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Giant's Causeway, County Antrim, Northern Ireland

Myths & Memories
Giants Causeway
County Antrim
Photograph by Aidan Monaghan
On every occasion I visit the causeway I am astounded at how completely different each view I capture is. It is a constantly changing landscape, its varied light and atmosphere is in continual transition throughout each seasons of the year.

The photograph was taken after sunset in early spring. The afterglow fills the sky with warm, deep pinks and magentas. Heavy Cumulonimbus clouds flow across the sky.
The camera is positioned low on the on the causeway just above the level of the breaking waves. These continue to break just inches in front of me and I am in constant danger of a good soaking . An extended exposure captures the motion of the waves like a mist from which the columns of the causeway appear to emerge one by one.

This sense of upwards motions draws ones thought’s back to the geological origins of the causeway, as it emerged from the sea bed forming the thousands of hexagonal basalt columns with which we are today so familiar with, yet are still intrigued and mesmerized by.

It is not surprising that this place gave rise to so many myths as its magic seems to be engrained in our collective memory and subconscious through those early stories of the causeway and the giant Finn McCool, we were told as children.

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Myths & Memories<br />
Giants Causeway<br />
County Antrim<br />
Photograph by Aidan Monaghan<br />
On every occasion I visit the causeway I am astounded at how completely different each view I capture is. It is a constantly changing landscape, its varied light and atmosphere is in continual transition throughout each seasons of the year. <br />
<br />
The photograph was taken after sunset in early spring. The afterglow fills the sky with warm, deep pinks and magentas. Heavy Cumulonimbus clouds flow across the sky.<br />
 The camera is positioned low on the on the causeway just above the level of the breaking waves. These continue to break just  inches in front of me and I am in constant danger of a good soaking . An extended exposure captures the  motion of the waves like a mist from which the columns of the causeway appear to emerge one by one.<br />
<br />
 This sense of upwards motions draws ones thought’s back to the geological origins of the causeway, as it emerged from the sea bed forming the thousands of hexagonal basalt columns with which we are today so familiar with, yet are still intrigued and mesmerized by.<br />
 <br />
It is not surprising that this place gave rise to so many myths as its magic seems to be engrained in our collective memory and subconscious through those early stories of the causeway and the giant Finn McCool, we were told as children.<br />
<br />
irish art prints, irish landscape prints, irish print, irish landscape paintings, landscape photo prints, print landscape photos, landscape art pictures, limited edition prints, irish print, irish art, Irish pictures, irish print, Pictures of Ireland, Photographs of Ireland, Irish landscape photography, Northern Ireland landscape photography.