Carrickfergus

The Newtownabbey Way by admin

These two images tonight of the Newtownabbey Way were taken last week while down at the Whiteabbey Beach.  It was a beautiful night and we had just come from an hours long walk along the beach.  I have wanted to explore this beach for some time, driving past it quite a few times over the past months as the old pier often caught my eye.  

The Newtownabbey Way taken at Whiteabbey Beach

 

The symmetry of this framework just grabbed my attention.  I have been really focussing on lines, context, and contrasting textures recently so when I saw this I couldn't resist it.  I stood at the bottom of a set of steps and adjusted my tripod to get a nice low perspective as I really wanted to explore the wood textures of the beams which would have been hidden otherwise.

 

The Newtownabbey Way taken at Whiteabbey Beach

 

Walking back the other way I noticed how the different perspective affected my thoughts about the frame.  I liked the railing and path leading the eye into the image.  But, I was also really taken with the growth of the vines around the frame at this end and loved how they seemed to smother the frame.

Carrickfergus Harbour - Audacious & an Old Friend by admin

Recently I visited Carrickfergus Castle and Harbour.  When I arrived I was totally suprised to see Audacious and her Old Friend in dry dock in the Harbour  

Old Ships in Carrickfergus Harbour

This looked very precarious to say the least! Two days later when I returned to the Harbour, the larger ship had fallen over!  That is what makes the presence of the people in this shot so important, they are totally oblivious to the danger they are in.

 

Audacious, Carrickfergus Harbour August 2013

 

I just loved the textures and colours in this shot.  My favourite colours are (strangely..) black and everything in the "teal" range, those greeny blues.  So when I saw this I knew I needed to photograph this on in colour!  They were truly amazing.  Because I know nothing of them really, I've no idea how long they will be there!

 

Old Boat at Carrickfergus

 

This is a shot of the second ship and it captures the feeling of decrepide decay and the sense that this ship has not seen good times for many years!  I just love the textures fighting their way to the  surface!

 

Carrickfergus Harbour on a stormy evening

 

Finally I managed to get another lovely shop inside the curve of the harbour itself.  The sky was wonderfully dramatic!

 

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Geoff.