“How do I get to Kitchen’s Landing from here? I’m trying to get back to Chirpy’s Lair. But a long and dark road awaits me. My furry limbs are tired and weary. Perhaps I shall commune with the eerie spirits of Dark Hedges. After all, I am one of them. Wooo-hoooo-hoooo-ha-ha-ha!!”
Okay George, enough fooling around, Halloween 🎃 is a while away. Plus, you’re not an eerie spirit! Wait, George, where are you? George, is that you? George?
It’s hard to capture the Dark Hedges in Northern Ireland like this, without any people, because this popular place is always busy...
That’s why we travel off season if we can - check out our post to see why you should give it a try too 👍
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In 18th century Stuart's family planted this alley which led up to their mansion. Nearly 300 years later Americans used this place to shoot a couple of scenes for Game of Thrones and ever since this place is booming with tourists. It's usually crowded with buses and selfy-sticks through out the day. We got up before 5AM to catch a sunrise and the place was deserted. But not for long. Already at 6o'clock the first iPhones started to arrive.
Stjuartu ģimene stādīja šo aleju 18. gadsimtā. Gandrīz 300 gadus vēlāk amerikāņi lietoja šo ceļu seriāla Game of Thrones filmēšanai. Kopš tā laika te ir pilns ar autobusiem un selfijus taisošiem tūristiem. Mēs cēlāmies pirms pieciem, lai noķertu saullēktu un redzētu šo vietu pavisam tukšu. Tiesa, ne uz ilgu laiku, jo ap sešiem jau pirmie aifoni bija klāt.
Its amazing the way light changes a scene. I went to the Dark Hedges in the midday sun, at sunset, night time and sunrise. Each time it looked completely different. This was from an insane sunrise and it was my favourite time to see them. I would recommend it anyway, as the insane amount of tourists that come here, it makes the experience completely different being here with no one else around. If you scroll back a little down my feed, you can see the shot from night time. I wouldn’t post the others I took, as the light just wasn’t as good and my standards are too high 🙈 there’s so many photos in storage that are not bad, but I’ll never post as I generally only want to show the top 1%. #darkhedges#ireland#gameofthrones
222 5,7446 August, 2019
The Dark Hedges - Northern Ireland. I’ve always wanted to come here. Some of you may recognise it as the Kings Road from Game of Thrones, but it was actually famous way before that. These spooky beech trees were planted way back in the 1700s by James Stewart as a rather glamorous entrance road to his huge estate. I’ve had this shot in my mind for a while. I do this kind of thing a lot at wedding I shoots- use a powerful flash to silhouette the subject at blue hour. I knew it would make a magical image and I’m really pleased with how it turned out. I ended up using car lights as I didn’t bring a powerful enough flash. #darkhedges#gameofthrones#northernireland
310 8,06015 May, 2019
Which photo of Ireland is your favourite, from 1 to 9?
Los Dark Hedges, con sus troncos contorsionados y el murmullo de su follaje, sirven de espléndido telón de fondo para la huida de Arya entre hayas que tienen más de 200 años. ¡Camina por esta carretera legendaria y déjate transportar a los Siete Reinos de Juego de Tronos!
Ekaterina Mishchenkova (@katia_mi_) visited County Antrim, Northern Ireland to shoot an avenue of beech trees along Bregagh Road known as The Dark Hedges. The trees form a tunnel that has been used as a location in Game of Thrones, which has resulted in the avenue becoming a popular tourist attraction. Which or these three edits, shot with the Leica S, is your favorite?