I decided to try and make the most of a sunny Bank Holiday Monday by heading out to Minnowburn to try and get some Sunset photos. It was all Trial and Error, but I thought i’d give it a go.
Having been frustrated at Lisnabreeny Hill earlier in the month, I decided to leave that location for a while, and try Minnowburn when the opportunity next arrived.
It had felt like a mostly lazy Bank Holiday Monday for me, despite cycling to Comber in the morning. The rest of the day was spent lazing around the house.
My previous attempts at photographing Sunset have been Trial and (mostly) Error, working out what works and what doesn’t work.
I know you have to be there about an hour and a half before to catch the magic. With Sunrise set for around 9.42pm, I had to make sure I was there for around 8.15pm.
Thankfully, Minnowburn is a straight drive for me.
From the Car Park at Minnowburn, I walked up to Giant’s Ring through Ned’s Meadow.
I wasn’t the only one about, there was quite a few people out for a walk.
The reason I parked at Minnowburn is that there is signage at Giant’s Ring Car Park to say it closed at 9pm, and I didn’t want to get locked in.
Although, as I reached Giant’s Ring on foot just before 9pm, there was still quite a few cars parked there.
Usually, when I go to Giant’s Ring, I like to wander about and get lost. With the amount of daylight decreasing with each minute, that probably wasn’t the best idea, so I decided to stick with what I know.
As I made my way back to Minnowburn, the Sunset was at it’s most spectacular. After all that walking about, I would have been better off staying where I was.
That meant I had to try and powerwalk through Ned’s Meadow to get the Sunset shots.
Despite missing the most spectacular part of the Sunset, I still managed to get some nice photos. It was a very worthwhile visit.
I’ll hope to try and get some photos again from Lisnabreeny Hill before the Summer is out. I might even venture out and try North Down Coastal Walk as the sun goes down.