing just how much the natural landscape offers the film makers all within a forty to fifty mile stretch of coastline.

I wanted to travel light so packed just the X100s my lee filters and a reasonably lightweight tripod. Remarkably the images of Dunseverick harbour were captured at the sunniest, brightest part of the afternoon and the Lee Big Stopper did an amazing job.

Game of Thrones, Northern Ireland, Dunseverick

The images were captured with just 10 seconds exposures, f/11 and ISO200. With a such a short exposure time it felt like I was able to simply snap the scene was I walked around with my tripod.

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Dunseverick Harbour

It was great to be able to jump from everyday shooting to long exposure photography without having to swap out lenses.

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I was able to carry a camera around all day and document the daily catch arriving and being processed at the harbour. Yet I was able to jump quickly to shooting long exposure photographs by simply attaching the Lee filter attachment.

Castlerock

The jetty above is situated at Castlerock, you can read more about this location and see more photographs here.

Portballintrae

There were times when I did miss the sports speed of my digital SLR for example when it came to capturing jumping into the harbour in the low light of late evening. A digital SLR would have let me rattle off a dozen shots at speed to ensure I got the image I wanted.

It is perhaps paradoxical; I suspect if I had have packed a DSLR I wouldn’t have carried around half as much and would have missed many of the images I was able to capture.

Portrush

Using the X100s to capture the speed of action meant I had to do more work, I had to time the shot, I wasn’t always successful but I was certainly developing a skill and I have to say I have forty of fifty brilliant actions shots at the rock pools and harbour! The true joy of the X100s is having a camera I can take everywhere that offers outstanding versatility.

Links

If you are interested in the North Coast of Northern Ireland then check out these other posts:

Ballintoy Harbour
Carrick-A-Rede
Mussenden Temple
The Dark Hedges
The Dark Hedges (X100s)



Comments

  1. Very nice series of shots David. I’ve followed your experience with the Lee filter system with interest. I have B+W ND filters, a 6 and a 9 stop. Do you think the Lee system is easier to use?

  2. Yes, that is what I do. I only take the filters off as a last resort and the X100s is pretty good at focusing through the Total Stopper when there is good contrast. I tend to use the EVF when capturing long exposures.

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David is a documentary and landscape photographer covering everything from dramatic long exposure landscape photography through to live music. David is a former Official Fujifilm X Photographer.

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