I was lucky enough to get the chance to take a walk through Carrickfergus recently. To be truthful, I spent most of my time photographing the castle.
It’s interesting to approach an object and try to photograph it from different angles rather than just do the tourist walk up, shoot a picture, walk away thing.
I guess this is the traditional view of the castle.
It’s certainly the one that appears on most of the postcards. I guess I could have cloned out the van and cars, but if Carrickfergus see fit to let cars park there then it’s not up to me to doctor them. Besides, I’m not actually that happy with the shot anyway.
Walking along the harbour wall a bit and you get this view.
I much prefer this view of it. OK, the positioning i a little extreme on the left of frame, but it gives it more context and I like the harbour wall in the foreground as well.
Alternatively walking out the promenade (if you can call it that) you get a nice panorama. (Or at least you would have if I had of had more time and patience. (I was passing the castle again later in the day and the sunset was looking good – I only had a minute to stop the car and take the picture free hand (hence the lack of sharpness) and couldn’t really shift my viewpoint far (hence the signpost), but still….)