The Dark Hedges

The Dark Hedges was the one location that Dan and I wanted to get to during our time between the two tours.  After a long 6 hour drive to Northern Ireland,  all I can say is, it was one of the most amazing sights I’ve ever seen through the viewfinder of a camera.  I’ve included a B&W conversion below.



This entry was posted in Dark Hedges, Ireland, Landscape.


  1. felice June 29, 2012 at 8:58 pm #

    Fantastic – I like the B&W version a bit more, but it’s close

  2. Barbara K June 29, 2012 at 9:06 pm #

    Fun place! Love the shapes!

  3. Stan Silverman June 29, 2012 at 9:19 pm #

    Amazing shot! I like the color version better.

  4. Julie June 29, 2012 at 9:29 pm #

    Awesome image and great post processing John! Well worth the 6 hour drive.

  5. Rad June 29, 2012 at 11:10 pm #


  6. John Heise June 29, 2012 at 11:31 pm #

    Great love them both, must have been a lot of work taking out the fence.

    • john8276 June 30, 2012 at 6:25 am #

      No John, all I took out was a very small section on the right… this vantage point was the one where you could eliminate most of the fence. If you look closely you’ll see the fence on the left.

  7. Donnie June 29, 2012 at 11:41 pm #

    Very cool! Color ver for me.

  8. Arthur Ransome June 30, 2012 at 12:31 am #

    Awesome John…. I’m gonna be radical and say that the color version has more impact. The greens just help draw you down that road passing those surreal trees on the way….

    • john8276 June 30, 2012 at 6:23 am #

      What? COLOR from you? 🙂 I wonder if it might be because of my choice of processing for the b&w version. I’ll post another more traditional version soon.

  9. Nancy T June 30, 2012 at 4:29 am #

    Love, love…back and forth on which I like best…totally different feel between the color and the B&W. Well worth the long drive….

  10. Scott O June 30, 2012 at 10:46 pm #

    Exceptional tonality JB…was this an HDR of just another example of your image expertise?

    • john8276 June 30, 2012 at 10:51 pm #

      No HDR Scott, all processed from one single image and honestly not much processing. The light was magical.

  11. Petra July 2, 2012 at 3:10 pm #

    Stunningly mysterious

  12. ferrell July 3, 2012 at 1:26 pm #

    A beautiful shot John, Really love it.

    • john8276 July 3, 2012 at 9:38 pm #

      Hey Ferrell, thanks for stopping by. It was a magical place.

  13. joe conroy July 3, 2012 at 9:09 pm #

    Another image of a place you’ve made your own!

  14. Laureen King December 3, 2012 at 4:03 am #

    Hi John, I discovered your site through my friend Memory Roth. After looking through all the pictures that you have posted on your blog, this is my favourite. It is absolutely stunning!

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