Situated between its more famous neighbours, the giants causeway and Carick-a-rede rope bridge on the North Antrim coast is Ballintoy harbour.In the 19th century the little harbour was used for shipping set stones that were used to pave the streets of cities like Dublin,Cork,Limerick,Wexford and Glasgow.The remains of a limestone kiln still stand on this site.
Ballintoy remains a popular spot for tourists for its picturesque setting and tranquility.It is one of my favourite places on the North Antrim Coast.
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Royaldevon (31927) 2013-08-05 3:29
The first thing to strike me is the lovely light. It is shining low over the top of the harbour, illuminating tops of the hillocks with a golden glow. It is giving enough light to the water to give clear reflections, especially on the r/h side.
I like how you have used the mooring ropes as a guide into the shot, a very nice technique.
Have a lovely day,
dta (69552) 2013-08-05 3:32
Hello Arthur ,
I like a lot this kind of little fishing harbour . I suppose that there are not here crowds of tourists , even in summertime .
A charming place
mjw364 (7512) 2013-08-05 3:50
Your back again! Nice colours and late evening light (I presume).
Noel_Byrne (26121) 2013-08-05 10:12
As Bev says above, the light in this is really striking, its like the heavens wanted to create the perfect scene. Another great point is the colors of the boats, they all look very well cared for and loved, and it shows in the way they stand out so nicely against the deep blue water. I reckon that little house on the hill has a great view. I must also ask, what is structure just up from the road leading into the bay? It looks perhaps like a fortification?
All the best
Miguel82 (25569) 2013-08-05 11:20
Thanks for your comment you know I must remove some dustbins to take that picture
You post today an image of a charming harbour of Antrim coast, beautiful marina
Clear shot with excellent colors
carlo62 (36269) 2013-08-05 14:22
bella e calda la luce che hai catturato on questa bella composizione.
Mi piace il gioco di luci e ombre che c'è sulla scogliera, con i bei riflessi sull'acqua.
chrisvek (7001) 2013-08-05 16:34
Very wonderful composition with splendid details and so perfect colors.Nice amount of saturation and great lightning usage.Very good POV.Well done.
All the best
ikeharel (60521) 2013-08-06 1:44
Charming photo over the small port, Arthur.
The calm water surface is in great contrast to the rough rocks terrain behind. Light was exquisite at time taken.
Pleasent to look at.
pajaran (53757) 2013-08-06 3:08
Interesantan tekst o mestu ...
Lep pogled na pristaniste sa camcima ...
Dobra kompozicija i perspektiva, lepo pokazano mesto i trenutak sa refelksom na vodi.
Lepo mesto i camci.
Imajte lep i uspesan dan, sve najbolje.
An interesting article about the place ...
Nice view of the harbor with boats ...
Good composition and perspective, nice place indicated, and the moment the refelksom water.
Nice place and boats.
Have a great and successful day, all the best.
adramad (39546) 2013-08-06 5:21
Very nice corner and sheltered natural harbor for ships, is a charming place with so unspoilt nature, beautiful lights that late afternoon sun.
Very beautiful, natural color.
Good management of the brightness and sharpness.
Enjoy a nice day.
mcmtanyel (15037) 2013-08-06 5:57
This is indeed a very picturesque harbor. Your choice of time has brought out the best from this pretty cove. The low early morning sun has worked magic on the hills. Since I am not a morning person, the timing alone would deserve full points. That, combined with your beautiful composition, yields an A+ photo.
Kielia (23993) 2013-08-06 7:10
I cannot resist boats !
You are presenting an excellently composed impression with wonderful and harmonious colors. Very beautiful low light. The perspective is excellent. My compliments!
Cricri (109843) 2013-08-06 11:18
Une très jolie image de ce petit port, les reflets et la lumière sur les rochers, les couleurs sont belles ce qui rend l'image encore plus attirante
ourania (34545) 2013-08-07 9:04
a wonderful presentation of this lovely and quiet little harbour. There's great clarity and sense of depth and we can explore the scenery and feel its atmosphere in a very effective and delightful way. Much of its charm, apart from the boats and the way it is constructed, is owed to the beautiful light, colours and reflections that you've captured very aptly both in the lit and in the shady parts. Congratulations and thank you!
All the best, have a lovely evening,
tyro (21186) 2013-08-08 9:26
I can quite understand why you love this place so much: it looks as though there are very many opportunities for some wonderful photography around his little harbour - not only a wide view like this one but also close-ups of boats, ropes, fishing nets and so on.
This is a delightful view which gains much of its appeal from the glorious lighting. According to your exif data you have taken this in very early morning and the low sunlight is catching the grassy tops of the cliffs and the houses and lighting them with a lovely warm glow. It's obviously very calm this morning too as the water is as calm as a millpond and there are some beautiful reflections on it.
Excellent composition, gorgeous light and colours and exquisite details and sharpness.
lousat (79984) 2013-08-10 15:41
Hi Arthur,this is really beautiful,what a peaceful corner and what a great exposure of the different light levels to see the best details and colors,very well done,i like it! Have a nice Sunday and thanks,Luciano
claudeD (34466) 2013-08-11 23:46
very fine marina picture showing interesting details, very good colors and perfect sharpness. I like the view very much.TFS.
With regards from Luxembourg
mehranjahangiri (347) 2013-08-12 5:35
what a beautiful place?
composition is very good.
colours are beautiful.
danos (88971) 2013-08-13 6:53
nice the view of this traquil and calm little harbour with the few boats to almost cover it.I like the light and the colour management as the beauty of the place.
Have a good afternoon,danos
Sonata11 (33426) 2013-08-13 20:10
very beautiful and very attractive place. Spectacular composition and fantastic execution. Well done. Beautiful boats, reflection and the surroundings.
Best regards, Barbara