Nikon D850 | Nikon 35mm 1.4G | ISO 64 | f4 | 1/1000

Own Preset

I guess it is inevitable that Northern Ireland would start to attract eloping couples in the same way that Scotland does. The landscape is equally as spectacular, especially the Northern Coastline where the Atlantic batters the land. With ancient castles, the Giant’s Causeway and wild beaches, it’s no wonder that Game of Thrones has been in residence for the last few years and of course this is all adding to the lure for many. When I was small, no summer was complete without a trip to the seaside town of Portrush and we had many a family picnic around these beauty spots. But I have to say, I have never braved the Carrick-a-Rede Rope Bridge. It looks a lot sturdier now than it used to be and I am very frightened of heights. So my hat goes off to this adventurous couple and to Neil for orchestrating this very spectacular shot. Read below to hear how he achieved it …

What Neil says ...

“We went to the rope bridge at closing time to avoid the tourists.  I knew I wanted a wide, establishing shot so I used the time it took for the tourists to clear out to scope an ideal position.  I found my spot on the edge of a cliff and chose to lay down as it was quite windy and I didn’t fancy plummeting to my death.  I asked the couple to walk hand in hand across the bridge with the groom in front.  I placed the Groom in front because if he stood on the veil or dress then it may have been dangerous.  I snapped a few frames ands then crossed the bridge myself and joined them on the island..”