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Poyntzpass NIR Halt

Poyntzpass is a small village sitting on the border between Co.Armagh and Co.Down, Northern Ireland. More importantly, it straddles two lines of transport, the old Newry Canal, now defunct, and the main Northern Ireland Railways line between Belfast and Dublin. A level crossing unites the two parts of the village, and there is a small unmanned station.

But it was the historic signal box, now out of use of course, which attracted my attention as I drove through the village. I couldn’t resist stopping for a couple of quick shots – time was pressing, so it was literally, just a few minutes…

Fujifilm X-T4, F=26mm, f/10 @ 1/125th sec on ISO200
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New Year’s Eve at the North Coast

New Year’s Eve

31st December 2021 was the warmest New Year’s Even since records began, with some parts of Northern Ireland reaching 14 degrees Celsius. That’s warm for this part of the world! People were getting out and about, and no more so that at Portstewart, on the North Coast.

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Ornate Gate!

The Ornate Gate

This old brick gateway at Ballyhome, Coleraine has attracted me for years – I pass it quite often on the way to our family holiday home at Portrush, and I’ve always wanted to point a lens at it – but up until last week I never had opportunity, for one reason or another…

…Until ask week, when Janette and me were driving back from Bushmills, and I determined to stop and make a few images – in between the passing cars on the road down into Coleraine!

I don’t know who owns it or where the path leads, but it’s a striking entrance for whatever property!

Photographed on the Fujifilm X-T4, F=50mm, f/5.6 @ 1/125th sec on ISO800.