Dunluce Castle was built in the 13th century by the 2nd Earl of Ulster, Richard de Burgh and is one of the finest examples of an Anglo-Norman castle in Ireland. Situated on a narrow promontory and surrounded on three sides by crumbling cliffs it really is a very dramatic location. It was used as a filming location for the TV series Game of Thrones and is managed and cared for by the National Trust. Legend has it that the kitchen collapsed into the sea during a storm taking all of the staff except for a kitchen boy with it. It is true that sections of the castle have collapsed into the sea, however the kitchen is actually still intact. This photo was taken in early June. The location at the base of the cliffs is tricky to access, but is probably the best vantage point for an interesting landscape image of Dunluce. There is a intricate and broken up shoreline of interesting and varied rock textures, and normally some kind of movement in the sea. On this particular evening conditions were really calm so I worked my way out onto a shelf of rock right on the water’s edge where I could use the surge and fall of small waves as a foreground. As is often the case in summer on the North Antrim coast the heavy cloud cover that had built up during the day did not extend far out to sea, and around 9 pm the sun dipped under the cloud and bathed everything in a beautifully warm and golden light. I normally don’t like to either freeze water movement or to mist it out with long shutter speeds. I find capturing some movement blur preserves the feeling of motion and energy in the ocean.