When good buddy Nigel Cooke moved to Northern Ireland's Antrim coast a few weeks ago, it was hard to ignore the invitation of an offer of a photo weekend. I've been to Northern Ireland many times over the years, but always for work, so had only heard of the stunning coastline and peeked at some images on Flickr and 500px.

So I've just returned from my first visit, and had a brilliant weekend.  Nigel has done quite a lot of location research (and photography) and was an excellent guide to finding great spots from morning until evening, whatever the weather.  

I leave very impressed indeed by the beauty and variety that the Antrim coast has to offer.  Stunning castle ruins perched atop wild cliffs; beautiful uncrowded sandy beaches; emerald green forests; waterfalls; wild turquoise seas and giant burgers and fish and chips :).  Locations were Ballintoy, Dunluce, Kindane Head, Murlough Bay, Downhill Forest, Dunseverick, Giant's Causeway and White Rocks beach.

I took the Fuji kit and Lee filters which never let me down.  The Samyang 12mm never ceases to amaze me, particularly for the price.  Simply leaving it at F8 and infinity focus ensures great results every time.  I also took the Canon 5D Mk II and TSE24mm II which of course is stellar.  

I will be back - stunning part of the world!  Below are a few favourite images, mostly form the Fuji X-T10 but also a few panos from the TSE24.

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