The Giants Causeway, Bushmills, County Antrim, Northern Ireland
Through personal experience of visiting the ‘Giants Causeway’ over the years I’ve learned that trying to capture a totally unique & unseen photo here is near impossible, however I’m very stubborn so still tried anyhow lol Climbing onto these high unusually twisted columns that are normally in vertical positions, I was pleasantly surprised to find a young man enjoying this moment to himself whilst listening to his favourite music.
Unknowingly to him he was now the interest point for my composition! Working very quietly with respect not to disturb this gentleman’s moment or show his identity, I captured the suns dying light illuminate across the ocean’s surface onto these twisted formations. After the sunset had passed, I snuck away without the fella ever knowing I was even there. It’s a ”win win” for everyone as he will always remember his magical moment all alone here on the Giants Causeway, yet it’s also now eternalised in photo for many others to share this moment long after it had passed…..
Created around 50 to 60 million years ago, Ireland was subjected to intense volcanic activity, when highly fluid molten basalt intruded through chalk beds to form an extensive lava plateau. As the lava cooled, contraction occurred. The extensive fracture network produced the distinctive columns seen today at The Giants Causeway. We are truly fortunate to have this wonder of the world right here on our coastline. I can’t help but feel totally mesmerised each time I visit here.