Photo-Essay: Dundrum, Co. Down

On a warm sunny winter day in December, Janette and I visited Dundrum Castle, and took a wee walk around the town.  I took with me my ‘twins’ – the two Nikon D610 dSLRs one with a 24-120mm f/4 lens, and the other with a 80-210 f/2.8 lens.  Before I started I metered the ambient light at f/14 @ 1/100 th sec on ISO100. Because the day was so bright and sunny, the 24-120 lens was fitted with a circular polarising filter which reduced light by around 2 stops

Here’s some of the images.

We started at the ‘Belfast Road’ side of the town, parked in the small car park and wandered along the street.  

At the bottom of Main Street is St Donard’s Parish Church

But the real reason we were visiting the town was to see the imposing Castle, which towers over the town, and affords excellent views of the surrounding bay and the Mourne Mountains.

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The views are stunning…

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Outside the town, on the road to Newcastle is Dundrum Inner Bay, a tidal estuary, where the sea water was sparkling like a summer day!

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My ‘Image of the Day‘ was this silhouette, – some little girls playing on the walls of the castle, silhouetted by the strong winter sunshine.

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