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I took this in the early days, with my Panasonic DMC-FS5. Notice the reflections of the stones on the sky!
Stopped here on our way back from a trip to Donegal, on 29th August 2009.
The Giant’s Causeway is an area of about 40,000 interlocking basalt columns, the result of an ancient volcanic eruption. Legend has it that the Irish warrior Fionn mac Cumhaill (Finn McCool) built the causeway to walk to Scotland to fight his Scottish counterpart Benandonner. One version of the legend tells that Fionn fell asleep before he got to Scotland. When he did not arrive, the much larger Benandonner crossed the bridge looking for him. To protect Fionn, his wife Oonagh laid a blanket over him so he could pretend that he was actually their baby son. When Benandonner saw the size of the ‘infant’, he assumed the alleged father, Fionn, must be gigantic indeed. Therefore, Benandonner fled home in terror, ripping up the Causeway in case he was followed by Fionn. (Info taken from Wikipedia.)

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Comments

  • ajgosling
    ajgoslingover 4 years ago

    Fantastic image! I have always wanted to go there.

  • Esther  Moliné
    Esther Molinéover 4 years ago

    Thanks Audran, you should go, it’s amazing!

  • Hélène David-Cuny
    Hélène David-Cunyabout 4 years ago

    Another incredible light !

  • Esther  Moliné
    Esther Molinéabout 4 years ago

    Thanks again Helene!

  • Pól Ó Géibheannaigh
    Pól Ó Géibhean...about 4 years ago

    Nice pic. Been here many times.

  • Esther  Moliné
    Esther Molinéabout 4 years ago

    Thanks Pól, that was the only time I was there myself!

  • Agnes McGuinness
    Agnes McGuinnessabout 3 years ago

    Beautiful capture. The tones and light are stunning. Congratulations on the feature. x

  • thank you very much Agnes, and for the fav!

    – Esther Moliné

  • Lucinda Walter
    Lucinda Walterabout 3 years ago

    Beautiful capture. Congratulations on your feature.

  • thank you very much Lucinda!

    – Esther Moliné

  • marens
    marensalmost 3 years ago

    awesome capture and view – beautifully done Esther!!!

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