Ghostly, Dark & Spooky!



Dark Hedges. Co. Antrim, Ireland.

A couple of weeks ago while running a photography workshop on the Giant’s Causeway we visited this location not too far from the Causeway. It’s a stunning location, one of many around the coast and we were really fortunate with the weather because it was cloudy. The trees are Beech and were planted 300 years ago supposedly at the entrance into a house to impress visitors. There is even a legend of a Ghost called the Grey Lady who appears from time to time. She must have been out when we called though.

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HOW I GOT HERE Of course, I wasn’t always a full time photographer. I spent a lot of time in the corporate world. I had a job which paid well, but just didn’t excite me. I remember the day when I had had enough. Enough of selling myself short, enough of dreaming too small, enough of doing what others expected of me. I had put away my dreams and told myself I would get back to them later, but somehow there always seemed to be something else that had to get done first. A friend of mine had recommended I take the NLP Business Practitioners course, and although I was really busy, I decided to do it. During that time, I began to imagine the different paths my life could take from here. While I had a hazy picture of what this other life might look like, I had a clear picture of where my current life was going if I didn’t change. It was a scary moment, a bit like standing on the edge of a cliff deciding whether to jump into the great unknown or stay on the cliff, safe but trapped. I jumped. The transition to the life I wanted was challenging The transition to the life I wanted was challenging but I would never go back. After that day I resolved to do what I love, to follow my bliss.  Picking up a camera after several years away, I found that many things had changed, the digital age had arrived. In the intervening years, I was too busy to pay any attention to my photography, and occasionally when I took something I really liked, I would think “how do some photographs seem so captivating and others leave me completely cold?” I knew this is what I was meant to do Somehow though, I knew this is what I was meant to do. I dedicated myself to learning everything I could about being a photographer. I took many, many courses and I read every book I could get my hands on, I still do. Since then, I have dedicated myself to helping other creative photographers achieve the results they want. And what a journey it has been. Last year I qualified as a coach. My main area of interest is creativity and helping others to express their vision. WHAT I BELIEVE Along the way, I’ve learnt that there are no rules. Experiment, explore, play. My advice is to make your art from your heart, not for the praise or the money.  Lighten up. It’s important to take your photography seriously, but it's a mistake to take yourself too seriously. Finally, you get what you want when you never, ever give up so enjoy every minute of it and just do it!
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26 Responses to Ghostly, Dark & Spooky!

  1. whoa! That is insane looking! I love it!

  2. You’ve just got to get there on a foggy day! 😉

  3. Reblogged this on Amanda's Words / starfire8me and commented:
    that looks so cool, i wish i had the time to get away, but, cant…

  4. ehpem says:

    Wow! Wonderful shot. Terrific processing too.

  5. pilar221b says:

    Reblogueó esto en pilar221by comentado:
    Add your thoughts here… (optional)

  6. aurumeve says:

    Absolutely amazing photograph! I really love! The “Like” button isn’t working – but I do love the photo! ~ Global Jewelry

  7. Great atmosphere a very interesting mix of welcoming and warning.

  8. thetangent333 says:

    Reblogged this on Tangent.

  9. A great post, just caught another picture of this same spot on someone else’s blog earlier. It is a great scene and great photo. MM

  10. MikeP says:

    beautiful comp… i keep returning to it like an old friend… nicely seen!!!!

  11. Louise Fryer says:

    So beautiful!

  12. Susan Toursel says:

    I saw this today hanging in the Centre Culturel in Chantilly, France and I had to look you up! As a Dubliner living in Chantilly for the last 12 years, I’m really curious to know how this exhibition came to be?

    • Hi Susan!
      I was there last week for the official opening, pity we didn’t get to meet!
      I was privileged to be asked to exhibit by a lady who found my Facebook page. What did you think of the exhibition?

  13. faisca2014 says:

    Reblogged this on Faisca2014's Blog and commented:
    A book of fables . I can write you a story for this great picture

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