It's Time for Something New

Contrary to what you might think, that something new isn’t a watch – although the one shown above is a recent addition to my wrist. That something is found behind the photo, and reserved for something much more than a watch. After copious amounts of research and debating, I finally bought myself a new camera. It arrived over the Easter weekend, and eager to try it out I decided to venture up Cave Hill on Easter Monday to capture the sunrise.

Unsurprisingly my 5am alarm came very early on the Monday morning; but with little hesitation I gathered my gear and headed to Belfast. Upon arrival I was already in awe of the spectacular colours beginning to light up the morning sky at Belfast Castle, but I knew something much more lurked at the summit. After a fairly steep climb I finally arrived at the top just in time for the sunrise – and what a show it was. Despite still needing to master my new camera I was fortunate enough to get some spectacular shots, with my favourite being shown below.

Although this was my first time getting up in the early hours of the morning to watch the sunrise I would definitely encourage others to take the time to do it – and plan to do so many more times myself.

If you need more convincing, here’s another panorama that was taken shortly before the one above.