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This beautiful avenue of beech trees was planted by the Stuart family in the eighteenth century. It was intended as a compelling landscape feature to impress visitors as they approached the entrance to their Georgian mansion, Gracehill House. Two centuries later, the trees remain a magnificent sight and have become one of the most photographed natural phenomena in Northern Ireland.

Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Title:The Dark Hedges
Username:Leslie-Hanthorne Leslie-Hanthorne
Uploaded:30 Sep 2012 - 8:14 PM
Tags:Landscape / travel
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Glyn1
Glyn1  5 England1 Constructive Critique Points
30 Sep 2012 - 8:23 PM

Beautiful light.

Glyn

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polly470
polly470 e2 Member 525 forum postspolly470 vcard United Kingdom8 Constructive Critique Points
30 Sep 2012 - 8:35 PM

Complete and utter magic!
Gets my award..
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Irishkate
Irishkate e2 Member 4Irishkate vcard United Kingdom73 Constructive Critique Points
30 Sep 2012 - 8:36 PM

Congratulations on GEA - well deserved for a beautiful image
of The Dark Hedges. Still to get there myself - first saw it in Countryfile Calendar.
You've captured it so beautifully here with wonderful light.
Wonder how many visits before achieving this image?
KateGrinGrinGrin

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martin.w
martin.w e2 Member 12352 forum postsmartin.w vcard United Kingdom22 Constructive Critique Points
30 Sep 2012 - 8:44 PM

Gorgeous light through those wonderful trees Wink

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Leslie-Hanthorne

Thanks everyone for your comments. Special thanks to pollyfor her UA and to Andy for the GEA,much appreciated Smile

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fazzer
fazzer e2 Member 535 forum postsfazzer vcard United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
30 Sep 2012 - 9:22 PM

Stunning,well takenSmile

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Tynnwrlluniau
Tynnwrlluniau e2 Member 440 forum postsTynnwrlluniau vcard Wales36 Constructive Critique Points
30 Sep 2012 - 9:35 PM

That's such a beautiful capture. Outstandind image.
Alun

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trev0re
trev0re  2 United Kingdom
30 Sep 2012 - 10:01 PM

WOW SmileSmileSmileSmile

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JohnoP
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30 Sep 2012 - 10:27 PM

Beautifully atmospheric! John

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avacreates
30 Sep 2012 - 11:02 PM

gorgeous image, congratulations on your awards
AVA

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elainecookstown
30 Sep 2012 - 11:43 PM

Beautiful take the mist really makes the photo. I am originally from N. Ireland and when I returned to visit my family earlier this year I took a visit to this very spot. My take is certainly nowhere as good as this, the trees where bare in March.

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Daisymaye
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1 Oct 2012 - 1:01 AM

Gorgeous image.......Sandy

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Gerryrys
Gerryrys  2 United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
1 Oct 2012 - 11:20 AM

Nicely done. Smile

Gerry

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Niknut
Niknut e2 Member 4660 forum postsNiknut vcard United Kingdom63 Constructive Critique Points
1 Oct 2012 - 8:03 PM

Ooooooo...gorgeous shot !!!....love that magical light !!!!

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tripodted
tripodted e2 Member 930 forum poststripodted vcard Northern Ireland1 Constructive Critique Points
2 Oct 2012 - 1:57 PM

Stunning image of this much photographed scene. You have managed to put your own slant on it with the beautiful warm tones and mist. Well captured.
Ted

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canonfan
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3 Oct 2012 - 2:50 PM

I live about 12 miles from this place and been there a few times myself but have never managed to capture an image as good as this one
Jim

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Snapper_T
Snapper_T  10848 forum posts United Kingdom
5 Oct 2012 - 9:32 AM

Light, Light, Light, beautiful light. Well taken.

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DLLP
DLLP  627 forum posts United Kingdom
8 Oct 2012 - 7:05 PM

Fantastic light and composition.

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SamCampbell
12 Oct 2012 - 3:51 PM

lovely picture

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Davesumner
14 Oct 2012 - 1:09 PM

Just seen your image in the Vs gallery, great image and worthy of my user award.

Well Done

Dave

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