Some time ago I realised that I hadnâ€™t really explored the places that are, geographically speaking, on my doorstep.
With that in mind Iâ€™ve been making more of an effort to get out and about with my camera to the places nearby that are of interest to me.
For a long time the Dark Hedges has been one of the places on my list of Northern Ireland based locations that I would like to visit with my camera, and having to cancel a photo trip at the last minute gave me the opportunity to go there.
The Dark Hedges are located on a ratherï¿½unique stretch of the Bregagh Road near Armoy in County Antrim. The Beech trees are said to be around 300 years old and they now over-arch the lane from either side with branches intertwining overhead to form a wonderful canopy of twisted boughs.
It can be quite touristy at times, I had to wait for the occupants of a coach to finish taking their souvenir photographs and there was a constant stream of cars parking up for the chance to take pictures, but with a little patience I think the waiting paid off.