Category Archives: Co. Antrim

Ballymartin Road, Templepatrick.

This is Ballymartin Road, Templepatrick,Co.Antrim, around 6pm this evening. I was travelling along the road, on my way to speak at Templepatrick Reformed Church, and as I turned right, I habitually, looked in my mirror (remember, – Mirror, Signal, Manoeuvre). It was then I noticed that the deep red sunset was reflecting on the rain soaked road. I can’t resist a shot like this, and I had the Fujifilm X-T3 in the boot.

I pulled over to the side and got out of the car to frame the shot, when suddenly a kind gentleman from the house at the side of the road appeared in the vewfinder, – out to find out if I was in some trouble! After all, it’s not often a car suddenly stops and a man stands out in the pouring rain!

Fujifilm X-T3, F=22mm, f/4 @ 1/250th sec on ISO800

Bob & BeRT’s 10k & 5K Run

BOB & BERT’S 10K & 5K Run at Portrush.

Some photos from Portrush’s big charity running event sponsored by Bob & Bert’s – the well known local coffee shop – (They do a fantastic Caesar salad…) on Friday 3rd September 2021.

The race was held around 7.30pm, so by the time the runners were getting back to the starting point the light was falling significantly, necessitating a high ISO. Most were shot at ISO3200 on the Fujifilm X-T4

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THe VW and the ibis…

In-Body Image Stabilisation on the Fujifilm X-T4

One of the great advantages of the Fujifilm X-T4, and the unique selling point, as far as I was concerned, was the IBIS feature. It works a treat! So, to combine it with the continuous focus mode, I sat in the passenger seat, with the camera, while Janette was driving.

Ok, so there’s some of our roads here that no amount of digital technology could cope with! Bumps, potholes, bends, (and sharp gear shifts… LOL) all take their toll on the image stability! So, when we got onto a reasonably straight road, I fixed the focus on a few other vehicles on the road, and made some images!

Fujifilm X-T4, F=78mm, f/6.4 @ 1/125th sec, on ISO200, Classic Chrome film simulation.
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Portrush Wheel

A long walk from the West Strand into Portrush, around Ramore Head and back past Barry’s to the West Strand, with a break for a cappuccino along the way! Just one pause to make an image with the Fujifilm X-T30, and a Nikon manual focus 35-70mm lens. It was dusk, around 8.45pm:-

Same Portrush – Different PerspecTive

We walked through Portrush this afternoon, and then drove out through Bushmills to have afternoon coffee at the fabulous BOTHY COFFEE cafe at White Park Bay. Iv’e spent so much time with a camera in Portrush, so I wanted to get some different shots, something fresh and original from a familiar location. Here’s a few of my efforts…

The Liverpool Supporter’s Back Alley/.

I looked down this entry and noticed a Liverpool FC flag hanging from a window, giving a tiny splash colour to an otherwise bland scene.

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Ballintoy and White Park Bay

It’s back to the North Coast, one of my favourite parts of Northern Ireland!  This time to spend an October day around Ballintoy, a picturesque harbour between the Giant’s Causeway and Ballycastle, Co. Antrim.  I took the Fujifilm X-T30 and the Nikon F100.

Ballintoy Harbour
Ballintoy Harbour

Ballintoy (Baile an Tuaigh – the northern townland) village is less than a mile from the harbour, which is accessed by a narrow winding road.  Even the journey to the harbour is visually rewarding.

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