Thursday, 10 July 2014

Northern Ireland Adventure

I should warn you, this is going to be a long one.

It's also going to be a soppy one.

I am extraordinarily lucky.

For my 25th birthday, Arron bought me flights to visit him in Ireland. This was my second trip, almost exactly 6 months after my first one (which I blogged about here).

We hadn't seen each other in three weeks; I was greeted by a handsome man in Belfast, a smile, and some glorious sunshine.

Carrick-A-Rede was our first point of call at the start of a busy week.




Trying to wrestle my camera back from Arron after he suddenly decided he was a master photographer.







 
My lovely boy, standing in the sun, wearing the football shirt I bought him for his birthday.


 


Arron crossing the Carrick-A-Rede rope bridge.






Revisiting Glenariff was also on the schedule, and luckily I managed to take a few pictures before my camera battery ran out. We took little Buddy along for the ride, too. He put us to shame by storming up the steps ahead of us, but he was also a beautiful little photo companion.

 

 

Rule breaker.


Whilst taking a break, Arron asked for the camera & said "I know which picture I want to take". These following 'album cover' shots were the result. I think the boy might have an eye for a vista.

Buddy getting in on the action.


A man & his dog, can you get much cuter!?



 
Attempting to recreate one of my favourite pictures from January.




Another attempted recreation. Although this time I took it with my remote control, rather than asking a nice Australian lady to take it for us.

I always edit my photographs, but this time I did it to try and match the digital image to what I was seeing with my own eyes. In a physical sense, the images taken on a camera can never truly capture the beauty of an experience, but it also can't capture the way you perceive the things around you. Everything I did during my week in Northern Ireland was made a thousand times more beautiful by having Arron by my side. He makes sunny days even brighter.
I am extraordinarily lucky.

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