Look To The North: New Adventures Along The North Coast / by Lawrence Eagling

Belfast is a fantastic base for photography, a vibrant city edging onto craggy mountains and the wild green Irish Sea. The Causeway Coastal Route (one of the most famous scenic drives in the world) begins right on our doorstep and so we have become regulars at the Giant’s Causeway, Ballintoy Harbour and Dunluce Castle. These sights provide fantastic locations for photographers, but this trip we decided to venture a little further northwards to find new gems along the coast!

Our first stop was at the Mussenden Temple, an impressive circular building teetering right on the edge of the cliffs high above the golden sands of Down beach. En route to the temple, the ruins of the 18th century Downhill House perfectly (and literally) framed sweeping views of the surrounding countryside complete with farmhouses and sheep. A lovely spot in the winter sunshine!

Heading back towards Belfast, we discovered the Dunseverick Waterfalls (a place I have long been searching for!) and I really enjoyed the challenge of trying to capture the movement of the cascades tumbling into the sea. Our final stop was at Pan’s Rock as dusk fell, a place which had something of an ethereal feel as we watched the first stars appear in the sky and occasional sweeps of the lighthouse beam on Rathlin Island.

The photos from this trip have been added to my print gallery within my Irish Wanderings project at www.lawrenceeagling.co.uk and as always, I really appreciate any comments or thoughts so if you have any questions please get in touch by email at lawrence@eaglingphotography.co.uk, Instagram @lawrence_eagling or twitter @LawrenceEagling.